In this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from a Michigan craft brewery. It is Cheboygan brewery. It is their Lemongrass Wheat. I want to thank my friend Mike for bring this beer and two others beer from this craft brewery. Hentschel brothers open Cheboygan Brewery in 1872. The lumber industry was growing and the brewery growing at the same time. As the lumber industry slowed down and moved out of Michigan. The brewery closed in 1911. After about 100 years later, this brewery reopen their doors with newer beers and one throw back brew which will be reviewed down the road. Let us get into this Lemongrass Wheat.
It has a clear dark golden color without a head on this wheat ale. The smell has hints of hay and slight lemon notes. The taste has earthly with a smooth lemon notes. The aftertaste has a lemon finish. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.cheboyganbrewingcompany.com):
Pale malts are mixed with whole kernel and flaked wheat. This combined with a low rate hopping schedule create a light bodied beer with little bitterness. Fresh lemon zest and fresh lemon grass provide an invigorating finish. Mix with sunshine, and enjoy. 5.0% ABV
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Closing, the history of this craft brewery is pretty interesting. This craft brewery is really the oldest craft brewery in the State of Michigan. I believe Frankenmuth brewery has it because they did not close. Anyways, I was pretty shocked that I enjoyed this beer as much as I did. I am not a wheat beer fan. I love Hefeweizens. This beer has a nice light to medium body with some nice lemon notes. This is a great beer for the spring and summer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser