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New Beer Blog Shipyard Ginger Bread Head


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Shipyard Brewery.  It is their Ginger Bread Head.  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 craft brewery.  Let us get into this ale.

It has a clear dark copper to amber color with a white head that disappears over time. The aroma has a sugar ginger notes.  The taste has a malty sweet notes with a ginger aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.shipyard.com

Twitter:  @shipyardbrewing

In closing, this craft brewery has been trying to get the attention of the Michigan craft beer drinker.  They keep trying different things with their beers.  They are trying to make beers that might be the next new beer trends.  I know ginger root has been becoming the new trend in the beer world and mix drinkers.  It was a no brainier to see someone make a ginger bread beer.  I am not a huge fan but glad I try it.  I recommend this beer and I can see other beer drinkers love 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 Shipyard Smashed Blueberry


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from Shipyard Brewery.  It is their limited release brew, which is Smashed Blueberry Stout.  The first time Smashed Stout series are being put into a 12oz bottles. It is normally in a 22oz bottles and they are still putting it in a 22oz bottles.  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 know Shipyard Brewery.  Let us get into this stout.

It has a jet black color with a constant tan color head.  There is not any aroma. The taste of this stout has a chocolate cover blueberries notes. The aftertaste has a chocolate to blueberry finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.shipyard.com

Twitter:  @shipyardbrewing

Closing, this brewery has a nice balance and it is pretty smooth.  It is kind of scary that Imperial Stout is pretty drinkable brew.  Normally Imperial Stouts are heavy and sipping beers.  It does not drink like an imperial stout.  I like it, however, I cannot see the money that I spend on it.   It is drinks like a normal stout.  I recommend this beer but I just feel you will be mad about how much you paid for it.  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 Shipyard Brewing Prelude Special Ale (2014)


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another seasonal from Shipyard Brewery.  It is their Prelude Special 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 Shipyard Brewery.  Let us get into this winter warmer.

It has a clear dark ruby-red color with constant small bubbles feeding a constant white head. The smell has a sweet burned malty to light rum liquor notes. There is some alcohol notes in the aroma.  The taste has a sweet burned malty with a burn alcohol aftertaste. This beer will warm you up in the winter. It is a sipping winter ale.

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

Prelude Special Ale

 “This seasonal specialty is the perfect winter warmer.”

Prelude is a rich, nutty, full-bodied English ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish.

First Brewed:  December 1993

Available:  November – December

Malt Style:  2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat

Yeast:  Top-Fermenting English

Hops:  Cascade, Tettnang, Fuggles

Color:  Deep Amber

IBUs:  47

OG:  1.070

ABV:  6.7%

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.shipyard.com

Twitter:  @shipyardbrewing

Closing, I have seen this brew a few times on the shelf.   The question that I had every time is should I pick up this time?  I do not know whyI kept on walking away from it.  Is it the packaging? Or is it lack of information on the packaging?  Either way, I finally picked up this beer and I am glad I did.  I have been wanting to try it.   I kind of like this brew. This is a hidden gem for us in the Midwest. It is kind of unknown brew here. There is some nice balance but yet a nice complex notes.  I love the alcohol notes.   This is a nice beer to keep you warm in the winter months.  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