I stopped in at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown, Delaware on the way to Bethany Beach, Delaware for family vacation. Several family members tried beers. Baby’s lunch was good. I really loved Gutentart, but I’m somewhat of an outlier enjoying sour beers. Seed Free & Joy was the favorite of beers we tried and we bought a sixpack to bring along for vacation. The tasting room was pretty busy, with one group having pizza delivered to them right there. The outdoor fire pit area looked really cool. I’m looking forward to saving one of the Delaware state map caps for my beer bottle cap map.
I stopped in at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire and enjoyed a beer and some delicious tomato soup. Their Donkey Hote Double IPA was strong and smooth and delicious – a great complement to the tomato soup which was roasted with a rich full flavor. Perfect pair for a cool evening.
I stopped in at the newest brewery in the Maryland area where I live, Brookeville Beer Farm in Brookeville, Maryland. I ordered a flight and enjoyed their beers. The Philsner Pilsner was tasty and very drinkable with good flavor. Road Dust is a solid brown ale. Their IPA and Double IPA were both very good. I really enjoyed the Ridiculous Stout, it was smooth, rich, flavorful with coffee, chocolate maltiness. I hope to stop here frequently. The bar area is beautiful with a large outdoor seating area as well.
I stopped in at Kane Brewing Company in Ocean, New Jersey. I really enjoyed a tasting flight of their beers. Single Fin Belgian Blonde was tasty. Hop Lab Citra was perhaps my favorite. It is a fresh pale ale, crisp and slightly hoppy. Head High is a solid IPA and Overhead is a solid Double IPA. Neither too hoppy. I love what these guys are doing with hops and since I stop for hops I was really happy/hoppy at Kane Brewing!
I stopped in at Irving Cliff Brewery in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, while on vacation in the Poconos. The Crazy Train Double IPA was one of the best I’ve ever tasted. For a new, small brewery this is quite an accomplishment. The Horatio Allen Stout was rich and flavorful without being heavy. Also quite an accomplishment. I’d recommend this brewery to anyone visiting the Poconos.
I stopped in at Seventh Son Brewing Company in Columbus, Ohio and tried the Proliferous Double IPA based on the bartender’s recommendation and I was not disappointed. This is a very tasty double IPA and also very drinkable – which could be a dangerous combination. Well worth the stop!
Stopping in at Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California, is a real treat. I have been thinking about Pliny the Elder all week. And, he did not disappoint! When you think Double IPA, Pliny is essentially what anything else is compared to. Its awesome. Hoppy, Smooth, Strong. I paired it with the Clipper pizza (pesto, mozzarella, artichoke hearts and bacon) which made for a fantastic lunch. If you are in Northern California you simply MUST stop in at Russian River Brewing Company.
I stopped in at Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company in Truckee, California and enjoyed the Sour Ritual which is a very tasty sour beer. I also tasted the bourbon barrel aged beer which was very smooth. And I really liked the Hop Dragon Double IPA, one of the best IPA’s I’ve ever had. I really enjoyed the area and would love to return and spend some more time.