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|2 weeks 5 days ago||See my other comment||
You seriously don't think any of their other beers are any good? Expedition, Third Coast, their Lagers, the more limited stuff?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Shitting on Bell's||
Man, everyone shitting on Bell's in this thread.
I think people associate Bell's with Oberon, which definitely feels generic and "macro-y", but they brew a ton of styles, and almost all are great:
Two Hearted: One of the best widely-available IPAs in the world
Expedition Stout: Maybe the best non-adjunct imperial stout made in MI, and one of the best-aging beers in the world.
Black Note: World class BBA stout
Uranus: By far the best Black IPA I've ever had.
Saturn: Cheapest BBA Barleywine I've ever bought, and it was great to boot
Mars: I don't typically like malt-forward IPAs, but this blew me away.
Jupiter: Great exapmle of a rare style (imperial brown)
Hopslam: Not my thing, but widely regarded as a world class DIPA
Hopsoulution: Not well known, but one of my favorite MI DIPAs
Third Coast Old Ale: Great, vintageable barleywine
Batch X Series: Many of these are legendary in the community
And they do styles that many other breweries won't even touch:
Wild One: A great wild ale
Lager of the Lakes/QFalls/Third Coast Beer/Consecrator: Great stable of lagers, most craft breweries don't even make lagers.
Intangibles: 1) They have one of the best bottle-dating formats in the industry (seriously Founder's, get it together here) 2) they are one of the only breweries to stick almost exclusively to 6pks, which usually provide the best value, 3) They always have a ton of interesting offerings in the brewpub, which is more than I can say for many MI brewers
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"Oregon beats M, and it's a blowout"?||
Oregon certainly beats us on sheer number of craft breweries, and probably has better "little" guys, but it's definitely pretty close in terms of overall quality, and Michigan probably distributes more good beer to other states than Oregon.
As for some data, beer rating sites obviously have their flaws, but check the Top X lists on whatever site you choose (BA, RB, etc.) - Michigan is far better-represented than Oregon, and that's not nothing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bell's?||
For my money it's probably the best "big" craft brewery in the country. They do pretty much every style well.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah. I'm on board with the||
Yeah. I'm on board with the "down by 15, go for two after your first TD so you know what you need" thing, but I don't really see what getting within 6 accomplishes, as we were never gonna have time for two field goals.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Or Habanero.It'll grow some||
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||I'll be there||
I've been reading this blog daily for about 10 years now (over a third of my life!), and this will by my first ever MGoEvent. Excited to finally meet some of you bums.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't mind it, though I'd||
I don't mind it, though I'd have to see it on a human before I'm sure. I certainly like the sentiment.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Pumpkin beers man...woof. I||
Pumpkin beers man...woof.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Wrong thread, please delete.||
Wrong thread, please delete.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Ha, I lived in the room next||
Ha, I lived in the room next door to that exact lounge, though there was no TV there in 2006. Just a piano that people would use to wake me up way too early on weekends.
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||I'd like to think precedent||
I'd like to think precedent mattered, but I'm not sure it does in the kangaroo courts the NFL seems to be running.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, this guy sounds like a||
Yeah, this guy sounds like a terrible father.
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||In London, I really enjoyed||
In London, I really enjoyed Great Queen St for dinner and Pimlico Fresh for breakfast.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I personally just think their||
I personally just think their stuff looks better. I anecdotally think it's higher quality. It's nothing more than that, and I think many people on this site agree with that.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Wait, I like these except I||
Wait, I like these except I don't understand the last one. Why is a wink better than a nod? Seems less subtle, not more.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully at least 1 of them||
Hopefully at least 1 of them turns out to be great. Ann Arbor is still lacking a great microbrewery other than JP and they're a little niche, and even then I wouldn't put any of their beers in the Top ~3 I've had even in the styles they specialize in.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Sure, but that's two bars,||
Sure, but that's two bars, and they'll each have a single Kuhnhenn beer on tap, and even then only half the time. A2 is not exactly awash in Kuhnhenn.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Not like we see a ton of||
Not like we see a ton of Kuhnhenn on tap around here though.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Khaleesi||
I think she is still technically Khaleesi, as she still has a "khalasar", albeit a small one.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||They Looked, but they did not||
They Looked, but they did not have the wisdom to See.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||You think Ansah was a wasted||
You think Ansah was a wasted pick? Lions got him at #5, I believe in Grantland's 2013 "re-draft" a few months back they had him at #2.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like selection bias.||
Sounds like selection bias. For every year where a "new logo" team wins a title there are probably 20 where they don't.
|26 weeks 16 hours ago||Saugatuck and Arcadia on||
Saugatuck and Arcadia on here, but not Kuhnhenn? Them's fighting words.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||Yeah, Four Peaks even||
Yeah, Four Peaks even sniffing the Finals is dumb. Beer rating sites are far from perfect, but they're very useful as a sort of smell test. Anyway, I just checked, and my smell test says Four Peaks is a solid but far from special brewery. Basically they're Arbor Brewing. And Arbor Brewing sure as shit doesn't deserve to be named "best brewery" of really anything outside of the city of Ypsilanti.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Even then, the||
Agreed. Even then, the attendees usually don't cause much trouble, other than maybe some unpleasant odors (and I don't mean the weed.)
|27 weeks 17 hours ago||Well said||
Very well said.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||True, though this screenshot||
True, though this screenshot is from Raw.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Why do you get to decide what||
Why do you get to decide what defines Bell's brand? And I'd hardly call this "bullying" by Bell's. Innovation are the ones who filed for the trademark, and objections like this are a standard part of that process, especially when dealing with a mark as generic as "Innovation Brewing".
|28 weeks 2 days ago||There is absolutely merit.||
There is absolutely merit. This is just Bell's filing an objection to Innovation Brewing's trademark application, and yes, it is done in part to preempt the possibility of them being sued down the road.