Got to love a beer created as a tribute to the brewers favorite band – Rush. I had it on tap at the new Acadia Cafe. I’ve really been into porters the past few months, but this didn’t hit me right away. I’m really going to have to do more research for this beer before coming up with an honest review of it.
I had the Surly Two at the January 23rd tapping at the Blue Nile and enjoyed every sip of the first one. It was made with loads of cranberries so that was the dominant smell. Not a lot of hops aroma, but there rarely is in a fruit beer like this. I ordered a second one but I wish I wouldn’t have. Just one was perfect, and would have gone great with the right food (pork), but a second glass was just too much.
Very nice pale ale with just enough hops to make it smooth. Something about the beers at Herkimer that I’ve never enjoyed before, but this one was very different, must be why it won an award at the GABF.
I was really drunk at a beer festival last year at Macalester College when I walked up to Omar and thanked him for the Furious. I said it was the best beer I’ve ever had. I no longer think it’s the best beer ever, but I still love it.
It’s not really winter in Minnesota until I’ve had my first Summit Winter Ale, both on tap and a 12-pack at home. It’s not the best winter brew I’ve had, but I will still buy it every year. It just tastes like a Minnesota winter.
Bought a 12-pack for a Christmas party last month and still had some in the fridge. Definitely the best Snowstorm they’ve released, but just an average Dubbel, which is okay for a local beer, but no where near a great one.