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Old 02-17-2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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I live in the midwest region and just recently I've had a chance to sample some of the Great Lakes brewery beers from Cleveland, OH. I had the burning river pale ale, and IMO, it blows sierra out of the water. I've also seen good reviews of their Edmund Fitzgerald porter. If anyone has tried some of their beer and can recommend some of their other styles, please share.

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it's all good. we used to get carried outta the brewery on carts when i lived in cleveland and was old enough to get served.

the edmund fitz porter is top shelf, imo, so is their ESB. i haven't had their wheat beers though.

now the burning river is a spin off on the cuyhoga river, which back in the 70's was so polluted with steel mill run off, that it actually caught fire, well the slicks of chemicals on the surface of the river did... makes for some mighty fine brewing liquor too.....

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it's all good. we used to get carried outta the brewery on carts when i lived in cleveland and was old enough to get served.

the edmund fitz porter is top shelf, imo, so is their ESB. i haven't had their wheat beers though.

now the burning river is a spin off on the cuyhoga river, which back in the 70's was so polluted with steel mill run off, that it actually caught fire, well the slicks of chemicals on the surface of the river did... makes for some mighty fine brewing liquor too.....

Funny you mention that, I grew up near the Maumee river, which went up in flames as well. Real clean... I'll have to grab some of that porter.
I'm pretty sure with my new found love of Great Lakes brews that I wouldn't be walking out of there on my own two feet I f I were to visit
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funny i live alongside the maumee in indiana now!

small world, at least the midwest is

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I love GLB's beers. Their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is one of my favorites - it may be my favorite porter of all American micros. Their Christmas Ale is great, when you can find it. Pricey, but very tasty.

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My favorite Great Lakes is their Conway's Irish Ale. Does anyone know of a reliable recipe for this?? I would love to try and brew some of this stuff.

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I took a class in Maumee. What was that? Is that where the Hummer plant is? Or was it Eaton Hydraulics?

Any way, I've been to both places. Oh, yeah, one's in South Bend. That's right. Now which one?

Not important....just drunken ramblings....

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I can't stand the Winter Ale (seasonal?). I think it tastes like how dog food smells.

Maybe I had a bad bottle but it was nasty.

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I can't stand the Winter Ale (seasonal?). I think it tastes like how dog food smells.

Maybe I had a bad bottle but it was nasty.
Had to have been. It rotates pretty quickly in busier shops, but I've seen it on the shelves in late Summer - not good.

The Conway's is good, too. Their Dortmunder Gold is an excellent example of the style. I plan to try thier Blackout Stout (a Russian Imp.) and I'd like to try their Commodore Perry IPA, but I haven't found it anywhere!
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Only one I have tried is the porter. The first bottle I had I thought it sucked horribly but then while reading the bottle I found out I was drinking ti WAY too cold, lke 33 degrees. When I tried it at their suggested temp it was great. Odd how a few degrees can make such a big difference

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