Some people might be asking that. not only who’s Pete, but who’s Matt. Matt brews Pete’s Wicked Ale, and Mississippi Mud and the beers you’d find under the Saranac label, among many more. A few months back, Matt Brewing Company suffered a fire at their brewery. Supposedly things are back on track, so to this accomplishment, I raise a glass of Pete’s Wicked Ale.
Pete’s pours a redish brown. On top of this sits a crisp white head. The aroma is sweet with a faint touch of spicy hops. The flavor is a bit sticky sweet. Not enough hops in the finish. It drinks easy but just isn’t my type of brew.
More important than the actual beer is the history behind the beer. Pete’s first came about in 1986 and helped pave the way for the craft brewing revolution. It’s thanks to brewers like Pete Slosberg that we can find the wide range of ales and lagers on the shelves of our markets.
While I think some of these older ground breaking beers have fallen behind in the craft beer scene, it’s nice to go back and drink what it was that took us away from just the same old American lager. Hey Dennis, that’s who Pete is.