I’ve been blessed to be able to visit a number of breweries and brew pubs across the United States and have enjoyed many wonderful tours given by passionate brewers and have enjoyed many wonderful pints of great beer. This blog is a simple opportunity for me to share my experiences with others who may be interested. I hope you find something you enjoy.
Prospect Point Brewing, Frederick, MD
I stopped in at Prospect Point Brewing in Frederick, Maryland with my wife and my son and his wife. We enjoyed a few hours of relaxing and talking and enjoying great beers. Their Homebrew English Mild is one of the best beers of this style I have ever tasted. I also enjoyed their Chocolate Thunder Stout. My son and his wife enjoyed several of their other beers. All of their offerings are great. My wife doesn’t drink beer so we brought in a coffee mug with wine for her – shh! – don’t tell the brewer. We also brought in some food from Friscos Restaurant. Friscos’ sandwiches, salads and exploded potatoes are all delicious. The beers paired wonderfully with the food. We have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Prospect Point Brewing because it is literally a mile down the street from my son’s house. I know it will be a family favorite. Their beer and their relaxing setting will bring us back again and again. We were also blessed to have met the brewers at the Maryland Craft Beer Festival where my sons and I have volunteered for the past several years. So, I’ve got three takeaways for you. Go to the Maryland Craft Beer Festival and try new beers and get out and support Maryland breweries, enjoy great food at Friscos, and by all means head to Prospect Point Brewing and have a beer!!
Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company, Olney, MD
Had a great time with my family in one of the rental tents. Nice and warm on a chilly January day. I enjoyed a flight and all of the beers were tasty. Their Hazy IPA’s are good. Flip Coast IPA is also good. General Sherman Double IPA is strong and tasty. Kodiak is sweet and delicious. the beers paired well with snacks we brought. And Kodiak went well with chocolates.
The Abbey Brewing Company, Miami, FL
I stopped in at The Abbey Brewing Company in Miami, Florida and enjoyed their Abbey Marzen. Think roasted malt. Caramel. Almost sweet. Nice beer.
Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami, FL
I stopped in at Wynwood Brewing Company in Miami, Florida. The bartender told me that Pop’s Porter is one of their most celebrated beers and when I saw Coconut Pop’s Porter I simply had to try it. I was not disappointed.
J Wakefiled Brewing, Miami, FL
I stopped in and tried two beers at J Wakefield Brewing in Miami, FL. El Jefe is a coconut flavored hefeweizen. Not my favorite style – it’s me – it’s mot the beer – BUT – you had me at coconut. And, am I ever glad i tried this beer. It’s really tasty and refreshing. I love the hint of coconut. I also tried Pecans are Forever which is a barrel aged imperial pecan stout. This is delicious and really strong. You can feel it. Great beers!
Concrete Beach Brewery, Miami, FL
I stopped in at Concrete Beach Brewery in Miami, Florida and enjoyed Peaches and Dreams gose. Great recommendation from the bartender. Not too tart. Not too sweet. Not too peachy. Just right on all counts. Delicious and refreshing beer!
PHX Beer Company, Phoenix, AZ
The bartender at PHX Beer Company in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, February 20 is a Beer Goddess. She recommended mixing Sonoran White Chocolate Ale (which I love) with Iron Horse Porter. WOW. Game Changer. Delicious. Chocolate and White Chocolate together. PERFECT!
Boomtown Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
I stopped in at Boomtown Brewery in Los Angeles, California. I never turn down a Scottish Ale and Magic Napper did not disappoint. This was the last beer before bed and a perfect end of the day beer to enjoy. Sweet. Smooth. Rich. Also really cool vibe at the brewery.
Highland Park Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
I stopped in at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, California. For dinner I enjoyed beet salad and cauliflower tacos and paired with their Timbo Pils. Let’s talk about Timbo Pils. I love this beer. It’s a Pilsner so it’s a bit lighter than IPAs. It’s fresh. At the same time it has hop notes of West Coast IPAs. It’s simply toned down a bit. Plenty of flavor, just not in your face. So fine.
6th & La Brea Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
I stopped in at 6th & La Brea Brewery in Los Angeles, California. I enjoyed their Get Buzzed Golden Ale which is delicious with tremendous honey sweetness. I paired their Brussels Sprouts appetizer and Kale salad with the beer for an absolutely fabulous dinner.