I’ve been waiting patiently for this to hit the shelves, and guess what… IT’S FINALLY HERE! Roak’s French Toast Devil Dog is finally hitting shelves – I’ve enjoyed it immensely on tap, but it’s almost more exciting that I can take it home any time I can find it! Hmmm, but do I like it? Should it only be enjoyed on tap? Watch and find out!
To quote Phil Collins, “I’ve been waiting for this moment” – not for my whole life but for a while. Today I’m bringing you my top 3 Double New England Style IPAs. You might be thinking to yourself “What authority does this guy have?” Well, I’ve reviewed almost 20 Michigan New England Style IPAs in the past 8 months so I’d say I have some experience.
I’m putting Old Nation’s Boss Tweed, Witch’s Hat’s This Guy and Roak Brewing’s Flavorful Five up against each other to see which is the best so far.
If you’re interested in the individual reviews of each of these beers you can find them here:
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.
Today I’m taking a look at Roak Brewing’s Flavorful Five – a 9.2% Double New England Style IPA from Roak Brewing in Royal Oak, Michigan. This is a great DNEIPA with a sweet juiciness and a slight boozy taste that sets it apart from others I’ve tried. Check it out!
I’m very lucky that I live in an area with a lot of really talented brewers and a great craft brew scene. You wouldn’t be hard pressed to find a couple of places where you can belly up to the bar and spend a few hours with some great beer. Considering how much I enjoy going to a brewpub with friends, I feel great ambiance is just as important as how good the beer is.
With that being said, this past Wednesday I was in Royal Oak, Michigan and decided to grab my friend Erik (he enjoys being grabbed) and visit River Rouge Brewing Company.