New Beer Arrivals 8/15-8/19

forkintheroadBlank Slate Fork in The Road- “The first beer in Blank Slate’s “Traveling IPA” series. Autumn is a time of change and mother nature is at a fork in the road as the bright summer gives way to fall’s darker colors. This beer sits squarely at the fork where darker malts and brighter hops meet. Munich and CaraRed malts give it an amber color and bigger malt presence than a standard IPA. Generous amounts of Citra and Centennial hops remind you that it’s still an “India” style beer nonetheless.”  ABV: 6.8%.


outandaboutBlank Slate Out&About- “In Eastern Germany there is an old, nearly forgotten style of wheat beer known as Gose (pronounced “goes-uh”). Traditionally brewed with Coriander and Salt and fermented to produce a slight sourness, this beer has a tart, refreshing finish. Our version uses German “Sauermalz” and a little Caraway to go along with the Coriander and just a touch of Sea Salt. The result is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale that is just the thing when you are “out and about” on a warm day.”  ABV: 5.4%.


funkypumpkinBoulevard Funky Pumpkin- “Our entry in the very popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one, with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Brewhouse souring lends a subtle, pleasant tartness putting the “unk” in “funky.”  ABV: 5.8%.


Boulevard-Funkier-Pumpkin-2016Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin- “Never content with brewing “to style,” our brewing team’s approach to Funkier Pumpkin is far from your standard take on pumpkin spice beers. Choosing to focus on the complexity that brettanomyces can bring to a beer, Funkier Pumpkin offers subtle pumpkin flavor accented by traditional spicing in a beer that showcases the hallmark earthy/forest floor notes of our house wild yeast strain.”  ABV: 8.5%.


puffthemagiccyserVandermill Puff the Magic Cyser- “Puff the Magic Cyser is a collaborative barrel aged product between Vander Mill and New Holland Brewing Company. This cyser is fermented with Michigan wildflower honey to complete dryness and then aged in New Holland Dragon’s Milk barrels for 8 months.  The richness from the stout, and depth of the barrel flavor make this product very complex. A hint of the honey and acidity of the cider round out the profile.”  ABV: 8.5%.


DFHpunkinaleDogfish Head Punkin Ale- “A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin, brown sugar & spice.”  ABV: 7%.



Psychedelic-Cat-Grass-WebShort’s Psychedelic Cat Grass- “Psychedelic Cat Grass is a triple dry hopped American India Pale Ale first brewed for HopCat. Aromas of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit accompany the brew’s slightly hazy, pale orange color and lasting white head. A dry finish is preceded by balanced flavors of tropical fruit and bitter hops.”  ABV: 7.1%.


Key-Lime-Pie-WebShort’s Key Lime Pie- “Key Lime Pie is an Experimental Ale made with fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow fluff modeled after the popular dessert. The prominent flavors are immensely sweet, yet tart, with subtle hints of graham cracker coming through in the nose and remain on the back of the palate. Key Lime Pie won a gold medal in the Experimental Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival in both 2010 and 2014.”  ABV: 5.5%.


bellsoctoberfestBell’s Octoberfest- “Crafted as a flavorful session beer and perfect for autumn, Octoberfest spends a full six weeks fermenting.  With herbal hop aromas, this balanced amber lager focuses on lightly toasted malt that lends body without too much sweetness. Perfect for a week-long wedding celebration in Germany or the start of the Michigan autumn.”  ABV: 5.5%.


mortalcombatraidenMortal Kombat Raiden- “This amped up Imperial Saison has a blast of hops and CO2 that will hit your tongue with a bang. The aroma jumps out of the glass with its earthly and herbal notes not far behind.”


Mortal-Kombat-Scorpion-Imperial-StoutMortal Kombat Scorpion- “A unique blend for great Imperial Stout brings both fire and ice into your glass. The fiery southwest chilies and cooling Madagascar Vanilla Bean pair nicely with the exotic notes produced by our own yeast strain.”



mortalcombatsubzeroMortal Kombat Sub-Zero- “Refreshingly cooling on a warm day, an Imperial India Pale Ale that’s not all about the hops or the malt but is a whole lot of both fighting it out for your palate’s supremacy. Drink icy for more of the hops or warmer for more malt.”



We’ll see you soon!  Cheers!