Draft Therapy’s Top 10 Michigan Beers of 2018

Here’s my top 10 Michigan Beers of 2018 – These are the 10 best Michigan Beers that I had this year! 2018 has been a great year for Michigan Craft Beer, and a really great year for Draft Therapy too. I surpassed 700 subscribers thanks to you guys, and I’m hoping to keep it going well into the new year and beyond! Let’s see if we can hit 1000 Subs soon, and in the meantime watch what I consider to be the 10 best beers I tried this year – some new breweries, some old ones, and some surprises I hope. Let me know your top 3, 5 or 10, and if I missed any or you think I’m waaay off base, let me know that too!

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Odd Side Ales – Bourbon Maple Wishes and Pecan Dreams

Odd Side Ales Bourbon Maple Wishes and Pecan Dreams is a Barrel Aged Porter that weighs in at 11% ABV. This was part of their yearly black Friday release along with Rye Hipster Stout, Raisins Almonds and Figs Oh My!, and Big Kahuna, but enough was left over for a small amount to hit distribution. I haven’t had a barrel aged porter before, so I’m ready to jump in and get a taste of that maple, bourbon and pecan flavor!

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Oddside Ales – Caged Wisdom Brut IPA

I don’t know how many of these are going to come out, or if we’ll see a Brut IPA explosion like we saw in the last two years with the New England style, but the exciting thing about Brut IPAs are that they’re new, and they’re popping up all over the place. This time I have Oddside Ales Brut IPA, Caged Wisdom (Yes, Arrested Development fans…) so with this being only my second Brut IPA, I only have Brewery Vivant’s Champion Brut to compare it to, so what’s different? Watch and find out!

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Head 2 Head – Founders Solid Gold vs Odd Side’s Beer Me

Since the heat of summer has been upon us for a while now, you’re probably looking for a good summer Michigan Lager to quench that thirst – and today I’m looking at two lagers that were both released this year and putting them “Head 2 Head” against each other. It’s time to look at Founder’s Solid Gold, and Odd Side Ale’s Beer Me!

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Odd Side Ales – Laughing Clown Malt Liquor

While I keep trying IPAs and Hazy this and bitter that, the one thing we need more of are craft malt liquors! Well, today I’m bringing an old favorite of mine to the channel, and that is Odd Side Ale’s Laughing Clown. I hadn’t drank a malt liquor in quite some time before I had this a few years back and it re-ignited my love of the style – and as Samuel Jackson says: “It’ll get ya drunk!”

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