I stopped in at Jim Dandy Brewing in Pocatello, Idaho for a beer. I enjoyed the Babushka Imperial Stout, reminded me of how my mother-in-law used to wear her hair. I most enjoyed the Jimmy Drinks Mosaic and Citra IPA. A very nice IPA. Hoppy but not a knockout. Very drinkable.
I stopped in at Portneuf Valley Brewing in Pocatello, Idaho for dinner and a beer with colleagues. I enjoyed the Smoked Salmon Salad and I shared the Giant Salty Pretzel with a buddy. One of my colleagues ordered a flight of all beers on tap, and honestly they were all great! I enjoyed the Ligertown Lager. Nice balanced malty beer. I was hoping for more of a connection to Napoleon Dynamite, though. I most enjoyed the Belligerent Ass Nut Brown Ale. Deep, caramelly, malty, nutty flavor. Great on a cold evening. I really wanted to pick up the t-shirt but not sure that would go well back home.
I stopped in at Grand Teton Brewing and enjoyed a few tastes. The seasonal specialty this time of year is Pursuit of Hoppiness which is an imperial red ale. I really enjoyed this beer. Both hoppy and malty. Perfect for the fall season.
I stopped in at the Idaho Brewing Company in Idaho Falls, Idaho and had a taste of the What a Pear fruit lager just because it sounded so unique. It tasted almost like champagne with its effervescence and fruitiness. I enjoyed a glass of the Bad Badger ESB. This would not typically be my go to style but it was on sale at $3.00 pint on Tuesday night and I couldn’t resist. It was a very tasty beer with balanced malt and hops.
I stopped in at Snow Eagle Brewing and Grill in Idaho Falls, Idaho for dinner. The Thai Salmon Salad was delicious. Salmon never tasted fresher. I enjoyed the IPA with dinner and its hoppiness complemented the spicy wasabi sauce on the salad.
I stopped in at Wildlife Brewing in Victor, Idaho for lunch and a quick beer. I wish I had tried the pizza but I went with the sesame chicken salad and was not disappointed. I hav heard their pizza is excellent. I tried the Bear Claw Black Ale which wasn’t hoppy enough to be a black IPA and wasn’t heavy enough to be a porter. It had great flavor and went well with the salad.