Sky High Brewing

It had been a while since my last visit to Corvallis, and so I went down for a three day weekend to visit a couple friends, drink some beer, eat some great food, drink more beer, drink a little cider, and drink even more beer. As it turned out, the day I showed up was the start of Corvallis Beer Week, so Kappy and I hit the kick-off event on the roof deck of Sky High Brewing. Tried a few beers from other breweries, then headed downstairs to the pub level where we did the full taster thing. Sky High occupies an entire three or four story building, with pretty nice views of the ground floor brewing operation as you walk up the stairs (not to mention the pretty nice views from the roof deck).

Sky High samplers

Sky High Brewing — Corvallis, OR

    Rob’s Picks

  • Beet Helles – 4.8% – Bright red. Light, bready, bit of berry flavor. Earthy beet flavor shows up in the finish.
  • Korn Kölsch – 4.8% – Made with rainbow corn. Nice and light. Some honey, with light citrus and some herbal hops. Rainbow corn very subtle, but mixes well.
  • River Cross IPA – 6.2% – Tropical fruit and earthy hops. Solid malt base.
  • Panorama Porter – 5.8% – Coffee, some chocolate, and roasty maltiness. Nice citrus edge. Light and drinkable.
    The Rest

  • Base Jumper Amber – 6% – Lots of caramel, some breadiness. Bit of herbal hops at the end. Not bad for an amber.
  • Bavarian Hefeweizen – 6% – Banana/clove and honey sweetness. Too much of the honey sweetness for my tastes, though.
  • June Bug Wheat Ale – 4.9% – Light and bready. Touch of spiciness. Not much else.
  • Dream-On Pale Ale – 5.4% – Caramel malt and floral hops, with some earthiness on the finish. Standard pale ale.
  • Linus Pauling Ale – 5% – Made with orange and lemon. Citrus flavors are present but not as big as I’d like. Bit more of the citrus peel bitterness than citrus flavor. Light and drinkable, though.
  • Freewheel IPA – 7% – Citrus, herbal, earthy, maybe some floral hop flavors. Quite bitter finish. Underlying caramel. Would really like it if not so bitter.

Yeah, so, not quite sure how to wrap up this post. If you have a few days in Corvallis, it’s worth the trip to Sky High for a beer while enjoying the views. With limited time, though, it might be better to visit Block 15, Mazama, Oregon Trail, and/or Flat Tail first.

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