Drafted in mid June and delayed in posting.
I have figured it out! I will drive across the border to Sidney, Montana! There is a very good reason to leave the state and drive across the border. I am in Williston, North Dakota for a week. The Williston Brewing Company does not brew any beer despite the name. The plus side is they have the best selection of draft beers in a hundred mile radius. That said….I like to visit breweries if you haven’t figured that out yet.
I usually ask for local beers when I travel and up until recently the “localest” local beer was from Fargo, ND. Fargo is a 6 hour drive! Meadowlark Brewing across the State line is less than an hour’s drive and you can arrive before you left Williston! Funny how those time zone lines work.
Badlands IPA from Meadowlark is pretty darned good.
It pairs nicely with Famous Dave’s ribs, garlic mashed and grilled pineapple spears. The corn bread muffin was the only item would have been better with a nice lager.
Good to the last bit of lace on the glass.
Now, lets cross state lines!
Badlands IPA – Pleasant and good upfront bitterness with a subtle pine aroma.
Harvester – a Cream Ale, nice and easy to drink and would fit my wife’s palate.
Paramour – a fruity stout, cherries, chocolate and a little coffee.
Blake Steer Tookus, an Oatmeal Stout that is very tasty.
Ole Gus, and very, very good Scottish Ale. Malty but not overwhelming, very smooth finish. I like it!
Teddy Roosevelt Wheat IPA – Bully good as Teddy would have said. Good but I have found one better – the Wheat IPA ay B-52 Brewery in Conroe Texas.
The beers are decent but the food….. Not so good! I ordered the 10 ounce rib eye steak and was served a 14+ ounce New York cut steak. Huge difference. The waitress had no clue but the cook told her to tell me it was the “eye of the rib eye”, BULL! There was a hint of rib eye marbling! I never send food back, chewed 7/8 of that tough steak and left an appropriate comment on Yelp.
Drink Local and Drink Responsibly
Have you visited Laughing Sun in Minot, ND?
No, I need to find time to make the trip.