Beer Tasting: Crystal Springs Brewing Company (Summertime Ale, Marilyn, and Solano)
September 30, 2012 -
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We recently stumbled upon Crystal Springs Brewing Company when we acquired a bottle of the Black Saddle Port Barrel-Aged (PBA) Stout . It blew my socks off and is by far one of the best stouts in the country. Thus, during a recent trip to a local beer store, I had to pick up some other beers from Crystal Springs Brewing Company (in addition to another bottle of the Black Saddle PBA Stout). While Crystal Springs Brewing Company may very well be the smallest brewery in the country, their beers are not small on flavor and uniqueness. The review is no exception as you will find here a review of a kolsch-ale, golden strong ale, and an amber ale brewed with roasted Hatch chiles. Tack on the Black Saddle PBA Stout from a previous review and you have a world of beers in just 4 different cans/bottles. This really sets Crystal Springs apart from mainstream microbrewing.