Thursday, June 16, 2011

Are you going for a pint?

On a hot summer day, there is nothing quite like a cold beer (unless you are in the mood for cocktails, but that's a different post ), so I thought I would post about some of my favorite places to enjoy a beer here in Albany, Oregon.

First, of course, is Calapooia Brewing, our local microbrew. They always have a great selection of food and sometimes they will also have music. Their french fries are awesome, by the way, nice and crunchy :)
On our latest visit, we had some Pacicfic Pilsners. I highly recommend that you try ther Chili Beer. It is so unique, a beer brewed with hot peppers. They will generally give you a small taste of any beer before you buy, so you know what you're getting into.
Cappies is another great place. They have a huge amount of beers on tap, including many of the Calapooia beers. I have heard that their green bean fries are delicious, but I have yet to try them.

On our most recent visit, my hubby had Twilight, a summer ale by Deschutes Brewery, and I tried a local cider from Corvallis, Oregon. Very tasty :)

Another one of my favorites is Bailey's. Bailey's is a local neighborhood bar. You will often see the same regulars in there, and the atmosphere is very friendly. They always have a couple of local brews on tap; recently they have had Ninkasi. Bailey's has a nice heated, covered outdoor seating area and great food. Again the french fries are amazing :)

Can you tell I have a weakness for french fries with my beer?