Devastatingly Dank – Stone Brewing Enjoy By 4.20.14

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Stone Brewing Enjoy By 4.20.14 Ever wonder what its like to run face first into a pine tree while sucking on a grapefruit?  Well, it is exactly like drinking a Stone Enjoy By double IPA.  Stone Brewing has made waves for the past year with their Enjoy By series of double IPAs and, rightfully so. […]

Two Hearted BeerMules

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Like a craft beer cartel leader, I often times employ Beer Mules to transport the goods.  The merchandise is packed in multiple layers of bubble wrap, carefully placed in a suitcase, and travels half way across the country to its final destination.  All thanks to my BeerMules! Being a Michigan native and a strong supporter […]

Sucker Punched by Odell IPA (video)

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Odell IPA 7% ABV 60 IBU I love when I’m not expecting much from a beer and I get smacked in the face like Charlie Murphy by Rick James. Its those moments where you think you had the best or tried one of the best styles of a particular beer and then have something that […]

Jay’s Pick: Sculpin IPA

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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA ABV: 7% IBU: 70 “One of the best IPAs I’ve ever had” – Irving.  That’s all you need to know.

First Sip … Boom! Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA

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Ballast Point Dorado 9.6% ABV Fewer things are as exciting as getting beer (aka yeast samples) mail.  Often times for me it starts with the surprise of getting a package when you weren’t expecting one.  Wondering who it could be from, I quickly cut the tape to find that someone has taken a fair amount […]

Lagu-what? Lagunitas Maximus

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Lagunitas Maximus  – 8.2% ABV For those of you who can’t speak Spanish or have a hard time properly pronouncing some of their words you see, I offer a lesson on that and on a tasty beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company out of Petaluma, CA – Lagunitas Maximus. The side of the label says it […]

Jay’s Pick: Founders Doom Imperial IPA

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Founders Doom Imperial IPA ABV: 10%  IBU: N/A “Doom is one of those beers that we’ve talked about releasing ever since we started the Backstage Series,” says Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “It’s hop heavy. It’s barrel-aged. It’s unapologetic. It’s the definition of a Founders beer.” (courtesy of foundersbrewing.com)  

Jay’s Pick: Sixpoint Resin

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Sixpoint Resin ABV: 9.1%  IBU: 103 “Whatever flames upon the night. Man’s own resinous heart has fed. A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew.” (courtesy of sixpoint.com)

Oh Captain! My Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA (video)

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Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA 9% ABV 80 IBU It isn’t everyday u find a sampling station in a supermarket sampling beer, so I gave the stand a try. Turns out they had an assortment of Captain Lawrence brews on hand, of which some I’ve had but the Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA stood out like Dad chaperoning his kid […]

Lagunitas Sucks at Making Bad Beer

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Lagunitas Sucks – 7.85%ABv 64IBU Lagunitas Sucks….say what?  Don’t let the name fool you. So, put down the malt and back away slowly…because it is hop time. Lagunitas Sucks is a Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) seasonal beer brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Lagunitas Sucks was originally brewed in 2011 as a Brown Shugga’ substitute […]