When You’re Tired of Turkey

I do love a good traditional turkey dinner.  We always make sure to get a big enough turkey to have plenty of leftovers for turkey sandwiches.  Yet, there’s only so many consecutive meals you have have with turkey before you’re craving something else. That point hit last night. Yes, I know that was only the…

More Thanksgiving Goodness

Next up on the Thanksgiving-open-up-that-special-bottle of beer fun was Iron Horse Brewery’s Brass Ass Brown Ale.  Iron Horse Brewery is over in Ellensburg, WA and I’d picked up a couple of 22 oz bombers at Bottles to try last time we made it over to Spokane. Iron Horse calls describes their Brass Ass Brown Ale…

Celebrating Thanksgiving With Fine Brews

Happy Thanksgiving!  Growler Fills is thankful for great craft beer, friends, family, good fortune and a host of other things on this snowy Thanksgiving morning in Missoula, MT.  I hope your Thanksgiving day is filled with good times and, of course, great beer. The holiday season is filled with opportunities to reach into the beer…

More Fresh Hops and a Classic Doppelbock

On a recent frigid, blustery day in Missoula, I felt the need to seek out a little variety in the beer world and stopped in at my favorite set of taps also known as The Rhino. What did I find?  One excellent example of the fresh hop world along with a classic German doppelbock. As…

Montana Brewing Co.’s Brown Ale

I recently drove over to Billings, MT to give a couple of presentations and had grand plans of taking the time to check out the local breweries.  My last trip to Billings was several years ago and, by coincidence, was only a few days after Carter’s Brewery had opened its doors.  I was looking forward…

Widmer Brothers’ Barrel Aged Brrrbon

Joining the Brothers’ Reserve Series this year from Portland, OR’s Widmer Brother’s Brewing Company is Barrel Aged Brrbon, considered a winter warmer style brew.  To make it, Widmer took their annual Brrr seasonal winter warmer and aged it for four months in Kentucky bourbon barrels.  The result is a smooth bourbon infused beer that packs…

First Beer Bloggers Conference Deemed A Success

About a month ago I stumbled upon an article previewing the first ever Beer Bloggers Conference which was held this past week in Boulder, CO.  The 108 attendees maxed out the available space for the conference and included a mix of brewery-associated bloggers and “citizen bloggers,” those unaffiliated with any business. Growler Fills fits into…