Episode 190 – The MI Show

We’ve been smitten with The Mitten for as long as we’ve loved beer, because Michigan just might be the best beer state in the Midwest. We stick to the western coast of MI as Craig gathered four interviews and five beers for this 11th stop in our ongoing State Show series. You’ll hear from John Lustina from Beer Church about how sometimes a good concept needs to be rushed; David Coyle from Arclight on their hopes for Chicago distribution; David Cockell from Watermark on how his biochemistry degree helps him keep yeast happy; and Mitch Ermatinger from Speciation on deriving character from patience. We also do our best to review these beers before Ryan succumbs to death by heartburn and before the new Pudgy Craig gets audibly winded. There’s also talk of communion wafer smells, cheesecake love, and an update on Ryan’s brewery concept. If you seek a pleasant state show, listen about you.

ABV Chicago Episode 190 – The MI Show

Beers Reviewed

Beer Church Brewing – Crooked Cross (Cream Ale)

Arclight Brewing – Soursmith Strawberry (Sour Ale aged w/ strawberries)

Watermark Brewing – Wild Vibes (Sour Imperial Stout)

Speciation Artisan Ales – Incipient (Tequila barrel-aged American Wild Ale w/ blood orange, guava, limes, and salt)

Perrin Brewing – No Rules Vietnamese Porter (Imperial Porter aged in bourbon barrels w/ coconut and turbinado sugar)

Interview Segments

Beer Church’s John Lustina (00:09:08 – 00:23:37)

Arclight’s David Coyle (00:30:46 – 00:38:00)

Watermark’s David Cockell (00:47:16 – 00:57:00)

Speciation’s Mitch Ermatinger (01:10:38 – 01:23:23)

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