metropolitan krankshaft

New Beer Blog Metropolitan Iron Works Altbier


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In this beer blog, we are to going to sample out another beer from Metropolitan and the beer is called Iron Works Altbier.    If you read my earlier blog about their Krankshift, you know the history of this young Chicago brewery.  If you have not, please, go and read the blog post to know about this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a clear copper color with a semi white head on the beer. The smell is a sweet malty caramel to the beer. The taste is a sweet malty carbonation to it. The aftertaste is dry malty to some kind nutty to it. I cannot figure it out. It is drinkable with a ton of flavor.

Here is a description from their website (www.metrobrewing.com):

Iron Works

An assertively hoppy top-fermented beer, polished by the wisdom and patience of lagering. Think of it as an octogenarian with a punk rock attitude. Slightly dry, this beer pairs well with hearty cuisine. We also suggest sipping it on its own; the complexity will keep you entertained and happy.

Iron Works Alt style beer goes great with sweet potato fries, speed dating, ginger snaps, horseshoes, dark chocolate, Bocce, mushroom empanadas, vegan chili, punk rock, cashews, bourbon, air hockey, tomato soup, soba noodles, bird watching, lasagna, fire-spinning, lettuce wraps, lingerie parties, pumpkin pie, mac & cheese, pot lucks, lentil stew, snow angels, falafel, Canasta, beet salad, risotto, and petting the dog.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.metrobrewing.com

Twitter:  @metrobrewing

Closing, I really enjoy drinking this beer.  I will be adding this in the rotation.  There is not too many of this beer style out on the Chicago market.  They are coming but as of right now.  This is the only Alt available that you can find just about everywhere.  I know if you go to Binny’s Beverage Depot.  You might be able to find some other ones but most Binny’s do not carry everything.  Iron Works can be pair with just about everything you can think of for food or this would be a good beer just sitting around watch the games with the guys.  There is a list of food that I pulled from their website that give you an idea what to eat with this beer.  I recommend this beer and I am looking forward to retrying their the rest of their beers.  Great jobs!  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Metropolitan Krankshaft


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In my 160th blog post, we are going to check out one of the newer breweries in the Chicago area that has popped up in the last 7 years.  The brewery I am talking about is Metropolitan and the beer is their Krankshaft.  Here is a little history on this brewery.  Metropolitan Brewery was founded in 2008 by Doug and Tracey Hurst in the Ravenswood Neighborhood of Chicago, IL.  Their beers are the German Style.  They brewery several different brews in the German Style.  Let us get into this beer.

Krankshaft is one of their everyday six-pack beers and is unique to see this style of beer be available everyday.  In most cases, brewery’s Kolsch is a Spring or Summer Seasonal.  It has a pale yellow color with a little white head on the beer.  It has a slight citrus smell.  It has a nice slight citrus taste and a nice dry crisp aftertaste.  It is very drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.metrobrewing.com):

Brewed in homage to the beer of Cologne, Krankshaft is a pale straw hued smile in a glass. We throw in a little wheat malt to round out an easy Santiam hop bitterness. There are no Köbes to serve them up, but you should feel free to have as many as you like.

Krankshaft Kölsch style beer goes great with fruit salad, sailing, pot stickers, graduation parties, gyros, kick ball, pistachios, cole slaw, Star Trek marathons, miso, rye vodka, canoeing, dinner waffles, dal, gelato, star gazing, popcorn, beach combing, barbeque, lawn chairs, chiles rellenos, muenster cheese, Black Jack, hummus & pita, pinball, guacamole, gardening, French Onion soup, and yoga.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.metrobrewing.com

Twitter:  @metrobrewing

In closing, I was not a fan of this brewery at first because when they came out I was not into German Craft Beer Styles.  However, when they first started,  I still wanted to check them out anyways.  I did try them out and did not like their beers ar first.  I am just being honest, however, I tried their beers again of late.  Where I try this beer, I knew it was fresh because they tapped it right in front of me.  I wish they had a brewpub so I could try their all their beers.  I went to their website and I noticed  they do brewery tours.  I would love to get into one but it looks like they do not have any tours happening anytime soon.  I will be checking back to see if they have updates on more brewery tours.  This is one of the best Kolsch Craft Style that I have had in a long time.  It has a ton of flavor but the drinkablity like mass produce American Lager.  It has a better taste of course.  This beer could switch a ton of those American lager drinkers.  It is smooth and crisp but enough fruity notes to make the alehead happy.  Since I cannot get Schlafly Kolsch, I will be adding this my line up beers.   This is a great beer and I am happy that is Chicago Brewery is not copying what the other Chicago Craft Breweries are doing in the market.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser