In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second brewery that I visited last weekend with friends. It is Fort Street Brewery. This brewery was started in 2005 in my hometown of Lincoln Park. I grew up there for 18 years. They offer a new Firkin every week. This brewery has been around for 10 years and Congrats to that. Let us get into the beer.
They cover just about every beer style. I did not see a normal IPA or Double IPA. There was a session IPA and it was pretty good. The Lincoln Lager is gone and was replace with a good Cream Ale. There is a nice English Style ESB. This brew was my favorite. They also had a great Imperial Pilsner. Their White Ale was pretty average but I am not a wheat beer fan. I can see beer drinkers liking this brew. Black Hole was another great beer that I loved. They had a Root Beer on tap. It was pretty interesting. It came out as a golden ale and root beer notes were slight. It was not overpowering the brew. Overall, I will make the trip downriver to visit this brewpub again.
I did not order any food but I did look through their menus. It did look good and prices were just right for anyone’s budge. My friend order some food and his food did look good. This is a great place also to watch some sports games. I would say this brewpub is the whole package. Great beer and food while watching some of the local sports teams on TV.
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Ending, I have to say that I was pretty impressed. I know I heard mix thoughts on this place. Most of those thoughts were wrong. This brewery is making some good beers. They are making beers that fit their neighborhood. The place is pretty busy with regulars in the area. I love their beers and they have some nice balance from each of the styles. There is a nice selection of beer. I also love environment in this brewpub. I will come back. I recommend this place if you are in the downriver area. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser