September 18, 2020

Keweenaw Brewing Co.’s Borealis Broo

Bottoms Up
By Craig Manning | May 18, 2019

Fans of cold brew coffee, take note. The Borealis Broo from Keweenaw Brewing Company — based in Houghton, Michigan — is a brewer’s twist on the popular summertime iced coffee trend. Most coffee-flavored beers are stouts or browns, heavy beers suited to cold winter nights but maybe not ideal for northern Michigan’s warmer months. The Borealis Broo is a nice change of pace: a “coffee-infused amber ale” with a 5.1% ABV. The coffee tinge is soft and subtle, and the beer’s malty sweetness pairs perfectly with its lightly hopped finish. The result is a beer that is both refreshing as a standalone and a scrumptious complement to summertime fare, be it grilled pizza or a bacon burger slathered in barbeque sauce. Grab a six-pack and take it to your next bonfire under the starry skies. We found ours at the Beverage Company in Traverse City, 1116 Carver St. (231) 946-7596.

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