Earnest Brew Works to Pay Tribute to 45th Anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald Sinking

On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a hurricane-force storm. Now, 45 years later, Toledo craft brewery — earnest brew works — will pay tribute to the 29 men that perished ‘when the gales of November came slashin,’ as described in the 1976 Folk song ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ by Gordon Lightfoot.

Gales of November is a Blackberry Sour that will be canned by ebw on Tuesday, November 10 in honor of the men that were aboard the ill-fated freighter.

Along with Toledo being home to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, Edmund Fitzgerald Captain Ernest M. McSorley resided in the Toledo suburb of Ottawa Hills before his death, which struck a chord with brewer/owner Scot Yarnell and helped in wanting him to create a beer to honor the tragic event.

With blackberry flavors bursting forth along a tart backdrop, Gales of November (7.5% ABV, 30 IBUs) includes Mosaic hops — noted for its berry medley aromas — and Huell Melon, which gives an intensely fruity smell and taste as well.

4-packs of Gales of November will be sold in 16 oz cans and retail at $15.99. The beer will be released at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 14 in the ebw taproom.

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