Friday, September 25, 2015

Wolf's Ridge Brewing

We've wanted to visit Wolf's Ridge for their Sunday brunch but haven't done that yet.  We were able to catch them at the North Market Craft Brew Fest, where we tried the amazing Dire Wolf Canis Mexicanus. This is an 10.3 % ABV, 70 IBU, Imperial Stout aged on vanilla bean, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, chilis, and One Line espresso.  The depth of flavor was amazing and the chilis left just a little warmth in the back of your throat.
North Market Ohio Craft Brew Fest - 9/11 and 9/12

Our tasting experience made making a visit to the brewery a new priority.  We stopped in on a quiet Thursday afternoon and had a fantastic lunch and tasted 11 beers including their Oktoberfest freshly on tap.  Their descriptions are spot on in matching the signature of each beer.  I included my snap shot of their beer list because I couldn't find one online. Highlights included "Watchtower" an awesome ESB on Nitro.  What a smooth finish.  My wife and I both agreed on "Ploughshare".  Just enough citrus and a great touch of Rye.  I found their Wit and Cream Ale really good and true to style.  The "Earthrise" IPA has pineapple in it and I can't remember ever having that in a beer.  A very distinctive flavor but not over done.  This is one of those places where all the beers are good. It's just a question of figuring out what you like best.  Wolf's Ridge rocketed to close to the top of our favorite breweries after this trip.


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