When you have had a long day at work it is compulsory to go home, crack open a nice beverage and drink it enthusiastically. When you have spent the day walking around a National Park, getting covered in mud and soaked in torrential rain, it is compulsory to sit in a windy campsite, crack open a nice beverage and drink it enthusiastically.
I reached for the beer I had just bought. The yellow can read "Canyon Cream Ale" in writing that could only be described as the "Dusty Saloon" font in Microsoft Word! "Brewed with Local Honey" written down the side of the can peaked my interest, especially considering this was my first ever beer from South Dakota.
I cracked open the can and before I had even tasted it I was delighted... It was filled to the brim! "Filled up?" I hear you say, "Isn't that what you expect?!" Well, this beer was really filled up. Whenever I usually open a can of anything there is a full sip-worth that is missing at the top. This Canyon Cream Ale from Crow Peak Brewing, was filled to the BRIM!
I'll let you into a secret, it tasted bloody awesome. It's an ale but it's light as a feather and the honey is subtle but present which gives the beer an overall mellowness. It was just what I was looking for after a long day of hiking. Even the wife liked it so it must have been good!
...Onwards to the brewery in Spearfish, South Dakota!