When I think of Bell’s beer, I think of more traditional styles, like Expedition Stout, Winter White and Two Hearted Ale. What I don’t think of is a New England Style IPA, and that’s exactly what I have here today – Bell’s first EVER!!! New England Style IPA, Side Yard Ale. They decided to not go too crazy with different hop varieties and stuck with Chinook hops, which were freshly harvested from their very own hop yard. This is a wet-hopped NE IPA, and those chinook hops went from harvest to boil in just 4 hours! Holy Logistics, Batman! So how did Bell’s do with their first NE IPA? Watch and find out!
In their debut canning run from a new canning line, Ascension Brewing Company in Novi has released Spool Toorf, a 9.2% New England Style IPA that uses froot loops, lactose, marshmallow and double dry hopped with galaxy and mosaic hops. Now brewing with cereal sounds like it could be good, but is it?
Going back to mid-April, I took a trip out to Boston and was able to check out Trillium Brewing Company’s downtown location. Today’s review is of their Permutation 33, which was one of an assorted 4 pack that I was able to pick up. If you’d like to see more out of michigan reviews, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll see what I can get out there for you all!
My never ending quest to try all the NE IPAs that Michigan has to offer has brought me to the new Street Artist NE IPA from Atwater Brewery in Detroit. Atwater has been around for a long time now, and proves to be a mainstay in Detroit beer – so will their newest NE IPA tickle your fancy? There are a few beers in Atwater’s lineup that I do fully enjoy – Vanilla Java Porter being the absolute head and shoulders stand out, so what do I think of the new Street Artist NE IPA? Watch and find out!
Old Nation Brewing’s Tart Strawberry M-43 is probably the most sought after beer in the state of Michigan right now. So much so that it’s like catching up to a unicorn just to grab at the tail and get a stray hair that comes out. I raced half an hour across town to get one can, and then raced another 30 minutes back the way I came to get a second one. Most places have been selling out in an hour, but what does that have to do with beer? You want to know how it tastes?! Well friends, keep watching to find out if it’s worth the chase!
Here’s a link to my original M-43 review: https://youtu.be/eXm1b22jtdQ
Back at it again with another Michigan New England style IPA and this time it’s Peach Bellini from Perrin Brewing in Comstock Park, MI. Perrin has been really experimenting a lot with fruit flavored IPAs and this time they went whole hog with a new england style. How does it match up with other New England styles from the state? Was it worth the wait? Watch and see!
New Holland is finally diving headfirst into the New England style IPA market with their first offering – Tangerine Space Machine. While other breweries in the state saw the success of M43, it seems like New Holland took a little more patience and methodical approach – and what we get here is definitely a refined NE IPA that clearly had a lot of thought put behind it. But… what did I think of the taste? Stay tuned to see!
In today’s Breview 4 U, I’m checking out Grunge Phaze, a collaboration between Drafting Table Brewing in Wixom and Transient Artisan Ales in Bridgman. Drafting Table describes it as: “This juicy New England IPA is brewed with rice, and a tropical melody of hops including Grungiest. Brewed in collaboration with our good friends at Transient Artisan Ales.” What did I think of it? Watch and find out!
Ascension Brewing Company has a small taproom in Novi, Michigan, and while they’ve only been around for a couple short years, they’re veterans of Taproom exclusive releases. This time around I’m checking out their “Lost in the Sauce” New England Style Double. While I was wrapping up shooting, and I didn’t get a chance to mention it on the video, Lost in the Sauce had a nice pleasing Orange aftertaste which is a nice change of pace for most NE DIPAs, which are usually more grapefruit or tropical in flavor.
Find out more about Ascension Brewing at their website: http://ascension.beer
The New England Train is still running here in Michigan, and we’re not even near capacity yet. This time it’s Tapistry Brewing’s Northern Trippin on the tracks. The artwork on this can is really beautiful and I think it really shows off the spirit of the state – including some beautiful fall foliage and kayaks near pictured rocks – but does the brew inside match the beauty on the outside? Stay tuned to find out!
Find out more about Tapistry Brewing here: http://www.tapistrybrewing.com/