Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cold December Day in the RGV...

OK - so maybe not really cold, but in the 50's today in the Rio Grande Valley with a bit of rain. We decided to venture out to a new brewery in Mission and one brewery that we have been to before in Pharr. Our first stop was the new (to us) 5x5 Brewing Company in Mission - a brewery that is owned and operated by U.S. Veterans. 5x5 Brewing Company opened in July of this year and seems to have developed a loyal following. Currently running eight (8) different beers on tap - we decided to start with a flight of six beers to sample their wares.

Our sample flight included (left to right): 40mm Stout, X-Porter, FUBAR-R (Irish Red), Hellcat Red Rye Ale,  Brunette Bombshell Honey Brown, and Tuefel Hunden (Devil Dog) Altbier.

George Rice (Owner/Manager) - Love the FUBAR tap handle!

Beer Menu - 5x5 Brewing Company

George (Owner/Manager) let us try the new Brunette Bombshell that was bourbon barrel aged - yummy and my favorite! We really enjoyed hanging out here for part of our afternoon and plan to return the next time we are in the Valley - good beer and good times.

Just a short drive to the north from 5x5 Brewing Company is Big River Brewery in Pharr. We really enjoyed our visit to Big River last year and decided a repeat trip was in the cards today.

Last year we had two seasonal favorites at Big River Brewery - the Mi Abuelita (Milk Stout with chocloate on the rim and toasted marshmellow) and the Pink Elephant (a Cranberry Saison) - this year we had them again! 

Maybe next time I'll try one of their IPA's...

If you ever get down to the Rio Grande Valley - we highly recommend visiting both of these breweries, cheers!