Wasatch Ghostrider White IPA

It is that time of the month, hmmmmm. Let me start over.

My twice per month client, a small independent oil company in North Dakota, has me enjoying a quiet snowfall on these crazy roads up in Williston. The evenings are mine, the day’s belong to the client.

I am back at the Williston Brewing Company this afternoon to  see what is new on their list. They do have an extensive list but due the frequency of my visits I have nearly exhausted my choices.

Today’s choice is a bottle of the Wasatch Ghostrider Ale. It is a nice Pale Ale brewed with a bit of coriander, not as much as a Belgian Wit Bier, but  just enough to be refreshing. Hops are not overwhelming and just enough of a citrus aroma. The label’s recommended food pairing is “squirrel over an open flame”. The PETA folks must have got to the management and squirrel is no longer on the menu. The Spinach Steak Salad is on the menu and does pair nicely with this beer. I really would liked the squirrel!

With the snow drifting down outside, a Utah brewed beer seems to be appropriate. The Ghostrider image on the bottle fits well with the “Wild West” atmosphere in these parts. Boots, jeans and mud are abundant.

Time to bundle up and walk three miles through the snow……. not really but the iPhone map indicated I might have to! The area is growing so fast many of the roads don’t show up. Case in point, I am a guest at a man camp just outside of town. The iPhone map located the address but the end point was a field and Joyce, the voice on my phone, told me to park and walk the rest of the way. Not!

I found a gravel road that brought me to the destination but the map showed me off-roading! Rooms are primitive but at least I have indoor plumbing and don’t have to share the shower!!!! I have television with a decent selection of channels and of course wifi!

More later.

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Goose Island Rambler IPA

Yum…. This seasonal offering by Goose Island is pretty durn good. I was In Chicago this August and was just a month too early! I would have called the color – Copper but the brewery’s website calls it – Auburn – that color is so yummy especially when it comes with a nice body mouth feel. Careful there big boy, someone may get the wrong impression. Those really are good descriptions of a beer!

Not real bitter but the aroma of the Magnum and Amarillo hopes comes through nicely, nose and in the mouth. It is a nice IPA and the spicy notes making it a good Fall offering. I am in Williston ND sampling the beer and they have already had a freeze. This week in Williston is experiencing very pleasant Fall like weather( for Houston) Low 50’s F in the morning and high 70’s for the high.

Isn’t she a nice Auburn color?

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