I have an opinion about pumpkin beers. And since I have a website dedicated to craft beers, I suppose that I should not be keeping my opinion to myself. But as the saying goes, “if you don’t have anything nice to say..” The End.
But in all seriousness, it isn’t the _all_ pumpkin beers are horrible. I distinctly remember having a pumpkin beer once. It was on Gordon street. ahhh, I once new a pumpkin beer on Gordon Street, but that was a long time ago, and its name is now long forgotten. And to be honest, I have really been trying to find that beer again. And in doing so I subject myself to all manner of pumpkin beers that I find, but I still haven’t rediscovered that ever elusive, good pumpkin beer.
So I figure, why don’t i just get a sampler of pumpkin beers and bring you all along for the ride. After all it is the season, judging by the sheer number of these things I see on the shelves, some of you must enjoy them. So we can work through these beers together, and who knows, we may find gold in them there hills. Continue reading
Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival
Ypsilanti, MI Paul Stewart
Mother Nature was the first one there and the last one to leave. The Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival is a two-day celebration of beer and the love of beer. It was a beautiful weekend in the middle of July in which it rained really hard just before the gates opened on Friday the 22nd. Then cleared up and turned into a great weekend until about 2 minutes before the end on Saturday when the heavens opened again and baptized the event’s good times. And I for one thought it was amazing, every minute of it.
Hello drinking buddies, I’ve got another cryptic review for you. this is the last one from Crunchy’s month long Hoppening event. I think i will be moving on to some darker beers for the cold months ahead. But before we get there I went here:
For those of you who were wondering about the winners of the Great American Beer Festival, we have a link to the winners list here (pdf). Looks like I have alot of good looking beers to track down now (if anyone wants to send me a couple bottles of Dude Where’s my Vespa?, I won’t stop you). Congrats to a couple of Michigan breweries that won awards,
Arcadia for their gold medal in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer Category with Cereal Killer Barleywine,
Short’s for their Silver in the Experimental Beer category with Bloody Beer,
Big Rock Chop House for their silver in the Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale category with Red Rock
Redwood Brewing for thier silver in the Sweet Stout category with their Cream Stout
Bells for thier bronze in the Bohemian Style Pilsener category with Bells Lager Beer,
Jolly Pumpkin for their bronze in the Session Beer category with Bam Biere.
Bastone for thier bronze in the French- and Belgian Style Saison category with Saison Du Bastone
and Kuhnhenn Brewing Company for thier bronze in the Old Ale or Strong Ale category with 4th Dementia Old Ale
Great American Beer Festival