Thursday, July 23, 2015
Big Timber Brewing Company
Big Timber Brewing, one of about a dozen breweries in the state now, opened its taproom in Elkins about a year ago. Since then, the brewery has made its way around the state - including on tap in Morgantown. I've had a few different beers in town, but it was even better to try them at the source.
The interior is pretty cool with lots of wooden features - tabletops, bar stools, shelving - in honor of the lumber industry that kept Elkins alive for so many years. They also have these great little coasters that list all of their social media. Very nice.
I ordered a sampler, which included their blonde, pale ale, porter, IPA, poplar session IPA and sluice dry stout. OH, and their root beer.
The blonde was easy, drinkable and would be nice for a hot day. Not too heavy and pretty clean.
The pale ale is a good bit hoppier (surprise), but I like the actual flavor. It's not too hoppy, but you know it's there.
The porter was pretty heavy, but considering I'm not a huge coffee drinker, I'm not really the target audience for this one.
The IPA, of course, took the hops up a notch. Not my favorite, but I can see why hopheads would dig it.
The poplar session IPA is up yet another notch.
The dry stout was actually not as bitter as I thought it may be.
The root beer! I don't even love root beer, if I'm being truthful (please don't shun me). But it's kind of a like a sneaky treat at the end of a beer sampler. Like, obvi it's not beer. But it's exciting to have something so sweet at the end.
Give Big Timber Brewing a visit - lots of great beer and a super fun vibe.