I was impressed with this tasting and how knowledgable the Brewer from Big Sky brewing was about all things beer. We also tasted the beers in an order that would not harm our palet. IPA last… finally someone who knows how do do it right!!
Big Sky Brewing as been around 14 years and is one of Montana’s largest breweries.
Now for the Beer:
Bitterroot Sawtooth – Blonde with a nice smooth flavor. Good for a warm day. Use 100% Montana malt and they are currently the first and only craft brewery to do that.
Bitterroot Huckleberry Honey Ale – not bad- strong smell and balanced flavor, but I am not really a fan. Would probably taste really good with a vodka
Bitterroot Nut Brown Ale — nice smooth malty finish Traditional English style – nutty toasty flavors 5 Malts including Montana and a chocolate malt –Tettining hops grown here in the NW
Bitterroot Porter — Very nice smoky flavored English Porter — Single Malt Scotch style using Pete Moss. So far this is my favorite of the evening – but you all know I am a porter/stout fan. This would probably be really nice with a single malt scotch.
Bitterroot Single Hop Ale– there are some hops in there but nice and balanced citrus profile is forward on this – IBU’S 38 Columbus Hop — Strong Northwest Pale Ale
Bitterroot India Pale Ale — English Style not too hoppy Balanced and the malt profile 4 malts Three C’s from the northwest instead of earthy hops used in Original English IPA’s