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.
I stopped in at Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company in Custer, South Dakota for lunch after a long morning of travel and just before visiting Mount Rushmore. Their Trust Buster Scotch Als was rich and delicious. I took it upstairs and then enjoyed their pork tenderloin entrée which was also delicious and these both paired well together too.
I stopped in at Sick-N-Twisted Brewing Company in Hill City, South Dakota and tried their Brews Brothers IPA. Beer was good. The brewery was very busy and took quite a while to get served.
I stopped in at Miner Brewing Company in Hill City, South Dakota on the way to Mount Rushmore. The bartender recommended their Dr. Valentine Imperial Red IPA and took his recommendation and really enjoyed it. It’s rich, hoppy, full flavored and full bodied. Also cool location!
I stopped in at Zymurcracy Beer Company in Rapid City, South Dakota. Their location is pretty clost to the airport so it made for an easy first stop after a long day of flights and delays. The bartender suggested the English Porter and considering the chill overcast fall day that sounded perfect… And it was. Rich and delicious. Caramelly and chocolatey and warming.
I stopped in at Southern Tier Brewing Company‘s brewery and taproom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for dinner and enjoyed their flight of pumpkin beers and their locally brewed IPAs. The Shaved Ribeye was delicious. So was the BBQ platter and chicken power salad enjoyed by family with me. In terms of beer, pumpkin beer specifically, Pumking sets the standard. It’s so delicious. Sweet, rich, spicy, like pumpkin pie in a glass. I purchased a commemorative t-shirt for myself plus a few four-packs to bring home to share with family and friends. Their locally brewed IPAs were also delicious. Fruity, sweet, bitter, perfect. I loved the mango and guava flavors. Great outdoor environment and great vibe even on a Tuesday night with no sporting events in either stadium.
I stopped into the Crooked Crab Brewing Company in Odenton, Maryland, on the way home from a business meeting. The flight of beers and the pork belly from the food truck were a wonderful accompaniment after a tiring day. I enjoyed all of the beers. My favorites were A Raspberry & Peach Walked Into A Bar, their delicious fruity sour, and A Mango & Key Lime Get Salty, their refreshing gose. Both of these beers had great flavors.