I stopped in at Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont, Virginia. To be fair, the stop was after another stop at Bluemont Winery with my family and the winery was our main agenda item for the day. The brewery was a convenient afterthought. We did enjoy some tacos and wings from their food truck. Their beers were tasty, with Oktoberfest being our favorite. It is a rich, smooth, malty beer. Perfect for the cool fall weather.
I stopped in at Lead Dog Brewing in Reno, Nevada and really enjoyed the Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout. Great tap room and great beer. Although I had it early in the evening I was thinking it would make a great dessert beer.
I stopped in at The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery in Reno, Nevada with a group from work for a family style dinner. We held a long evening meeting over dinner. I enjoyed a flight of their beers during dinner. The Burner Pilsner was smooth and crisp. The Rodeo Queen Raspberry Sour was just how it sounds. Sour and full of itself. The food and beers and atmosphere were all great.
I stopped in at IMBIB Custom Brews in Reno, Nevada. This brewery was recommended earlier in the day from another brewery I visited. The recommendation was that i I liked sours i needed to stop here. I had tastes of a few and landed on the Cucumber Key Lime Nevada Weisse. This is a great sour beer. Loved the lime flavor. Tart. Refreshing.
I stopped in at Occidental Brewing Company in Sparks, Nevada. Their festbier is a nice smooth malty beer perfect for Octoberfest.
I stopped in at Revision Brewing Company in Sparks, Nevada. The brewery is very close to the Reno/Tahoe airport and made for a great first stop after a long day of flying. Revision is known for its IPA’s. And as you can see below they have a full board of New England IPA’s alone.
The bartender made some suggestions for me and I tried their Disco Ninja New England IPA, DIPA, Double IPA, and Citra Slam. Very seldom do I enjoy a flight where all of the beers are good. I am impressed. Three really good IPAs, all different, from the same brewery. Well Done! And if that’s not enough impetus, their Das Fest festbier for Octoberfest is also delicious. Great breadth of brewing. Cool location. I even got myself a pair of glow in the dark socks with their logo.
I stopped in at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City, South Dakota. Their bourbon barrel aged victory stout is so delicious. Rich. Full of roasted stout flavor and full of bourbon flavor.
I stopped in at Dakota Point Brewing in Rapid City, South Dakota. Rarely do I see Scottish Export and Wee Heavy on the tap list. Both were wonderful. Peat Digger Wee Heavy is rich and caramelly and does have notes of peat in it. Naughty Angus Scottish Export is smooth and delicious. On a cool fall evening these were just perfect.
I stopped in at Lost Cabin Beer Company in Rapid City, South Dakota. I had been to dinner at a local restaurant which was featuring Lost Cabin beers and the server raved about them. For my taste, my favorite was Lord Grizzly Scotch Ale. Rich, caramelly, malty, delicious. The coffee stout is pretty tasty as well.
I stopped in at the Firehouse Brewing Company in Rapid City South Dakota for dinner and a beer. I decided to go with their Swarthy Beaver English Pale and their Stout and Hearty stew. Both tasty. Paired well. Perfect end to the day.