Beer Arrival List for Friday 02/05/16

The Weekly Beer Update!


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Sierra Nevada Otra Vez (6-pack bottles)
On our search for the perfect warm weather beer, we wanted something light bodied and thirst quenching, yet filled with complex and interesting flavors. We stumbled across the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, native to California. This tangy fruit is a great complement to the tart and refreshing traditional gose style beer. Otra Vez combines prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a refreshing beer that will have you calling for round after round. Otra Vez!
Beer Advocate score 86 points.

Crankers Aphrodisiac (22 oz. bottles)
Chocolate Pomegranate Imperial Stout called Aphrodisiac (8.4%). This beer features rich chocolate notes with pomegranate backing it up. It is brewed with lactose to create a full rich body.

Beer Advocate score not available.

Odd Side Fight Milk 
(6-pack bottles)

8% alcohol. Imperial milk stout. That's all we know.
Beer Advocate score not available. 

Atwater Cash for Gold (6-pack bottles)
This Dortmunder is as good as gold, maybe better. Pawn shops are a dime a dozen in the city of Detroit, but this lager sets its self apart from the craft masses. 

Beer Advocate score not available.

Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale (6-pack bottles)
Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Café. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.
Beer Advocate score 85 points.

Petoskey Brewing Horney Monk  (4-pack cans)
A deep reddish, malty, and complex Belgian style ale. Six different types of malted barley, Belgian candied syrup and Belgian yeast are combined to produce a very smooth, complex and slightly sweet ale.
Beer Advocate score not available.

Right Brain Fire Starter
 (22 oz. bottles)
A deep bodied and roasty porter with strong smoky notes and a mild spicy finish. Flavor profile very similar to that of traditional Mexican Mole' sauces.
Beer Advocate score 86 points.

Stone Delicious IPA (6-pack bottles)
While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. The result is an intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to present to hopheads everywhere.
Beer Advocate score 88 points.

Dark Horse Rain in Blood (6-pack bottles)
Our tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman and the greatest band of all time, Slayer. This pale ale is brewed with fresh blood oranges and blood orange juice that is hand squeezed at the brewery. It should be enjoyed fresh and paired with delicious heavy metal. SLAYER!
Beer Advocate score 81 points.

Schmohz Kiss My Scottish Arse
 (6-pack bottles)
In the spirit of Chas' Great Uncle McGlean, this Great Ale will not only lift your kilt, but raise ye spirit to an attitude of mighty altitude. Presented with the best of malts, grains and the select hops, it will not be for the faint of pint raisers.
Bring your bonnie lass and hold on!
Beer Advocate score not available.

Schmohz John T. Pilsner (6-pack bottles)
Fermented cold and slow for over four months to provide the old world taste of a set in its way beer. Very refreshing and definitely different.
Beer Advocate score not available.

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 01/29/16

The Weekly Beer Update!

Short's Love Knife 
(6-pack bottles)
Love Knife is a brownish red Belgian Amber Ale that explodes with aromas of strawberry, banana, and nectarine. Malt sweetness is quite low, allowing for the fruit flavors to be apparent throughout the beer. One day while looking over popular Belgian beer styles, Tony noted that there were not a lot of Belgian Amber Ales. Therefore, he decided to create a recipe with a malt bill that loosely resembled a typical Amber Ale found in the states. By adding Belgian yeast and American hop varieties, Tony created a uniquely new and different hybridized style.
Beer Advocate score not available. 

Rogue Double Chocolate Stout 
(750 ml bottles)
Double Chocolate Stout is an evolution of Rogue Chocolate Stout, which is flavored with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate. The winner of three World Beer Championships Gold Medals. Pair with beef... and dessert.

Perfect for your craft beer loving Valentine!
Beer Advocate score 93 points.

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown
(6-pack bottles)
Our malty and rich beer with a snappy hop finish truly defies style…Imperial Mild?...Uber ESB?... We do know for sure that it is Unforgiven and Unrepentant.
Beer Advocate score 90 points.

Arbor Brewing Company Espresso Love (6-pack bottles)
Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Café contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet creamy maltiness. Coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness.Brewed with 100% fair-trade coffee from the Ugly Mug Café and Roastery in Ypsilanti, MI. Pairs well with desserts, especially dark chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake.
Beer Advocate score 74 points.

Old Nation Sanders Chocolate Stout
(6-pack bottles)
A smooth cream stout with a chocolate finish.
Beer Advocate score 80 points.

Bell's Hopslam (6-pack cans)
Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
Beer Advocate score 99 points!

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 01/08/16

The Weekly Beer Update!

Oddside Hop Gobbler
 (6-pack bottles)
The hop fairies have taken charge on this extra pale ale. A well balanced ale with loads of flavorful hops. 
Beer Advocate score 85 points.

Short's Twisted Cane
 (6-pack bottles)
Twisted Cain is an American Black Ale that pours black in color with red hues passing through the edges of the glass, topped with a creamy off-white head. This medium bodied brew leads with a pleasant roasted aroma, before a sweet dark fruitiness, that ends in slightly bitter and dry finish.
Beer Advocate score not available.

Ballast Point Sea Monster (22 oz. bombers)
Our Sea Monster Imperial Stout explores the darkest reaches of the traditional oatmeal stout. This bold, rich brew first lures you in with roasted coffee notes, then grabs hold with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant. Backed with a perfect hop balance, you’ll soon discover this is one monster of mythic proportions.
Beer Advocate score 89 points.

Founder's Imperial Stout (4-pack bottles)
Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.
Beer Advocate score 96 points!

Arcadia Hop Rocket (4-pack bottles)
This Imperial IPA has an assertive aroma of sticky, resinous Summit hops. A complex flavor profile includes notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, and spruce. Though the flavor focus is on hops, a trio of malts provides a balance to the beer, creating a delicious level of palatability. Hints of caramel, toffee and freshly-baked biscuits are also apparent in the flavor profile.
Beer Advocate score 86 points.

Arcadia Porter Rico (6-pack bottles)
Take a trip to the lost island of Porter Rico, where the cacao and coconut live in harmony and frolic the sandy shores. Our island getaway takes the form of a dark, chocolatey beer, with a balancing sweetness, medium body, and lingering mouthfeel. Intense toasted coconut rides the trade winds for a truly exotic, yet comfortingly familiar pint.
Beer Advocate score not available.

Arcadia Shipwreck Porter
 (12 oz. bottles)
The Baltic-style porter has a robust malt character and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Aged for 12 months in 10-year-old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels, this alluring dark liquid features appealing undertones of vanilla, oak, cocoa and coffee. The aging occurs in abandoned mines in Michigan, at a constant temperature of 45F.
Beer Advocate score 92 points!


Beer Arrival List for Friday 12/18/15

The Weekly Beer Update!


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Ballast Point Sculpin (6-pack bottles)
A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots. Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.
Beer Advocate 97 points.


Old Nation Two Crow Stout (6-pack bottles)
I passed two crows on a branch in a field, still and calm.  They seemed natural and out of place, all at once.  Two Crow Black Sugar Stout is like that; black as night with something hard to define in its’ nature.  Dark Malts, noble hops and two kinds of house caramelized MI beet sugars combine to create a beautifully balanced high gravity stout. Strong stout with caramelized Michigan sugar. Not overly sweet or heavy for the ABV.
Beer Advocate score not available.


Old Nation Detroit Dwarf (6-pack bottles)
Inspired by the legendary “Nain Rouge”(French for Red Dwarf), our signature beer is full in flavor while remaining very balanced and crisp. It is our pride and pleasure to provide you with one of the finest Alt beers brewed in the United States. Alt beer (N. German ale: Dusseldorf). Amber ale fermented at lager temp. 4 time GABF Medal winner. World Beer Cup Silver Medal.
Beer Advocate score not available.

Stochasticity Project Grainiac (22 oz. bottles)
This hoppy, deep amber-hued beer was created to shine a light on rare, unexplored grains seldom used in the brewing world. In addition to barley, wheat, rye and triticale, we added malted millet and malted buckwheat to bring the total unique grain count to nine. The earthy, nutty notes of granola found in this experimental multigrain malt bomb are complemented by the citrusy, piney flavors of four classic American hops. We dry-hopped the beer with Cascade and Centennial hops at the end, adding more citrus notes and rounding out the grain bill’s rich, bready character. This beer had its share of controversy inside Stone. 

Beer Advocate score 87 points.


Short's Brewing The Liberator (6-pack bottles)
The Liberator was made as a 30th birthday gift to Joe Short. As a double IPA, this beast employs a sizable malt bill, but it is the crazy amount of hops added to the boil every 4 minutes, for 120 minutes, that really make this beer special. Fruity, floral, and piney hop flavors penetrate throughout the caramelized malt profile. The Liberator is a well-balanced, full bodied brew that has a bitter finish due to the post fermentation addition of lemon and orange zest. The original batch brewed on the Bellaire system had 42lbs of hops in it, compared to Huma, which has around 20lbs of hops per batch. Today’s Elk Rapids batches have up to 138lbs of hops. The name, The Liberator, came from Joe’s name for the Short’s employees who carry out our company’s mission statement as “Beer Liberators”, freeing the masses from their misconceptions surrounding beer.
Beer Advocate score 89 points.


North Peak Diabolical IPA (6-pack bottles)
North Peak Diabolical IPA has hops from nose to tail. This IPA is unfiltered and dry-hopped with Michigan grown Chinook and Cascade hops. It has a smooth malt character and citrus pine aroma.
Beer Advocate score 82 points.


Brewery Vivant Wizard Burial Ground
 (4-pack cans)

Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel (10.4% abv) Brewed once a year, this special quadrupel is aged in freshly drained bourbon barrels and disappears into the shadows for a full year of cellaring. This year's brew becomes next year's release. We've been wood-aging beers and experimenting with wild fermentation since we opened in 2010.  This beer will age gracefully when cellared appropriately (50°F and below). The alcohol content of the quad pulls the bourbon, vanilla, and charred oak character out of the barrel and melds it all together with the caramel richness already present. This is a beer to be shared. Gather with friends, a fire, and enjoy. Great with: blue cheese stuffed dates, wrapped in bacon with a balsalmic glaze. Go big or go home. Cheers!
Beer Advocate score 90 points.
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Brewery Vivant PlowHorse (4-pack cans)
Belgian Style Imperial Stout (9.8% abv) The famous Belgian heavy plow horse descends from medieval war horses that carried armored knights into battle. Eventually they became common work horses for family farms. Great strength and mellow temperament made them ideal for tilling heavy soil. This seemed a fitting name for one of our biggest beers we release. The recipe calls for much dark-roasted grain that they literally spill out the top of the tank on brew day. This work horse is a hefty warming stout. Full bodied, with a roasty, dark malty nose along side sweet Belgian esters, PlowHorse balances body, booze, and aroma for a delicious treat during the cold winter months. Great with:  Roquefort or other blue cheese, aged sharp cheddar. Grilled steak. Perfectly matched with a generous slice of dark chocolate cake, too.
Beer Advocate score 86 points.

Dark Horse Flagship Variety Pack (12-pack bottles)
A flavor-packed variety box composed of Crooked Tree IPA, Boffo Brown Ale, Raspberry Ale, and more! This will make a lovely gift for Michigan craft beer lovers!


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Beer Arrival List for Friday 11/20/15


The Weekly Beer Update!

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Short's Queen Bee (6-pack bottles)
Queen Bee is an Imperial Amber Ale full of sweet fruity aromas from the skillful blending of malt, hops, and floral northern Michigan Star Thistle honey.  Crystal clear and bright in appearance, this beer is rich and full of flavors of honey and malt, which create a wonderful balance and a flavor reminiscent of hard candy.  Generous hop additions add to a perfectly timed dry and warming finish.

Beer Advocate score not available.

Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout 
(4-pack bottles)
This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon "Russian Imperial Stout" became the toast of the Russian aristocracy. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and months of aging. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.
Beer Advocate 93 points.

Bell's Special Double Cream Stout (6-pack bottles)
Special Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Special Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt.

Beer Advocate score 89 points.
Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
(4-pack bottles)
The fifth and final beer in our stout series. Our Russian Imperial Stout is pitch black in color with a faint tan head that immediately identifies this beer as BIG. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and roast also make it even bigger. Roasted coffee and fruity chocolate notes are just the beginning of this beers complex flavor. You have the right to enjoy or remain silent (ha, ha!) Check out this 

Beer Advocate 94 points.

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