CityBuilt Brewing – Melisandre and Happyfriendsgiving Review

Today I got a Two-fer. I’m reviewing Melisandre and #Happyfriendsgiving, both from CityBuilt Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Melisandre is a 7.1% ABV Red IPA with a lot of piney and sweet malty aroma. Happyfriendsgiving is a light 3.8% Berliner Weisse and while it might be too late to enjoy for your friendsgiving, it might work out well as a nice Hanukkah or Christmas get together beverage!

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Founders Brewing Company – Dank Wood 2018 – 3rd of the Barrel Aged Series

Founder’s Dank Wood is the 3rd in their Barrel Aged series for 2018, and for that third release, they went with a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Red IPA. It’s a bourbon barrel aged version of their 2017 release – reDANKulous, which as a red IPA, it should be right in my wheel house, as far as IPAs go.

Founder’s commercial description for Dank Wood is: “What do you get when a big, bold imperial red IPA meets an oak bourbon barrel? A palate stunner that’ll send your senses spinning or, as we like to call it, Dankwood. Rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity. A dank, sticky and slightly sweet sipper, Dankwood is the perfect alchemy of wood and hops.”

Where does it fall in the series so far? Watch and see.

Links to the other barrel aged releases for 2018:
KBS: http://bit.ly/KBS-2018

Backwoods Bastard: http://bit.ly/Backwoods-Bastard2018

The Barrel Aged 2018 Playlist: http://bit.ly/FoundersBarrelAged-2018

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