We are going to sample Petoskey Brewing for the first time on this beer blog. We are to get into their Mind’s Eye PA India Pale Ale. Petoskey Brewing was founded 1898. They stopped making beer in 1915. Since 1915 to 2012, it was used as retail space and warehouse. In 2012, Patrick Dowd and Lou Gostinger became new owners of the “Old Brewery.” They redid the brewery and began flowing beer from the “Old Brewery.” This might be an old building but this is a young and upcoming craft brewery from Michigan. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head. The carbonation is a lot in this beer. The beer drinker will need to be careful with it. The aroma has a nice citrus and slight caramel notes. The taste has a nice sweet caramel, malty, and citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry bitter and slight caramel finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is description from the beer can:
Burnt copper color and giant hop aroma come to the forefront in this traditional American IPA. Rich caramel malt and red wheat balance the dry, wheat balance the dry, bitter finish of this full-flavor craft brew.
Here is description from their website (www.petoskeybrewing.com):
Mind’s Eye P.A (I.P.A.)Burnt copper color and giant hop aroma come to the forefront in this traditional American IPA. Rich caramel malt and red wheat balance the dry bitter finish of this full-flavor craft brew.
6.7% ABV, 74 IBU
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I am due to travel this great state to check out all the brewpubs and craft breweries. I will say this brewery is on the list. I have to give a huge shoot out to my friend Bill for bring me a few cans back of this brew. Let us talk about this beer. First thing that I like, it is in cans and I know most people around do not like their beers in cans. Bottles are nice but they do not do a good job of protecting the beer from sun light and oxygen. The beer itself has a color tone that invites beer drinker to drink it. This is pretty good IPA. It is not one of my favorite brew but I will drink it again. I will drink it again to help a Michigan craft brewery that has some promise. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser