The Crow Peak Brewing Company is located in Spearfish, SD on the edge of the beautiful Black Hills. They are the only brewery in South Dakota currently packaging their beer for sale (cans and kegs). Stop by for a visit if you are visiting the Black Hills, traveling west to Yellowstone or if you are at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
I picked up a six pack of Pile O’ Dirt Porter in cans in Brookings at the Brookings Liquor Store for $9.50.
ABV = 6.0%
The beer pours out dark brown into a pint glass with a thin tan head. The aroma is roasty malt. The flavor is smooth, malty and slightly chocolate. There is scant lacing on the glass.
This is a nice smooth beer to sip by the fireplace on a cold winter day! If you like porters, you’ll like this one.
Grade = B