Thirsty Thursday with The BOB from Barlows Brewery
As we’ve been doing Thirsty Thursday with The BOB for the past few months, I’ve been so shocked by how welcoming every place we’ve been made us feel. And I’m happy to report that this weeks Spotlight at Barlows Brewery in Vancouver, WA was no exception.
When I contacted Barlow’s Brewery I was introduced to the owner, Brian Rummer. I quickly explained to Brian that the mission of Thirsty Thursday with The BOB is to spotlight local businesses, and let both The BOB and the local community know what they do and what makes them unique.
I explained to Brian that we usually come in on Tuesday or Wednesday to give us time to create the blog for Thursday, and he informed me that unfortunately Barlow’s doesn’t open until Thursday at 4pm. However, not only was Brian willing to open the doors for us on Wednesday when they weren’t open, but he was also willing to let us do our BOB Chat Live from the Brewery. Wow!
I got to Barlow’s around 5pm. The Sun was just going down and the pinkish/purple sky was somehow making me thirsty. I parked in the parking lot and noticed immediately how big and cozy the outdoor seating looked. I knocked on the door and was immediately welcomed by a four legged buddy looking up at me…it was Trout the dog!
Brian was more than accommodating from the start. He led me to the back where we would be sitting, had the table, the chairs and several types of craft beer all set up and ready for us.
Kaylor and Knopp arrived shortly after and we began to set up our laptops and our mics and not too long we ready to go live.
Our first beer was the Westy & Lefty IPA. A clean, not overly hoppy beer that is absolutely crushable.
The next beer we tasted was the Crispy Mitts Canadian-Style Lager. If you’re a lager fan, you’ll love this beer, and even if you’re not, this is a beer you’ll still be able to appreciate and enjoy.
We then tasted the Cranberry/Cherry Sour. Now, I am NOT a sour fan, but damn…this beer was completely different from any other sours I’ve had. You had the sourness hit your palate, but the beer really came through on the back end. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I will totally grab some when they are canned!
Finally, the last one we tasted was the Barrel Aged DoppelBock. OMG! Folks, this was the highlight of my night. The nose really gets hit with Bourbon, but since the Bourbon was in a port wine barrel, it really balanced everything out. Not overly boozy, but everything you expect from a Barrel Aged Beer.
I’m not going to waste anymore of your time reading, so you can check out the live and learn more about Barlows Brewery and how they have pivoted during the pandemic. (We’re kinda new at this new Live thing, so ignore the mess ups, but feel free to laugh at us.)
Give yourself a break and pick up some beer to go or sit outside and enjoy that DoppelBock at Barlow’s. And as always, tell them the BOB sent you!
Check out The BOB Chat Live at Barlows Brewery for Thirsty Thursday here.