|Angus Boy Scottish Ale and|
Push Mower Blonde at PCB, Peoria
Our April beer adventure took us to:
- Four Peaks Brewing Company, Tempe - 8th Street Pale, large space in a college town, beer is available by the pitcher
- Freak'N Brewing Company, Peoria - flight, I liked the Piñon Coffee Brown, Hubby liked the dirty Double Blonde; the raspberry puree in their Raspberry Wheat comes from Oregon! Difficult to find in small industrial complex.
- Good Bad Ugly Brewing, Glendale - Scorpion Queen Amber Ale, beers by the pitcher and bowling. Wait, what?
- Peoria Artisan Brewery, Litchfield and Peoria - Angus Boy Scottish Ale and Push Mower Blonde Ale (Peoria), Haboob Black IPA and Savannah Marie IPA (Litchfield). Peoria is a larger space with a food menu. Litchfield is a small tap room with a much smaller brewing capacity than Peoria. Friendly staff, in a cute town.
Poolside Blonde at La Quinta
- Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, Palm Desert - I met my gateway Belgian beer here with their Belgique IPA, came back for the Blackfin Lager and Palm Springs IPA and some pretty amazing food.
- La Quinta Brewing, Palm Desert - Heat Wave Amber, Poolside Blonde (poolside) and Spring Break Maibock. No food but always a regular stop for us.
- Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery, Richland - we had an amazing bowl of soup but locals say this is the place to go for pizza. I liked the Szilard Vanilla Coffee Stout while Hubby went for Burks Blonde
- Bombing Range Brewing Company, Richland - corn hole on the outdoor patio, this brewery took over White Bluff's old space. Had a flight and enjoyed them all.
- Dwinell Country Ales, Goldendale - Tongue Tied (smokey) and Blue Light (crisp, clean), definitely a place where you want to spend some time.
- Ice Harbor Brewing Company, Kennewick (where the locals go) and Clover Island (at the marina where the tourists go), both have food menus, the Kennewick location has character while Clover Island has the views. Hubby loved the Columbia Kölsch. I had the Stormwheeler Stout but preferred the Nut Brown Ale.
- Paper Street Brewing Company, Richland - Rocket Dog Rye IPA and Crook Look IPA, this brewery donates a meal to Feeding America with every fifth beer they sell.
- Rattlesnake Mountain Brewery (housed within Kimo's Sports Bar), Richland - lively place with full bar and menu, with a view of the Columbia River. I had the Seasonal Oatmeal Stout and Hubby liked the Screaming Eagle IPA. Both were satisfying.
- Shrub Steppe Smokehouse and Brewery, Richland - had a flight and favored the Hoppicat IPA. We didn't sample the food but probably should have; it looked good. One of three in close proximity.
- Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant, Sunnyside - full food menu, we tried the Pilsner and the Bye Bye Miss (Rye) and weren't big fans of either
|Tasting flight at White Bluffs|
- White Bluffs Brewing, Richland - We met Roe who explained the brewery is now open Sundays. I immediately notified Google as we might have missed this place had we not driven past and noticed the Open sign. (Google Maps reported them as closed.) We also met Jeremy M., a patron, who also adventures far and wide for beer. (I suggested he join WABL.) I met my gateway Bière de Garde here but Red Alt is their 2014 GABF gold medal winner.
Our drive home took us to Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles, Oregon, where we had the Pulpit Rock Pilsner and a Scandalous Pale Ale with a Cherry Pizza. (Trust me, it was good.)
Where am I now? Who knows but you can bet there will be a beer adventure.