Drinkin’ Diesel

For the second year in a row, Cognition Brewing Company in Ishpeming donated “Name a Beer After Your Pet” as a live auction item for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s annual Cause for Paws Gala in October. On Friday night, the first of four pet-named beers to be released this year was tapped. Diesel’s Shop Dog Shandy is a limited edition shandy-style wheat ale with a twist of lemon and grapefruit. The beer was a gift to James Goriesky from his family after his loyal dog, Diesel, passed away in 2017. Above, Diesel’s beer sign hangs behind the bar at Cognition. At right, from left, Cognition owner Jay Clancey, UPAWS Board President Amber Wetton, James Goriesky and his son Avery. (Journal photos by Rachel Oakley)