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Odd Side Ales Imperial Mayan and Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mayan Mocha

Last Saturday, as I was finishing up a session of homebrewing by cracking open a second bottle from Odd Side that day, I came to the realization that I have been drinking an awful lot of Odd Side beers lately. … Continue reading

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New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mexican Spice Cake

It is no longer enough to just make a big, burly stout, age it in bourbon barrels and call it a day. Instead copious adjuncts need to be added to stand out. It started with coffee, a natural pairing with … 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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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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Saturday Sip: Brau Brothers Moo Joos

Yikes. Sometimes beer laws over here sound crazy. Go ask someone from Georgia. Or try to toss a six pack in your cart during a Sunday grocery trip in Indiana. But apparently we have it good compared to Germany. Apparently … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: 18th Street Hunter and Hunter Cherry

Working at a distillery has opened up a whole new line of connections in the brewing world. Barrel-aged beers are one of the hot trends right now and those brewers have to get those barrels from somewhere. One of the … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

I’ve long heard about 4 Hands, one of the breweries trying to change the perception of St. Louis as a macro beer town. I rarely get the chance to try the brewery’s offerings because the closest distribution point is Chicago, … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout

Rochester Mills was one of the breweries I was hoping to visit on this year’s Detroit Beer Trip. We ran out of time that go round, so I made plans to stop by a few weeks later on a different … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Schlafly Coffee Stout

Long before people were mixing Red Bull and vodka, the alcohol and caffeine combination of choice was beer and coffee. The two are perfect bedfellows, as many stouts, with their preponderence of dark roasted malts, already have a bit of … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Great Lakes Blackout Stout

In August of 2003 a massive blackout hit eight states in the Northeast and Midwest and one Canadian province. At the time it was the second most widespread┬áblackout in history. Employees at Cedar Point literally had to help guests walk … Continue reading

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