The weather has been dull and rainy here lately; it quite reminds me of winter back on the coast…except it’s May!
Saturday was sunny though and predicted to be the only nice day in the string of days to follow so we decided to head out to one of the local breweries for a tour.
Situated on a decommissioned army base Wild Rose Brewery won’t be winning any design awards but what this compact brewery lacks in aesthetic it makes up for in atmosphere and flavour!
The tour is $14 but includes a glass of beer to get you started. I opted for the Foothill Pilz; a great, light, pilsner perfect for summer sipping.
Anthony was a great tour guide dispensing all kinds of facts about the brewery and maybe even spilling a few secrets.
It’s small. This is one of only two brewing vessels.
The fermentation towers finish the job off.
And then it’s into kegs.
Or to the bottling machine. Like I said, it’s a small operation…one six pack at a time here.
Quite the record.
You can get a Party Pig to keep in your fridge. Each has it’s own name.
We were able to visit ‘The Pig Cave’ at the end of the tour.
The taproom is small but homey feeling. No tv’s makes it much easier to enjoy a beer with friends.
We decided to finish our tour with a taste of them all.
The IPA was a great standard but my favorite was the Belgian IPA with it’s spicy notes. Definitely worth a visit!