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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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Saturday Sip: Columbus IPA

It’s Halloweekends at Cedar Point. A combination of unseasonably warm weather and a lack of rain has made it the busiest I’ve ever seen it. By 8:00 Saturday night, lines are longer than on a busy summer day. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Short’s Freedom of ’78

Freedom. It’s what we’re all celebrating today. Freedom from tyranny. The freedom to make our own choices and govern ourselves. The freedom gained by a band of revolutionaries in ’76.

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Saturday Sip: Rhinegeist Truth

The Truth? You can’t handle the Truth! Sorry, had to get that out of the way. Really it’s not all that irrelevant of a quote to lead off with. For those uninitiated into the ranks of the hophead, Truth, an … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Ale Syndicate Municipal IPA

Ale Syndicate has a story that is inherently Midwestern. Samuel and Jesse Evans got the chance of a lifetime, moved to Oakland and started a brewery. They left Chicago and found success. But they never really left Chicago. Like so … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Short’s Juicy Tree

Christmas beers tend to be┬ájust an extension of pumpkin beer season, minus the pumpkin. The spice notes that dominate the pumpkin beers carry over to the Christmas beers. The ratios may be tweaked, more ginger, less nutmeg, and maybe something … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Two Brothers Heavy Handed

Sometime in late August or early September the hop harvest begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The vast majority of these hops will be dried almost immediately. Hops are fickle. One minute they’re bursting with aroma and flavor, the next they’re … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Founders Devil Dancer

What in the world is a triple IPA? The line between the single and the double is often blurred these days; adding in a triple distinction makes the designations even murkier. In essence, it’s a beer that’s been hopped to … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Schlafly Tasmanian IPA

Good hops can generally only be grown in a narrow range of latitudes. The conditions have to be just right or the yield will be unworthy of gracing any beer, anywhere. Regions like the Czech Republic, Germany and the United … Continue reading

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