I stopped in at Tooth and Nail Brewing Company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for a late beer. I had trouble deciding so tried small pours of Vim and Vigor Pilsner (delicious; renewed my faith in pilsner), Tenacity Pale Ale ( a solid pale), and Red Letter Day IPA (certainly a nice IPA). I enjoyed all of the beers.
I stopped in at Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada after a long delayed flight for a late dinner and beer. The Sweet and Spicy Chicken Salad was great. I enjoyed their Scotch Ale with dinner. The beer was right on. Malty, a little bit sweet, and somewhat bitter. Perfect pairing.
I stopped in at Kindred Brewing near Columbus, Ohio for a beer. Hawaiian Shirt looked really good. The fruit flavors were very subtle. Provisional sour brown ale is delicious. Sour and a distinct cherry flavor. Wolf’s Ridge Night Method Espresso Milk Stout is rich, coffee flavor, chocolate notes, delicious. This was the perfect way to end the evening.
I stopped in at Pigskin Brewing Company near Columbus, Ohio for dinner and a beer (well, a flight of beers, because I couldn’t decide). Dinner included Tomato Soup and Buffalo Chicken Flatbread. Both were delicious. I enjoyed Undefeated IPA, Cream of the Crop Cream Ale, Highland Games Scottish Ale, and Passion Fruit Gose. I enjoyed these beers. The gose was my least favorite. The cream ale is a light and easy drinking beer. Tasty. The Undefeated IPA is a solid IPA. I very much enjoyed the Scottish Ale. Malty deliciousness.
I stopped in at Two Roads Brewing Company, well technically I stopped in their taproom at the Bradley Airport in Hartford, Connecticut. The pastrami sandwich there was delicious. I started with Two Juicy IPA, then Ok2berfest, then ended with Lil’ Heaven Session IPA. I also tasted Roadsmary’s Baby. I enjoyed every beer. All were delicious with lunch.
They were offering growler fills. I’ve never seen that at an airport before. I wish I had been traveling home from there but was on to another location before returning home. Hope I travel through Hartford again soon and can bring a growler home.
I stopped in at Thomas Hooker Brewery Colt Taproom. It was dinner time and they offer a nice menu with a few items. The Trio of Tacos was delicious – even the roasted vegetable one! The beers I tasted all went well with the tacos. I especially liked the #nofilter IPA. I’m getting more interested in hazy IPAs these days. The Oktoberfest was smooth and malty with a hop bite. Perfect for the season. And the Milking the Clock milk stout was a tasty, sweet ending to the meal. Great place to stop in. Glad I did.
I stopped in at Five Churches Brewing in New Britain, Connecticut for a beer. Since it is Fall and since this is one of the beers the bartender recommended I tried their Once and for Fall Porter. Delicious. This beer is not pretentious or unusual. It is a fabulous porter. Smooth. Malty. Feels like a mouthful of fall when you drink it. You need to enjoy the season at Five Churches Brewing. I’ve fallen for it!