Craft beer is a big deal right now. All over America breweries are making high-quality beer. This is especially true in Michigan. They sure love their beer up there!Maybe it’s all the cold weather, but people are warming up their insides with various ales, lagers, IPA’s, and even fancier beers like the “imperial stout.” Whatever beer you enjoy, you're bound to find a few of your favorites with these top 5 rated Michigan beers according to Beer Advocate Magazine. Cheers!
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing is a big deal in Michigan. They have three out of the top five beers listed in Michigan. This stout is brewed with chocolate, and a touch of Kona coffee for a rich taste that has a thick mouth feel. With an 8.3 percent alcohol content, you'll want to sip on these bad boys slowly in the proper imperial pint glass.
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
Considered an “old ale”, this variety by Kuhnhenn Brewery is aged with a caramel malt flavor and high alcohol content of 13.5 percent. This is the fourth one they have made in this series with much success.
Bell’s Black Note Stout
Bell’s Brewery Inc. crafted this exceptional stout with a touch of dried fruits, and espresso for a full bodied flavor that doesn’t disappoint. With 11.4 percent alcohol, you might want to savor this deep dark brew with a good steak or a tasty cheeseburger.
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing again on the list with their version of the breakfast stout. Are people really drinking beer for breakfast? It’s just a name that signifies it’s brewed with a coffee influence. This one is 12.4 percent alcohol content with notes of vanilla.
Founders CBS Imperial Stout
Another Founders Brewing choice, the CBS Imperial Stout is one of the most common Michigan beers. This popular brew has been aged in barrels that have held old fashioned Michigan maple syrup, so that contributes to the subtle sweetness. With a 10.6 percent alcohol content, it’s a little softer style than many others.