Last night I noticed I duplicated one beer in my journey toward 1000 beers, and therefore, in order to correct the mistake this beer is also #498. Tonight, my family and I are at Flingers Pizza & Pub having dinner. They always have a good selection of craft beers on tap, and I noticed this one on the menu. I wasn’t familiar with the Edmund Fitzgerald, so I looked it up on my phone. According to the Wikipedia entry, it’s “an American Great Lakes freighter that made headlines after sinking in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975.” When I noticed it was coincidentally the 37th anniversary of its sinking, I knew I had to have this beer (and raise a toast to the 29 people who were lost when it sank).
Location: On tap and served in a regular tumbler pint glass at Flingers Pizza & Pub in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 5.8% ABV, 37 IBUs, 15 Plato OG, 204 Calories
Ingredients: Malt: Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, Chocolate, Roasted Barley. Hops: Northern Brewer, Fuggle, Cascade.
Appearance & Aroma: It was black in color, but brown/ruby highlights were noticeable when held up to the light. There was a thin, cream colored head in it and a good roasty, chocolate, and molasses aroma.
Taste & Feel: The body was light-medium and the mouthfeel was slightly watery, and a bit crisp. There’s a mix of roasted…