Chicago seems to have an endless stream on new micro, and small, sized breweries starting up. Metropolitan has a gimmick: its beers are industrial in nature. You can delight in a Flywheel Lager, gently sup a Generator Doppelbock, or in this case get your mouth in gear with a Dynamo Copper Lager. This is a newer brewery, whilst not established enough to offer brewery tours (just yet), they do at least seem to be establishing a loyal following and high enough qualities to get noticed outside the immediate area.
The Beer: 5.6% abv, 29 IBU, 13.6 Plato; Light copper (rust) in colour, plenty of carbonation; light aroma of malts and hops, not really too much in the way of striking aroma; combination of a smoothed out sandpaper feel across the tongue that gives of a subtle malted taste, slightly bitter, more of a back of the tongue bitterness than any other part of the mouth; slightly bitter after taste; light bodied but does have an element of something about it.
Not a full, or even partially bodied beer, but ti does have enough to make a difference between lighter lagers and itself. On the whole this is an inoffensive beer and one that would make a difference to the experience of someone who is only used to lighter bodied lagers. I am at least impressed enough with this to suggest trying it, and will be looking out for the rest of these beers on the next shopping trip.
Website: Metropolitan Brewing