Daily beer project

Wind River Brewing Blonde Ale

Posted in American Craft Beer by dailybeerproject on August 28, 2010

This was courtesy of a friend whose family cabin sits near the Wind River brewery in Pinedale, Wyo. It comes in cans, and so far is the only beer available outside of the brew pub.

I’m a fan of blonde/golden ales and was excited to try this one. It’s good to be sure, but I would have liked a bit more hop presence. It’s 5% abv, stronger than beers of this style made in Utah, but it didn’t taste any stronger. It’s easy to drink, but I would have liked it to have a little more to it.

This beer would be a good introduction to craft beer for someone who drinks domestic macrobrews, and I think that’s how the brewery has positioned it. The nice thing about it is that it’s interesting enough to satisfy a craft beer drinker without turning off the Bud Light crowd. Hopefully I’ll make it up to the brewery at some point to sample some of their other offerings.

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