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Beer Review – Brew Velvet Brewery

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of my beer reviews.  It’s not that I haven’t been trying out a few new offerings, rather I am behind on getting reviews written due to pesky things like work.  I’m really excited about today’s review, however, because these are the first home brews that I’ve tried…

Beer Review – Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Joe Stump and I (fellow Michigander and co-founder at Simple Geo) decided to try some Michigan beers and see how they stack up to some of our favorites.  Jolly Pumpkin Brewery out of Traverse City, Mi has always made a really nice pumpkin ale that I get from time to…

La Binchoise Spéciale Noël Reserve

Today’s beer posting brought to you by Tracy DeCicco, whom came to my office hours last week and brought me a bottle of beer.  (Clearly it was the best meeting of the day). This was a really nice beer.  I had never heard of it, but better late than never.  There were a couple of…

Zinnebir Belgian Blonde Ale

If you’ve read my reviews on the deProef Signature Ale and Saison Dupont – Brasserie, this beer fits right in the middle of them. It’s the most complicated Belgian that I could recommend to a friend worried about accessibility. You’ll note that many of my reviews will talk about “accessibility” as I find that while…

St. Bernadus Abt 12

St. Bernardus Abt 12 has a great quote on its website regarding the water in its beer: “Water, pumped up from a depth of 150 meter is the basis of all St. Bernardus beers. This water is not only the purest but has also a historical background. Scientists have proved that the water that is…

Saison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse Ale

When they say Farmhouse, they aren’t kidding! I’m not much for barns and farm animals, but if there was a good way to describe all of these aromas, they are in this beer. It’s a really nice and complex Saison Dupont offering, much more involved than their more standard “Brasserie” offering (also commonly called just…

Maredsous Trippel Beer Review

When I started reviewing beers, I had two evil plans that lurked beneath the idea. 1. I wanted folks to send me ideas of what to drink next; and 2. I wanted really nice folks to send me free beer. Mission accomplished.  (But that doesn’t mean quit sending me things.) Today, I review this wonderful…

Saison Dupont Brasserie Beer Review

This is a very accessible beer even to those who think that Stella Artois represents great Belgian beer making.  (This is a nice way of saying even if you drink Coors light, this beer is drinkable for you).  There is a lot of fruit here, in fact, I found myself sampling the nose as long…

Beer Review – Midas Touch Golden Elixir

It’s the holidays and I’ve been sampling new beers like never before.  I have about a dozen to review.  But before I do, my new friend Larry Port offered to give y’all a run down on a beer that he’s excited about – Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch.  (I love Dogfish – great brewery).  Larry, take…

Beer, Beer and More Beer

I’m a big beer fan.  That being said, my palette has become more attuned to wine than my favorite barley friends.  I’ve decided to try to evolve my taste buds and in concert start blogging on some of my best finds.  I also want an excuse to drink more beer. I’m going to first focus…