As the temperatures start to drop and the snow starts to fall, it can only mean one thing: winter is upon us. With winter comes winter seasonals and as is the case with Blackrocks, that means a stout.
The North Third Stout to be specific, named so for the pub’s location in Marquette. It’s a foreign extra stout, dark and roasty, with some sweetness and even a tropical note.
“This recipe has been in the making for a year and a half now,” brewer Andrew Reeves said. “Our other brewer Chris put a lot of hard work into this one and we’re finally really happy with it. We’re ready to send it out to everybody.”
Dark in color, full in body, and agreeable in ABV, the North Third Stout serves as a good beer to take on winter.
Reeves said, “This beer especially lends itself to winter drinking as it’s got a little more thicker body to it. It’s like a nice adult cup of hot cocoa for me. I can’t wait to spend some time around a campfire with this guy.”
It’s been on tap at the pub for a few weeks now, but it will hit shelves by the end of the week, just in time for opening day of hunting season.
Once it’s released it will become one of the few Michigan-brewed stouts to be offered in a can.