I stopped in at Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont, Virginia. To be fair, the stop was after another stop at Bluemont Winery with my family and the winery was our main agenda item for the day. The brewery was a convenient afterthought. We did enjoy some tacos and wings from their food truck. Their beers were tasty, with Oktoberfest being our favorite. It is a rich, smooth, malty beer. Perfect for the cool fall weather.
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!
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.
I stopped in at Thomas Hooker Brewery Colt Taproom. It was dinner time and they offer a nice menu with a few items. The Trio of Tacos was delicious – even the roasted vegetable one! The beers I tasted all went well with the tacos. I especially liked the #nofilter IPA. I’m getting more interested in hazy IPAs these days. The Oktoberfest was smooth and malty with a hop bite. Perfect for the season. And the Milking the Clock milk stout was a tasty, sweet ending to the meal. Great place to stop in. Glad I did.