North Coast Brewing – Ft.Bragg, CA – EST. 1988

Red Seal Ale – ABV 5.5% –  Copper color, nice thick head, hoppy & spicy finish

I LOVE this beer! It’s won 10 gold medals & 2 silver

“Red Seal has to be the finest American pale ale available nationally. Loaded with truly intense hop flavor, it’s not for the faint hearted, but a delightful reward for lovers of the style”.  -Ed Westemeier, The Cincinnati Enquirer

 

Starr Hill Brewing – Charlottesville, VA in Blue Ridge foothills – EST.1999

Northern Light IPA – ABV 6.5% – Copper color, crisp, fruity (tangerine?), mild aroma, creamy head

Very, Very tasty. Everything you’d expect from an IPA. It’s won 14  awards.

First opened in the historic Starr Hill Music Hall as a storefront.

 

 

 Cottrell Brewing – Pawcatauk, CT – EST. ?

State Line IPA – ABV 7% (i think) – Copper/Amber, low head, light hoppy taste but a good bite, mild, light floral/sweet smell

All in all a pretty good IPA. I would have preferred a larger head.

I couldn’t find any information on this company.

 

 

 Widmer Brewing – Portland, OR – EST. 1984

Drop Top Amber Ale – ABV 5.3% – Small head, malty caramel with some hops, slight spice aftertaste,  light, not much aroma. Overall great beer.

Widmer was the first to introduce 4 seasonal brews back in 1986. The world’s largest draft-only brewery, they began bottling in 1996. Gotta keep up with the demand, right? They have many more beers I will be sampling in the future.

I had this at the top of Sandia Peak (10,378ft) in Albuquerque NM. A definite must if you’re out there. There is a 2 drink limit due to the elevation.

I also added an addition to the BELL’S page and ABITA page.

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