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New Beer Blog Finch’s Beer Company Sobek And Set Black IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Finch’s Beer Company.  It is their Sobek and Set Black IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their brewery tour, you know the history of this Midwest Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know this craft brewery from chicago.  Let us get into this Black IPA.

It has a jet black color with a semi tan color head.  The aroma has a chocolate to citrus notes.  The taste has a heavy chocolate and citrus notes with a dry hop bitter finish.  This is a kind of drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.finchbeer.com

Twitter:  @finchbeer

Closing, this is an awesome beer and it is one of my favorite Black IPA on the market.  It is one of my everyday beers right now.  I will have to check it up here soon so I do not get bored with it.  There is a ton of complex notes on this beer.   The depth of flavor notes is what makes this beer special.  I love the hop notes and there is some nice chocolate notes that blends nicely with the hops.  I love the packaging design and it is in a can.  I love my beer in cans.  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 Finch’s Beer Company Threadless India Pale Ale


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In the beginning, we are going to get into Finch’s Beer Company Threadless India Pale Ale.  As you know I was at the brewery a few months ago.  I thought I would start writing up reviews of their beers.  If you read my review on their brewery tour, which I highly recommend doing, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not read it, please, do so get to know this Chicago craft brewery.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a cloudy dark golden to light copper color with a semi white head on this IPA.  The aroma has a nice citrus notes.  The taste has a light carbonation citrus notes with a dry hoppy finish that hangs out a bit.  It is pretty drinkable IPA.

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

Finch’s Beer Company’s Threadless IPA is the gold medal winner in the IPA category at this year’s World Expo of Beer, Michigan’s largest international beer sampling event. Our Threadless/Finch collaboration IPA is a balanced experience of both perceived hoppiness and true bitterness. It pours a darker amber color and finishes with a citrus flavor, and when combined, will require this to be the last IPA you ever drink!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.finchbeer.com

Twitter:  @finchbeer

Ending, I really enjoyed this IPA.  It is one of my favorite ones that I can get into Michigan market.  It is one of my non Michigan craft IPA that I can get in my market.  Later, found out that they are not in this market anymore. The hops have a great balance with the well designed malty backbone.  When they released this beer, I was nervous because to be honest, I was not a fan of their Golden Ale or Pale Ale.  I am glad that I did try it.  This beer was the turning point for this craft brewery.  This beer might be my second favorite beer from this craft brewery, today. My favorite is their Black IPA and it was a no brainer to try it after enjoying their IPA.  I highly recommend this beer and a review of their Black IPA is coming soon.  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 Finch’s Brewery Tour


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While in Chicago, I had more time to check out another brewery.  It is a little brewery that was founded three years ago in Chicago.  They are known for packaging their beers in cans.  They are up to seven different beer styles in cans and they also package some beer in tall single bottles, which is 22oz bottles.  The brewery is named after the founder, who are Benjamin and Paul Finch. They are located on the Northside of Chicago.  They started out at this location and has expanded, however, they started out with two beers, which are Cut Throat Pale Ale and Gold Wing Blonde Ale.

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Tour Guide:

In this photos above, the guy in the green shirt, who is Nick, in the middle of this crowd was the tour guide.  Nick is a teacher for his full-time job and does this part-time.  He is also a homebrewer and I am not sure if he helps around the brewery.  However, he works on the brewery tours and sets up tour dates and times.  He is an awesome tour guide.  He knew the history and the beers.  He is not reading off paper or memorizing history scripts unlike some tour guides. He is a student of this craft brewery and he puts a personality into this brewery tour.

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Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.finchbeer.com

Twitter:  @finchbeer

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Closing, I learn something from this tour and that is a huge apprise to this tour.  I enjoyed my time at the brewery and glad I went to check out this brewery.  The one thing  that I learned during this brewery tour was the discontinuing of two of their beers.  Both beers were the first two beers they started brewing.  Both are going to be discontinued and replace with two new beers. The Cut Throat Pale Ale will still be a pale ale but a different one. The Gold Wing Blonde Ale will be replace with Hardcore Double IPA. I believe that is the name.  I love the direction of this craft brewery.  They have a bright future and I believe their newer beers will take this craft brewery to the next level.  I highly recommend getting down and take a brewery tour.  If you do not have the chance, go and  try some of their beers.  I promise you will not be disappointed with their Black IPA and Stout.  This craft brewery makes some great beers and they are extremely under rated.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13