Fixed Gear is a beer the brewers of Lakefront had been working on for about 2 years for a local brewpub. Through the different batches the recipe grew more aggressive and bold, eventually arriving at the Fixed Gear recipe. This beer is a testament to the bike messengers of Milwaukee who ride fixed gear bikes – or bikes with no brakes. It takes a good deal of courage and insanity to ride one – say Russ Klisch, owner of Lakefront in a press release. From the label –
“Inspired by the energy and audacity of the fixed gear courier, Lakefront Brewery ran smack into this arresting creation. Fixed Gear is a big, bold American red ale. It pours a glaring crimson tone with a rocky white head and a brilliant floral-citrus aroma, thanks to an aggressive dry hopping. Its immodest, malty spine and intrepid caramel flavors blow in via gratuitous amounts of 2-row pale and dark caramel malts. A balanced citrus bite comes from Chinook and Cascade hops followed shortly by mild, fruity esters from the ale yeast. Weighing in at a mean 6.5% ABV and 34 IBU’s, this one’s got an attitude.”
Hops – Chinook, Cascade. Dry hopped w/ cascade
Malts – 2 Row Pale, Dark Caramel.
Taste Expectations – Caramel malt & grain. Citrus & Fruity hop flavors with some hop bitterness on the finish. Solid malt flavor throughout.
Availability – 22oz Bombers. Draft only in WI.