Tag Archives: Stout

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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Saturday Sip: Maumee Bay Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout

I have beer to thank for my new found love of coffee. Coffee, like beer, is an acquired taste. I didn’t acquire the taste until a year or two ago. Sure, I’d use some of the leftover money in my … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Founders KBS versus Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Two of the most sought after, highest rated beers in the world are produced less than 200 miles from each other in the heart of Midwestern beer country. When it comes to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts, it’s hard to top … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash

Imperial pumpkin stout. That’s what catches your eye. Pumpkin beers tend to be referred to as “ales brewed with pumpkin and spices.” Ale? That’s hardly a style and definitely not specific. Pumpkin IPA? Pumpkin ESB? Who knows. The best guess … Continue reading

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