Bonus Points!!!

Brewed with Potatoes sounds more interesting than the end result, at least to my taste buds, but this beer gets major bonus points for donating the profits to local charities! It also gets bonus points for the Finnegan Lasses (! Now I better go drink some more before my wife starts questioning me about those lasses!

Wish I had another…

I really like the Lake Superior Special Ale, in fact I forgot how much I like this beer.  I was up at the Lake Superior Brewery a few years ago…might have been for their anniversary…I don’t quite remember.   I do remember that there was some sort of ‘beer can collectors’ gathering out front…strange hobby, strange hobby….Anyway, nice brewery, run by nice people who make really good beer.  Wish I had some more of it!! 

An Interesting Style…

I’m no Michael Jackson, but I think this is exactly how this style of beer should taste.  That said I can see how some people might be put off by the style, the fruity, yeasty flavor. I taste plums and maybe even a hint of peach.  I’m impressed that MN brewery is putting out a true Belgium like this.  I think you have to be in the right mood, but this is a pretty good beer!  This is the first Brau Brothers beer I’ve had…it will be interesting to taste some of the other beers they offer.

A Good Beer for a Cold Night

My wife is laughing at me because I took the thermometer out to check the temp of the beer after I poured it.  I like my Stouts and Porters warmer. So instead of putting the bottles in the fridge, I put in down the basement. Usually, I leave them down there for a awhile to cool, but in this case I didn’t so I wanted to know the temp—60 degrees a little warm, but not too bad. Anyway, I found this to be interesting Porter.  It has a great chocolate aroma and taste.  I agree with the bottle–a nice beer to drink next to the fire on a cold winter’s night!!

In the minority?

Well, by the looks of the reviews so far I might be in the minority on this beer. My wife and I stopped in at the Happy Gnome for lunch and had a couple of glasses.  When I was reading about the beer beforehand I had been thinking “cranberries? That sounds awful.”  But I couldn’t have been more wrong, this is an outstanding beer!! Because of the tartness it reminded me of something from Belgium.  Not overly sweet, very, very good!!

Hooray for the Herkimer!

What a great meet-up at the Herkimer!!! The beer was good, the food was good, and I found all the brew52ers  to be an enjoyable group of people!  And as a bonus I won a 12 pack of the Summit Winter!

I’m always a little nervous meeting new people, so I am not sure I did a really good job evaluating the ALT, but I’m thinking it was pretty darn good. I will certainly visit the Herkimer again!

Not a favorite

Not really a big fan of this one…I think it is just the style I really don’t like. There are a lot of good flavors, but the whole mix together…just really not that crazy about it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a horrible beer by any measure. Reading some of the other comments on this beer I guess I have to agree with CJ Camp, this beer is nothing to get up about. The good thing is that the Great Summit Brewing Co has plenty of other quality beers for me to enjoy!


I think my store just go this in today! So I braved the -30 windchill and got some. I am glad I did because this is a very tasty beer. I have decided week three is time to break out my new scientific system: the Mac-curate! Beer Rating system:

Taste:  3 out of 3 stars–drink it!

Cost: 1/2 out of 1 star

Other: 1/2 out of 1 star — I always like a big bottle of beer plus it feels like -30 outside (I drink to forget!!)!

Total: 4  stars

Cheap Beer

A two star beer for me is something I would drink socially but never buy myself. My initial reaction, after I had taken my first taste out of the can, was that this beer is a two.  But after pouring it in a glass, drinking a little more, and perhaps thinking a little too much about it I decided that the taste, low cost, and the Ram on the Can bump this beer up to a three.

That said with 23 cans of this stuff left, a new beer to drink next week, and plenty of home brew in the cellar I need to invite some friends over this weekend!

A Good SnowStorm!

Pretty good! I’ve always had mixed results with Schell’s beer, but I like this one.  I guess the thing I like the best is that it is a somewhat interesting beer, not boring. Of course I’ve had a lot better (and more interesting), but I’ve also paid a lot more for most of those than I did with this beer! The more I drink it the more I like it!