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
- 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.
Hopsolution – This was pretty awesome. The only beer of the day I had twice.
- Copper Canyon
Cedarbock – This one was way gross.
- 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.
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.
- Millking It Productions
SNO (Belgian wit)
AXL (pale ale)
- Mt. Pleasant Brewing
Steam Engine Stout
- Saugatuck Brewing
Neapolitan Milk Stout
- Sherwood Brewing Co.
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