Friday, March 12, 2010
Day 71 Drink: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Brewing was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway. It was the first microbrewery in Ohio and has won more awards over the years than most Midwestern brewers.
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald is a 5.8 percent alcohol by volume brew named for the Great Lakes freighter that sank in 1975, costing a crew of 29 their lives. The brew is a reddish brown color with a thin tan head. There is a rich roasted coffee nose. The flavor is smooth, with a good roasted malt base. The flavor lingers nicely.