Survey of Beers Along the Northern Route

Beer Area where tasted Brewery location Comments
Deschutes River Brewery Mirror Pond Portland, OR Bend, OR good
Deschutes River Brewery Seasonal Ale Portland, OR Bend, OR good
Mt Hood Cloud Cap Amber Portland, OR Government Camp, OR good
Rainier Portland, OR ? not so good
Hamms Portland, OR brewed by Miller not so good
Full Sail Ale Walla Walla, WA Hood River, OR real good
New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale Walla Walla, WA Fort Collins, CO Real Good - a favorite, not just because it has a bike on the label.
Alaskan Summer Ale Pomeroy, WA Juneau, AK good
Alaskan Amber Ale Kamaiah, ID Juneau, AK good
Lewis and Clark Lager Jackson, MT Helena, MT disappointing
Bitteroot Brewery IPA Jackson, MT Hamilton, MT good
Bayern Troutslayer (now Dancing Trout) Ale Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT good
Lang Creek Trimotor Amber Bozeman, MT Marion, MT real good
Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT
real good
Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale Bozeman, MT Polson, MT
Denver, CO
Sleeping Giant (now Lewis & Clark) Tumbleweed IPA Cooke city, MT Helena, MT good
Coors Clearmont, WY
as good as I could do today
Coors Light Gillette, WY
I'm in a rut
Devil's Tower Lager Devil's Tower, WY Billings, MT good
Bud, Bud Light South Dakota, Minnesota everywhere
Grainbelt Premium Beer Spring Valley, MN New Ulm, MN jury is still out
New Glarus Brewery Spotted Cow Ale LaCrosse, WI New Glarus, WI good
LaCrosse Lager LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse, WI ok
Leinenkugel Oktoberfest Lager Green Lake, WI Chippewa Falls, WI Right beer at the right time. Steak dinner, frosted mug, draft beer.
Spaten Oktoberfest Beer Plymouth, WI Munich, Germany good
Dos Equis Cerveza Augusta, MI Mexico not very local
Sam Adams Monroeville, IN Boston, MA old reliable, best that I can do today
Iron City Beer Beaver Falls, PA Pittsburgh, PA as bad as I remembered
Yuengling Lager Beaver Falls, PA Pottsville, PA good
Erie Brewing-Rail Bender Ale Houston, PA Erie, PA successfully passed the taste test with flying colors
Erie Brewing-Mad Anthony's Ale Houston, PA Erie, PA successfully passed the taste test with flying colors
Penn Pilsner West Newton, PA Pittsburgh, PA very good
Sprecher Special Amber Ale West Newton, PA Glendale, WI very good
Newcastle Brown Ale Somerset, PA Newcastle, United Kingdom thought it was from Newcastle, PA
Firestone Double Barrel Ale San Luis Obispo, CA Paso Robles, CA home favorite

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Sprecher Special Amber Ale

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