Our group lined up for the scramble format tournament starting at the 6th hole. There, we found what I’m calling the day’s “Best Breakfast Beer.” This was the Pittville Porter from local brewers, Fall River. It’s a solid, rich brew heavy in B Vitamins and Caramel flavor, and was the perfect offering. We teed off and enjoyed the start of a day that would be filled with ribbing and a plank contest (our editor, David Skinner took gold on that one with a time of 3:22.)
We tasted and hacked our way to a mid-day par score and the best midday brew: 329 Lager (which we’ve already reviewed here). This was Poured by the lovely, lively Mo from Golden Road. As her favorite group, she helped us out with heavy pours of the Crisp, refreshing brew.
For a bunch of unrested beer enthusiasts, we played surprisingly honest golf-it’s easy when you’re playing best ball. The last third of our nine hole adventure brought us to the “Backside Best Beer” of the day. Mad River’s Jamaica Red Ale. The rich copper malts and pleasant hop balance sent us on to the afternoon with a sweetish tinge. A Couple of balls in the water and a couple more tastes of fine beer and we laughed our way back to the barbecue. There we were treated to delicious burger, smothered in grilled onions and pepper jack cheese. Now that’s what I call an exceptional start to a great weekend with Redding Beer Week.