Bad Weather Brewing Company, Saint Paul, MN

I stopped in at Bad Weather Brewing Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  I enjoyed the Hitched white grapefruit IPA and the Pineapple Wheat.  Both had just enough fruit flavor to be interesting without being overpowering.  The IPA was clearly more bitter and the wheat was more mild.  Both wonderful beers and very drinkable.  The environment at the brewery was hip and full of energy when I stopped by.


Barrel Theory Beer Company, Saint Paul, MN

I stopped in at Barrel Theory Beer Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  I wound up trying four beers.  Robo Trippin is a tart cherry gose.  Agua Fresca is a tropical fruit Berliner which I found to be delicious. Java Oats is a coffee stout and K3yb04rdW4rr10r is a delicious chocolate milk stout.  I enjoyed all of these beers and the bartender was very  kind to offer one of the stouts on the house.

O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk, VA

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I stopped in at O’Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk, Virginia with my family on the way home from vacation in Virginia Beach.  We enjoyed dinner at the food truck – great mac and cheese sandwiches, meatloaf sandwich, crab tacos, beer pretzel, I digress.  The two flights at O’Connor set us up well to select beers to accompany dinner.  I especially enjoyed the El Guapo Agve IPA, Kilauea Mango Saison, and Tart Tropic Ale.

Smartmouth Brewing Company, Virginia Beach, VA

I stopped in at Smartmouth Brewing Company Pilot House in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  I had some family members with me and we enjoyed sharing a couple of flights.  Grandson also enjoyed giant Jenga with my son.  We liked all of the beers.  Of note:

Tinamatua – ale with a coconut cream pie flavor – not too much but enough – -delicious

Wicked Awesome – coffee brown ale – yes – delivers totally as advertised

PILF – IPA – hints of lemon – we like citrus – this was perfect

Hope my travels bring me to stop in again.

Wasserhund Brewing Company, Virginia Beach, VA


I stopped in at Wasserhund Brewing Company in Virginia Beach, Virginia with my family for dinner and a beer.  We enjoyed their Jumbo Beer Pretzel and Beer Cheese in addition to the Italian Greyhound and Rottweiler pizzas.  All were delicious.  One family member suggested bathing in the beer cheese.  We’ll just leave it at that.  I started with the Salty Dog Gose with Raspberry and ended with the Haywire Husky coffee pilsner.  Both solid beers and delicious with the meal.  Great place to stop – very family friendly – and dog friendly.