Barrel Aged Barley-wine

“Too much going on to understand.”  That’s about all I could manage to write about my first pint of this barrel aged Katastrophic Humiliation.  I didn’t think it could get better; this was outstanding.  All the barley-wine characteristics are present - caramel, dark fruit, alcohol -  and enhanced by bourbon.

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Beer Review: Dankwood

Brewery:  Founders Brewing ABV:  12.2% Style:  Imperial Red IPA Serving:  Bottle Bottled Roger Rating:  88% Begin At the Beginning (Aroma) Resin.  Pine.  Right at bottle opening there is a spritz of whiskey.  Vanilla after the resin fades. And Go On (Appearance) Towards the red spectrum (really??).  The head looks like a foam mesa.  Maybe a…

Beer Review: Backwoods Bastard

Brewery:  Founder Brewing, Michigan ABV:  11% Style:  Scotch Ale, Aged in Bourbon Barrels Serving:  Bottle Bottled Roger Rating:  90% Begin At the Beginning (Aroma) Chocolate, dark, kind of dry. And Go On (Appearance) Light brown & orange, like a lightweight oil or a dark tea.  Luminescent red in direct sunlight.  Thin ivory head. Till You…

Beers for the Week

Since this week will see the publication of sundry posts regarding German wheat beers, I recommend finding one.  And drinking it. Here are some you can find locally: Wheatever. A weissbier, home brew, in bottles at my house. Should be ready in a week. K-Town Weiss. A kristall weizen available at Black Bridge Brewery. I…

The Barrels

The barrels are on cradles in a back corner of Black Bridge Brewery by the roll up door leading to the patio.  One looks charred and beaten, the other is oakishly white and new-ish.  Both contain beers - as you would expect in a brewery.  The weathered barrel is a from a 10 year old…