Wandering throught the beer aisle at New Seasons looking for something tasty and new, I happened upon a nice fellow who was giving samples of some tasty ales. The first that I tried was also my favorite of the bunch…Big Sky Crystal Ale. This ale is really good, having a very crisp flavor, complicated by bursts of sweet and bitter, the latter reminding me of the pleasant hopping of a Czech Pilsner. The body is light and unobtrusive, the color a mellow gold that even my grandfather might appreciate. The aroma is honest, complimenting this ale throughout, not presenting any overt complications itself as it escorts this ale through the palate. This may be my most exciting discovery since Lost Coast’s Indica IPA.
Social business architect in Portland, Oregon. Soccer addict, beer fan with a hint of wine. Find me on a gorgeous Oregon river when the sun is shining.