Drinking in igloos

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It’s winter in Michigan which means it’s igloo season. These igloos are all the rage right now. They are a great way to stay warm and a even better background for an instagram picture.

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Hop Lot Brewing was one of the first breweries to create these igloo villages. They have like 12 shelters placed around the brewery. They also have a large fire pit that’s a great gathering place to meet people and stay warm. This trip I ended up trying their Soury 'Bout That. This is a fruited sour made from 100% real Leelanau strawberries.

The aroma is mildly tart and fruit forward. I get fresh strawberries and sweet jam notes. It’s mildly acidic and earthy.

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It was a pretty beer. A nice ruby red color that was very clear and crisp. It had a mild amount of carbonation which was present in a white head that faded quickly.

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It’s a very tart and flavorful beer. I get sweet fruit notes that were strawberry forward. It had a few more bitter and malty notes, but it’s way sweeter than anything else. It finishes tart. There’s a tipping point we’re it goes from sweet to a mouth pucker sour. I really enjoyed this transition because it’s more complex than just a heavy hit of sweetness.

I find my self liking more earthy flavors in my sours. I’m not into artificial sour. I’m looking for that lemon like pucker. This beer definitely satisfied my tastes.

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Beer!! I like the look of it. I am following you now in a creepy way :O)

I’m a fan of mouth breathing if you want to get real creepy.

Hahahaha, too much!!! :0p

HopLot is the best! We stopped there right around the time they first opened several years ago. We were on a winery tour and HopLot was our last stop. I have a colleague that just retired and moved up to that area with her husband. According to her Facebook page, they spend a ton of time there. When we went, they were just starting to work on the hop plants for the bier garten and the igloos were non existent. That is such a great area of the state. Nice review!

They have come a long way in just a few years. When we were there I swear there had to be at least 150 people there. Seems like they are doing very well for themselves. Not to mention the beer and food was pretty good.

What a stunning looking brewery.

Interesting place with the igloo's!! Looks like a nice !BEER too!!


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