Cigar City Brewing / Great Lakes Wandering Pelican Black Ale
Wandering Pelican Black Ale is a collaboration between Cigar City Brewing and Great Lakes. The story on the can is about a brown pelican, that is indigenous to Florida, being found on “vacationing” on Lake Erie. So, of course, the Florida and Ohio breweries got together to make this beer. Fun & clever story, but no need to sell me any more than the fact that two outstanding breweries collaborating!
The big roast is the start of this show. Some earthy and citrus hops do shine through, and the beer has an expected strong bitter finish. One of the highlights of this beer for me was a nice creamy mouth-feel.
Solid all around. This is a well done Black Ale, which isn’t always the easiest style to brew.