__________________ If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams
Shared a growler of Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison with my son-in-law this evening over a porterhouse steak medium rare, baked potato with chives, sour cream, bacon and butter and fresh garden squash sautéed in butter and olive oil.
And, local brewers generally endeavor to use local products, employ locally and support the community they live in. Can't get any more American than that!!
Dag!! Try some Deschutes Black Butte XXIII! 11% ABV, smooth, black as a starless night in the blackest cave you have ever imagined, plenty of de-bittered black malts and hopped perfectly.
Firestone Walker makes some incredible brews, IMHO.
Best after it warms to above 58 degrees F!!
Black Butte might tie Firestone Reserve porter as my favorite beer of all time, and I am so lucky as to have the Firestone brewery 10 minutes from my house. They have beers they don't bottle, like un-filtered reserve *shudder*. I haven't seen XXIII, but I certainly have to find it now!
"Always carry a small flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite. Furthermore, always carry a small snake." W.C. Fields