I stopped in at Cabin Boys Brewery in Tulsa Oklahoma. The bartender recommended The Hallows Tripel and I also just had to try the Bearded Theologian Quad. Delicious and Delicious. I don’t drink a lot of Belgian ales but these were outstanding and make me want more. Both complex, sweet, malty and solid. These would go great with food and would keep you warm on a cold winter night.
I stopped in at Renaissance Brewing Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma to try their beers. I tried their Bold Gold a Belgian Golden Strong ale which is exactly what it says it is. Belgian, so you get the sweetness associated with that. A very solid beer. And I also tried the Dragons Breath with jalapeno peppers. Hot. This is a great beer. You need to be prepared for the heat. I was. And I loved it. I wish I had more time to enjoy this more slowly with chips or some food. Would have been awesome.
I stopped in at Bricktown Brewery in Tulsa, Oklahoma for dinner and a beer. I enjoyed their S x SW Cobb Salad with barbeque on it and their Three Guardsmen IPA was a good pairing. The IPA was hazy, full of flavor, and a good match for the flavorful food. Great food and drink!
I stopped in at Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, Florida. I had tried their Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA at a nearby restaurant and loved it. Once again it did not disappoint! Delicious hoppy and grapefruit flavor – I love it! Also enjoyed the Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter. Great place to stop. Great beers!
I stopped in at Trans Canada Brewing Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for a beer and their pizza (which had been recommended by several other folks at breweries in town. Both the beer and pizza were amazing. Their pizza is made ad Timmy Tom’s Pizzeria right inside the brewery. Great marriage of pizza and beer. I enjoyed the Fungi Pizza – mushrooms, herbs, smoked gouda, pancetta – WOW!
I paired the pizza with Amarillo IPA which was perfect. The beer cut the richness of the pizza. Absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy and contrasting with the pizza. Great combination. I’d love to try other beer – pizza combinations here.
I also broke down and bought myself a touque – look that up my American friends – I should have bought one sooner because it was so cold here in Winnipeg. And I bought a running shirt which I’ll need soon to burn off the winter calories.
I stopped in at Stone Angel Brewing Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Great beers, great people, great place. I enjoyed Kaiser Bill IPA and Luther’s Folly Kolsch Blonde Ale. Their IPA is an east coast IPA so its not overpowering with hops. Very easy to drink. Their Kolsch Blonds Ale is fabulous. So smooth, full bodied and flavorful. I wish I could get cans of this back home. I enjoyed chatting with the owner and bartender and had a great time relaxing and enjoying just being there.
I also love the Martin Luther quote on the coasters and growlers. If I weren’t traveling internationally I’d have purchased a growler to take home just for the quote. Maybe some day they’ll have the quote on t-shirts and I can come back and buy one of those with another beer.
I stopped in at Brazen Hall Kitchen and Brewery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Their Jarpur Amber Ale was $5 for a pint so that determined my beer selection. I wasn’t disappointed. Smooth, malty goodness and warming on a very cold night. I would have liked to have eaten dinner here but had been tipped off to another location for dinner so I held off. If I ever make it back to Winnipeg I’ll try dinner here.
I stopped in at PEG Beer Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the only beer they brew themselves that was on tap was their gose, which I tried. I found it to be enjoyable and drinkable. Easy to drink.
I stopped in at Little Brown Jug in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and enjoyed their 1919 Belgian Pale Ale. If the quality of this beer is any indication of other beers to come then I’ll be back. This is well worth the stop even for one beer. And, the bartender was a delight to talk with as well.
I stopped in at Barn Hammer Brewing Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to try their beer. I enjoyed the Sweet Baby Josh’s Maple Cream Ale and I even more enjoyed the Black Sparrow ESB. Great malty and sweet beers. Delicious!