Beer of the Week(end)
Upon arrivial to Zion National Park last month I was met by my new friend Ryan M. who had a local brew in hand to greet me with. Zion Canyon Brewery's Virgin Stout. It was a great welcoming and a beautiful setting for a beer, under the towering formation of Zion's Watchman. It was a warm a day and a cold beer was much appreciated after the long drive. Thanks again Ryan!
The Virgin Stout pours to a rich dark body nearly black with a thin tan head. The aroma that followed the pour was that of sweet chocolate malts and coffee notes. On the taste side I hoped it would be a little bolder. The carbonation was a little light and it just seemed to be missing something. For some though that might be a nice change for a stout. Also with it being a bit on the thin side and a lower ABV of 4.00% you can easily make this a sessionable stout, knocking back a quite a few in a sitting.
The Virgin Stout made the moment and sealed the deal of finally making it to Zion National Park. It was an awesome day.