I stopped in at Pigskin Brewing Company near Columbus, Ohio for dinner and a beer (well, a flight of beers, because I couldn’t decide). Dinner included Tomato Soup and Buffalo Chicken Flatbread. Both were delicious. I enjoyed Undefeated IPA, Cream of the Crop Cream Ale, Highland Games Scottish Ale, and Passion Fruit Gose. I enjoyed these beers. The gose was my least favorite. The cream ale is a light and easy drinking beer. Tasty. The Undefeated IPA is a solid IPA. I very much enjoyed the Scottish Ale. Malty deliciousness.
Dead Lizard Brewing Company, Orlando, FL
I stopped in at Dead Lizard Brewing Company in Orlando, Florida to try their beers. In order to get a broad tasting experience I went with a flight and the bartender helped me decide what to try. I was looking for more cinnamon raisin flavor in the Cinnamon Raisin Anole Bourbon Nut Brown. I was also looking for more lime in Key Lime Chameleon Cream-Sic-Ale. However, both of these are really tasty and I’d say somewhat unique. Nicely done. Trippy Pippy’s Red Dread Ale is a solid red ale. Komodo Koko Dragon Stout is perhaps my favorite of the four I tasted. Smooth and rich with chocolatey notes.
Two DEEP Brewing Company, Indianapolis, IN
Last night I walked from Indianapolis City Center to Two DEEP Brewing Company. The walk put me over 10,000 steps for the day and enabled me to enjoy two great beers. KnightStick Cream Ale is a solid, drinkable beer. It is on the lighter side which makes it easy to drink. Sitting back watching the game, it was a great beer to enjoy. The beer that got me really enthusiastic was They’ve Gone to PLAID! Scotch Ale! Sweet and malty and caramel, this is one tasty beer. I’d make the walk here again to enjoy this beer again. You’ve got to try it.
Mill House Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie, NY
I stopped in at Mill House Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie, New York for dinner and a beer. I actually tried a flight of five beer samples. The Buffalo Fried Brussels Sprouts appetizer were outstanding! Great flavor!. I enjoyed the Hubar IPA and Pine Tar best with these because the spiciness of both food and drink was perfect. For dinner I enjoyed the Grilled Swordfish which was deliciously paired with tabouleh and I preferred the cream ale and Kilt Spinner best with dinner. The beer I enjoyed most was the Pine Tar with spiciness and hints of pine. I hope to enjoy this beer again!
I made a second stop at Mill House Brewing Company and had another outstanding experience. This time I ate at the bar with colleagues. We had the great pleasure of chatting with owner Chris Crocco for quite a while this evening. He’s a great guy. So we shared a number of items this evening: fried pickle chips, fried chickpeas, smoked garlic sausage with pierogies and fig and pig pizza. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS. Just FYI the sausages are all made in house and they have a number of them. I might try to get some to take home with me. The fig and pig pizza was exactly what it sounds like and it was sweet and awesome. I knew I wanted Pine Tar and it delivered – see above. I also tried Kold One Kolsch which was light and refreshing. And I ended the evening with Sexual Chocolate Stout and yes it is everything you can imagine but keeping this blog rated PG we’ll leave it at that.