Where else would you stop for a Habanero Pork Chop and Scotch Ale? The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company in Wausau, Wisconsin, of course! The server described this special and said it had a kick to it. My mouth was feeling that kick all the way to Minneapolis! I loved it because I like spicy, flavorful foods. The Stone of Scone Scotch Ale was a great complement in that its mildness counteracted the strong spice of the food. I enjoyed its malty smoothness before my dinner arrived. After that it was a tug of war in my mouth. Spicy – Smooth. Great food and great beer.
I stopped in at Sawmill Brewing Company in Merrill, Wisconsin. The bartender recommended the River Hog Oatmeal Stout. Excellent choice. I’d be so bold as to say this was the best oatmeal stout I’ve ever had. It was rich, smooth and delicious. Full of flavor.
I stopped at Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau, Wisconsin for a beer. The bartender recommended the Bull Falls Holzhacker Lager which had the delicious flavor of a traditional German beer – just as its description implies. It is malty and has a Munich style hop flavor. Great example of this style.
I stopped in at Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau, Wisconsin for dinner and a beer. The food is all farm to table and they are very proud of their local ingredient partners. I enjoyed an amazing Cobb Salad. The bartender helped me with a beer selection. I enjoyed the Trail Candy – Golden APA. The beer has a complex hop character with many hop varieties. It is crisp, flavorful, and allows the drinker to taste a variety of hops. It is a complex beer.