Brainerd Lakes Beer is clearly going for an up Nort' feel with lakes inspired names. First Pull refers to the sweet feeling of an outboard starting in one shot. While I understand the metaphor, it's not an association I identify with strongly.
Excited to try a new brewery, but that didn't last long unfortunately. Amber ale with golden highlights looks great in the class with a fluffy white head that falls to a heavy lace. Citrus and heavy metallic over a sweet malt that isn't inviting. Body is thin with an unpleasant twang from more than the hop bite.
While it's easy to root for a new brewery, this beer stalled in the glass. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to try the beer at a festival or on site in the future to give it another chance.