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Old Nation M-43

In 2012, my father-in-law, brother-in-law and myself went to Detroit to drink beer and watch hockey. One of our stops found us at Detroit Beer Co. and we loved it, sipping delightful beers after a disappointing stop at Hockeytown. But … Continue reading

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5 (Rabbit) de Mayo

It used to be that Cinco de Mayo would roll around and I’d celebrate with a few Modelos or maybe a Dos Equis or two. But the last two years I’ve been trying to take more of a craft approach … Continue reading

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Three Floyds Floy Division I

Holy shit! Those were the first words out of my mouth when I smelled Floy Division I for the first time. And the exclamations just kept coming when I got a taste of it. 

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Saturday Sip: 4 Hands Dakine Tropical IPA

“Da kine” is an expression in Hawaiian Pidgin that roughly translates to “whatsit” or “whatchamacallit” in English. It’s a placeholder for those times when the speaker can’t quite come up with the word he is looking for. For instance, “I … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Founders Harvest Ale and Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Forget pumpkin beers and Oktoberfests, the true fall seasonals are the fresh and wet hop beers. Used interchangeably, the term refers to a beer hopped with hops fresh off the bine. Due to the quick deterioration of hops, most are … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Solemn Oath Snaggletooth Bandana

The front step in my garage has become one of my most frequent drinking locations. When I get home from work, most days I go out for a run and I often take Charlotte in her jogging stroller. She’s in … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Sun King GFJ

This can is cursed. Not the beer in general but this specific can. I wanted to introduce this beer¬†with a story about how it was the first beer to make me realize that hops could taste like grapefruit. How I … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Surly Todd the Axe Man

The last time I stopped at the liquor store I brought home six different beers. Half were hopped with Mosaic. Hopsoulution, the Bell’s beer last mentioned on these pages, is hopped with Mosaic. To say Mosaic is having a moment … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Daredevil Lift Off IPA

Daredevil certainly took a risk when it opened in 2011. Sure, the brewery boom was starting to take off but Daredevil didn’t approach the business in the same way as most contemporary breweries. No taproom. A production brewery in the … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA

How often do we neglect the classics because we’re always searching for what’s new? What do we expect to find? Is the chance that maybe we’ll find something marginally better than something we’ve had before worth all the trouble? Let’s … Continue reading

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