I stopped in at Dewey Beer Company in Dewey Beach, Delaware. Dinner was great – a delicious local crab cake sandwich. The plaintain nachos were also delicious with chorizo as an appetizer. When I asked for a flight little did I know that I was getting EIGHT beers. Wow. I couldn’t begin to comment on them all. Let me start by saying the Summer Ale was absolutely delicious – a light grapefruity summer beer. The pale ale and IPA were also very good. The saison was wonderful. and after that I think I lost track of my tastebuds, memory and other senses. In all I had a great meal and experience at the Dewey Beer Company. Stop in if you have a chance.
I stopped in at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Wow. I enjoyed visiting the original brewpub of this now dominant craft brewery. Since Dogfish Head also has a brewpub in my hometown of Gaithersburg, Maryland I tend to consider this my home brewery and go to brand. I sat on the outdoor patio with my family for lunch. We all had great meals. My fish tacos were delicious. With 120 Minute IPA on tap how could I resist? And as always it did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious. This is very strong – clocking in at over 15 ABV, so beware! I also purchased a four-pack to take home and at $36 that’s not an insignificant decision. But I can assure you it will be well worth every $9 bottle. I also gave a try to the Palo Ahumado which was a delicious brown ale with notes of vanilla and coconut. My wife even enjoyed a few sips which is very rare. And, before we left for home we purchased t-shirts and other swag to memorialize the visit. Hope to return here again one of these days.
I stopped in at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a quick beer. First, the brewery is a really great place. I wish I had the chance to take the tour but time did not permit. They serve traditional beer hall food at the brewery which pairs so well with the beer. The brew I tried was the New Grist Ginger Style Ale. I love ginger and this beer did not disappoint. Spicy and delicious. I’m glad I stopped in!
I stopped in at Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for dinner and a beer. The group I was with turned the appetizer menu into a sampler and enjoyed so many menu items – they were all delicious! I think we tried them all. I enjoyed the Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock. What a rich beer. This is something to sip and enjoy just like a fine bourbon, whiskey or scotch. Very complex. Malty and sweet. But with a deep rich flavor, Outstanding evening of food and drink.
I stopped in at the Milwaukee Ale House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for dinner and a beer. I had the pretzels and Hawaiian pizza. The pretzels and beer cheese were delicious. They came out hot! The Milwaukee Ale House take on Hawaiian pizza includes pepperoni and jalapeno peppers – a delicious twist from the norm. I also enjoyed the Polish Moon milk stout. Most folks probably wouldn’t have paired that but when I saw the label I had to try it and it was rich and delicious.
I stopped in at Horny Goat Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for lunch and a beer. The fried pickles and the tacos (chicken and brisket) were outstanding. I tried a sampler of their beers which showed great range in brewing and all were solid. Although not a big wheat beer drinker, the Hometown Wheat was very tasty. It had a lot more flavor than most wheat beers. I’m a fan. But I’m no Horny Goat.
I stopped in at Ale Asylum in both Madison and Milwaukee. The Thai Peanut Salad was great and the Curry Chicken Sandwich was also great. Madtown Nutbrown was malty and sweet. Radler was a tasty mix of Hefeweizen and grapefruit juice. The food and drink was superb and I highly recommend both.
I stopped in at New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Getting there is quite a trip from most major cities, but worth every minute of the drive. I enjoyed a sample of the Spotted Cow, which New Glarus is famous for. This is a delicious farmhouse ale which everyone should try. Very drinkable. This would be a go to beer for me if available back home. I also tried the Sour Raspberry which was delicious! The self guided brewery tour is also worth the trip. Stop in if you have a chance.
I stopped in at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis, Massachusetts and tasted the Summer Ale which was light and refreshing. I also picked up a four pack of IPA and or Red for a beach outing. These both delivered as advertised with the IPA living up to it’s slogan “It’s Got a Bite” and the Red living up to it’s slogan Red – Right – Return. Both were in 16 ounce cans – perfect for a beach bonfire. As Cape Cod Beer says – there’s “A Vacation in Every Pint”. So, take a vacation!