Today I’m checking out Two From Ellison Brewery and Spirits in East Lansing, Michigan – You Can Get With That… JUICE and Haz’N’Stein India Pale Ale. Juice is listed as a Double IPA, and Haz’N’Stein as an IPA, but we know these are juice bombs and are IPAs in name only. So how does the double hold up against the single, and which one would I choose given the option? Well that’s why it’s a head 2 head, so you should watch and find out!
Here’s a link to that original Ellison You Can Get With That… Juice Review: https://youtu.be/hp1AsQvVAK4
Pen Hopper (aka Peninsula Hopper) is a 6.5% ABV IPA from Monkey Fist Brewing Company in Traverse City, Michigan. Monkey Fist Brewing just hit wide distribution here in my area, and I’m always looking for new breweries to bring to the channel, so when I saw it hit shelves at my local shop I quickly picked it up so I could bring it here to you. Now Monkey Fist called this “Peninsula Hopper” on their website when I first started working on this – but where does it fall in the great tradition of Midwest IPAs? Watch to find out!
Check out Monkey Fist at their website here: https://www.monkeyfistbrewingco.com
Blackberry Milkshake Porter is a 9% ABV Porter brewed with lactose from Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Birmingham, Michigan. Griffin Claw teased a Rocky Road Stout, Chocolate and Vanilla Porter, a Mole Stout, along with this Blackberry Milkshake Porter on their Instagram, and since I was in the neighborhood last week I figured it was high time I stopped by to see what all the fuss was about. I’m always interested in different “Milkshake Styles”, but how does a milkshake porter differ from a regular porter? Watch to see if Griffin Claw set themselves apart with this one!
Lost Shaker of Salt from Odd Side Ales is a 10% imperial blonde ale aged in tequila barrels with lime and salt added. The Grand Haven, Michigan brewery is going a little off the beaten path with this one, but it draws some striking similarities to Founders own ‘Barrel Aged’ Mas Agave, which hit store shelves just a week before Lost Shaker of Salt. So if you could only drink one tequila aged beer this summer, should it be Mas Agave or Odd Side’s Lost Shaker of Salt? I guess you’ll just have to watch until the end to find out!
Noble Ghost is a 5.2% ABV Blonde Ale from Axle Brewing Company in Ferndale, Michigan and I’m going to be taking a look at it here today. This light blonde ale features grundgeist hops (or you may also know them as callista hops), which are known for having a peach, tropical and lemony aromas. But does this blonde ale suit the summer, or do we need to call and exorcist? Watch for the full scoop!