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New Beer Blog Motor City Brewing Motown Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the third beer from Motor City Brewing in the last few days.  It is their Motown Lager.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Detroit craft brewery. Let us get into this Lager.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet corn to earthy notes. The taste has an earthly malty with slight hop notes. The aftertaste has a dry crisp aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Motor City Bohemian Lager is an original Detroit beer style. We use Noble Hops and pure Detroit water to bring out the crisp, clean flavor that made Detroit famous.

ABV: 5.2%

OG: 1.048

IBU: 18

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.motorcitybeer.com

Twitter:  @motorcitybeer

In the end, as many of you know, I am always looking for the perfect or near perfect craft Lager.  If I see a craft Lager that I did not had yet, I pick it up.  This one was pretty east because it was in their Tool Box Sampler pack.  This is not the best craft Lager but it was not the worse.  It is right in the middle.  It had everything that a lager drinker is looking for with corn notes etc.  This is by far the best beer that this craft brewery makes. I like it. This is so much better than their Ghettoblaster.  There is always a cheaper beer with the same notes.  I recommend this beer 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 Motor City Brewing Tripel Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Motor City Brewing.  It is their Tripel Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know history of this Michigan base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Detroit craft brewery.  Let us get into this Tripel Ale.

It has a cloudy golden color without head. The aroma has a Belgian spice notes. The taste has a banana to fruit notes. The aftertaste has a heavy banana notes. It is a sipping beer.

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

Tripel is a classic Belgian style golden ale, with a perfect balance of delicate fruit esters and subtle spicy notes.

ABV: 9.2%

OG: 10.5

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.motorcitybeer.com

Twitter:  @motorcitybeer

Ending, I give all craft breweries credit for trying to brew a beer.  I do not like when they put out a beer that is so bad.  They do not even thinking about redoing the beer to make it better.  This craft brewery needs to stop by a craft brewery or a Belgium brewery to learn how to brew one of these great beers.  Sorry, I am not a fan.  Just think, this is a beer that pushed me to buy this sampler pack.  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 Motor City Brewing Honey Porter


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into second beer from Motor City in the last few days.  It is their Honey Porter.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Detroit craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get this honey porter.

It has a jet black color with a constant tan like color head. The smell has a slight chocolate to honey notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate to slight honey notes. The aftertaste has a chocolate cover honey finish. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

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

Motor City Honey Porter is a full bodied, creamy dark ale with a distinct roasted malt flavor and chocolate overtones. A touch of pure Michigan clover honey adds a subtle sweetness to this smooth, well balanced ale.

ABV: 5.2%

OG: 1.048

IBU: 26

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.motorcitybeer.com

Twitter:  @motorcitybeer

Ending, I love honey beers not meads as much.  I am talking honey brown ales, stouts, porters etc.  I am pretty excited to see this one  in the sampler pack.  I was hoping to find good beer from this craft brewery.  I am starting to see a theme from this brewery.  I am not getting much of honey notes in the aroma and taste profile. I am pretty disappointed. It is just like their Nut Brown Ale.  It is thin to almost water down.  It is like the Michelob and Leinenkugel beer line.  I am glad I tried it at least once.  I recommend this beer at least once.   This is my thought pattern.  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 Motor City Brewing Nut Brown Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Motor City Brewery.  It is their Nut Brown Ale, which is a classic English style Nut Brown Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Detroit base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this brown ale.

It has a dark brown color with a white head that disappears over time. The aroma has a sweet to dry malty nutty notes. The taste has a dry to roasted nutty notes. The aftertaste has a slight dry nutty notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Motor City Nut Brown Ale has a wonderful toasted nutty character and malty nose, derived from our special blend of roasted malts balanced with American aromatic hops for a long, clean finish.

ABV: 5.2%

OG: 1.048

IBU: 26

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.motorcitybeer.com

Twitter:  @motorcitybeer

In the end, you see their beer everywhere you go in the City of Detroit.  It is mainly their Ghettoblaster Mild Ale.  You do not see any of their other brands on the shelf.  Maybe their IPA or sometimes their seasonals.  You do see their sampler pack.  This is where I picked up this beer.  The aroma on this beer is the best part.  The taste profile is pretty thin.  I am not a fan.  I am glad that I tried it once.  I believe you should try it once but this is my thought pattern.  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 Motor City Works Winter Ale (2014)


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In this winter beer blog, we are going to sample Winter Ale from Motor City Works.  If you read my earlier beer blog post on their India Pale Ale, you know the history of this Detroit base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this winter ale.

It has a cloudy amber to bronze color with a white head on this winter ale. The smell is non existed. I cannot pick up anything. The taste has a sweet malty notes with notes of spruce tips notes. It has a nice malty aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Motor City Winter Ale is a rich barley wine style ale.  Deep amber in color, full and malty in taste complemented with a hint of spruce and an ABV that will keep you warm all winter long.

The thin layer of sediment at the bottom of each bottle is the mark of our all natural brewing process.  Unfiltered, Unpasteurized… Naturally!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.motorcitybeer.com

Twitter:  @motorcitybeer

Closing, I do not why I keep trying their beers.  They are like Atwater Brewery.  They do not make good beer.  I rather drink a Budweiser before I have to force another beer from either brewery down my system.  I have not had everything from them.  It is too late because the beers that I already had.  I am not a fan. Spruce tips and spices are not a good mix.  They did a bad job using spruce tips.  It did not go over well in this ale.  I believe they should take some notes from Alaskan Brewery.  I do not recommend this brew.  Don’t 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 Motor City Brewing Works India Pale Ale


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Starting a new beer tab, we are going to sample another Michigan craft brewery that is on my list.  All Michigan craft breweries are on my list.  This one is straight out of Cass Corridor.  I am talking about Motor City Brewing Works.  This Detroit, Michigan craft brewery was founded in 1994.  It is not far from the ballpark, football field, and Wayne State University.  They brew package all their beers unfiltered and they make mostly ales.  There are a few lagers.  They also make sodas, ciders, and wines.   Let us get into this India Pale Ale.

It has a hazel dark golden to light copper color with a nice constant white head on this India Pale Ale.  The aroma is a slight mango to orange notes.  The taste has a nice medium body for India Pale Ale.  It has a light carbonated with notes citrus notes.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Our classic example of an India Style Micro-Brewed Pale Ale, brewed for 120 minutes to extract the fruity tartness from Warrior, Columbus and Simoce hops.  Then dry-hopped with fresh leaf hops.  85 IBU.

The thin layre of sediment at the bottom of each bottle is the mark of our all natural brewing process.  Unfiltered, Unpasteurized… Naturally!

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

Motor City India Pale Ale is a classic example of an India style micro brewed Pale Ale. Brewed for 120 minutes to extract the fruity tartness from Warrior, Columbus and Simcoe hops.

ABV: 6.9%

OG: 1.068

IBU: 85

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.motorcitybeer.com

Twitter:  no address

In closing, I have been eyeing this brewery when I was living in Chicago.  When I moved back to Michigan, I have been trying to cross several breweries off my list.  I have not try all their beers from Motor City Brewing Works.  I am going to make it down to the brewpub to check out the rest of their brews.  I figured I would start with their version of one of my favorite beer styles, which is India Pale Ale.  It does have a nice malty backbone, however, I am not a fan of the hops they picked in this brew.  It just rubs me the wrong way.  I can see people liking this and just because I am really not a fan of this beer.  It does not mean you will not like this brew.  I will pass on this brew. I rather drink PBR or Bud. Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser