Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Minott's Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager
Today I'm drinking Minott's Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager brewed by Great Northern Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the company's Whitefish, Montana location. The "Minott" in the name is brewery founder Minott Wessinger. He is also the boss of the marketing lady who contacted me about this beer. So you don't think my judgment is clouded by anything other than the suds, let me tell you that "contacted" means she sent me a media kit that included a bottle and can of the beer and an invitation to the Whitefish Winter Carnival in February. Montana in February? No thanks! That is the month of the year that Miami is bearable.
The label on the bottle gives the brewery phone number and then says "Most questions answered" which I think is pretty funny. If you don't find what you're looking for about this beer on their website, leave a comment and I'll put you in touch with my contact. She is very passionate about the brand and beer and knows her shit! Nice as well. There is a cowboy on a bronco on the bottle neck shouting YAHOO! Not sure what the date stamps mean but the can has Dec 0610 and the bottle Nov0810. I'm thinking they may be drink by dates since I got these on 120110 prior to one of the stamps, but it could be a Back to the Future type event. Hmmm.
Now make no mistake that this was an extremely simple beer, yet it does have a nice flavor. I get it! I drank the bottle in less than 5 minutes and the can right after in another 5. For some reason, I felt the bottle tasted a little fresher, and yes, I drank both out of a glass. I guess what I'm telling you is that it's an easy drinker! Distribution is only in a handful of states, but I know some of you readers are up there in the northwest. Check it out. The End. Love, Rob