Category Archives: Saturday Sip

Toppling Goliath Pseudosue

Paleontologist. Back when I was seven or eight that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’m pretty sure every little boy that grew up in the nineties wanted to be a paleontologist at one time or another … Continue reading

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Stout and Wide: The Burly Beers of Bell’s

Bell’s, the pioneering craft brewery of the Midwest, most often conjures up images of sun and summer. Oberon Day is an unofficial holiday in Michigan and the crisp wheat beer fuels Midwestern summers. Two Hearted is the year long flagship, … Continue reading

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New Glarus Enigma

Imagine starting a brewery in 2017 and focusing primarily on easy-drinking German styles. Your flagship, no matter how rustic you make it seem by calling it a farmhouse, is a cream ale.¬†Your hoppy offerings are limited to a pale ale … Continue reading

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Central Waters Ouisconsing Red Ale

Yesterday the sun was out and the temperature was warm enough to comfortably go outside with no coat. In other words perfect porch drinking weather. Which is exactly what I did. I pulled up a chair, let my daughter and … Continue reading

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Death’s Door Gin

Wisconsin’s Door County is a popular vacation destination for Midwesterners seeking a laid back experience nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan. As cheerful and delightful as it may be, this area hides a dangerous past. Just off the tip … Continue reading

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Surly #Merica!

We live in the greatest country in the world. Yes, it has its flaws, but it is still a land with more freedom and opportunity than anywhere else. Every so often we need to be reminded of that because the … Continue reading

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Central State Table Beer

With the snow falling and the roads iced over, I think we’re all in need of a bit of summer. Sipping on Table Beer, the flagship blonde formerly known as House, from Central State always take me back there. My … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine

Perhaps I have a bit of location bias, but it seems like the Midwest has a knack for turning out unhyped, readily-available barrel-aged beers at a good clip. Sure we have plenty of whales, but it seems like there are … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Unspiced Christmas Beers

The typical winter warmer/Christmas beer is something strong, both in alcohol and the amount of spices. Toss in honey, ginger and some cinnamon and you’ve got your typical Christmas beer. Ohio seems to do this pretty well. But occasionally you’ll … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Pumpkin Beers, Part 2

“And most importantly I don’t have to waste my time on mediocre Midwestern pumpkin beers again, having narrowed down once and for all the select few worthy of drinking again.” Haha. Right. Like I could go a year without doing … Continue reading

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