Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Beer Review - Bridgeport Witch Hunt

Bridgeport Brewing Company Witch Hunt Spiced Harvest Ale - 5.8% ABV

Let's try some Autumn seasonal beers, shall we?  Something other than an Oktoberfest beer would be nice. 

The Columbia River Brewery opened as Portland, Oregon's first micro brewery in 1984 at the beginning of the craft beer movement in the U.S.  The brewery was renamed the Bridgeport Brewing Company in 1986.  They also were one of the first to join the 'go local' movement and source their malts and hops locally.  As is typical with most west coast beers you will find a good deal of hops in their beers, but Bridgeport is a bit uncommon in that they are not competing to see if they can destroy your palate with a single beer with monstrous hops.

The color of Witch Hunt is an orange/gold with a substantial head that persists for a while.  The nose is lightly of hops and a bit of nutmeg.  The flavor begins with hops and flows into a bit of sweet from the crystal malts.  The cinnamon and nutmeg tickle the tongue as you swallow and the hops, which have been with you the whole time, end the drink with a long dry finish.  I admit to not being a big fan of Bridgport beers but this is a fantastic fall seasonal that deserves your attention.  You may find Bridgeport Witch Hunt almost everywhere, but rest assured that it won't last long.

Bridgeport Brewing Brew Pub is located at:
1313 NW Marshall Street
Portland, OR 97209

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