Some lucky beer guy named Tom Havey won a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO by submitting the winning name of Flying Dog’s new summer seasonal: Woody Creek White.
I’m happy for Tom, but the name, well I think it’s great to name beers after local points of interest but sometimes they just get boring. Luckily the beer is a refreshing Belgian style wit that jumps out of the bottle and says drink me. For the record, Woody Creek is apparently “Gonzo Ground Zero” where Hunter S. Thompson hung out with the brewery’s founding owners George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre.
As an unfiltered wheat beer, this is cloudy white and spiced with orange peel and coriander, a very easy-drinking summer beer that doesn’t need to compromise flavor and body to be refreshing and thirst-quenching on a hot day.