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[MADE] Brew of the Week

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As promised, week in and week out we discover and try new beers and bring them to you. Some…not so great. It’s others that leave you wanting every last drop that we feature. Save the troubles of spending cash and drinking something you wish you hadn’t by taking a little bit of our advice and try a few of the featured brews.

After that quick rant, lets get down to business. This weeks Brew of The Week, is Boulevard Brewery’s limited Imperial Stout. Sitting at a complex 11% ABV, Boulevard brings us one delicious, yet heavy brew. Poured into a smaller 10 oz glass, the Imperial Stout sat with some nice head before being able to drink it. The first initial taste, comes off as a raisiny plum taste, backed by chocolate and caramel characters. It is afterwords, you feel the warm booziness filling fill up your gut. At $10.99 a bottle, your drunk, and it is 100% worth it.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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Our Midwest friends over in Michigan have some great breweries, who can compete with the best. One of the more well known breweries (outside of Bell’s), is Atwater brewery. Atwater brewery has a variety of brews, which range from stouts, IPA’s, to wheat beers. This week, we came across a hell of a deal on this double IPA, and now we’re featuring it.

Atwater’s DIPA, is an all around solid beer. Sitting just over 8% ABV, this double is insanely balanced. The brew pours a deep golden color with little to no head. Upfront, the hops are quite noticeable, as they should be in a DIPA. The brew then has a strong flavor of caramel malts that linger. Some might say the maltinesss is over the top, but it really masks the strong alcohol in this one. Overall, it is a solid DIPA, and it is definitely worth a try.

Don’t be fooled by this innocent bear, because this imperial stout is FIERCE. Just the other day this bad bear from Brazil arrived in our hands and lets just say it was one to remember.

The brew itself pours darker than the night sky with a nicely tanned head (sort of like the bear). The beer had a very unique aroma backed by a sweet smell, then followed by a little booziness; knew I was in for a treat.

As follows, the brew tastes initially bitter then sweet, closing with a warm boozy feeling. Overall, it is an excellent beer. Who would have known that they can brew a good beer in Brazil???

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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I am not sure why it has taken this long to try the beloved Deschutes Hop in The Dark. The American Black Ale is absolutely a must buy, and I hope that if you come across a bottle, purchase it.

This American Black Ale hits nearly every part of palate, as it is full of flavor. The beer itself sits at a nice 6.8% Alcohol by Vol, making for a medium body overall. Each sip serves the tongue with a mixture of fruits, citrus, chocolate and piney hop notes, giving it a bit of a surprising experience (but great). Cascade hops happen to be one of my personal favorites, and this could be why this one sits so well.

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Oscura, is made from Wisconsin’s Furthermore Brewing Co. This beer and brewery are rather unique in general. Just a few days ago I picked up a single with the hopes of a coffee stout, but man was I way off.

The beer itself is brewed as a California Common/Steam beer. For those who don’t know, it is simply a American style lager which is often brewed with a specific lager yeast made for warmer temps. So, you can easily see why I was thrown off by assuming this coffee “lager” was a stout, because this is very uncommon. The overall texture and taste comes off like a normal brew, but yet finishes with a decently strong coffee flavor, which overrides much of the hop/malt flavors. This coffee lager is a one of a kind, and is done absolutely perfect. Keep your eyes open for a six pack, this brew is delicious.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

Don’t be fooled by this innocent bear, because this imperial stout is FIERCE. Just the other day this bad bear from Brazil arrived in our hands and lets just say it was one to remember.

The brew itself pours darker than the night sky with a nicely tanned head (sort of like the bear).    The beer had a very unique aroma backed by a sweet smell, then followed by a little boozyness– I knew I was in for a treat.

As follows, the brew tastes initially bitter then sweet, closing with a warm boozy feel. Overall, it is an excellent beer. Also, who would have known that they can brew a good beer in Brazil???

The Brash Brewing Company is out of MA., and continuously finding its way to the midwest. While it is only found in a bomber, the brew is rather affordable, but most importantly it’s delicious.

This American IPA is true to its name. There is a decent amount of hoppiness to the brew, but yet not too hoppy. The hops that were chosen make for a fruity/citrus taste to the brew, some might even say piney. The beer has a medium body to it, making it a solid drinkable beer at 7% ABV.