Jun 6, 2017

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Gluek Beer is Back…?

Gluek Beer is Back…?

Besides Gluek being back I finally decided to make a new post haha…really its been a while. So this Gluek resurrection thing was something I didn’t even see coming. A few years ago, when I was buying cheap beers like Glueks Honey Bock for like $10 a 30 pack, life was good. Then one sad day I heard Cold Spring decided to retire the beer and only produce small batches for the downtown Minneapolis restaurant so I decided to explore more modern beer offerings from Minnesota.

Fast forward to 2017, the beer is back… and of course with today’s beer crowd there are some controversies that come with it. For one its not being brewed in Minnesota, I guess that is the biggest argument everyone has and second it’s not apparently an original recipe?? Linda Rae Holcomb,the new owner of the beer brand, does have some street cred if you ask me. Her family has been linked to Gluek from way back when. Her grandfather, Charlie Fransen, was long time friends of the Gluek family, and he even reopened Gluek’s Bar in downtown Minneapolis after prohibition.

Holcomb acquired an old recipe for the new version of Gluek’s beer from a German chemist living in Wisconsin, whom she said was a former recipe developer for Gluek’s Brewing Co. She also connected with the company’s former label designer to use the former packaging design, seems legit.

So here are some stats the beer is 5.25% abv and contains Munich malts and traditional Saaz hops, will be produced and packaged by Denver-based Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. It will then be distributed in Minnesota by Minneapolis-based JJ Taylor Distributing Co.

I have not even tried it yet so I’ll hold back judgement for now, but I did see the price was a little more than I expected $8 for 4 16oz tallboy cans. I really just want to try one so maybe I should go to a bar and have it on tap first. P.S. its on sale now!!

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  1. Linda Holcomb is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everybody needs to BUY TONS OF GLUEKS!!!!

    LONG LIVE GLUEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Go LINDA
    Go LINDA
    Go LINDA

    BUY GLUEKS!
    BUY GLUEKS!
    BUY GLUEKS!
    BUY GLUEKS!

  3. Glueks! Fuck yea!!

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