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New Beer Blog Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into Boulder Brewery for the first time.  The beer that will be feature is their Shake Chocolate Porter.  Boulder Brewery started in 1979.  It became the first craft brewery Colorado.  In 1994, they brought out some package.  Today, they are still solid and still growing.  Let us get into this porter.

It has a jet black color with a tan constant head. The aroma has a heavy chocolate notes. The taste has a sweet milk chocolate notes with a sweet chocolate notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and Twitter addresses:

Website:  www.boulderbeer.com

Twitter:  @boulderbeerco

In the end, this brewery has been on my radar for a long time.  I know that I had this beer a while ago.  I still do not understand why I did not blog about them.  The beers that I have had from this brewery are pretty solid. I did not realize how long they were making beer.  This is a solid chocolate porter.  This is a nice twist of classic English style porter.  I like it. It is a nice desert beer.  I 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 Pigon Hill Brewing OCP Oatmeal Cream Pie


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new beer and brewery, which is Pigon Hill Brewing.  It is their OCP Oatmeal Cream Pie.  There is not much of history on the web about this craft brewery.  I know they are from Muskegon, Michigan.  They are a newer craft brewery.  Let us get into stout.

It has a clear brown color with tan color head. The aroma has a slight oatmeal cookie notes. The taste has a sweet nutty malty notes with an oatmeal cookie aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

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

Pigeon Hill Brewing Taplist

O.C.P. / Oatmeal Crème Pie is the result of a challenge made by Joel Kamp’s wife: “I want a beer that tastes like an oatmeal crème pie.” Through the use of oats, marshmallow fluff, and other highly secret ingredients, O.C.P. was born. Tasting notes: Seriously, it tastes just like an oatmeal crème pie. “You down with O.C.P.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.pigeonhillbrew.com

Twitter:  @PigeonHillBrew

Closing, I have wanting to try this beer the first time I saw it on the shelf.  This is just about the only beer that I have saw from this brewery in the market.  As far as the beer, I see what they are trying to do with this beer.  I believe they did a great job on it.  It is a great beer just wish there was more in tasting part. There is nice tasting notes but I just wish there was more.  It is all in the aftertaste.  I believe like all craft breweries.  They are looking to improve this beer just like all their beers.  I am pretty excited to try it in the fall or winter season.  I recommend this beer when it is out again.  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 Natty Greene’s Buckshot Filtered Amber Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Natty Greene’s Buckshot Filtered Amber Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty to slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty to a nutty notes with a dry malty aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

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

Brewer’s Notes

Richly colored, characterized by balanced hop and malt profiles with roasted toffee and caramel highlights, Crafted to be rich but not heavy. Hospitable and easy to get along with, this is our best selling beer, perfect for every occasion.

We use six different malts, that’s unusual for an amber ale, but essential to creating its deep, full flavor. The distinctive toffee / roasty notes come from three Belgian malts, especially the Special B roast malt. And to nothing interferes with all that good maltiness, we use mild American aroma hops, just to balance the sweetness. 

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.nattygreenes.com

Twitter:  @natty_greenes

Closing,  I am not a huge fan of Red, Irish Red, and Amber ales.  I respect the beer style but I do not go out of my way to pick it up.  I will drink them.  A friend of mine from Tri-City was down south and brought back a few beers.  This beer was part of that pile.  It is a solid beer and true to the beer style.  There is nice aroma and tasting notes.  I believe craft beer drinkers that love red and amber ales will love this beer.  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 Saugatuck Brewery Blueberry Maple Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Saugatuck Brewery.  It is their new Blueberry Maple Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this craft stout.

It has a jet black color with a tan constant head. The aroma has a maple to blueberry notes. The taste has a slight chocolate to blueberry notes with a maple aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Blueberry Maple Stout

A sweet milk stout with all the malt characteristics you love but with a bold, unique twist- this beer tastes like a glass full of blueberry pancakes smothered in maple syrup.

ABV:  6.0%
IBU:  26
Malts:  2-Row, Bonlander Munich, Carapils, Caramel 90, Black Prinz
Hops:  Goldings, Cascade
Served At:  40-45 degrees
Served In:  Pint Glass
Pairings:  Naturally, pancakes go well.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.saugatuckbrewing.com

Twitter:  @saugatuckbrew

In the end, I respect everything that this craft brewery.  I feel they are trying different things and improving other brews of theirs.  I will be honest.  I am not a huge fan of this brewery.  I just feel some of their everyday beers are not good or average.  Just like all craft brewery, they are trying to improve their base beers.  I love my stouts and porters.  I am willing to try newer beers.  This beer has some promise but it came out pretty average.  There are going to be craft beer drinkers that will enjoy this beer. Rochester Mills makes a better Blueberry stout.  I recommend you trying this brew in this blog at least once.  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 Canton Brew Works Buffout Brown Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Canton Brew Works.  It is their Buffout Brown Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this brown ale.

It has a slightly cloudy brown color without a head. The smell has a sweet malty to nutty notes. The taste has a sweet to dry malty with hints of nutty notes. The aftertaste has a dry nutty finish. It is a nice drinkable English style brown ale.

Here is their website and Twitter addresses:

Website:  www.cantonbrewworks.com

Twitter:  @cantonbrewworks

Closing, this young craft brewery is still and coming up with some great new beers.  It is hard to believe that this craft brewery has been around for two years.  There is some nice aroma and tasting notes in this beer.  I love it. I could drink this beer all day. I will be back for more.  This is a nice English style brown ale but I bet they call it an American brown ale.  It is a great beer and 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 Abita Coffee Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another limited release beer from Abita.  It is their Coffee Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this stout.

It has a jet black color with a tan constant color head. The aroma has a heavy coffee notes. The taste has a coffee to bourbon notes. The aftertaste has a nice coffee notes. It is a sipping beer.

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

Coffee Stout

This dark Coffee Stout is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts and oats. Willamette hops balance the malt sweetness. After fermentation and first aging, the beer is aged again in oak bourbon barrels. Espresso Dolce beans from PJ’s Coffee® are added to the beer for a blend of flavors including coffee, malt, wood and hints of vanilla.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.abita.com

Twitter:  @theabitabeer

In the end, I am not a huge fan of this craft brewery, however, I do respect what they have been doing since their exist.  It is hard to destroy a stout.  I love my stouts and porters.  I hate drinking coffee but I love it in my beer.  This is a great beer and they did a great job.  I love the coffee beans that they picked.  This is what makes a different in coffee stout.  There is a nice balance.  I love it. I will get more.  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 Stone Brewery Enjoy By Tangerine IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another special release from Stone Brewery.  It is their Enjoy By Tangerine IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this California base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this West Coast craft brewery.  Let us get into IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a tangerine to juicey citrus notes. The taste has a nice juicey tangerine notes with a nice tangerine aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Stone Enjoy By 07.25.16 Tangerine IPA | Stone Brewing

After brewing this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops and consistently delivering it faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, we decided to do something different with this Stone Enjoy By IPA—we took it to another level, again. Puréed tangerines were added to the batch to create a devastatingly fresh IPA with a tang of tangerine. The flavors yielded by this addition to the recipe meld beautifully with the bitterness of the hops. True to this series, Stone Enjoy By Tangerine IPA is brewed specifically NOT to last, and should be enjoyed within 37 days.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.stonebrewing.com

Twitter:  @stonebrewingco

In the end, the year of the fruit beer keeps on rolling.  Here is another fruit IPA.  It is coming from Stone Brewery.  I know this craft brewery never disappoints many of us craft beer drinkers.  I have to say they stepped up and made a better beer than New Belgium Citradelic IPA.  I am not saying it is better but if I had to drink this one.  I have to say Stone.  New Belgium one is a great beer and they make great craft brands.  I just like this one because of the ABV and that leads me to talk about a local one from Frankenmuth Brewery.  It is their Tangerinos IPA.  Just like the Stone, the ABV is around 9%.  Closing, there is nothing wrong with New Belgium along with these two beers.  They are all great beers and this is my thought.  I am getting more favor from Stone and Frankenmuth.  I highly recommend all these beers.  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 Woodward Avenue Brewers Visit


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In this beer blog, I had a chance to visit brewpub over the holiday weekend, which was Memorial Day.  I know it does not matter.  I visited the Woodward Avenue Brewpub also known as WAB.  It is located almost on the corner of Nine Mile and Woodward.  I am going to start with the history, beer, and other things.  Let us get into the history.

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WAB opened their doors for the first time in 1997.  There is not much history that I can find on the web.  I believe they are first brewpub and brewery in the Ferndale area. Let us get into the beer.

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There is a new brewmaster in place now.  The new brewmaster came from Green Bush Brewery.  If you live in the State of Michigan, you know everything about Green Bush Brewery.  They make some pretty solid beers.  Their Blonde Lager has been around since the start of this brewery.  It is a pretty solid beer.  They did an Imperial Blodne Ale.  The Imperial Blonde has some honey in it.  I am not a fan of Blonde Ales.  I can see many craft beer drinkers drinking this beer.  The word on the street was their new IPA.  It is Detroit Maiden IPA.  It is a pretty solid IPA.  I feel this beer is a work in process.  I do not mean this in a negative light.  Every good brewery is always looking to improve.  I feel this brewmaster is still working to improve all the beer and WAB themselves is making it happen.  They made a nice dry stout on nitro.  They are a little bit ahead of most craft breweries.  This is a solid stout and I rather drink this over Guinness.  There is a nice cream ale with Raspberries.  There is a Pale Ale.  Both are pretty solid beers.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.thewabferndale.com

Twitter:  @wabferndale

Closing, this brewpub is starting to move in a good direction.  I know a few months back they loss their old brewmaster.  I was wondering who would replace him.  I have to say that I believe they picked the right guy.  He is just starting his tour but I have to say people are already talking about WAB.  I live on the west of Detroit.  If I am in the Ferndale area, I will stop in and have a few IPA’s.  The future is bright and I cannot wait to see what is up next.  I recommend this brewpub.  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 Alaskan Brewery Kicker Session IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into my last session IPA on this blog,  It is from Alaskan Brewery.  It is their Kicker Session IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this Session IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a citrus notes. The taste has a light citrus notes with dry bitter hop aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

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

Session India Pale Ale

Inspired by 24 hours of daylight, Kicker Session IPA is an anytime brew with fruity Citra and Amarillo hops and a burst of bright citrus Simcoe hop aroma.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.alaskanbeer.com

Twitter:  @alaskanbrewing

Closing, I am so done with Session IPA’s.  I am not going to blog about them and sample them anymore.  They are Pale Ales and that is that.  No more marketing gimmick. I accidentally picked up this beer. I am done after this beer style unless it says Pale Ale.  This is a pretty good version of a Pale Ale.  Death to the session IPA’s.  Drink it!  Not Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Flying Dog Brewery Oaked Chipotle Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another new beer from Flying Dog Brewery.  It is their Oaked Chipotle Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this East Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Maryland base craft brewery.  Let us get into this ale.

It has a dark amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a nice oak wood notes. The taste has a sweet oak to malty with a slight vanilla to a burn note for the aftertaste. It is a sipping beer for me.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.flyingdogbrewery.com

Twitter:  @flyingdog

In the end, I am not fan of hot peppers.  I was not sure how I would take this beer.  This is a new beer from Flying Dog.  I had to try it at least once.  There is some nice aroma notes on this beer.  Taste has a nice balance.  It is not as bad as I thought it would be.  I am not a fan but I can see many people loving this brew.  I 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