Dewey Beer Company, Dewey Beach, DE

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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.

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Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE

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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.

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Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

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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!

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Hinterland, Milwaukee, WI

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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.

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Milwaukee Ale House, Milwaukee, WI

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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.

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Horny Goat Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI

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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.

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New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI

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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.

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Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA

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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!