Justin Riopelle of Detroit Beer Co.

November 17, 2015
Drink My Brewcast brings you an action packed episode starring Los Bob, Shauny Boy, Moranimal, and The Wolf! 
This episode is made possible due the support of North Peaking Brewing Company in beautiful downtown Traverse City. North Peak has just released it's Festivus Ale appropriately named Blitzen. Blitzen has a complex malt characteristic and Michigan Chinook and Cascade hops. The Rye malt provides a crisp spiciness for a well-balanced, rich Festivus Ale. 
We start of the show giving Los Bob a few jabs about his Green Bay Packers losing to the Lions at Lambeu Field for the first time since 1991. Shauny boy takes a hard fall on a bike ride with his wife, and gets the biz from his mechanic. 
The crew dives into the Brew for the Crew, which is made possible and always on tap down at 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City. The Brew for the Crew this week is the Lagunitas Gravenstine, which is an Apple-esque beer. We recommend you check out this beer on the info on the Lagunitas website because we have yet to figure this one out. It has been called an IPA by many and we've never heard the term Apple-esque before...oh well. 
We have a great opportunity to talk to Justin Riopelle who worked his way up from assistant brewer to head brewmaster at Detroit Beer Company. Justin is a Michigan State grad, who's brewing some great beer down at Detroit Beer Co, which is located off of Broadway right down the block from Comerica Park, and Ford Field. If you're in the Detroit area make sure you stop into Detroit Beer Company and try a few craft beers. 



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