Brewery Terra Firma Penny Dreadful Black Ale

6.8% ABV, Draft Appearance: Black with little headAroma: Notes of coffee and roasted nuts Taste: Malty with notes of roasted coffee Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a smooth finish Penny Dreadful, brewed for Halloween and now distributed throughout the state, is a beautiful dark beer. It is a smooth black ale with a wonderfully rich coffee […]

The low-down on hops and what we’re tasting

In the first article in a three-part series on brewing ingredients, the Humulus Lupulus is where the journey begins. As it turns out, the Michigan-exclusive Huma Lupa Licious from Short’s Brewing Company is in fact, not a name created from a certain Gene Wilder movie, but a name based off the species’ botanical designation. At […]

The low-down on hops and what we're tasting

In the first article in a three-part series on brewing ingredients, the Humulus Lupulus is where the journey begins. As it turns out, the Michigan-exclusive Huma Lupa Licious from Short’s Brewing Company is in fact, not a name created from a certain Gene Wilder movie, but a name based off the species’ botanical designation. At […]

Brewery Terra Firma Karma Palace IPA

Named after a 1980s Traverse City theatrical group, this IPA is truly American. It has a soft balance of hops, which makes it an easy-to-drink IPA. It is not overly bitter, as many IPAs are, and finishes quite smooth. Karma Palace would be the perfect partner to pizza and wings, or even as an enjoyable beer at the end of a long day.

Perrin Kingdom of Tonga Vanilla Porter

Named after the group of 170 South Pacific islands, Kingdom of Tonga features a sweet vanilla flavor, accompanied with chocolate and coffee. Compared to some of Perrin’s other brews, though, this one is a touch on the dry side, and not quite as sweet.

Terra Firma combines agricultural practices with creative brews

TRAVERSE CITY — Brewery Terra Firma, which translates to Solid Earth in Latin, opened in July with a different approach to brewing. It’s the first of its kind in the state, which brings agriculture and beer together. It aims to produce as many of its ingredients on site as possible, and is utilizing many sustainable […]