Q&A: State Beer?
A anonymous comment suggests that perhaps Keweenaw Brewing Company should be the official beer of Superiorland. This is a great suggestion, KBC beers are high quality and tasty. They also have one of the best bars in Houghton. I am also joyed by the presence of thier Pick-Axe Blonde Ale at EconoFoods, Pat's Foods and the like.
The decision to make Leinenkugels the official beer of the Superiorland is largely a politcal one. We need a beer that celebrates the unique character of Superiorland, but is not partial to any geographic region withing the future state. While I agree that KBC is without the finest brewery in the Keweenaw, other breweries deserve a fair shake. For example, Tahquamenon Falls Brewpub in Newberry, Lake Superior Brewpub in Grand Marais, and who can forget Hereford & Hops in Escanaba.
Superioland is a big place and here at SISU we're uniters , not dividers. Making Leinenkugels the official beer of Superiorland extends an olive branch to another overlooked part of the country: Northen Wisconsin. Like Superiorland, Northern Wisconsin is used by big city folks in as a vacation destination rather than a place with real people and a unique cultural heritage. It has been discussed in the past that perhaps Northern Wisconsin would secede from Wisconsin as the U.P. from Michigan to join us in this gran experiment. We don't want to impose on the fine people of Wisconsin, but it they want to join us, there's a spot at the table.
Also, Leine's is cheap, eh? It also has a universal appeal not unlike Miller or Bud, but with a unique character and charm that is familiar to Superiolanders.