‘Merican Craft Beer Week in Ann Arbor-Ypsi

It’s our duty as beer-lovin’ Americans to celebrate American Craft Beer Week, dammit! Here are a few suggestions of how to gitter done in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area:

– Ashley’s is participating in the nationwide Coast to Coast Toast featuring Sierra Nevada brews, 6PM on May 16th.

– Craft Beer Tour 2013: Interested participants can pick up “beer passports” at any of the following establishments. Upon purchasing your first discounted MI beer at any of these locations, a passport sticker will be handed out. At week’s end, snap a pic of your stickered-up passport and email to craftbeertour@cornerbrewery.com for the chance to win a prize!

Arbor Brewing
Bill’s Beer Garden
Cafe Ollie
Corner Brewery
Wolverine Brewing
The Wurst Bar

There Ain’t No Cure For The Summertime Brews…or is there?

Sacred Cow IPA

As summer quickly approaches, perhaps you’ve noticed that pretty much every beer brewer in existence has already inundated the market with their seasonal offering, which is typically a wheat-style ale paired with a wedge of citrus fruit (Pretty sure I even saw a Pabst Summer Wheat on shelves but perhaps i’m mistaken…).

Some of these beers are really quite good – in fact, I can think of several from craft brewers in our beloved mitten state and surrounding areas that are definite home runs. However there are also some on the market that are…well…i’ll just come out and say it: They’re terrible.

I enjoy the occasional summer ale this time of year, however it has more to do with availability than the onset of warmer weather. In fact, if it’s hot, i’ll take a cold IPA or perhaps a Kolsch.

Maybe i’m the oddball, but on a warm summer afternoon, my brain skips over wheat and demands hops instead. And lucky for me, these options are plentiful this time of year as well.

Livin’ In The Goondocks: A KBS Love Story


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