I’ve been blessed to be able to visit a number of breweries and brew pubs across the United States and have enjoyed many wonderful tours given by passionate brewers and have enjoyed many wonderful pints of great beer. This blog is a simple opportunity for me to share my experiences with others who may be interested. I hope you find something you enjoy.
The bartender at PHX Beer Company in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, February 20 is a Beer Goddess. She recommended mixing Sonoran White Chocolate Ale (which I love) with Iron Horse Porter. WOW. Game Changer. Delicious. Chocolate and White Chocolate together. PERFECT!
I stopped in at Boomtown Brewery in Los Angeles, California. I never turn down a Scottish Ale and Magic Napper did not disappoint. This was the last beer before bed and a perfect end of the day beer to enjoy. Sweet. Smooth. Rich. Also really cool vibe at the brewery.
I stopped in at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, California. For dinner I enjoyed beet salad and cauliflower tacos and paired with their Timbo Pils. Let’s talk about Timbo Pils. I love this beer. It’s a Pilsner so it’s a bit lighter than IPAs. It’s fresh. At the same time it has hop notes of West Coast IPAs. It’s simply toned down a bit. Plenty of flavor, just not in your face. So fine.
I stopped in at 6th & La Brea Brewery in Los Angeles, California. I enjoyed their Get Buzzed Golden Ale which is delicious with tremendous honey sweetness. I paired their Brussels Sprouts appetizer and Kale salad with the beer for an absolutely fabulous dinner.
I stopped in at Three Weavers Brewing Company in Los Angeles, California after a long coast to coast flight and enjoyed their Expatriate West Coast IPA. After all, would you drink an East Coast IPA in Los Angeles, really? And, I really enjoyed the delicious hop profile.
I stopped in at Kunstler Brewing in San Antonio, Texas, after a long day of frustrating travel. Their Big Emma We Heavy was a great start. The Kolschineal with Prickly Pear and the pepper rim was amazing. Great beers and perfect way to wind down a hectic day.
I stopped in at Suburban Brewing Company in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. I was pleasantly surprised to find the brewery when I stopped at Jerry’s Pizza Pie for cheesesteak pizza and pepperoni rolls. Quick shout out to Jerry’s. Years ago when we had family in the area this was out go to pizza place. It’s been more than five years since we made it there and so glad we did and what a delicious treat! So, back to the beer. Of course I had to try the Willy Scottish Ale – Scottish Export – and I was not disappointed. It is caramelly and delicious. It is malty and hoppy in the British sense of hoppy. Very well done. I just wish i had brought my growler so I could have brought some home with me. Also, the arcade there is cool, including the Pac Man mural in the restroom.
I stopped in at Hellbender Brewing Company in Washington, DC and tried their Ignite IPA. Very nice, so I bought a six-pack for the guys back at the office to try. I also tried their stout and bought a crowler for a good friend. Very nice beers. Great spot to stop in and relax.
I stopped in at Stray Dog Brewing Company in Orleans, Ontario, Canada. The flight of Pale Ale, California Common and two IPAs was good. The Double IPA was also good. The beer that I enjoyed the most was the Oatmeal Stout.
The staff were really friendly. They were setting up for a small local event taking place in the brewery later in the evening. And, the brewery dog was very friendly to all people in the taproom.
I stopped in at Dominion City Brewing Company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I enjoyed the Sunsplit IPA – it’s like sunshine in a glass. Delicious. Citrusy. Perfect Hazy IPA.