Sunday, October 30, 2011

Keweenaw Brewing Company's Widow Maker Black Ale

Turn this shit on and chill out as you read this dope review.

So with a name like Widow Maker Black Ale, only prestigious puss-bags like Billy Cundiff wouldn't try it out at least once. So as the tap illustrates all i knew about this stuff is that it sounded cool and was black, like E2.

So Keweenaw Brewing Company makes this stuff who are not a group of cub scouts working child labor making beers. Its actually a collaboration between DICK Gray and Paul Boissevain located in Houghton, Michigan. They serve beer mostly in Michigan and Wisconsin, so, if you are the majority of the sane people in the USA, you'll never see this beer. They have 5 core beers and a few seasonals that change out every 3 months or so, give or take a day, if its leap year. They have a crapload of special beers of their pubs scattered up in Michigan but you better stop by Little Caeser's beforehand and get a "Hot and Ready" for $5 because they don't serve food there. Like, they aren't the best pizzas, obviously, but you can't afford to not eat it. They're taproom looks actually pretty rad, and you can get drafts for $2.50 so, for $10, you get two beers AND a pizza; best deal ever! If anyone gives you shit about bringing in a pizza into their pristine taprooms, tell them "I Love The Sauce said it's cool" and we'll deal with them later.

Keweenaw Peninsula is the northernmost peninsula of Michigan making it the highest Michigan Wang in Lake Superior and was home to the first copper boom in the United States; and who doesn't like copper?

As far as the beer goes, as the picture clearly depicts, this is a dark beer, but is an ale; thought it does sort of look like a porter, except for the light head. It has a sweet, weak scent and has a nutty, sweet, coffee taste. It's crisp and refreshing, which isn't necessarily good for a dark beer. If you are looking for a dark, full bodied, beer; look elsewhere. But this stuff is good if you are looking for a dark, refreshing beer. It's 5.2% ABV and runs about $5 a pint. I had one of these and tried something else. It wasn't bad, but not mind blowingly radical.

All of Keweenaw's can's look pretty bad ass and if you have some of this stuff around, people from Wisconsin or Michigan will be pretty impressed with you, which means nothing in real life.

Drinkability: 6/10
Taste: 4/10
Value: 4/10
Curb Appeal: 6/10

Overall: 5.0/10

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