I stopped in at Costa Ventosa Vineyard and Winery also home of Half Ass Jack Brewery. We were in Bethany Beach, Delaware on vacation and nearby. My family tried the wines. I enjoyed the Stupid Stick Nut Brown Ale. My son had a flight of all the beers and enjoyed most of them – especially the IPAs.
While we were visiting they were celebrating their 1st anniversary. A good time was had by all.
I stopped in at Twisted Spike Brewing Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With a beer called Holy Beer on the menu I simply had to try it. Its a very delicious Belgian Quad. I’m least familiar with Belgian beer styles but am leaning into this and enjoying the educational experience. I tried several others while enjoying tacos at the bar for dinner. I ended with Blood Orange IPA. We had made such a favorable impression on the bartender that he gave us a couple of cans to take home with us. It doesn’t get any better than that!
The pretzel on the menu was tasty too. Great spot to hang out.
I stopped in at Brewers Union in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. WOW! An incubator for breweries. Revolutionary! Great vibe in the tasting room with plenty of space to hang out, including a ping pong table.
I was especially interested in Crossed Cannons Brewery Liberty Call. I enjoyed the pineapple jalapeno – was hoping for just a bit more of each of these flavors in the beer. I also enjoyed Fancy Dance from Skydance Brewing Company. This is a really nice New England IPA. And, finally, Greenage from Crossed Timbers Brewing Company was pretty nice with cilantro and lime flavors – a nice cerveza.
I stopped in at Elk Valley Brewing Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I tried their Tenkiller Pilsner and really enjoyed it. This is a crisp pilsner. Easy to drink. Very refreshing.
I stopped in at Angry Scotsman Brewing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. What else would I drink but Rusty Kiltpin Scottish-Style Export Ale. OUTSTANDING! Malty, fresh, crisp, delicious! Just as I had hoped. I also loved the taproom – great atmosphere and vibe. And who couldn’t love the logo – awesome! I wish beer were easier to bring home on a plane. Would have loved to bring back a six-pack. And I should have picked up a t-shirt but that will have to wait for a future trip.
I stopped in at COOP Ale Works in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The beer I was most interested to try was F5 because I had seen it on tap in several local restaurants. And, I was not disappointed. F5 is a wonderful IPA, one I’d drink at home of available. I also enjoyed the Grapefruit F5 and found it to be grapefruity enough but not over the top. I enjoyed the bourbon barrel aged Territorial Reserve. I’d drink anything aged in bourbon barrels. The Fly Me Away Milkshake was a bit over the top for me, but to each his own. It’s definitely different.