Tapistry Brewing – Northern Trippin

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/

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Roak Brewing Company’s Hopgazer – New England Style IPA

After seeing my review for their New England style double IPA Flavorful Five, Roak reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in coming to the taproom to review their newest New England Style IPA Hopgazer.

I sat down with Roak’s general manager Allen Hilliker to talk about where we thought the NE IPA style was headed, the differences in NE IPAs out there, some of Roak’s future plans – and most importantly, Hopgazer!

If you’d like to find out more about Roak, Hopgazer, or to check out their taproom in Royal Oak, Michigan visit there website: https://roakbrewing.com/

Roak’s Hopgazer was provided free of charge by Roak in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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Boatyard Brewing’s Hazy Sunset IPA Review

A friend of mine (whatup Dave!) called me from his local bottle shop to let me know that they had this new Boatyard NE Style IPA, and I was anxious to try it. I have never had a beer from Boatyard before, but I know they really started distributing a lot in my area and after this taste of theirs, you better be sure that I’m going to be on the lookout for it in the future.

You can find out more about Boatyard Brewing Co. at their website:

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Odd Side Ales – Mosaic Dank Juice Review

Today I’m taking a look at my 4th in the dank juice line – this time it’s Mosaic Dank Juice. I was really impressed by Passion Dank Juice, and Dirty Dank Juice, but felt a little let down by Mango Peach Dank Juice. Will Mosaic Dank Juice redeem itself for me?
Watch and find out!

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Rochester Mills – Juice Bigalow, Hop Gigalo – NE IPA Review

Today I’m checking out Rochester Mills “Juice Bigalow, Hop Gigalo”, a 6% abv juicy american IPA. With the recent surge of new England style IPA’s, this is another in that style (although they call it an american IPA.) While Rochester Mills is probably most known for their stouts, I’m really intrigued and interested in trying out how they spin the NE IPA trend. Does it meet expectation!? Watch and see!

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Old Nation’s Boss Tweed – Double NE IPA Review – The Juiciest Yet?

After my maiden voyage to Old Nation’s Brewery in Williamston, MI – I knew I had to bring home a sample to taste and show off for you all and come one step closer to completing the quadrilogy that is my Old Nation New Orthodox IPA series of reviews.

Behold, a 9.3% double New England style IPA from the Michigan masters at Old Nation. Haze is good, and this beer is a testament to that. The sweetness of M43, and the balance hoppy bitterness of Boxer NE IPA had a love child, and that love child is Boss Tweed. Prepare to be hazed.

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Old Nation Brewing’s Boxer NE IPA Review

I’m back again with yet another Old Nation Brewing New England IPA.  I can honestly not get enough of these.  I think this is probably the most excited and interested in a beer style since I stopped drinking IPAs the first time around.  I feel like I’m going out of my way to get my hands on as many NE IPAs as possible – is Boxer going to make me want to change my ways?  Watch the video below to see!

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