|This way to Disgruntled Brewing!|
announcement of this brewery. Perham, Minnesota, in Otter Tail County, population 2, 985, only 94.1% of them white folk. Incorporated in 1881. Gender breakdown: 45% women, 55% men. During our brief, confusing tour through the town, there seemed to be an equal number of thrift stores versus feed stores.
crowd and were able to take in the space without the noise and crush of the masses.
It's a very well-assembled, beautiful space. Above the windows showcasing the
|L to R: Sample of Imperial Stout, Jason's flight, Brett,|
|nitro chocolate milk stout. mm, mm, good.|
|In case you're wondering, the sign on the ladies|
room features a bottle pouring straight down.
There is that concern, of course, with every new, untested taproom we enter. We'd not heard good nor bad about the place, and there was the possibility that we would immediately turn disgruntled upon first sip. Each time a new brewery's wares have been inspected by our tastebuds and have been deemed "legit", we thank our
We assured him that there was no threat of that happening. All the beers were good, within style, no off flavors, nothing odd, or weird, or half-baked about them. And he could rest assured that I would happily tell the world about it.
|Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout, aka|
Disgruntled Brunch Stout. We had this on July
28, but you can try it on August 6.
Brett had a surprise treat for us, and poured a sample of a beer he wasn't going to release until this upcoming Saturday, a barrel-aged (6 months) 10% ABV Imperial Stout called Disgruntled Brunch Stout. It was right on the money, rich, full, deep, dark and decadent. Wish I could have taken a growler of that home with me, but I settled for the first beer I tried there, the Lingerer IPA, notes follow now....
Disgruntled Lingerer India Pale Ale, brewed with wheat. .6.8% ABV.
Hazy, orange/apricot, lovely white head, leaving lace.
Beautiful aromatics: low-key notes of pine and citrus. Orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Very nice.
In the mouth: Even better. Pungent citrus-y hop flavors, juicy malt body. Medium mouthfeel. Long lasting hop bitterness. Creamy, fruity, bitter, and lovely. Nice, easy drinking IPA.
on their website, but better yet, go check them out for yourself.