Entries by MittenBrew

Founders Porter

6.5% ABV, Draft Appearance: Black with a medium tan head. Aroma: Some coffee and roasted nut. Taste: Rich coffee flavor. Vanilla and nut, along with some subtle smoke. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Roasted nut and coffee is the name of the game here — Founders Porter combines well-balanced flavors that work together to make one of […]

The Livery Bier Munro

6% ABV, Draft Appearance: Reddish-orange with a medium head. Aroma: Pretty bitter. Taste: Hoppy, but smooth. Not overpowering for an IPA — only slightly bitter. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with decent carbonation. The Livery’s Bier Munro is a great beginner IPA — it has a slight bitterness that introduces you to one of the main components […]

New Holland takes home bronze in Chicago

CHICAGO — New Holland Brewing Company was awarded a bronze medal for its entry into the 2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. The brew, Charkoota Rye, took third in the Strong/Double/Imperial Dark Beer category, which had a total of 24 entries. New Holland was the only Michigan brewery to be awarded at the event. Charkoota Rye, […]

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Belgian black IPA takes top honors at Bell’s homebrew competition

KALAMAZOO — Nick Rodammer took first place in Bell’s 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition, announced Sunday during All Stouts Day. Rodammer’s recipe, a Belgian black IPA, will be brewed with Specialty Brewer Zeke Bogan at Bell’s original Kalamazoo brewery, and will then go on tap at the adjacent Eccentric Cafe. This is the same brewery where […]

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Belgian black IPA takes top honors at Bell's homebrew competition

KALAMAZOO — Nick Rodammer took first place in Bell’s 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition, announced Sunday during All Stouts Day. Rodammer’s recipe, a Belgian black IPA, will be brewed with Specialty Brewer Zeke Bogan at Bell’s original Kalamazoo brewery, and will then go on tap at the adjacent Eccentric Cafe. This is the same brewery where […]

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All Stouts Day lineup announced

KALAMAZOO — The fourth annual Bell’s All Stouts Day is set to take place starting at noon on Sunday at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. The event will feature 17 different stouts — including four that are barrel-aged — as well as food companions. The lineup is as follows: Kalamazoo Stout Special Double Cream Stout Java Stout […]

Frankenmuth reveals 150th anniversary plans

Frankenmuth Brewery is celebrating 150 years of brewing with a special beer, the Frankenmuth Dark Lager. The beer was originally brewed in the 1940s, and the recipe for the new batch will be the same. Each bottle will also include a portion of the 70-year-old original batch. The brewery will only make 1862 bottles, the […]

Michigan Beer Cellar owner looking to leave business

SPARTA — Citing health issues, Michigan Beer Cellar owner Dan Humphrey is looking to leave the business he started two years ago. In an MLive article, Humphrey says, “I’ve got some health issues and it’s getting to be too much for my wife and I. I’ve been working probably 16 hours a day for three […]