Special is as special does

I was in Duluth the other night and ordered up a Special Ale at Grandma’s.  This was my first encounter with the Special, though I am a huge fan of the Oatmeal Stout.  The coppery red color and hop aroma were the first things to stand out.  The initial sip was great, finishing with a nice hoppy nudge (weaker than a kick)  and a slightly citrus-y aftertaste.  A smooth beer with decent flavor and a respectable level of carbonation to boot.

I find myself liking the Lake Superior beers more and more with every one I drink.  Visiting their website, I wish that we could get more of the seasonals and special brews down here.  The selction looks fantastic, especially the brown ale and IPA.  Does anyone know of liquor stores down here that may carry the specials?

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Joe Lunchpail

I used to be a typical Bud/Busch/Michelob guy. Whatever's cold, right?! (I grew up in a town of 690) However, around my final year of college, I developed tastebuds and soon began to whistle a different tune. My fridge now usually contains about 5-7 different beers at any given time, and I'll be dipped in dog doo if you can find a domestic light beer in there. My tastes are more inclined to the dark side, with Stouts and Black Lagers being my favorites, generally speaking, though I have developed a love for IPAs as well.

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