Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Late to the craft beer scene, Milwaukee's small brewers are a big hit" from the Chicago Tribune
It took only a couple of hours to hear the inevitable.
"What do you have that tastes like Miller Lite?"
In a city made famous by pale and mostly bland beer, I was surprised it took so long.
The question arrived early on a Saturday evening at Good City Brewing, which opened less than a year ago near Milwaukee's handsome, weathered downtown. During a wave of brewery openings in a city most familiar with the classic brands made there — Miller, Schlitz and Pabst — Good City has been particularly popular. But the sudden diversity of beer choice can leave some drinkers befuddled.
The bartender was surprisingly thrown by the question. He briefly wore a pained expression while calculating the options. Ten beers were on tap, five of which were bitter-meets-fruity pale ales, IPAs and double IPA. Those wouldn't work. The most obvious choice, a Pilsner, was probably too robust, he said.
The woman said she wanted something "light" and "smooth."
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