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New Beer (Cider) Blog Blakes Wakes Fire


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In this cider blog, we are going into a new everyday cider from Blake’s Hard Cider.  It is their former summer seasonal, which is called Wakes Fire Cider.  If you read my earlier cider blog posts on their ciders, you know the history of this Michigan’s biggest cider makers.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan base cider makers.  Let us get into this cider.

This cider has a clear golden color without a head on it. The aroma has a orange and slight cherry notes. The taste has a sweet cherry with a hint of orange notes. The aftertaste has an apple juice finish. It is pretty drinkable cider.

Here is a description from their website (www.blakeshardcider.com):

It’s impossible to replicate a Michigan summer. Recreating a northern night under the stars would be a futile endeavor. So, we’ve done the next best thing – we’ve crafted summer’s perfect ally. Experience WakeFire, a comforting blend of Michigan-grown cherries, orange peel and our famous Blake’s apples.

6.5% ALC. BY VOL.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blakeshardcider.com

Twitter:  @blakeshardcider

Tabbing out, as many of you know, I am not a cider fan at all.  This group of cider makers are making me a fan at least with their brands.  I was pretty excited to learn that they were putting their Wake Fire in cans and then make it all year long.  This cider has Michigan grown cherries and orange.  It is well balanced and a perfect cider for any season.  I love it. One of my favorite ciders from this cider makers.  I highly recommend this cider.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Roak Roaka Cadabra Spiced Apple Ale


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In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Roak Brewery.  It is their fall seasonal and it is called Roaka Cadabra Spiced Apple Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this young and upcoming craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan base craft brewery.  Let us get into Apple Ale.

It has a dark brown color with light tan color head. The smell has an apple to sweet malty notes. The taste of this medium body beer has a sweet malty to apple pie notes. There is a slight cider sweetest. The aftertaste has a dry apple finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.roakbrewing.com

Twitter:  @roakbrewing

Ending, every beer that I have from this brewery I have to give them more and more credit.  There is not too many new craft breweries that are trying to push the limits of beer.  The new breweries are doing the same beers that are already on the market.  Roak and Canton Brew Works are looking to challenge the craft beer drinkers.  Their seasonals are not same boring beer styles.  They did not want to do an Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ale.  I was pretty happy to hear this fact.  They purchased cider from Blake’s Farm and brewed this Apple Ale.  I love the fact that they are using Belgian yeast.  I like it but I can see people loving to hating this beer. This is a great beer and I cannot wait for their winter seasonal.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Blake’s Hard Cider Wake Fire


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In this beer (cider) blog, we are going to get into the summer seasonal from Blake’s Hard Cider.  It is their Wake Fire Cider.  If you read my earlier cider blog posts on their ciders, you know the history of this cider maker.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan cider makers.  Let us get into this summer cider.

It has a white to lemonade color without a head on this summer seasonal. The aroma has a faded apple and slight orange notes. The taste has a heavy sweetest of orange and apple with a sweet tart cherry aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable cider.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blakeshardcider.com

Twitter: @BlakesHardCider

In the end, I am pretty excited for everything that comes from this cider maker.  This is their new summer seasonal.  I like how the cherry comes off as a tart like notes.  The front part of the cider notes are sweet with apple and orange notes.  This is a perfect cider for the hot summer days if it ever comes to a town near you.  It is different. I like it and I can see others that will love it.  I highly recommend this cider.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:   @djweiser13

New Beer (Cider) Blog Blake’s El Chavo


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In this cider blog, we are going to the first cider from Blake’s.  It is their El Chavo.  There is not much history on their website.  I do know they have been in business less than five years.  They make several different Hard Cider.  There is about 12 different Hard Cider on tap in their Taproom.  Let us get into this Hard Cider.

This cider has a clear light yellow color without a head. The smell has a slight mango and hints of Habanero peppers. The taste has a mango to earthly notes with pepper hot aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable but I can see becoming sipping cider.

Here is a description from their website (www.blakeshardcider.com):

We like spicing things up.  That’s why we put dimmers on the lights in our Cider House.  And it’s why we created this sweet, heated blend of Habanero Pepper, mango and our famous Blake’s apple.  Experience a hard cider that’s really, honestly, truly like no other.  Experience El Chavo.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blakeshardcider.com

Twitter:  @BlakesHardCider

Closing, I have to say I am not a huge hard cider fan.  I am always willing to try it at least two times to see if I can find one that I like.  I have to say between Woodchuck and Blake’s Hard Cider.  I have found two cider companies that I enjoyed drinking their products.  In the few times, I had some of Blake’s Hard Ciders.  I did not have time to write tasting notes. I had to write-up for this special and unique cider.  I like it. I did not know how the peppers would go over with apple and mango notes.  The Habanero Pepper starts to shine through the end part of the pint.  It is not overpowering which I liked.  There is a nice balance in this Hard Cider.  I highly recommend this cider.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13