This became Snoqualmie Falls Brewing’s flagship beer in the most natural way possible: by simply being among the best of this style ever made in the US.
It became a true American brewing icon; the first and only craft beer to literally outsell Budwesier, Miller, and Coors in its local market.
Just this week, I got samples from two exceptional PNW brewers whom I would have probably chosen if someone had come to me and said, “Name a brewery in each state that you would bet money on making a great Brut.”
Pyramid “Yeah, Baby!” is an absurdly fine IPA, regardless of category, and gives all us fresh-hop freaks something we can geek out on during those dismal months of our beer year that are not September and October.
The Abyss and The Dissident, 2018, are like bottles of delightfully naughty sex; like you just might enjoy either one enough that it would be unseemly to have anyone watching.
Crux Fermentation Project is one of the three to five best breweries in the United States and they haven’t yet even hit their stride.
I want to propose that we all just call this style “Brut ales”, which will organically shorten to just “Brut”.
Rogue is the perfect evocation of All Things Oregon and the beer is absolutely in the top five of all the “Old Guard” breweries in the entire West.