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 beers we tried. Lucky for us, we got in early on some retailer passes. There were some great beers available, and I wanted to list many of the ones that I had before I forgot.

  • Arcadia Ales
    Cannonball Gold (fresh hopped ale)
    B Craft (black double IPA)
  • Atwater Brewery
    Conniption Fit (double IPA) – this one was kinda gross, tasted watered down
    Shaman’s Porter
  • Bastone Brewery
    Peanut Butter Beer – Smelled like peanut butter! Tasted kinda gross
    Infernal Chili Beer – Very potent chili taste on the back-end. Dad had more of it than I did and could taste it for a while.
  • Bell’s
    Hopsolution – This was pretty awesome. The only beer of the day I had twice.
    Winter White
    Java Stout
  • Copper Canyon
    Cedarbock – This one was way gross.
    Shillelagh Stout
  • Corner Brewery
    Olde Number 22 (altbeir) – Kinda gross
    Larry Hoppe (DIPA) – Pretty good. Since Dad’s name is Larry, they gave him a full glass pour on this one.
  • Dark Horse Brewing
    Carmel Apple Ale – Smelled real good
  • Detroit Beer Co.
    Milkshake Stout
  • Founder’s
    Harvest Ale (IPA) – super fresh, huge pour, awesome!
    Dirty Bastard – still gross
  • New Holland – I’m really disappointed they weren’t tapping the Hopivore until 4pm
    Barrel Aged Poet (oatmeal stout)
    Oak Aged Mad Hatter (IPA)
  • The Livery
    Barrel Aged Grand Reserve Maillot Jaune – So, so gross. It’s a sour beer.
    Anvil IPA
  • Millking It Productions
    SNO (Belgian wit)
    AXL (pale ale)
  • Mt. Pleasant Brewing
    Trainwreck (IPA)
    Steam Engine Stout
  • Saugatuck Brewing
    Neapolitan Milk Stout
  • Sherwood Brewing Co.
    1492 IPA
    Jamocha Cocoa Coffee Stout
  • Short’s Brewing
    Chocolate Wheat porter
    Pistachio Cream Ale
  • Tri-City Brewing Co.
    Hell’s Half Mile German Helles
    Charity Island IPA
  • Wolverine State Brewing
    Dark Lager