Tag Archives: Saturday Sip

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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Boulevard Scotch on Scotch

Barrel-aged beer has almost become synonymous with whiskey barrels. And by whiskey I mean bourbon specifically. Sure wine barrels get the privelage of aging most sour beers and more and more brewers are playing around with different spirit barrels as … Continue reading

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Solemn Oath Lü

The evolution of the craft beer drinker begins with whatever cheap macro lager asserts its dominance over the drinker’s campus. From there it’s an introduction to stand bys like Blue Moon, Boston Lager and Fat Tire, beers that are familiar … Continue reading

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Perrin Triangulation

Back in January Cigar City partnered up with Perrin in Comstock Park, Michigan to brew a batch of Jai Alai in Michigan for the first time. This was possible since Cigar City and Perrin, along with Oskar Blues and Utah … Continue reading

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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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