Detroit Fall Beer Festival (Oct. 22)

Yesterday was the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, and it was a good time. Over 300 beers from over 50 Michigan breweries, many of which brought out special brews for the festival. I went with my dad, and tried to each get different beers so we could double the number of[…]

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b[acklog] #2

Well, it’s time for another installment of my b[eer]log b[ack]log! Here’s more stuff, some recent, some older.

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Drinking Beer While Making Beer

I started my second batch of beer today (more on that tomorrow) and I enjoyed one of these while brewing it. Very good. I’d buy it if they made it regularly (I know Torpedo exists, but this is different). Despite the fact that I hate black licorice, I was enticed[…]

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b[ack]log #1

Would you believe me if I told you that I kept a bottle of almost every beer I’ve ever had? Well, believe it. I once had grand dreams of having a bar in my basement and lining the walls of the bar with these bottles, but then I got into[…]

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Last week’s drinks

I had a 2009 Pere Jacques, which supposedly can age for up to five years in the bottle. It was good, much more carmely than it originally was. Also had a Troeg’s Troegenator, which was also good. I also split the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp mix-pack with a couple of[…]

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

The wife and I decided to celebrate the 1862 Mexican defeat of the French by eating some Mexican food and drinking some Mexican beer at our local Mexican restaurant. Someone should tell Mexicans about microbrews and maybe we’ll have some better stuff to import.

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Tröegs Dream Weaver

Another pickup from beertrade, this one comes from a New England Pennsylvanian brewery. It’s an unfiltered wheat, and I could barely see through it. Very citrusy aroma, and tastes a lot like the Hefeweizen from the WAB, since they’ve both got very pronounced lemon flavors. Good stuff and great label[…]

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Terrapin Hopsecutioner

I can’t write full paragraph posts for everything. This was pretty good, I had it Monday with dinner. It’s a good, full flavored and very hoppy IPA. I love the artwork on the Terrapin stuff, so I’m glad I got a handful of their stuff on beertrade.

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Pliny the Elder

Rated #3 on BeerAdvocate and #13 on RateBeer’s USA beers list, this is one of the most sought after beers in the country. Trades on BeerAdvocate and /r/beertrade are often searching for this beer. You would imagine that, given a reputation like this, it is something like magic in your[…]

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