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.
I stopped in at Cold Garden Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and really enjoyed chatting with the bartenders, the great vibe, lots of dogs, and fabulous beer. Birthday Cake beer? Yes! Sign me up. Delicious! One of my favorite flavors – now added to beer. Vanilla Cappuccino Porter. Yes! and now time for bed. Perfect evening drink. Sweet. Smooth. Relaxing. Yum!
I stopped in at Citizen Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to try their beers. Tuesday night there was live music and the small tap room was packed. I was gonna have dinner there but wound up standing – standing room only. No problem. Beer was good. Batch 1 Session Ale was really good. Crisp. Clean. Flavorful.
I stopped in at Last Best Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta Canada. Ever since I’ve been traveling to Canada people keep telling me about poutine. Well, I finally tried it here. I enjoyed it! The bartender recommended their Baltic Porter to accompany it which was a great choice. This beer is dark and rich and heavy and sweet and a great way to end the evening. (in a good way)
I stopped in at Brewsters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I noticed they had a Hawaiian Coconut Porter on tap. I love coconut so I tried it. And it is really good. Nice smooth malty porter with a coconut flavor. Well done.
I stopped in at Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewpub for dinner and a beer. How could I resist the daily special half rack of ribs for $8. And what a great choice that was. Complete with dipping sauce and pickles. Delicious. I paired dinner with Derailed Pale Ale – absolutely perfect. Great pairing. Wonderful beer. So glad I stopped!
I stopped in at Wild Rose Brewery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The bartender suggested that Wraspberry Ale was one of their best, so I tried it. With fruit beers I typically like to have more fruit flavor, but, that said, this is a good beer. A solid ale with raspberry tones. Very drinkable.
I stopped in at Common Crown Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Looking over their beers I decided on Andy’s Wee Heavy Scottish Ale. I really enjoyed its sweet maltiness and its crisp finish. What a great beer. And even better, the bartender gave it to me for free. He saw me struggling with the Canadian cash in my wallet and had mercy on me as a traveler. Thank you!
I stopped in at Tool Shed Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to try their beer. I decided on the People Skills Cream Ale and was not disappointed. I rarely drink cream ale and with this being one of their core beers I figured it was a good option and I was really impressed. Smooth. Drinkable. Nice mouth feel. Light but not too light. I could drink several of these. I also had a taste of Papa Bam Bam’s Oatmeal Pale Ale and that is a great beer as well. A hoppy pale ale with oatmeal richness. Delightful.
I stopped in at Marshall Brewing Company in Tulsa Oklahoma. Looking at the tap room beer menu I decided on the USS Tulsa Oatmeal IPA. I’ve never had an oatmeal IPA before. The bartender told me that the oatmeal gives it a richer body but does not affect the taste. I’d agree. Great taste. Rich body. Great beer.
I stopped in at Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing in Tulsa, Oklahoma and enjoyed a flight of their beers. Their Apricot Breakaway is one of their newest and pretty tasty with enough apricot that you can taste the fruit. The Raspberry Blonde wasn’t as sour or as full of fruit taste as I would have preferred. Their IPA is likely the best IPA in Tulsa. Hoppy with some malt complexity. Very nice! And Morning Bender Coffee Oatmeal Stout has a great roasted coffee flavor with notes of chocolate. Great beers!