This 5.4% ABV pre-Prohibition style American Lager is from the Surly Brewing Company of Brooklyn Center (and now Minneapolis), Minnesota. It uses corn along with barley, and Willamette and Warrior hops, with German lager yeast.
The beer pours a very clear and pale
yellow and golden. There is a half-inch of fizzy white head, and the
beer is well-carbonated, with big soda-like bubbles. The aroma is
very light grain, light wet cardboard, with a hint of grassy and
citrus hops. The taste is better than the aromas, very light toasted
grain, followed by a wallop of hops. The hops are grassy, quite
bitter, but also have citrus and floral notes. The finish is dry and
very bitter. The beer drinks chuggably. This is amusing, this beer
has the look, smell and feel of an adjunct lager, but the taste kicks
in as all Surly.