New Beer: Founder’s Dark Penance

From Founder’s: Dark Penance starts with a heavy malt foundation of crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge (100 IBUs huge), but balanced by the malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine—most everything … [ Read more]

Michigan Takes the Lead (Again) with Package of New, Beer-Friendly Laws

Michigan’s governor just signed a package of groundbreaking laws that could jump-start his state’s already booming craft beer industry. Minnesota, are you listening? By Brian Martucci Minnesota has plenty to boast about, but the state’s beer lovers have been looking east—beyond the Badger State (sorry, Wisconsin)—with a tinge of envy. On just about every conceivable … [ Read more]