Stonehome Brewing Company in Watford City is cranking out some very good beers. After a late morning, early afternoon photo safari in the northern end of the Teddy Roosevelt National Park, I pulled into the Stonehome for a sampling.
A few of my new friends in North Dakota. I worked up a thirst stalking them for their family portrait.
Heartless is an easy drinking pale ale that even this IPA craving fool can enjoy. Kathy, lovely and sweet wife would really like this one.
Central Perk, that’s right – Perk – Another pale ale, a little higher ABV with a touch of cold pressed coffee. Nicely hopped but not IPA strength. I really did enjoy this one!
Latifrons, Down By The Beach – is an excellent pale ale, nicely hopped, aromatic and comes in at 35 IBU. Latifrons – an extinct predecessor of the modern day Bison that now roam the Teddy Roosevelt National Park.
Maah Daah Hey – Red Rye IPA – my favorite of the four I selected. IBU up in the 50 range and an ABV of 6.3%. Yum!
The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 144-mile non-motorized single track trail that runs from USFS Burning Coal Vein Campground 30 miles south of Medora, to the USFS CCC campground 16 miles south of Watford City
Stonehome donates to the Maah Daah Hey trail group for every keg sold. I could definitely put away a keg of this…..not by myself, I would invite a few select friends!
Stonehome hasn’t been around long, established in 2016 by Watford City locals, they have an awesome brewery.
As Arnold said; I’ll be back!
I gotta add something – I have a new favorite IPA! Made by Surly Brewing. Surly Wett, a wet hopped IPA using freshly harvested 2017 Mosaic hops. Absolutely stunning. It is a seasonal brew and once gone, it will only be a pleasant memory! I wonder what hop the Wett for 2018 will feature? I’m sure it will be good!
Malt: 2-Row, Acidulated, Carafoam
Hops: Changes Annually (2017 – 100% Mosaic)
Yeast: English Ale
OG: 16.6º Plato
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I don’t know too much about beer, but you definitely make a tasty case! And the Teddy Roosevelt National Park truly appeals to me!