Something I’ve noticed on the East side of the country as opposed to the West is how much mellower the beer is in terms of hoppiness. I’m saying this in generality, but it seems like all that everyone is brewing out West is super hoppy beer. Each brewery aiming to out hop each other instead of just making a well rounded product with great flavor. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for a hoppy beer, but it is nice to have a wider variety or to simply visit a brewery that doesn’t specialize in hoppy beers.
Some of our favorite breweries we’ve visited thus far have been Red Rock Brew Pub in Salt Lake City Utah where our good friend Joel took us. Carver Brewing Company in Durango Colorado was outstanding. Mad Tree Brewing in Cincinnati was delicious and also had appetizing pizza. And even though our crappy bartender at Terminal Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee fingered the rims of our sampler glasses, their beer was refreshingly tasty. In the next couple days we are heading to Asheville North Carolina which is suppose to be one of the beer Meccas of the East!
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Becky and I love local breweries. We love everything about them, but first and most obviously we love beer! Then there is also the draw of supporting local businesses and beer people are usually very down to Earth good people. The breweries always have a great scene with a lively younger crowd, hip music and tasty bar snacks or pizza. To date we have been to 12 breweries since beginning this Get Out More summer adventure. If possible we always get a sampler of the local brew, which usually consists of 6-10, five ounce pours. The two of us share these tasters and sarcastically critique or compliment the quality of the brew master.
This happened a couple years ago and depending on which side of the line you fall on, you will completely disagree with me or fully relate and agree. What I am speaking of is leaving an unfinished glass of beer. I guess it is a sign of maturity or growing up, but throughout my 20’s there was no way I would ever leave a drink undrunk. No matter how shitty I felt, or how much I knew I did not need another drink (or any more alcohol for that matter), I would finish what I started down to the last drop. After all I paid for that drink with my hard earned money, I was not going to leave it behind. It would shock and down right appall me if I saw anyone leave a drink unfinished, even people I didn’t know. But I believe there becomes a point for everyone, for me it was right around age 30, where you realize that it is OK not to finish a beer. Perhaps, dare I say it, it is probably better in some cases that you don’t finish that beer. The undrunk beer is a sunk cost at that point.
11/18/2022 06:47:18 pm
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