Beer Night June 2011

Cottonwood Bistro

Last night I attended my first “Beer Night” at Cottonwood Bistro.  They are a local business specializing in coffee and food, but beer was the center of attention this night.  An overflow crowd was present to try three craft beers and appetizers.  The featured beer was Sure Shot Amber Ale by the new Brookings Heist Brewing Company.

Luke & Tom of Heist Brewing

The other two beers were Empyrean Brewing’s Chaco Canyon Honey Gold and Grand Teton’s Bitch Creek ESB.

Chaco Canyon


Bitch Creek ESB

I was able to catch up with Seth Koch and Brant Mathiason from the developing Brookings brewpub  – Wooden Legs Brewing Company.  They are preparing for a fall opening.

Seth & Brant of Wooden Legs

It was a fun evening!  The beer and company were good.  I encourage everyone to support their local and regional breweries as well as eating establishments.  Life is too short to drink bad beer!