I have really enjoyed many of the beers Great Lakes produces ever since I got into the craft beer scene. Unfortunately, it has taken me years to actually sit down and review one. Today, I’m doing just that with their highly acclaimed (world class ratings on Beer Advocate) Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, an American-style Porter at 5.8% ABV.
The latest release in the Founders Backstage Series is their Frangelic Mountain Brown, an American Brown Ale brewed with hazelnut flavored coffee. I’m always intrigued to try anything new in their series, and while I really have no interest in basic Brown Ales, the addition of the flavored coffee is enough to get my attention. Never having had Founders’ take on a Brown Ale and always enjoying their products, I’m intrigued to see how this turns out.
Every now and then a beer crosses my path from a brewery that I have never heard of, as was the case with the Hop on Top from Chameleon Brewing Company. Feeling that every brewery deserves a shot, well know or not, I decided the 4.2% APA from Glendale, Wisconsin was worthy of a review.
Victory Brewing Company released their Blonde Ale, Summer Love, for the second year after overwhelming success from it in 2010. Debuting during Philly Beer Week last year, Victory and Philadelphia’s “With Love, Philadelphia XOXO” campaign teamed up to release this beer made with pale malts, German hops and Brandywine River water.
I was in the mood to warm myself up on this mild, dreary spring day with a nice Chocolate Stout from Fort Collins Brewery. Situated in, yep you guessed it, Fort Collins, Colorado – the brewery shares the city with other great microbreweries including Odell Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company.