I stopped in at Beyond the Pale Brewing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Not only did I try a couple of beers, I also enjoyed the Jerk Chicken Taco which was delicious. The Pink Fuzz Grapefruit Zest Wheat is a delicious beer. I love grapefruit and this did not disappoint without being too grapefruity. I also enjoyed The Rye Guy Rye IPA which was a nice pairing with the taco. I ended with The Darkness Oatmeal Stout. All great beers.
Final Gravity Brewing Company, Richmond, VA
I stopped in at Final Gravity Brewing Company (conveniently co-located with Original Gravity Homebrew Supply) in Richmond, Virginia. For a nano brewery they certainly had a number of beers to try. I first enjoyed the Red Rooster Red Rye IPA, then the Irish Goodbye Stout. Both were very good. Their Venus IPA was delicious and their Grapefruit IPA (Venus IPA through Randall with grapefruit) was so good – even had bits of pulp in it – yum!
7 Locks Brewing, Rockville, MD
I stopped in at 7 Locks Brewing in Rockville, Maryland. My daughter recently moved in to a condo within a couple of blocks from this great brewery. We stopped in so we could try their beers and so I could buy a couple of growlers for my daughter. We had a great time. The beers were tasty. My wife even liked the Honey Ale and she doesn’t like beer. My daughter and her boyfriend liked the IPA. I really liked the Farmhouse Ale. I also really liked the Coffee Stout. The other brews were tasty as well, but these were our favorites. We bought growlers of IPA and Farmhouse Ale. The growler beers wend well with some Chinese takeout we brought back to her new place for dinner. 7 Locks Brewing has a great vibe – warehouse feel – and my wife, who isn’t as in to breweries really liked it. With our daughter now living close by we are looking forward to stopping in often. A few other details. The bartender that served us was really nice and really patient. The brewery also had a feed truck outside – we didn’t try any of the food but it looked good.
Bellevue Brewing Company, Bellevue, Washington
I stopped in at Bellevue Brewing Company in Bellevue, Washington for dinner and a beer. I decided to go with the Cuban Sandwich and surprisingly it was better than the one I had at a Cuban restaurant back home recently. Delicious. The Rye IPA was the bartender’s recommendation and its spiciness paired wonderfully with the sandwich. Great food and drink.
Fremont Brewing, Seattle, WA
I did a double-take at Fremont Brewing when I saw the ice box. Wow. A blast from the past. Very cool! No pun intended. I stopped in for a beer and enjoyed the Cask Summer Ale with the taste of juniper. Very nice. The Rye Saison was spicy as I like it. Pilsner was refreshing. In all, some great beers and a great place to enjoy them.
Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, Austin, TX
I stopped in at the Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery and tasted the Vulcan Rye IPA. This beer alone is worth the trip. Spicy and tasty.
Six Ten Brewing, Tampa, FL
I stopped in at Six Ten Brewing in Tampa, Florida on the way to the airport. I wish I had stopped with more time to try different varieties. I did try the Magpie Rye which was delicious. Bitter and spicy but not too outrageous. The brewery is also great place to visit and relax.
Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
I stopped in at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts again (8/5/15) – after lunch at Yankee Lobster Company and before heading to Boston Logan airport. After having clam chowder and fried clam strips for lunch I needed a good beer before heading home. The Nordic Saison hit it! I enjoyed the refreshing tartness of the beer. Wish I could have stayed for more but my flight was calling for me. Can’t wait to visit Boston again and stop in at Harpoon!
I stopped in at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts and enjoyed the tour. We toured through the brewing facility and saw the entire operation. And, during the tour we enjoyed tastings of a number of beers. My favorite was the Rye IPA.
The brewery has quite a tap room and is a great place to stop in for a beer. The tour is great and I highly recommend it.
Black Acre Brewing Company, Indianapolis, IN
I stopped in at the Black Acre Brewing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana and immediately liked the cool feel of the tap room. The rich wood made it feel warm and enjoyable. Check out the pictures. When it came to trying a beer the Saucy Intruder Rye IPA was suggested and it did not disappoint. It was both hoppy and spicy.
Bier Brewery, Indianapolis, IN
I stopped in at Bier Brewery in Indianapolis, Indiana and was greeted by the most helpful bartenders I’ve ever met. They insisted I try all nine beers on tap. Fortunately it was just a small taste of each or I would have been in real trouble. I settled on the Rye IPA which was both hoppy and spicy. A truly delicious beer.