July 3, 2020

Whiskey Point’s Island Amber

Bottoms Up
By Patrick Sullivan | Aug. 31, 2019

The Island Amber, so far the bestseller of Whiskey Point Brewing Co.’s inaugural summer, is a smooth and well-balanced brew that’s refreshing on long, hot summer days and remains satisfying now that cooler, autumn air is descending upon Beaver Island, the archipelago Whiskey Point calls home.

This amber contains a mix of six malts, dominated by Munich and biscuit malts, which bring a well-rounded sweetness, while Mount Ranier hops offer a retrained bitterness in the end, giving the beer the character of something like the opposite of an IPA, says Whiskey Point head brewer Patrick McGinnity.

Now that McGinnity’s got the recipe nailed for what he said has become the brewery’s flagship beer, he’s ready for the next critical step: He’d to come up with a cleverer name.

“We’ve tried a couple names for it,” McGinnity said. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a catchy name for it yet.”

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