The brews in America, do not have the variety or the flavor of the beers in England, but what can you expect from the land where “Bud Light” is usually the beer of choice. By ordering the local “craft” beers, you can get a brew with some taste and personality.
A partial list of the brews I have sampled on this trip so far follows. Most are from the later part of the trip, because I forgot to write the names down from the East Coast where I found some good ones, and had difficulty in the Central States finding “local” beer. A waitress in Ohio, had no idea what I meant when I asked for a “craft” beer.
Grand Canyon Amber Ale - Grand Canyon Brewing Co.
Ugly Pug Black Lagar - Rahr & Son’s Brewing, Fort Worth, Texas
Laguritas I P A - Laguritas Brewing Company, Petaluma, California
Moonlight ’Reality Czeck Pilsner’ - Santa Rosa, California
Downtown Brown - Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe, Eureka, California
I had a nice beer with my lunch during a stop in Death Valley, that the server said was “local”, but I’m not sure how they get enough water to make beer on the hottest driest spot in North America.
I see that I have an email from Alisha (daughter), asking when we will be arriving in Vancouver. She is visiting a friend there, who has worked in the brewing industry, and has a great local brew he wants me to try. That’s what happens when you develop a reputation for enjoying good local beer. I think I’ve said it before . . . . But. . . .life is tough!