What is this madness? Life is stirring at thisweekinbeer.com.  We couldn’t stay down forever, and the perfect time to re-emerge from the shadows presented itself in the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival.  So we got our warm clothes together and stuffed hand warmers into our gloves and made our way to Grand Rapids.  There we got a taste of some great beers from around the state, one of which (also one of my favorites from the festival) came from The Livery.  Here is my cryptic review of their Belgian Dark Trippel. Continue reading

I’ve got two more videos here from the Bonteboktoberfest at Binder Park Zoo.  These come from what turned out to be one of our favorite breweries at this event, Olde Peninsula. We weren’t sure what to expect, but with a name like Stout Chokula, how could we stay away.  I gave that a try, while The Hopster had a sample of their Pumpkin Ale.  Check them out.

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So The Hopster and I found a great event at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.  Their Bonteboktoberfest celebration is a fun experience that combines a trip to the zoo and drinking lots of great beers.they close down the park at let you roam around while sampling brews from a number of great Michigan breweries.  Here we have the first two videos from this series, the Funky Monky from B. Nektar Meadery (not technically a beer I know) and the Burly from North Peak Brewing Company.  Enjoy.

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It feels so good to be back. Not that I don’t like camping, I’m just not sure my back likes it as much as I do. Air mattresses are great, or they would be if they didn’t deflate during the night. But that is the past. We are living in the now. and the now includes this review from The Hopster. You may not have noticed but over the break we experienced the solstice, and do celebrate it we here in Lansing went to the Festival of the Moon. While there we were able to sample a variety of great beers from Bell’s Brewery. So here we have the Hopster’s thoughts on their Two Hearted Ale.
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It is almost unprecidented isn’t it? A post that is both on time(ish) AND timely? Weird right?  Well I figured that since spring is in full swing and the weather can is pushing hot, it is probably time to shelve the rest of the Winter Beerfest videos (I’ll put them in the members gallery).  So to ring in the turn of the seasons and as a special Cinco de Mayo review, I will bring you a favorite of the Most Interesting Man in the World* himself. Here is my review of Dos Equis Lager.



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More videos from the Winter Beerfest.  I really should get the rest of these out since we are now well into spring.  This week we are featuring a beer from another unique Michigan brewery, Jolly Pumpkin.  Here are the views of myself, and Tricia on their, schizophrenically named, Chocolate Pineapple Chipotle Rauch Biere. Continue reading

Welcome to another exciting edition of “why is this video up late.” Well, I’m not telling.  Instead I am just going to get on to business.  I’ve got a cryptic review for you of a beer from one of my favorite michigan breweries, The Livery’s 5th Dimension.  I have to say, I have never been disappointed by one of their beers, and this one is no exception.  So enjoy this, another cryptic review from the 2011 MBG Winter Beerfest. Continue reading