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New Beer Blog Cranker’s Brewery Fifth Voyage Coconut Porter


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second beer from Cranker’s Brewery.  If you read my earlier post on their IPA, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know this upcoming craft brewery.  Let us get into porter.

It has a jet black color with a constant tan head. The aroma has a chocolate to coconut notes. The taste has a slight coconut notes with a dry coconut aftertaste. It is more of a sipping beer, however, I can see people drinking this as a drinkable beer.

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

The 5th Voyage is a refreshing and easy drinking Porter meant to be drank in any season. Fresh coconut and chocolate flavors immediately standout, but rich roasted malt quickly takes over for a flavorful finish.

6.3% ABV – 18 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.crankersbrewery.com

Twitter:  @CrankersBrewery

In the end, is it just me or is it a little weird to have a Michigan craft brewery making a coconut porter?  I guess it is not as weird as it would be about six to seven years ago.  There is not too many coconut porter on the market.  The coconut notes are not overpowering in this porter.  To me, this is a sipping beer.  I am not a fan of this beer. I love Maui Coconut Porter. It is one that I will compare any coconut porter.  I still 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 Cranker’s Brewery Professor IPA


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In this beer blog, Cranker’s Brewery Professor IPA is the beer and brewery that we will be sampling out.  I had a chance to try this beer at Buddy’s Pizza in Livonia, Michigan.  I thought I would write my thoughts on this brew.  There is not much history or information on this brewery.  I know they are young and they are from Big Rapids, Michigan. There is not much history on this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It is hard to see in this restaurant because of the lighting.  It has a clear copper to light amber color with a white constant head.  The smell is a citrus notes.  The taste is carbonated citrus notes.  The aftertaste is dry hop finish.  It is kind of drinkable.

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

A West Coast style IPA, the Professor is golden and sports a large frothy white head. Hops leap out of the glass, citrus, apricot, and herbal notes define this brew. There is enough malty body to keep you coming back for more.

6.6% ABV – 65 IBU

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.crankersbrewery.com

Twitter:  @CrankersBrewery

Closing, I saw this brew and I was pretty interested in this beer.  I love my India Pale Ales.  I have to say I was not really impressed this brew.  It is not a bad beer but average brew.  I will say this brewery did a better job with their India Pale Ale over a few Michigan craft breweries and around the country.  This beer is better than Atwater Brewery Grand Circus IPA, New Holland Mad Hatter IPA, and Motor City IPA to name a few.  I would have this beer again but not all the time.  It would be once in a blue moon.  I will be retrying this beer in the near future. I want to hear your thoughts on this brew.  I will be searching out the rest of their beers.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser