The Mitten Brewing Company – Peanuts and Crackerjack Porter

Peanuts and Crackerjack is a 6% ABV Porter from The Mitten Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and it always reminds me that spring is here and baseball is right around the corner. This is the second year that Peanuts and Crackerjack has made it into production, but will this one be a strike out, or will it be the grand salami? The way this one is going, momma better make some more of that moist cake!

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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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Jaden James Brewery – Monkey Butter Porter Review


Reviewing beer, I try a lot of different types of beer. I feel like one of the most overpromised and under delivered beer flavors is peanut butter. Jaden James Monkey Butter Porter (aka Peanut Butter Porter) is one of the first porters that I’ve had that puts exactly what you get in the beer on it’s cans. Watch this video for my full rundown of one of Michigan’s best porters.

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Petoskey Brewing – Robusta Nut Coconut Chocolate Porter


Petoskey Brewing’s Robusta Nut is a Coconut Chocolate Porter that weighs in at 5.5%, which is fairly typical for a porter – where it attempts to stand out is by not only having flavors of coconut, but chocolate too. There are plenty of coconut porters on the market – and a lot of good ones here in Michigan, but I don’t know too many that attempt to weave chocolate into their flavor profile as well. How does it all hash out in the end? Stay tuned to find out!

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