pFriem Family Brewers is killin’ it. If they are not, in fact, the best brewery in this region, they are, at very least, on a ridiculously-short list of maybe three or four.
We created and supported the Craft Beer Boom as a statement that we would rather spend our dollars for beer that tastes good and supports our friends and neighbors and our own local, state, and American economies.
This is the defining classic Northwest Pale Ale and one that is so brilliantly approachable and drinkable that even your Mass-Produced-Pilsner-Addicted pals will find nothing to bitch about. And a LOT to love.
By far, the largest sub-group of American Indie/craft breweries is the one for which I’ve borrowed a term from my pals Chris Carter and Doug Baldwin: “A-ight”
Fort George is just starting to explore their excellence and, trust me on this, we all want to be watching closely, and with glasses under their taps, as it happens.
In the continuum of ales featuring this brilliant new Bud Buddy, Pyramid Lemondrop Pale ranks right up there with Chasin’Freshies, Delicious, and the stunning Crux Fermentation Project Lemondrop IPA.
This is a delicious beer; purely and simply delicious…The overall effect is almost literally stunning. It’s fresh but unmistakably mature and even a tad boozy(!), with a proudly sophisticated character that further sets it apart from all its many cousins.
Coco(a) is a beer that is a damned-site better than about 99% of all the desserts I’ve enjoyed in My Life as a Sugar Fiend and I’m willing to bet it will hit you much the same way.