Saturday, April 7, 2012
Beer 119: Leelanau Brewing’s Good Harbor Golden
About this time every year I find myself in need of a formal dress. The odd thing about looking for a formal dress this time of year is that it coincides with prom season. And this time every year I thank god that I opted not to have children -- most especially for opting not to have female children. Because -- based on mall evidence -- they are all sluts.
The following photos are all sadly similar to what I saw in my shopping adventure today:
And you know that eventually it is going to lead to this:
Tonight I’m reviewing a beer I had on my birthday adventure. Obviously first and foremost big ups to Gary for orchestrating said adventure. Second, big ups to The Boilermaker for being awesome.
I would have bet that Leelanau was coming to me from Hawaii, but, in fact, it is straight out of Michigan. Michigan! I need to get myself to Michigan because there is A LOT of good beer to be had there.
The Leelanau Good Harbor Golden was billed as a biere de garde aged in oak barrels. It poured a cloudy golden color with a minimal head. I didn’t notice any lacing as I drank it. It was definitely oak-y and very earthy. What surprised me - and Gary, since we were sharing this 750mL bottle - is the overwhelming and fantastic sourness. I love sour beers and you know this is going in my Top 25.
Here’s to awesome beers! Cheers!