With all the excitement about the “I Drink New England” Shirts being released yesterday and my first try at beer journalism (please check it out and let me know what you think), I forgot to talk about the We’re Funk’d festival on What’s Goin’ Down!
Night Shift and Springdale put together an awesome first year event with a lot of really fantastic sour and wild beers. The German BSV Center in Walpole was a nice venue with the perfect set up for such and event. Next year should be a must attend for anyone that enjoys a bit of Sour Patch tongue. Only critique, hopefully next year they can get a few more food options and a bunch more porta-potties.
Time to put a wrap on Vermont for the time being, with a stop into an old favorite of mine, Magic Hat Brewing Co.
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There’s an article going around the internet titled “WE ASKED 14 BREWERS: WHAT BEER TREND NEEDS TO DIE” that is a pretty interesting read as a craft beer lover. There is a lot of range in the topics, running from dumb gripes to real constructive thoughts. So let’s take a look at these “issues”, in rank form, from least to most useful!
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We’ve had a lot of Vermont recently, and we still have one more stop to go. But I think we need a little break from the Green Mountain State. So we head east to New Hampshire, where we took a stop into 7th Settlement Brewery on our way to North Conway for 4th of July weekend. Yea, I might be a little behind.
Oh well, let dive in!
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Happy Monday folks, we’ve got a whole bunch of awesome coming to you this week! We put a wrap on Vermont for a while with 2 more breweries, take a quick stop into NH (hopefully, I need to make sure proper photography was taken), and launch “What’s Goin’ Down This Week” in email form on Wednesday! (Sign Up Here!) Get in now on that now, got big news for the launch.
So much excitement, I know!
Let’s start it all off strong with Prohibition Pig!
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There’s still a whole bunch of Vermont left on the docket. Clearly I’m not still up there, but there’s still plenty of great beer you all should know about! I must keep you drunkards informed!
On to Burlington Beer!
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There’s a weekly write-up I do, perhaps you’ve read, called “What’s Going Down This Week“. It has news, events, beer releases, food trucks, and what’s in Brew Guide’s future! I recommend you check it out if you haven’t, it’s updated every Wednesday and gives you fun shit to do and a way to stalk me..if you’re so inclined.
And finally we get another long-awaited cider entry! Let’s get to the core of Citizen Cider! (I’ll see myself out…)
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After having a late breakfast in Burlington last week, we spent some time exploring the waterfront. I’d like to say it was for exercise, but it was mostly because it was still 20-ish minutes before Foam Brewing was going to be open. While there we took a peek at the A_Dog Skatepark, which was hosting a kids skate camp. I bring this up because I heard a statement from a 10-13 year old kid at this park that surprised me, (I assume in reference to a new board) “I found it for cheaper online, but you got to support the local store.” Burlington is for sure a strange city, but there is definitely some things they do right up there.
Beer is definitely another one of those things and Foam Brewers is a big part of that.
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We’ve done it! It only took 5-ish months, but through sheer determination, will power and a fair share of morning after headaches, we finally get to check off all 5 New England states! This week will be a heaping helping of Vermont for you, starting with one of the regions most popular, Alchemist!
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This weekend I was quite busy doing fitness with the NE Spahten Ninjas at Ragnar Trail until Saturday, then sleeping/recovering most of Sunday. I didn’t spend my weekend in a taproom like I usually tend to (Although I did plenty of drinking, which you would have seen on my Instagram). I did notice that the new taproom at Castle Island had opened though, and luckily they’re open on Mondays and I’m on vacation this week. Let’s dig in.
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Is there a beer style that consistently disappoints you? For awhile, I always felt that way about IPA’s. Early in to my craft beer “hobby”, every time I tried one, I felt like I was licking a pine cone. Since exploring further, I have since come to terms with the IPA, there are now a ton that I love. But now, I’m onto a new style. And I’m looking at you Pils.
I’ve tried quite a few pilsners recently and none of them have been anything I’d want again. Perhaps of my early 20’s with Miller Lite are coming back to haunt me, but I haven’t found one I’d return to. For instance, last night I got a Firestone Pivo, and nothing. Most people agree that Firestone makes great beer, yet…meh. I even wrote so on my Untappd page (you should totally give me a follow)! So this is why I ask 2 things. First what style can you just not get into, and second, is there any local pilsners you could recommend to break this weak streak I’ve had with them?
Now that I’ve aired my grievances, I’ve got one last guide for Maine as we took a stop into SoMe Brewing!
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