OT: Good spring beer on the shelf right now?

Submitted by chuck bass on May 12th, 2018 at 7:23 PM

Nothing too difficult to find, pref. Michigan made, but not mandatory...something besides Oberon and M-43. Will sip a couple tonight and having a family cookout tomorrow. Supposed to be 68-70 degrees. Thanks!


chuck bass

May 26th, 2018 at 3:32 PM ^

I'm bumping this because Old Nation's Boss Tweed really is really fantastic (with a 9.3% ABV!). Still working my through many of the other suggestions, but Boss Tweed is a clear standout thus far.

901 P

May 12th, 2018 at 7:49 PM ^

I'd call it more of a summer beer, but when the weather is nice Two Roads Persian Lime Gose is excellent (if you like something sour and tart). It's out of Connecticut, but might be available in Michigan.


May 12th, 2018 at 8:03 PM ^

Tangerine Space Machine by New Holland. Not sure how easy it is to find outside of west MI. Otherwise I always like Perrin Grapefruit IPA for summertime.


May 12th, 2018 at 9:25 PM ^

IMO, carb counting for beer is silly. Either don't drink beer or don't worry about the carbs in it!


A regular craft beer has between 10 and 20 grams of carbs. That's practically nothing.  Light american lagers have almost zero carbs. Miller Lite has 3 g of carbs. 

Marketing has successfully convinced a lot of people that going from a dozen carbs to 2 carbs is going to make you slim or feel better

You could always drink one nice, real beer rather than several crappy low carb beers...




May 13th, 2018 at 12:38 AM ^

I always love a great weight loss story. However, I don’t always love the freaky diet fads. Just remember when that Keto diet fad dies off it will always come down to the number of calories taken in vs the number of calories burned. A pound of fat equals 3500 calories. A deficit of 500 calories per day will lose you a pound of fat per week. Don’t make it too difficult. 1g of carb equals 4 calories. 1g of fat equals 9 calories. 1g of protein equals 4 calories. Your body needs all of those. Choose wisely (healthy) and you will do great things! Yep. You can even have that occasional bowl of ice cream :-))


May 13th, 2018 at 12:42 PM ^

The keto thing is pretty easy to manage once it becomes a lifestyle. My energy levels are steadier throughout the day, I sleep better, and a lot less bloated all the time. No digestive issues anymore and overall inflammation is down (but that could be from being mindful about which omega fats I'm eating).

Downside is that my kidneys hurt if I don't hydrate like crazy. Already passed a stone on this diet.

USMC 1371

May 14th, 2018 at 8:53 AM ^

I don’t care about keto, I just like my cheap campfire Miller Lite beer in a can. I like some craft beer to but most of it is very overrated. Most of it is shit beer they throw chocolate or fruit in to hide the fact that it’s shit beer. Some breweries make great beer, most are just a modern version of Big Buck Brewery. If they charge a lot for a beer and tell people it’s a great beer, most will believe it.