Tag Archives: IPA

The Brew Kettle Valravn

At the end of August my brother took possession of two free tickets to Cedar Point. The catch was that they had to be used by Labor Day and he had struck out finding anyone to go with him. After … Continue reading

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Odd Side Passion Juice

If you ask the experts the fruit trends of 2017 seem to be watermelon and coconut. And I wouldn’t say they are wrong, but I think they’re missing the impact passion fruit has had on craft beer. Likely due to … Continue reading

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WarPigs Lazurite

Copenhagen is a city at the top of my list for visiting. It’s a town known for excellent food and, more recently, excellent beer. Those are always two strong considerations when I make plans to visit somewhere. But with a … Continue reading

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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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