New Beer Blog New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale


In this 200th blog, we are going to sample out New Holland Brewing Cabin Fever Brown Ale.  New Holland Brewing was founded in 1996 in Holland, Michigan by Jason Spaulding and Brett VanderKamp.  They brew several beer styles.  They are mostly known for their for their Mad Hatter India Pale Ale.  They have did a spin off with different India Pale Ale styles in a 750ml bottle.  New Holland is being distributed throughout most of the east coast.   Let us get into the beer.

It has a dark brown color without a head on this beer.  There is a slight toffee to caramel smell to it.  The taste is sweet carbonation with a slight caramel.  There is really no aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (

Robust in character yet smooth in delivery, Cabin Fever is a roasty brown ale and a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending winters. Its rye, roast and raisin notes play off a subtle caramel sweetness and culminate in a dry finish. Excellent with roasts, stews, caramelized onions and snowfall.

16° Plato, Alc. 6% by Vol.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @newhollandbrew

In closing, I am not a huge fan of most Michigan breweries.  However, this beer is pretty good, I will be drinking it when I go to my local watering hole.  I do not see it in too many bars in the Chicagoland area on draft or bottle.  I mostly see their beers in the local liquor stores.  I really enjoyed this beer but I cannot see the price for the six packs.    I encourage you to try this beer and let me know what you think.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter:  @djweiser

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