(Mexican) Cake by the Ocean and other adventures in Craft Beer out East

My favorite part of the summer is decompressing on weekends at the beach with friends.  Our beach game is strong, there are flash tats, some amazing  eats including my favorite shrimp, mango and avocado salad, a private beach and matching blankets.  While I flew a bit under the radar last summer as the new girl in … More (Mexican) Cake by the Ocean and other adventures in Craft Beer out East

Trend Spotting: What’s in my Beer and How Did it Get There???

It’s widely accepted by all beer lovers that one of the most amazing things about beer is the HUGE variety of flavors.  Even a beer novice can appreciated that an IPA tastes, looks, smells, feels, nothing like a stout.  What I’m most excited about lately is the variations amongst stouts and porters!  While I love … More Trend Spotting: What’s in my Beer and How Did it Get There???

A Beer Road Trip: The Hudson River Valley – Day 3, Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

All good road trips must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t taste some great beer on the way home!  After an aggressive day of hiking and tasting yesterday, it was time to meander a bit and slowly make our way back to the city.  Our first stop was at Peekskill Brewery, … More A Beer Road Trip: The Hudson River Valley – Day 3, Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

A Beer Road Trip: The Hudson River Valley – Day 2, Brewery Ommegang and Cooperstown Brewing Company

So we got a bit aggressive with today’s itinerary.  After a 6 mile hike (on the opening day of hunting season while wearing dark green jackets – poor planning!!), it was on to the tastings after a lengthy drive up to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.  Talk about a beautiful space!  This place looks more like … More A Beer Road Trip: The Hudson River Valley – Day 2, Brewery Ommegang and Cooperstown Brewing Company

A Beer Road Trip: The Hudson River Valley – Day 1, Mill House Brewing Company and Keegan Ales

I don’t recall where the idea came from, but it was a good one!  I’m lucky enough to have a fellow beer drinking friend who also loves a good road trip.  We have exact opposite tastes in beer, but oddly similar tastes in travel and food.  This, of course, allows us to sip and report … More A Beer Road Trip: The Hudson River Valley – Day 1, Mill House Brewing Company and Keegan Ales

A Beer Road Trip: Washington DC to Richmond VA – Day 3, Port City Brewing

After the celebrations were complete, we made our way back to DC with a bit of time to spare before catching our flight.  So we decided to hit up Port City Brewing where we tasted the full gamut: Ways and Means: Peppery, not bitter, but not for me.  IPAs are not my style Monumental IPA: … More A Beer Road Trip: Washington DC to Richmond VA – Day 3, Port City Brewing

A Beer Road Trip: Washington DC to Richmond VA – Day 2, Mekong

Let’s be realistic, there’s only one place for beer lovers in Richmond.  Mekong.  For those of you who haven’t ventured to this place, you will find a few notes very helpful.  Yes, when seeking out one of the top rated craft beer bars in the country, you are in the right place if 1) you … More A Beer Road Trip: Washington DC to Richmond VA – Day 2, Mekong

A Beer Road Trip: Washington DC to Richmond VA – Day 1, A Taste of Virginia

On the road and sipping again!  This time, making the best of our trek to a friend’s wedding.  Sadly, the itinerary did not allow us the time to veer off to make it to Blue Mountain or Devil’s Backbone, we did have some high points on this trip, and the inability to order tasting flights … More A Beer Road Trip: Washington DC to Richmond VA – Day 1, A Taste of Virginia