Jailbreak Brewing Company, Laurel, MD

I stopped in at Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel, Maryland for lunch and a beer.  I  enjoyed a cheesesteak and fries from Jeno’s Steaks tent in the parking lot.  In terms of the beers, Imperial Carrot Cake was tasty and true to its name. Maple Ridge amber ale was also sweet, smooth and malty.  White Russian coffee cream ale is a delight.  Although there are many coffee stouts there are few coffee cream ales.  This is light and tasty.  Welcome to Scoville Jalapeno IPA is spicy and hoppy – a great mix – and paired perfectly with the heavy cheesesteak and fries.  Jailbreak is a great place to stop.

I also recently enjoyed Poor Righeous IPA with dinner at a restaurant and really enjoyed it.  And this evening I enjoyed The Infinite amber ale with dinner at a restaurant and enjoyed it as well.

The Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

I stopped in at The Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It was a late evening stop on a chilly night.  I enjoyed a cup of delicious fish chowder and paired it with Nuts and Berries Brown Ale.  The beer was smooth and malty and slightly fruity.  Delicious.  And it paired wonderfully with the soup.  Both served to warm me up on a chilly night. This is a great stop in a lively area of downtown Portsmouth.

Smuttynose Brewing Company, Hampton, NH

I enjoyed dinner and a beer at the Smuttynose Brewing Company Hayseed Restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire.  Their pork schnitzel was delicious and it paired perfectly with Finestkind IPA.

I then proceeded to the brewery tasting room and tried Ginger Beer (not enough ginger for me and the peppers either needed to be stronger or not included), Shoals Pale Ale (a very drinkable and tasty pale), Old Brown Dog (smooth, malty, almost-sweet brown ale), and S’mistletoe (very fruity, not sweet but not sour, light not heavy).  What a range of beers.  Something for everyone.

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