Updated: May 22
We are all under quarantine here in Washington state, so I thought it was a good time to do some beer tasting. Not knowing how long this will last, I figured I would start with local breweries and once I have covered all of those, I will expand my reach out of the area.
The first stop on the BMO Quarantine Beer Tasting Tour is Backwoods Brewing Company out of Carson Washington. I like this brewery, it is always a good stop when traveling through the Columbia River Gorge. I was able to pick up four of their most popular beers at the local grocery, so I figured this was a great place to start.
Here are the four beers for the tasting
Off Grid IPA.
This is a newer IPA for Backwoods and speaks to the fact that from Carson, Washington you can go “Off Grid” pretty easily. They are nestled in the Columbia River Gorge beneath Mt. Adams near the Gifford Pinchot National Forrest. There are lost of places to get lost in this awesome wilderness. Off -Grid IPA is a little gritty and hoppy, and I love it. At 6.2% ABV you can drink a few before you really do go Off-Grid! Definitely a classic PNW IPA and I highly recommend!
2. Logyard IPA
Logyard is a tribute to the logging that built this area. Logging has always been a big part of the PNW life, and this IPA is worthy of its name. I believe this is one of their original IPA’s and has stood the test of time in the Backwoods line of beers. Hoppy and smooth this is a “goto” IPA for any occasion. At 6.7 ABV it is still mighty drinkable and an IPA that you need to experience if you are into Pacific NW Beers.
3. Copperline Amber
Copperline Amber is another one of Backwoods original beers. Smooth and malty, this is a top flight Amber Beer. Copperline is a 5.5% ABV and is super smooth and drinkable, I like Ambers, but usually in the Fall & Winter. This is definitely a beer the I will have again when I start seeing a little frost on the grass.
4. Mosaic Pale
Mosaic pale is a light, hoppy refreshing beer that is perfect for spring and summer. At 4.7% ABV it is super drinkable and is the perfect beer for summer campfires. I highly recommend this beer and hope you can get out camping this summer and enjoy a few pints!
Lets hope this quarantine is over soon so we can get back to visiting our local breweries!
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