Great Lakes Brewing Company: Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

ABV: 6.0%

IBU: 37

Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 3.8/5

Today we honor the fallen crew of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald on the Windowsill.

Did you know there have been over 6,000 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes? A lot of them happen because of the turbulent weather in the region, which is what caused the most famous shipwreck in the area in November of 1975. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was carrying 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets made of processed iron ore when it sank in Lake Superior, killing 29 men on board. It remains the largest ship to go down in the Great Lakes.

Cleveland, Ohio’s Great Lakes Brewing Company chose to honor the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald with their award-winning porter. It’s complex and roasty with a bittersweet, chocolaty coffee flavor and a “bold hop presence.” The Edmund Fitzgerald Porter has won 12 medals at the World Beer Championships, and is a great way to pay tribute to the freighter’s fallen crew.

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