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The 614orty-Niner: Meading is Fundamental: Dragonmead (Warren, MI) and  Schramm's (Ferndale, MI)

Incomparable DRAGONMEAD offers, at any given time, over forty softhearted to hard-bodied ales of differing strength, texture, complexity, and stylistic affiliation by brew master, Erik Harms. As of ’07, Dragonmead only bottled superfine Final Absolution Trippel and Under The Kilt Wee Heavy (listed in Beer Index).

Big Larry’s Broken Paddle American IPA, with its medicinal cherry-bruised orange-soured pepper-spiced luxuriance, is a personal fave. Long list of tapped brews quaffed over the course of four cordial visits (September ’04; July ’05; August ’06) is as follows:


Big Larry’s Pale Ale

prickly-hopped floral-accented fruit-rasped bitter.

Castlebrite Apricot Wheat

tart lemony apricot-soured grassy-hopped serenity.

Corktown Red

peat-malted tobacco-dried cherry-bruised orange-soured ale.

Crown Jewels IPA

tranquil red-fruited dry-body w/ restrained mocha-tea midst.

Dragon Daze Ale

mocha-soft dry-fruited hemp-spiked herbal remedy.

Mariann’s Honey Brown

astringent wet-papered mocha nutty sedation.

Redwing Raspberry Ale

juicy lemon-soured raspberry-tart dessert.

Lancelot’s Cream Ale

mellow diacetyl nullification.


Armageddon Grand Cru

creamy banana-bruised orange-candied Cognac ‘quad.’

Bill’s Witbier

daintily banana-clove-sweetened lemon-soured orange-tart retreat.

Bronze Griffin Belgian Ale

banana-chipped fig-dried mandarin orange-y pale ale.

Dubbel Dragon Ale

alcoholic orange-bruised honey-sugared serenity.

Guinevere’s Golden

currant-perfumed banana-clove-sweet pineapple-sour toxicity.

Wench Water

off-dry pale ale w/ cotton-candied peach-tangerine-nectar zest.


Squire Pilsen

pungent peppery-hopped pumpernickel-breaded wheat-dried pils.


Crusader Dark Mild Ale

plain nut-dried mocha-malted tobacco-leafed anodyne.

Breath of Dragon Bitter

mild tealeaf-addled earthen-grained bore.

Erik The Red

earthen red-fruited herbal-hopped soapsuds.

Honey Porter

maple-sapped nut-dried black cherry-soured bark-charred softie.

Inquisition Pale Ale

blunt floral-hopped red-fruited pale-malted sipper.

Larry’s Lionheart Pale Ale

mild tea-dried orange-fruited biscuit-bottomed seducer.

London Brown Ale

dry-bodied hop-roasted ice coffee-soured complacency.

Woody’s Perfect Porter

expert coffee-roasted molasses-sugared Brit knockoff.


Bishop Bob’s Holy Smoke

peat- y Band-Aid-wafted wood-burnt meat-cured rage.

Dragonslayer Altbier

carbolic floral-hopped berry-jellied apple blossom dabbler.

Kaiser’s Kolsch

honeysuckle banana-bready coriander-spiced rosebud-bitter sop.

Nagelweiss Hefeweizen

lemony wheat-thinned banana-apricot-nipped dry body.

Nuhelles Einbock

fab musty-nosed apricot-dried strawberry-papaya-sugared sass.


Andromeda Heather Ale

dry cola-nutty tobacco-smoked chocolate-chipped gruit.

90 Shilling Ale

strong cherry-sweet Scotch-dried potion.

Under the Kilt Wee Heavy

robust black cherry-pureed chocolate-malted dry body.


Cask Cond. Imperial Stout

espresso-roasted tobacco-dried vanilla-oaken bitter.

Imperial Stout

ashen coffee-oiled nut-charred licorice-finishing astringency.

Earl Spit Stout

creamy cocoa-malted black cherry-soured Irish-styled dry body.

Reverend Fred’s Oatmeal Stout

dry hop-charred stone-fruited chocolate-y malted.

Willy’s Oompa-Loompa Stout

lactic wood-burnt chocolate-coffee-roasted solace.