October 17, 2018

Master Beet Pale Ale

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | Oct. 6, 2018

A ruby gem among other ales that literally pale in comparison, Tunnel Vision’s Master Beet Pale Ale brings a vibrant and well-landed punch to the unexpected ingredients category — and your palate. A full pint proves smooth and crisp, thanks to a clean melding of hops and shredded Michigan-grown Detroit Red beets, which are added at the end of the boil. While we were expecting a stronger sweet-beet flavor from its rosy hue, we were pleasantly surprised it kept its profile earthy rather than fruity or, well, vegetable-y. A refreshing autumnal ode to the 1950s harvester — the Standen “Beet Master” it honors. 5.5% ABV. Find it on tap at Pond Hill Farm, 5699 S. Lakeshore Dr., Harbor Springs. (231) 526-3276, www.pondhill.com

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