Two super interesting brews

Being a chili head (and brew head) it was a no-brainer for me when I had to try the Jalapeño Ale at the lovingly repurposed Steam Plant (see photo). My initial scepticism was assuaged by the nose which really had the smell of the pepper and on drinking, it wasn’t at all the bland half-heartedness of some beer infusions. Even got some to go. Another super but more complex brew was Punk Kid Pumpkin Ale at the also lovingly (albeit on a much smaller scale) restored Iron Goat building. This brew had a fabulous finish which I think comes from the bourbon casks they use. Contrary to their website, the ABV was 8.2. Bravo Spokane on all fronts (plus the food and booze at the Ruins) — Vancouver BC and Calgary have so much to learn from you guys.