I have been asked to deliver one of my training sessions in Billings, Montana for a small energy producer. I have been doing a little work for them over the past few months. Sessions in Midland, TX, Houston, TX, Laredo, TX and Williston North Dakota.
Midland – beer offerings are ordinary and lack variety for craft beers lovers.
Houston – Making its mark with some excellent local choices and establishments. I am working on trying them all – Karbach, St Arnolds and Southern Star are top notch. No Label Brewing in Katy is on my bucket list, as is Bayou Brewing….
Laredo…sorry my research is coming up empty.
Williston – pubs maybe
Billings Montana – Jackpot !!!!!! 8 craft breweries in the city limits and 10 in the greater Billings area…. Three days is only going to whet the appetite – I will provide a report out sometime around the 7th or 8th of September….maybe some updates via iPhone posts…. I do have to real work to do – kinda….I have a trout fishing float trip scheduled for the 5th and the class is on the 6th. I will behave appropriately!
There are 4 beer brewers within walking distance of my hotel and Angry Hanks looks like a short cab ride away…. Most will offer tasters…those little 5 oz glasses……an easier way to taste a broad suite of beers….. it used to be that 5 pints wasn’t much effort but I would like not be swayed by that 5th pint….The truth and only the unbiased/unhazed truth.
A little research brought up this photo…..looks like people I can relate to !!!! Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Staff.
I apologize if I am using your photo without permission…..you were just such a handsome bunch that I could not resist.
Just a thought – old stories, mountain bikes, blood, beer and essentially flat trails……a birdie dropped a little something in my inbox today and the stories, to the best of my recollection, may find a forum here……beer and blood in the early mornings…could be fun. Thanks Pat.