BEERWORKS Brewing Company, Boston, MA

I stopped in at BEERWORKS Brewing Company in Boston, Massachusetts for dinner and a taste of beers.  I enjoyed the Pear and Sprout Salad with Grilled Chicken and also enjoyed a flight of beers.  Everything from Pilsner to Porter to Altbier to IPA were very good.  The beer that, hands down, captured my attention was the Blue 92 Light American  Ale with Maine blueberries.  The bartender even tosses a few fresh blueberries in the bottom of the glass.  There’s enough blueberry flavor to be significant but not too much to be overpowering.  The beer is sweet but not too sweet.  It is light and easy to drink.  Absolutely delicious!

Cowtown Brewing Company, Fort Worth, TX

I stopped in at Cowtown Brewing Company in Fort Worth, Texas.  I enjoyed their barbecue very much and it paired nicely with both of the beers I tried.  Their Rhinestone Cowboy Kolsch was delicious, very drinkable and fresh!  Their The Last Kaiser Imperial Marzen Oktoberfest was rich and delicious, malty and hoppy.  I recommend a stop in here if you’re in the Fort Worth area.  Grab a beer and a bite.  Yee Haw!

City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT

I stopped in at City Steam Brewery in Hartford, Connecticut for dinner and a beer.  It was pretty obvious that I needed to try the Naughty Nurse Amber Ale, their flagship.  And this beer did not disappoint.  A great blend of amber maltiness plus enough hop bite to make it interesting.  And it was delicious paired with their fish tacos.  I also tasted Jungle Crush IPA and Oktoberfest and enjoyed both beers.  I also love the vibe of this historic, restored location in downtown Hartford.  Very walkable from nearly any location downtown.  I welcome the opportunity to return to Hartford and stop in again.

Kichesippi Beer Company, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I stopped in at Kichesippi Beer Company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to try their beer.  They have so many styles which they do a great job of brewing.  Their friendly staff let me taste just about everything in the cooler.  WOW! I’ll cover two beers here.  First, the 1855 is an awesome amber – malty with a bite at the end.  Easy to drink and delicious.  Second, the Bristol Stout is so delicious that it’s the one I bought a can of to bring back to my hotel to enjoy late at night when catching up on work.  The stout is rich with flavors of coffee and chocolate and luscious sweetness.  Great beers from a great brewery.