Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Michigan seems to be one of the better states for American craft beer. I believe, the last time I checked, they had almost 90 breweries and brewpubs and, in spite of the economic status of the state, still climbing.
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company seems to currently have a great handle on good American craft beer. It has been very difficult to get their beers lately as, from what I have heard, very near a year since they last bottled. So, unless you have the means to get to their brewpub in Warren, Michigan you would have a hard scoring some of their fine beers.
I have had the chance, once, to visit the brew pub, but that wasn’t fulfilling enough, as there is so much more I wanted to taste. I was in luck as they bottled and released beer during their Winter Soltice held on December 22nd and 23rd. My brother-in-law was gracious enough to stop by and pick me up some bottles. As it turned out at a great cost: $7+ for 12 ounce bottles, but that is a blog for another day. He kept a few bottles for himself as I believe I have now completely converted him to American craft beer. 🙂
Raspberry Eisbock is a beer that I have heard great things about and it is highly sought after. Jim, my brother-in-law, scored me six!!! Raspberry comes through delightfully on the nose and mouth. It seemingly is the perfect balance that it doesn’t overwhelm but just pleases. Caramel is there but there is a touch of chocolate that is just perfect for this beer. It is a dessert in a bottle. The alcohol is 13.5% but you would never know it. The only shame is that it is a 6.3 ounce bottle and cost $13 but I hate to say it is worth it. Enjoy!
Aroma: 9, Taste: 10, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.3
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