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?