About I Stop For Hops

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.

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.

Suburban Brewing Company, Honey Brook, PA

I stopped in at Suburban Brewing Company in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the brewery when I stopped at Jerry’s Pizza Pie for cheesesteak pizza and pepperoni rolls.  Quick shout out to Jerry’s.  Years ago when we had family in the area this was out go to pizza place.  It’s been more than five years since we made it there and so glad we did and what a delicious treat!  So, back to the beer.  Of course I had to try the Willy Scottish Ale – Scottish Export – and I was not disappointed.  It is caramelly and delicious.  It is malty and hoppy in the British sense of hoppy.  Very well done.  I just wish i had brought my growler so I could have brought some home with me.  Also, the arcade there is cool, including the Pac Man mural in the restroom.

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Stray Dog Brewing Company, Orleans, ON, Canada

I stopped in at Stray Dog Brewing Company in Orleans, Ontario, Canada.  The flight of Pale Ale, California Common and two IPAs was good.  The Double IPA was also good.  The beer that I enjoyed the most was the Oatmeal Stout.

The staff were really friendly.  They were setting up for a small local event taking place in the brewery later in the evening.  And, the brewery dog was very friendly to all people in the taproom.

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