Throughout our trip, we’ve been trying to find new, local beers to try. Here are a few highlights:


In Wisconsin, we picked up some New Glarus Brewing Company Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale (and packed a six pack to bring home) and Lakefront Brewing Company IPA, both were very good.

In Montana, we tried Big Sky IPA from Missoula, MT and grabbed some New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA from Colorado. I really enjoyed the Session IPA – very drinkable, which is the point of a session ale. The Big Sky was a bit underwhelming – I would have enjoyed it more if it was a bit more hoppy.

We also stumbled across a Sam Adams variety we had never seen – Rebel Rider Session IPA. It was so-so.

We had Snake River Brewing Company’s Pako’s IPA at the brewery in Jackson, WY and it was fantastic. New mission: try to get our local liquor store to acquire some Pako’s.

Also tried Crow Peak’s 11th Hour IPA from the Black Hills of South Dakota (Spearfish, SD). Loved it. Grand Teton Brewing Company Old Faithful Ale was a golden ale we found at Yellowstone and John was a big fan.

At the Twin’s game John tried Grain Belt lager and thought it tasted a lot like Yuengling (very wheat-y); We also had Summit Brewing Company’s Extra Pale Ale and Saga IPA and both were excellent.