Brew for Thought: Metropolitan’s Iron Works Alt

We here at MwBC are all about the future. It stems from unbridled optimism and belief in the human race. Sure, there are some pretty big blemishes, America’s foreign policy , the atomic bomb and Paulie Shore just to name a few. But in times of need, we humans have shown the uncanny ability to adapt, to think, to plan and to get the job done.

My future home and place of employment.

For some, the future comes at the cost of our liberties and individuality. To them, I say you’re missing the point. Embracing change is part of adaptation, and the things that make us human will always shine through, just like the intrinsic beery goodness of Metropolitan Brewing’s Iron Works Alt.

Straight from Metropolitan, Iron Works is “polished by the wisdom and patience of lagering.” The flavor seems to grow, to adapt and switch directions. It lingers and punctuates, using strong hop notes to drag out the malty flavors.

Altbiers came about as a form of compromise between bakers and brewer, and have since become a source of expression for their copper coloring and and alternative dryness. A beer to sip, a beer to be noticed, for sure. I, for one, welcome our new altbier overlords.

Best enjoyed: Sometime in the future, the not too distant future. Or while petting your dog.

Best paired with: Dry beers work wonders on robustly flavored foods.

Where to find it: The heart and soul of America itself, Chicago, IL.

Afraid of what the future holds in store? Tell us about it! Twitter (@midwestbeer), Facebook or send us an email at mwbeercollective@gmail.com. You know the drill.

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  1. “Embracing change is part of adaptation, and the things that make us human will always shine through…”

    Well said. Those blemishes you mention are just bumps in the road of human evolution. We used to do even worse things that we no longer do anymore. And we’re all agents of change just by coexisting at the same moment in time.

    Mostly, though, we’re super proud of this beer. It’s 7am and I want one now. Is that so wrong?!?

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