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Inspired by the documentary "Beer Wars" I have taken on the daunting task of profiling a different beer every day in the month of November. The idea is to shine a light on some of the fabulous beers that don't have huge advertising budgets and don't command shelf space in the local super markets. These are the beers that you will find in the local taverns served by people who know and love beer.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 14 "Pale Ale" from Silverado Brewing Company in St. Helena, CA

Day 14 brings us to the beautiful Napa Valley.  Yes I said Napa Valley, home of some of the world’s greatest wines.  But we are not here for the wine; we are here for the beer. The boys and I were invited to tag along on a trip to Calistoga where my lovely wife was shooting an engagement session.  Accordingly I found a brewery/restaurant where we could eat lunch and taste some beer.  Nestled amongst what seems to be thousands of vineyards and wineries we found the Silverado Brewing Company. 
The Silverado Brewing Company is located in the original the cellar of the Freemark Abbey Winery which is now located next door.  The picturesque stone building houses the restaurant and banquet hall but we chose to dine and sample beer at a picnic table outside.
The beer selection includes a ‘Certifiably’Blond, an Amber Ale, a Pale Ale and an Oatmeal Stout.   Seasonal Beers include a Porter and a Scotch Ale. I chose the Pale Ale to go with my fish and chips and cajun shrimp.  Silverado’s Pale Ale is a very well balanced, smooth and easy drinking Pale Ale.  I love fresh beer and it doesn’t get any fresher than this.  We sampled the Blonde, the Amber and the Scotch Ale as well and found them all to our liking. 
If you find yourself in this part of the world I recommend stopping in for a bite.  Most of the food is locally grown, tasty and very fresh. 

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