A few weeks ago, I was in a grocery store that had a lot of organic produce. Walking around to the small wine and beer selection, I see a bunch of organic beers. The usual Bay Area (and beyond) ones are there. In the back there was also a surprising one – Lakefront Brewery’s Organic E.S.B. from Milwaukee. I picked one up and put it in the fridge. Last week, I brought it (among a bunch of other beers) to a party in my building. Everyone liked it. A fine E.S.B. – the malt was rich but still refreshing – the hops had a nice citrus flavor but also provided a nice bitterness. Overall a great beer for a summer night.
It looks like there might be some new distribution of this and other organic beers here in the Bay Area. I have since seen this beer at my local corner organic grocery – and for the bargain price of $6.99. The Oktoberfest (which I don’t think is organic) was also there – I am hesitant to try an Oktoberfest in the middle of summer – so for now I am sticking to the E.S.B.