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New Beer Blog Roak Brewing Kashmir Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the frist of many beers from Roak Brewery.  It is their Kashmir.  If you read my post on my visit of their brewery, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this strong dark ale.

It has a dark jet like color with a tan like color head. The aroma has a sweet chocolate, caramel, and cherry candy like notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate to dry cherry candy along with hints a creamy caramel notes. The aftertaste has a caramel that hangs around a bit. It is a pretty drinkable for Belgian Dark Strong Ale. It is really a sipping beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Artfully brewed, this Belgian strong dark ale is medium bodied with a persistent tan colored head accompanied by a delectable range of aromas and flavors: rich malty sweetness, caramel toasted bread, raisin and reasonably dry finish.  Kashmir is as complex as it is refreshing, and its low bitterness yields a spectacular malt effect specially brewed to excite the senses.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.roakbrewing.com

Twitter:  @roakbrewing

In the end, this craft brewery is making some noise on the east side of the State of Michigan.  They are young and trying to push limit of craft beers.  Their seasonals, which I will be reviewing here, are very different.  Their summer seasonal is called Melonfest, which is cantaloupe wheat ale.  Each of their everyday beers, they did something different than what is on the market. For example, their Mean Streets Amber Ale is hoppy amber ale.  Kashmir is close to the classic beer style but they did not do Belgian golden ale.  I love it. This is their second best beer behind their Devil Dog Oatmeal Stout.  There is some interesting and complex notes.  Each sip, you will get some different.  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 Weyerbacher Brewery 20th Anniversary Belgian Style Dark Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into Weyerbacher Brewery 20th Anniversary Belgian Style Dark Ale.  This is the first time that this brewery and beer is being featured on this blog.  This craft brewery was founded in Easton, Pennsylvania.  It was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback.  They have been in the State of Michigan for about a year ago.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a jet black color with a tan color head that disappears over time. The aroma has a sweet malty with licorice like and coriander notes. The taste has a nice licorice notes with sweet malty and a slight hint cherry like notes for the aftertaste. The coriander is not much in tasting and aftertaste. Unless, I am missing it. It is a sipping beer

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

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20th Anniversary
We’re celebrating 20 years! Our 20th Anniversary is an 11% ABV Belgian Dark Ale. This brew is malty with notes of caramel, raisins and berries, as well as subtle hints of coriander and star anise.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.weyerbacher.wpengine.com

Twitter:  @Weyerbacher 

Closing, I saw this craft brewery enter Michigan.  I just did not know how they would go over in this Michigan craft beer first culture.  It is a tough market and so many craft breweries want to stay out of this state because of it.  It makes me sad because there is so many really good craft breweries that will never enter this state.  I am not a huge fan of their everyday beers.  I love most of the seasonals that I had from them.  I like this beer.  It is pretty different. I might get more and store it away.  I can see this beer aging better well.  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