Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Eliot Ness Amber Lager

Eliot Ness Amber Lager by the Great Lakes Brewing CompanyAs a fan of microbrews and brewpubs's I was not aware that Great Lakes Brewing Company had created a beer called Eliot Ness Amber Lager. It is described as an amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors balanced by crisp, noble hops.

Per the Brewery, Eliot Ness Amber Lager was named after one of Cleveland's most respected safety directors who frequented the Brewpub's bar during his tenure from 1935-1941 and, according to popular legend, was responsible for the bullet holes in the bar still evident today. Margaret Conway, the mother of owners Patrick and Daniel Conway, worked with Ness as his stenographer.

Of course, prior to that, he was most widely known for being an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, as the leader of a legendary team nicknamed The Untouchables.

Judging by the accolades, I need to figure out where I can find some to sample.

Eliot Ness Amber Lager Awards:

* Gold Medal, 2007 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 2004 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 2003 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 2001 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 1998 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 1997 World Beer Championships
* Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Championships
* Silver Medal, 1995 World Beer Championships

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