Back in the late 80’s while working at Oceans Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I had the fun of working as a waiter/bartender of which led to me waiting on Wilford Brimley more times than I can count.  Well, if I took my shoes off, I could get a higher number. 😉

My time at the restaurant was a blast I met and waited on some great people.  Always a larger-than-life character from the moment he walked in. Very polite, soft spoken but you knew he was in the house.  He would come with family, friends from the rodeo circuit and a times those he was working with in TV and Movies. Weekly for a time being he always came to dine.  Onions were his must have. He had to have sliced red onions on his salad. I remember cutting many an onion for his salads.  Every time he walked in; we all knew to start cutting onions.

Recently, I came across a beer with “Brimley” on the can.  I looked it was Wilford’s profile and I knew right then I had to have it. Funny part of it all Wilford was a devote Mormon.   He never drank a drop that I ever saw.  He always ordered a pop, diet of course. Trap Door Brewing – Vancouver, WA – Hats off to a great beer with a super name.  Wilford would I’m pretty sure see the humor and probably chortle.

Brimley – Oat Cream Hazy IPA
ABV – 7.4%
IBU – Hoppy
Style – NE Style Hazy IPA.
Hops – Citra, Azzaca and Bru-1.

Very hazy with a thick creamy head and a great tropical aroma.  This was a easy drinking oat filled beer.  I like the flavor and the underlying tropical flavors add this beer.  I for one was impressed.  As their notes say this is an Ode to Wilford and they did themselves proud with the beer.

Ever in Vancouver WA, a must stop is Trap Door Brewing.  They have a great selection of beers and are always experimenting on new ones.  Beers vary from light Belgian styles to deep rich and thick Stouts. If you like sours they have them and the hazy train stopped here, and the hops are always flowing.

Trap Door Brewing
2315 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
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