Last Best Brewing Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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)

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, NC

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I stopped in at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The atmosphere is German bierhall and biergarten.  It’s a great place.  I tried a flight of beers.  The Fat Boy Baltic Porter was just as I had hoped.  Smooth, malty, caramelly. The Copper Amber Ale is a great mix of malty smoothness and a little bite.  I was pleasantly surprised with the Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen.  This was crisp and enjoyable.  Finally, the Radler, a mix of Captain Jack Pilsner and Sprite (lemon soda) reminded me of the Radler I had in Munich decades ago.  Delicious!

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