If you, like me, miss Pete’s Wicked Ale and were looking for something to fill that flavor gap, I have a suggestion.

I got this bottle at Publix on Pleasant Hill, in the “pick a six pack” section. Bell’s Best Brown Ale is richly flavored without being overpowering. I find few of the “muscular” beers ( I AM A CRAFT BEER; YOU WILL SUFFER WHEN YOU CONSUME ME ) to be balanced enough to be worth more than one try. This one hits a sweet spot with me, and I’ll probably be buying more of this.