Special Brews from the Ore Dock Brewing Company

We are really excited!  Ice fest 2016 is shaping up to be our best ever and it’s looking like it’s going to be the climbing event of the year for the midwest.

There’s really nothing we like more after a long day of climbing than to relax with our friends and enjoy a beer. Even better if it’s a good beer, and even better than that if it’s a good local beer!  This year we connected with the Ore Dock Brewing Company from just up the road in Marquette.  They love the U.P. as much as we do and were really excited to get involved with Ice Fest.

We put our thinking (drinking?) caps on and came up with three special, Ice Fest only, beers to give away at our climber’s after parties.  We loved it so much we had some stickers made to celebrate.

Make sure you grab a brew, a sticker, and say hello and thank you to the guys from the Ore Dock!

The Black Diamond Brown Ale
A traditional English-style brown ale where the malt-hop balance tends to be even or on the maltier side. We’ll look for a bit more toastiness and nuttiness to find its way into this beer as an offering during the winter months.
Dairyland Coffee Cream Stout
A coffee stout where we utilized Keweenaw Coffee Works’ Borealis blend. What we’ll end up with however is a ‘coffee cream stout’.
Ode to the Dryer Hose
A barrel aged Belgian-style dark blend. It’s complex, with some subtle oaky tones mixing around the maltiness that finishes with a tart fruitiness. It’s got vintage characteristics written all over it with much to be appreciated.