Or more precisely, what have I been imbibing lately? I've found a new favorite (until I find another new favorite) in Tetley's English Ale. Brewed in the north of England it pours smooth and creamy and has a crisp, fresh taste. Also, I've found a local purveyor of fine beers that carries an old favorite -Tennent's. I first had this at the Ohio Scottish Games 10 years ago (sadly, they no longer have Scottish beers at the Games). Its more hoppy than what I usually go for but refreshing nonetheless. As for duds, I purchased a six-pack of Railbender Ale. Brewed by the Erie Brewing Company in Erie, Pa. I found it quite unremarkable. It reminded me of a Brooklyn Lager which I wouldn't spend my hard earned pesos on, either. Of course, both are a step above a Bud Light but with so many fine brews out there I won't spend the cash on either again.
What's on Tap at Great Lakes Brewing? Take a look:
Barrel Select Pils Crisp golden pilsner loaded with noble hop flavors.
Burning River Pale Ale An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops.
Commodore Perry IPA A medium-bodied and well hopped India Pale Ale with a dry, fruity aftertaste.
Dortmunder Gold Lager A smooth lager that strikes a delicate balance between sweet malt and dry hop flavors.
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence.
Eliot Ness Amber Lager An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp, noble hops.
Grand Cru A full-bodied Belgian Ale spiced with coriander and orange peel for a subtle citrus flavor and complex finish.
Holy Moses White Ale A Belgian Wit Ale spiced with orange peel, chamomile and coriander.
Moondog ESB Extra Special Bitter ale with a flowery hop bouquet and crisp finish.
Rye of the Tiger India Pale Ale brewed with rye malt and loaded with hops.