Released in conjunction yearly with their Fury for a Feast festival, Witch’s Hat is at it again and today I have 2018’s Traxxx Night Fury – a 13.5% Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. This is the first time that I’ve had Traxxx, and I have viewer Randy Peiffer to thank for that. I’ll be diving in with an open mind, but was it worth the wait? You’ll just have to watch to find out!
Train Hopper is the first distributed bottled beer from Witch’s Hat in South Lyon. I recently reviewed Witch’s Hat’s This Guy double New England style IPA, and thought that it was one of the top 3 double NE IPAs in Michigan. I haven’t tried Train Hopper in quite some time, and since this was it’s first release outside of the taproom, I figured there was no time better than the present to try it out. What did I think? 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:
Witch’s Hat is a popular brewery that I always hear people talking about when they talk about Southeastern Michigan beer. I was finally able to pick up their Double New England Style IPA, “This Guy” the week between Christmas and New Year, and I’ve been really anxiously awaiting bringing it to the channel ever since. I’ve been back to Witch’s Hat since picking up and recording this video and it wasn’t in stock. Good news is that it seems that it’s become a regular on tap there. If you’re in South Lyon or even driving on 96 and you’re in that area, do yourself a favor and stop by Witch’s Hat and give them a try.
Big thanks to Eric Pfeifer for the tip!
You can find out more about Witch’s Hat at: https://www.witchshatbrewing.com/