Breweries "Visited"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beer and Wine

Beer #192 Outburst / Pyramid Brewing Company, Seattle, WA

Today is our last day in Sonoma before we head to the airport to catch a flight to Portland.  Yesterday was spent back on the winery trail for some more tastings, and we paid a visit to Bear Republic Brewery for food & a beer.  We tried to hit Lagunitas for an in-person visit, but their tap room is closed on Tuesdays.  Things I would have known had I bothered to check their website.  Can't win 'em all.

The beer for today is Outburst, an IPA from Pyramid Breweries, which we bought in Sausalito a few days back.  In the glass, it shows off a dark copper color with a thin but persistent head.  You get a lot of grapefruit, with a good hop taste and bitterness, and a clean, dry finish.

Yes, I drank this in my hotel room.
Pyramid started in Washington, and now has brewpubs in a number of different cities, including Berkley and Sacramento.

Thing to Think About Today:
Real time intel - if you're in Sonoma, you're drinking wine.  Why not drink wine from a awesome winery with some cool people and fun winery dogs?  To do all of these things, you should head to Martorana Family Winery.  We were able to sample some really interesting varieties, such as their 2007 Merlot, and we took home a bottle of Chardonnay.  Thanks to the asinine laws regarding the shipping of wine to Pennsylvania, we can only bring home what fits in our suitcase.  Their Chardonnay definitely made the cut.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kudos, Gary. Much appreciated. We worked very hard in 2010 to produce some great wines after a tough harvest. Lots of "craft" in that Chardonnay. So glad you are taking some home with you...

    Martorana Family Winery