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Hobo’s Breath Brown Ale

Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Style: Brown Ale
ABV: 6.0%

Rings’s Rating:
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Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company is another somewhat newer—and welcome—player in the Michigan craft beer scene, spun off from the Mountain Town Station brew pub in Mt. Pleasant—home of the Central Michigan University Chippewas—under the direction of brewer Kim Kowalski. Opened in 2008, just down the street from the pub—and not far from the first “huge” Vegas-style Indian casino in Michigan, Soaring Eagle—MPBC is a production-only facility, with a tap room, but no restaurant.

Their Hobo’s Breath Brown Ale is described as an “intro to the dark side.” Pouring dark red, almost brown in color, it has a malty nose, but little to no glass cling. Sweet, with an herbal nose, it’s slightly spicy with a little more chocolate than caramel sweetness. The body is medium, with a crisp, clean finish and a lingering malty tail.

Very nice and an above average effort.

Reviewed by Rings on December 22, 2010.
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