In Superior for a hockey tournament, I just had to make a quick trip over to Duluth for fresh beer. I have toured Fitger’s before and have always been disapointed with their lack of respect for the Rheinheitsgebot – the brewery is littered with chemicals, sugar and other unnatural beer making shortcuts.
Today, however, “Edelstoff” stood on the list. Lightly colored and richly smooth with almost no happiness. And, contrary to their other bee, no traces of additional CO2 – maybe a tad flat, but very tasty. I had a pint of that and followed it with an unremarkable witch maker ESB. I went back for a growler of Edelstoff. Apparently the brewer recently returned from Munich where he liberated the recipe for this libation – gut gemacht!
Shortly before our game, I dropped by the Thirsty Pagan for a Pagan IPA – not too bad of a beer and I went back for more after we won our game 6-1.