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Opened my one bottle of Dogfish Head’s “American Beauty” yesterday!
Mellow and nutty… enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
Yes, it was actually brewed with granola!
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I had high hopes for this one, but it fell flat. No detectable seaweed taste, not even an added saltiness. Could have saved a few bucks buying a bottle of normal ale…
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As a beer lover and proud Connecticutian, Two Roads Brewing has quickly become one of my new favorite new brewers. But even given the proximity of the brewery from my parents’ home and the number of hop-head friends I still have in CT, I was having a very difficult time getting my hands on a bottle of their limited Conntucky Lightning release. I’d just about given up all hope that this bourbon barrel-aged ale would ever touch my lips, when the guys at Wayward Raven surprised me with a bottle at ComiCONN a few weeks back! Thanks, Josh and Mark!!
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New York Comic Con and Brooklyn Brewery are teaming up again this year for a new incarnation of the beer concept they launched last year, Brooklyn Defender!
This year’s beer, an American Black Ale with “dark malt visage and hopping finish that protects the city from the scourge of tasteless beers” was brewed with the intention “strike fear into the heart of those who would forget the virtues of true beer.”, according to Brooklyn Brewery brew master Garrett Oliver.
The label, designed to reflect the darker aspect of the new ale, was conceived and drawn by the amazing artist Cliff Chiang!
This redesigned Defender will hit the streets of New York on September 21st at a special launch party at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. Click here for details. Hope to see you there!
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I’m in Asheville, NC beer touring, but got this pic from my mom, who’s wine tasting elsewhere in the Carolinas…what huh?!
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This pic is hard to make out, I know, and I apologize for that, but at least it will give you an idea…
This is the wall of aging beer at the incredible ChurchKey in Washington, DC. They carry 555 types of beer from around the world, 50 on constantly rotating taps! The bottles on this wall are only released for sale/consumption when the “brew-melier” deems them ready.
I had some amazing brews on tap here last night, like Kopstootje from Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Everyday Junglish from DC Brau Brewing, and Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery up in Michigan.
Definitely drop by and check them out if you’re ever down in our nation’s capital and find yourself in need a cold one!
1337 14th St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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On a recent hot dog tour through Connecticut, we got thirsty after our fourth chili cheese dog, so stopped off at the recently opened Two Roads Brewery in Stratford, right off I-95…
The renovated Sikorsky parts factory is now home to a state of the art brewing facility and enormous brewpub!
Two Roads keeps their four main beers on tap permanently, and rotate in two seasonals. The afternoon we were there, they had Hizzoner Maibock and No Limits Hefeweizen…
A flight of big pours of all six beers for only ten bucks!
It’s a beautiful space, well lit and perfect for big groups…
The pub directly overlooks their brewery…
And if there was any question where the name came from…
As there’s no kitchen on site, you’re allowed to bring your food, but the brewery also encourages local food trucks to set up in their parking lot!
I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot more time here when I go home to visit my parents…
TWO ROADS BREWING
1700 Stratford Ave.
Stratford, CT 06615
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They have a great selection of new beers on tap at On Tap inside Whole Foods Columbus Circle this weekend, including…
- Steel Wheels ESB from Blue Mountain
- Unimperial from Barrier Brewing
- Banana Nut Brown Ale from the new Kuka Brewery
- Mount Desert Island Ginger Wheat Ale from Atlantic Brewing