Pete's Wicked Ale is a medium-stout brew made by a division of the August Schell
brewing company in New Ulm
. It is one of the finest of the domestic pseudo-microbrew
s to appear in the late 80's/early 90's
. The flavor, while not as dense and rich as some of the imports (Sheaf Stout
comes to mind), is a touch sweeter and nuttier than its contemporaries
An interesting bit of trivia -- in California, Pete's was available in two sizes, a standard bottle and a big boy. In Minnesota, I was amazed to find the large bottles did not seem to exist.
Pete's has since been eclipsed by other brews, either more uniform offerings by larger breweries* or quirky individualistic brews from "real" microbreweries.
* Samuel Adams Double Bock