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New Beer Blog Rochester Mills Newton Alechemy Double IPA


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into for the first time in package a beer from Rochester Mills Brewery.  It is their Double IPA, which is called Newton Alechemy.  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 Double IPA.

It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy grapefruit to citrus notes. The taste has a nice grapefruit notes with a dry bitter aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.

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

Newton’s ALEchemy

8.8∞% abv. – IBUs: 88 – Double IPA

Brewed with a precisely calculated “mountain of hops” to exploit the gravitational pull of today’s craft beer drinker toward the big and delightful bitterness bliss commonly found in American Double IPAs of the highest caliber. Newton’s ALEchemy gets the bulk of its flavor from Pure Michigan™ Cascade hops grown just a few miles up the road from the brewery. It’s smooth bitterness is derived from the power of Magnum hops. The brew is finished with dry hopped additions of Citra & Calypso hops for a complex fruity, citrusy aroma. The result is truly liquid Gold, the elusive quest of Newton and alchemists of his day.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.beercos.com

Twitter:  @rochmillsbeerco

Ending, every IPA today has to be fresh for it to taste the way the brewery wants us to consume it.  This goes for every beer on the market.  There are some beer styles that are very sensitive to age.  I do not know if I received an older Alechemy before.  I still liked it but not as much as I liked it this time around.  I know it was fresh because they just released the cans.  I love it but it needs to fresh like most IPA.  They did a great job on this beer.  I would hunt it down and make sure it is fresh batch.  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 Rochester Mills 12 Days Of Milkshake Stout (2015)


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into a holiday tradition around the Michigan area with Rochester Mills Beer Company.  It is their 12 Days Of Milkshake Stout.  They are making 12 different versions of their milk stout.  They are using the play on words of 12 Days Of Christmas.  They have been doing this for 2 years now and I know many people are looking forward to it.  I know I was introduced to it when visiting Ashley’s in Westland last year.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into these stouts.

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This year the start date was December 9th and went to the 20th.  Each day, the bar or restaurant will tap one beer a day.  For example, the photo shows us what the stouts that will be feature in this year’s 12 Days Of Milkshake Stout.  It will go in order so the first one is Chocolate Cheesecake.  I do not take any tasting notes so I will do my best on these beers. Here is the order of how I liked them.  Here is my ranking:

  1. Cinnamon Roll
  2. Chocolate Cheesecake
  3. Blueberry Pancake
  4. German Chocolate Cake
  5. Bourbon Barrel Aged
  6. Imperial
  7. Toasted Marshmallow
  8. Chunky Money
  9. Christmas Toffee
  10. Peach Cobbler
  11. Creme de Menthe
  12. Vanilla Mocha

I am not saying that the ones at the bottom are bad beers.  They are great but I liked Cinnamon Roll over than the Vanilla Mocha.  I know from last year they brought back only six and put six new ones in this year’s 12 Days.  They have everything going on that would make just about everyone happy.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.beercos.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

Closing, since moving back from Chicago, I have been always looking for this beer event.  I love my stouts and this is the best milk stout on the market.  They took their milk stout and did different version of this great beer.  They keep the six favorites and change the other six.  It is not the same stouts each year.  I believe that what this beer event special.  Rochester Mills Brewery out did themselves this year.  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 Rochester Mills Snow Daze (2014)


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In this winter beer blog, we are going to get into the winter seasonal, which is Snow Daze, from Rochester Mills.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a dark amber to brown color with a nice white color. The smell has a malty to alcohol notes. The taste has a sweet malty to alcohol notes with a heavy alcohol aftertaste. The aftertaste has a nice burn down the throat but it is slight.  It is pretty drinkable for the beer style and it will get some craft beer drinkers in trouble.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.cplanet.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

In the end, this beer has a ton going on in it.  There is some nice complex notes that will keep the beer drinker sipping it until he or she figures it out.  This is a great beer and I love the alcohol notes.  It gives something different with the nice sweet malty notes.  This beer does not taste like 10.2% beer.  It is drinks like a 5% brew.  There is some nice malty notes that will get the malt head going crazy over this beer.  I do not see anyone drinking more than one.  This is a beer that you have one and have to move onto to another one.  I highly recommend this beer.  Draft only for this year but next year it will be in draft and package in 2015.  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 Rochester Mills Beer Co. Lazy Daze Amber Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample Lazy Daze Amber Lager from Rochester Mills Beer Co.  If you have been reading my beer blog posts, you know I have wrote about their beers in the past and you know the history of this east side Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this Michigan Craft Lager.

This Lager a clear amber color with a nice small white bubble head.  There is a smell, however, I can not pick up what it is in the aroma.  The taste has a light sweet carbonated notes with touch of caramel.  The aftertaste has a sweet caramel notes that hangs around your mouth for a bit.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a descration from their website (www.beercos.com):

Lazy Daze Amber Lager – 5.1% abv

Boasting a rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor from a combination of Munich malt for a subtle sweetness and German hops, you’ll find Lazy Daze Amber is another easy drinking, well-balanced local brew from Rochester Mills.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.beercos.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

In the end, I am still looking for the best craft lager.  I just feel the Michigan Craft Breweries are making the best Craft Lagers and Pilsners in the United States.  I am not saying this is the best craft lager that I ever had in my lifetime.  I have to say it is pretty damn close.  It is in my top five beers.  It is well balance and full of a ton of flavor.   I love the caramel notes.  This is a great drinkable lager. It is a beer that is perfect all year long.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Rochester Mills Beer Co. Cornerstone IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Rochester Mills Beer Co.  I am talking about their Cornerstone IPA.  It is their flagship beer.  If you read my earlier beer blog post on their Milkshake Stout, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read that beer blog post to get to know this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a clear copper color with a semi white head on this India Pale Ale.  The smell is mango notes.  The taste is mango notes with nice malty backbone to cut through the hops.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Cornerstone IPA – 6.6% abv. India Pale Ale

This unfiltered amber ale is packed full of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. IPA is the most bitter beer style and it is enjoyed by people we refer to as “hopheads.” We dry hop this beer with a combination of English and American hop varieties for a wonderfully aromatic finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.cplanet.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

In the end, I love this IPA from Rochester Mills Brewery.  I love the hops from aroma and taste it gives off in the beer.  It has a nice malty backbone that supports this India Pale Ale.  This beer reminds me of something the beer drinker would get from Summit Saga, Maui Brewery IPA, and/or Epic IPA.  It has a nice tropical notes.  I love this IPA and I will be drinking this brew as much as Frankenmuth Batch 69 IPA.  I highly recommend this brew.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Rochester Mills Beer Company Milkshake Stout


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In this beer blog posts, we are going to get into the first brew on this blog from Rochester Mills Beer Company.  I am talking about Milkshake Stout.  Rochester Mills Brewery started in 1998 in Rochester Mills, Michigan.  It is located just off the downtown around.  This brewery is in one of the oldest buildings in the city.  They brew several different beer styles and package them in 16oz cans.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a jet black color without a head on this stout.  The smell is a chocolate coffee.  The taste is smooth creamy chocolate with a dark chocolate aftertaste.  It is drinkable beer but not really drinkable beer.

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

Milkshake Stout – 5.0% abv. Sweet Stout (ale)

Milkshake Stout is a sweet stout style Ale that combines four different malts along with a low hop level creating a deep dark beer featuring rich, roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar, thus the name milkshake) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness that lends a smooth, creamy texture to this delightfully full-flavored brew.

Here is their website and twitter addesses:

Website:  www.beercos.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

In closing, this brewery has been on my radar before I moved back to Michigan from Chicago.  When I had a chance to try this beer and several  of their beers, I did it and I am really glad I did.  This brew is smooth and creamy milk chocolate notes.  This beer is like a beer milkshake like most milk stout.  It is well balance and really good.  I am glad I try it.  I am looking forward to stop by their Brewpub in the near future.  I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser