FEATURED CRAFT BEER
BY MIKE PUCKETT
Benchmark Brewing Company is located in the Northeast corner of the 8 and 15, a convenient stop from either freeway. Viewed from the front, it looks like a normal business in this industrial park, but once you walk through the doors… well that’s another story altogether!
We headed over to Benchmark Brewing on a Saturday. The first thing you notice when you walk through the doors is a really cool art piece with the Benchmark logo on it. Head to the left and check out the wall which features the work of a local artist Danny Griego, really nice touch from a really great artist.
I have to say up front, I don’t usually talk about any particular beers in my reviews because everyone has different tastes and in my reviews, I like to focus on the tasting room and my experience there. However, I am making an exception here. We tasted one of Matt Akin’s masterpieces, Stargazer, on cask. Definitely one of the best beers I have ever tasted! If you see it around town, I suggest you get it while you can, because quantities are limited.
I also enjoyed the many session-style beers, which allow you to sample a few more pints because the alcohol content is lower than in some other styles. In fact, I could see myself enjoying a whole day here. Wait a minute, I just did!
PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE PUCKETT
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