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Michigan Brewing Company Celis White (365 Day 92)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Michigan Brewing Celis White

American craft beer on Wednesday evenings are tough. Wednesday is my night for basketball, I look forward to it like most people vie the end of the week. There are some problems being 41, over weight, bad knees, bad ankles, and using Wednesday night hoops as my only form of exercise: I am sore as hell!!!! I guess there is a second problem too: I can’t move on the court the way I used to. I was always slow but now the vertical jump (used to be 33″) has left me also. So now I am just a slow, fat, out of shape guy in his 40s playing hoops. Yes, you are right: it is a disgusting site.

Picking out a beer after a couple of hours of basketball usually means something light and easy drinking. Cellis White by Michigan Brewing Company spoke loudest when perusing the refrigerator for a quality American craft beer.

Cellis White is a Witbier with this beer being close to style. The beer was very clear, which according to style is off, but the aroma and taste had the wheat, Belgian yeast, orange, and spice. Definitely a refreshing and crisp beer that is easy drinking, which the low ABV (3.9%) aids. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.4

Useless Fact: Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale and S.A. Octoberfest

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

michigan brewing screamin pumpkin spiced ale

Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale by Michigan Brewing Company was the beer that I purchased before the party; proud of myself for even finding it, needless to say I was excited to try and review. I was not disappointed. Screamin’ brings back thoughts of my Mom’s pumpkin pie that I so dearly look forward to each Thanksgiving Day. Lots of nutmeg, all spice, and cinnamon spices that are not over powering but justified by the almost meaty body that seems to almost emit thoughts of pumpkin pulp. Having several of these might put you in an early Thanksgiving Day food coma, it is that good.

Boston Beer Company puts out good beers, in my opinion, that are more geared towards the masses that are thinking of trying American craft beer and/or actually believe they are enthusiasts. That said, Sam Adams doesn’t quite hit home runs for me but they do put out very drinkable, quality beers. roshe run flywire femmes Their Octoberfest is right on course. The beer was big on malt as should be expected, shooting the gambit of aromas and flavors that should be in present in an Oktoberfest beer. There was even a slight twinge of hops to offset the large amount of sweetness to the beer. I have this beer every year.

Two Beer Dudes (Rich and I) recently held our inaugural Oktoberfest party in which we had some 28 American craft beers show up for the event. Since I was the only one that was trying to review beers, I have decided to go through each beer and review on my own to be fair to the beer and the brewers. Two more beers should be up again tomorrow as I continue the trek across Oktoberfest land. Enjoy!

New Beer From a Traveling Neighbor

Monday, July 20th, 2009

My neighbor from across the way recently traveled through Pennsylvania and New Jersey for a family wedding. Of course I had to impose and give them a list of potential beers from breweries that I can’t get in the Chicagoland area. The list was brief but I was trying for some beers that were from little breweries.

Weyerbacher Brewery Company - Quad

Weyerbacher Brewery Company - Quad

After my neighbor, Miles, arrived home I eagerly awaited the ring of the doorbell that signaled the arrival of the liquid goodness he was able to score on the trip. He brought me over a six pack with Magic Hat Circus Boy (can get in the area, here is the beer review), Weyerbacher QUAD, and Michigan Brewing Celis Grand Cru (one Big Sky Summer Honey was thrown in since there were only five beers). air jordan 14 Not what I expected but I am gracious nonetheless that he took time out his family vacation to try and get me some beer. Thank you Miles.

Every story has a funny side though. This one has is tragic. As Miles was packing up the vehicle for the return trip, pushed some extra belongings from the inside of the vehicle towards the back, and, of course, pushed all the beer onto the ground. Yikes!

Now it becomes easy to see why he only came back with five beers and three of those had scratches on them from where they had bounced on the asphalt. I guess I was lucky to even get those five 🙂

What have I learned from the second friend/neighbor that has traveled looking for beer: I need to give them specific instructions if they can’t find what I am interested in, don’t bother. Enjoy!

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