Stevens Point Brewery (from Wisconsin) is the closest in name I can come (post 8 has three from that brewery). Eastern U.S. beers are what I'll be looking forward to during the summer when I come back that way. All of your suggestions will be taken into consideration, and I appreciate them; though they do make me a bit impatient. Most of the time I like craft beers of a lot of varieties. I'm pretty easy to please, but it further reduces the chance of disappointment when someone that also likes craft beers gives me a suggestion, so thanks.
There are a few beers I likely didn't show pictures of from Great Lakes. The ones I have tried are:
Elliot Ness (amber - sometimes I like it sometimes I don't; kind of a mood beer)
Burning River (pictured post 5, pale ale - good stuff)
Edmund Fitzgerald (post 5, respectable porter, worthy purchase)
Dortmunder Gold (post 5&20, lager - probably their best rated, I like it a lot; I have yet to find anyone that says anything bad about it, even mainstream beer drinkers love it)
The above 4 are often found in a variety 12-pack.
Commodore Perry (IPA - it's been a few years since I've had it, but I remember liking it)
Conway's Irish Ale (post 5, Irish ale - rated lower than deserved, I like it more than most people do)
Holy Moses White Ale (white ale - rated well, but I don't really like it, but that's likely because I don't really like the taste of white ales in general)
Lake Erie Monster (unfiltered IPA, strong and hoppy, my dad and I knocked out a case of this over last summer, having one after firewood work each day for a couple weeks. It's a "not for the weak" type since the IBU is pretty high at 80 (bitter), and although I like it a lot, I rarely want a second beer in one sitting when having it, expensive 4-packs.
Nosferatu (imperial red ale, good taste, but bitter and strong almost enough to cover up the nuances of the red ale taste, almost... another "not for the weak", recommended, expensive 4-packs)
Christmas Ale (post 5, multiple treat flavors, strong but smooth, sells extremely well, I've loved it except for some reason this past 2010 year's batch was too sweet for my preferences; hopefully next year will be more like those before 2010.)
Blackout Stout (post 5, imperial, "not for the weak", strong, bitter, rough, etc. It's an imperial stout done right, expensive 4-packs)
Imperial Dortmunder (post 5, it tastes a lot like Dortmunder Gold, but a little less filtered and a little stronger, expensive 4-packs, I don't see it in stores anymore)
There are others I haven't tried (Doppelrock, Wright Pils, and all but one on this web page
), but for the most part I have been happy with this Cleveland, OH brewery. I have a long way to go considering the list I haven't tried on the aforementioned link.
A lot of their beers show irony in nomenclature - Burning River after pollution contrubuted to the Cuyahoga River catching fire (literally the river was on fire), Elliot Ness - a major prohibition man, Blackout Stout - after the huge electrical multi-state, multi-day blackout of 2003 - a major wtf event, and Quitness IPA - named after LeBron James played like shit (clearly not up to potential) in the playoffs and then left the Cleveland Cavilers basketball team for Miami after multiple promises and press releases to stay in Cleveland. These are only a couple examples.