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Old 09-24-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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What are some beers that I need to try while up in MI. Going up there this weekend for a wedding and wanted to bring some goods back. Seems like I have heard good things about Bell's beers. What else is there to try.

 
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Of Bell's brews I'd say that Two Hearted IPA, Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon, and their Pale ale are *must* tries - all are very good brews imo.

I can't speak to other breweries in MI, but you should be able to pickup some GLBC (Dortmunder Gold, Nosferatu, Edmund Fitzgerald, Holy Moses) and Thirsty Dog (Old Leghumper, Hoppus Maximus, Balto) brews while you're close to Ohio.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:47 PM   #4
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Cool thanks guys, bought a 6 pack of the Edmund Fitzgerald last time I was in town, pretty decent beer. Ill have to see what I can find of those listed.

 
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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Final Absolution from Dragomead is a must-drink for sure.

I'm also really fond of the Sacred Cow IPA at Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor -- it's ok in bottles, but the cask-conditioned hand pumped version in the brewpub is outstanding IMHO.

I also want to echo the vote for Oberon and Two Hearted from Bell's as must try beers.

 
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:42 PM   #6
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I'll second Arbor Brewing company. The Sacred Cow IPA and the Olde #22 Alt are two of my favorites.

I don't care much for Bell's Oberon (it's the college micro of choice) but they make some good stouts, with the Expedition Stout and Coffee Stout being my favorites there.

New Holland makes good beers all around.

And Great Lakes Brewing isn't a MI beer, it's from Cleveland, OH (but I do enjoy their Pale Ale all the same)
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:09 AM   #7
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I would second the Dragonmead Brewery recommendation - I wish they had bottled stuff up this far.

Founders Breakfast Stout if you are able to find it. (Seasonal)

Michigan Brewing Company's Celis White.

Shorts Brewery (hip-hip for the local guy) makes some good stuff. If you can find it, try the Huma Lupa Licious; its a stellar IPA.

Other than that, my mind is kinda mush today.

Cheers!

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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Cool thanks for the suggestions. Hope I have time to hit up a pub or two.

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:54 AM   #9
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I'd echo the recommendation for New Holland (from Holland, MI, my old stomping grounds). Off hand I recall they have a good wit beer, very hoppy pale ale, a good stout among others. If you're in Holland their brewpub has all of these on tap plus specialty beers.

Bell's, of course, is well known. Their Octoberfest is very very good and available now.

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Old 09-25-2007, 04:17 AM   #10
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Dark Horsehas some good ones thier IPA is great, Dragon Mead is also good. You might have a hard time finding Oberon, where in Mich are you going? We might be able to tell you some good places to get a drink, if you have time.

 
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