Saugatuck Brewing Co. Beer Dinner at Hopcat Ann Arbor

welcoming beer BONFIRE BROWN american brown ale ABV 5.5% Classic brown, drinks a bit heavier than expected, hazelnut nose, good lacing, no bitterness. This beer would pair well with lots of food, so seems like a waste to use it as the welcome beer (3.75/5). --- REVERENT MONK belgian-style tripel ABV 10% paired with lobster bisque … Continue reading Saugatuck Brewing Co. Beer Dinner at Hopcat Ann Arbor

Component Tasting: Witch’s Hat Brewing Company’s Furious Ginger and Angry Ginger

My first beer from Witch’s Hat Brewing Company was hiding within a flight at Beer Grotto (Ann Arbor, MI) in May 2016. It got my full attention right away. Andrew Gose Grapefruity, a gose with grapefruit added, revealed a new wonderful fruit-pairing with the slightly salty German-style beer. Witch’s Hat had crafted a beautifully balanced … Continue reading Component Tasting: Witch’s Hat Brewing Company’s Furious Ginger and Angry Ginger

Mad Elf 2015 vs. 2016

Over the course of a quick two-day road trip from Detroit to Philadelphia, I was able drink at Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH), Grist House Craft Brewery (Pittsburgh, PA), Drai Laag Brewing Co (Pittsburgh, PA), Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA), and Monk's Cafe (Philadelphia, PA). I was thrilled with my experiences at Great Lakes and Monk's Cafe, as I well … Continue reading Mad Elf 2015 vs. 2016