Despite rain, sleet, ice and snow – the pub crawl must go on (and it did!) Nineteen chicks gathered at Cally’s Restaurant and Brewing Company around 1PM on Saturday to kick off our grand beer tour of Harrisonburg, VA. Mark and I dodged bad weather for three days in order to make the journey from Front Royal to Harrisonburg to join our friends who were ready to paint the town “beer”. And that we did.
I’ve been looking for Avalanche Ale for some time and hadn’t been able to find it near my house. So my dear friends Shobha and Ed brought me a sixer from World Market (a surprisingly good place to pick-up beer). I must say that this is one tasty, sessionable beer. I can admit that I’m always a bit put off by the can, but I would happily pick up this beer again despite the aluminum.
Considering the beer was from a can, it had decent carbonation with a light head and subtle lacing on the glass. It pours into a deep amber color – a really pretty beer.
That’s what he said. Three beers into a tasting at Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint in Downtown Harrisonburg, the Specialty Beer representative announced to a full house that the South American Palo Santo tree was some “serious wood.” And that was what the whole night was about: beer + wood = amazing flavor.