A Grand Rapids-area brewery took yeast floating in the air over Lake Superior and Marquette to make a wild, sour golden ale releasing this month.

The owners of Speciation Artisan Ales in March 2017 drove to Marquette towing a mobile fermentation vessel. They brought along some grains and brewed at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. They took the wort (not-yet-fermented beer) and hauled it to the shores of Lake Superior to cool and collect yeast via lake breeze overnight,” according to a news release from the brewery.

The result, which would become The Laurentian Series: Lake Superior,” was towed back to Comstock Park and aged in oak barrels for most of the past year. The beer offers aromas of hay, sweet dough and stone fruit, along with the oak character of the barrels,” according to the brewery.

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