Arbor Brewing Company: Velvet Hammer Release 2013

Alright, so a little over 3 weeks late but definitely worth talking about. Arbor Brewing Company was one of the first breweries in Michigan to make a sour beer. Their main pub, the Corner Brewery, is located in Ypsilanti, MI where it is nestled in some woods and houses a very nice beer garden. It’s a great atmosphere to go hang out with friends, play some card/board games (bring your own or use the ones there), and drink some delicious beers.
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Snow returns!

Snowy Drive In

So I woke up yesterday to a snow-filled wonderland. Well not quite that, but I was determined to not have any ice form on my driveway. So despite the only half inch of snow on my walkways, I shoveled them before I went to work. Up until about 0.5 miles from my workplace it was clear, but it looked foggy up ahead. Then I hit a wall of snow. It was awesome how it wasn’t snowing on one side of the “wall” and then it was coming down like crazy on the other side. It reminded me of a game cube from the show Reboot.

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Hiatus is Over!

Hello everyone! It’s been a month-long Hiatus, maybe longer… but it’s over now! The last post I had being my 100th post seemed to be a good place to take a short unplanned break. Moved out of the apartment, wrapping things up with school and such. Life returning to normalcy. That means I can get […]

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Pitmaster’s Dinner at Lockhart’s BBQ

I’m rushing to get all these “special event” food posts out before they’re past their prime and the world forgets that it even happened. Especially late will be the Blue Point Tap Takeover at Ashley’s Westland post, which happened about 2 or 3 weeks ago – C’est La Vie.

John contacted me about 2 weeks ago about a Pitmaster’s Dinner in Royal Oak at Lockhart’s BBQ that was featuring Arcadia Ales. At first I was a little hesitant to attend, but I eventually gave in to the promise of great food, great beer, and great company – I am so glad that I did. The dinner was $50.00 a person but it was well worth it, and I even have some leftovers that I will devour tonight for dinner. The dinner was 4 courses each with a pairing of beer. Arcadia’s beers tend to be extremely bold and flavorful, and the ones that were picked also were fairly high in alcohol content. Lockhart’s  has these dinners about once every 6-8 weeks and each one is given a theme. The selection of meat for the dishes for this particular occasion was shank. Even as we first arrived I knew we were going to have a great meal.

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