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    Jolly Pumpkin

    Made a stop at the Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor on the way out to the Lumber Jack 100 this year. I'd highly recommend if you're in the area or passing thru to check it out. Great artisan beers and the food was off the charts.



    http://www.jollypumpkin.com/

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    Great place, and great beers!
    Their Baudelaire Series iO Saison is one of my favorite American brewed farmhouse ales.
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    Indeed!

    Hard not to visit J P less than a couple times a week. Just so freakin good on all counts (well except maybe service sometimes, haha).

    I love blowing newb's minds with their sourest brews. YUM.

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    Yeah, was really digging the Sour they have currently..."Spring Sour." Very much like their La Roja.

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    JP is such an underrated brewery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justalittlepup View Post
    Yeah, was really digging the Sour they have currently..."Spring Sour." Very much like their La Roja.
    I think it is composed of around half Roja (it's a blended ale, not a stand alone creation). So that makes a lot of sense. However I did a back to back taste test and the spring sour made the Roja seem pretty tame (but still oh so delicious).

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    I'll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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    Well hopefully they still have it on tap, as it was/is seasonal!

    Who is going to the BEER FESTIVAL this weekend in Ypsilanti ?!?

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    I think I like sours, have to check the punkin out

    Quote Originally Posted by deezler View Post
    Indeed!

    Hard not to visit J P less than a couple times a week. Just so freakin good on all counts (well except maybe service sometimes, haha).

    I love blowing newb's minds with their sourest brews. YUM.
    I've only had one sour beer but I loved it. My son is trying to drag me to see his band play today in AA tonight, I think at the AA Art Fair. Going to the JP could be enough to tip the scales in that direction.

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    Had a wonderful and leisurely meal there two Saturdays ago. Our table was the only hearty group bold enough to sit out a breif downpour on the patio, haha.

    BUT! The relevant news for this thread is that JP has added 3 more lines to the bars both upstairs and down. The draft selection is currently the best I have ever seen it. Go down and get yourself a sampler ASAP.

    Must try beers currently on tap include the Luciernaga (affectionately known as Lucy) and Calabaza Blanca - the true champagne of beers. Miller high life has done us all a dis-service by claiming this trademark on their sh*tty swill.

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    JP is very good the sour belguim style is right up my alley.

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    Finally made it there

    Quote Originally Posted by justalittlepup View Post
    Yeah, was really digging the Sour they have currently..."Spring Sour." Very much like their La Roja.

    ...to the Ann Arbor location this past Sunday and it did not disappoint. Went with the fam and we all had their pizzas except or my daughter who had a smoked tofu salad ( go figure) that she totally raved about. The pizzas run from 9-11 bucks and are definitely big enough for two. They were incredibly good thin crust works of culinary art. I tried the La Roja and the Oro de Calabaza ales and both were superb. I also sampled my daughter's Bam Biere and loved it too. Sorry, I can't describe these beers in beer nerd lingo but I know what I like and was very, very happy. I really enjoyed visiting the place, I'll be back.

    Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor

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    I was recently at the Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse City and found myself rather impressed with the beer. They also had some "craft distilled" beverages they claim to have created on the grounds....I tried their whiskey and found it palatable, though I greatly preferred their beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand/of/Midas View Post
    JP is such an underrated brewery.
    I think so too.

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