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DOW (Drinks of the Week)

In the two weeks that I was in Dewey I tried to never go to the same place twice, well except for The Starboard.  You yall know how I feel about that place.  There are enough places to go in Dewey that you don’t have to eat and drink at the same place twice, and if you go up the highway a bit there are even more great joints.  The Delaware Beach community of Dewey, Lewes, and Rehoboth are all great towns with Dewey being the most active as far as night life goes.  It seems like everyone has their own signature drink or a beer made for them.

The one six-pack that I picked up was Groove City from RAR Brewing.  This was a delicious Hefeweizen.  This was a random six-pack that I grabbed.  I like Hefeweizens and this one did not disappoint.  The german style beer went down smoothly and was awesome.  Grab a sixer if you can find one and enjoy.

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The Crooked Hammock is one of the coolest beach restaurant/brewers you can go to.  Great food, outdoor seating, and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy while you enjoy some great beers.  This may be my second favorite place to go to at the beach.  I IMG_2932think that the only downfall is that the place is too good.  It gets crowded so the waits can be long.  They may need to get bigger but I am sure that wont help them.  It’s part of being awesome everyone wants to be there.  The Two beers that I tried were the Shoobie, and Actively Fishing.  Check them out here BEERS.

A much smaller place but a Dewey Staple is Woody’s Bar and Grill.  They have their own Woody’s Pale Ale that isn’t bad either.  The main reason you want to go there is because of the amazing crab cakes that they have.  Once you get that start drinking those pale ale’s.  This place is tight so get there early and grab a seat at the bar.

My body has been detoxing most of today so that’s why this is late coming out.  The night before we left we decided it would be a great idea to have drinks.  This actually turned out well, I ended up drinking rum straight from the bottle and Absolute Vodka.  This worked great because the people who showed up I had never met before and I was on my comedic A game.  Jerry you have an epic fucking beard bro.

Oh yeah I left out Sunday Day Drinking at the Starboard because I only remember pieces of it.  Here are some of the things I remember.

  1.  I took a Selfie with a crackhead
  2. Elvis was there
  3. I lost about 6 hours
  4. The bloody’s were awesome
  5. The Selfie King got on the Sign
  6. During the Blackout I went and Got pizza from Mama Celeste’s.

Remember Never Drink alone

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

Holy Shit I had a lot of drinks this week.  From Orange crushes, Jameson and Ginger, to St. Bernarbus Wit, and Brother Thelonious.  A battle of the holy beers, with St. Bernarbus Wit easily coming out on top.  That was a damn good beer.  I’ll try to list all of them in some order but there is a good chance I am going to screw this post up.  The biggest reason is that I am drinking now so we will just go with whatever my fat ass hands can type.

I came into this week having picked up two beers that I would try but being on vacation I clearly have had far more than that.  Shock Top and Cage Radler have been my go to beers so far.  Two easy drinking summer beers.  These are the guys I would knock down while relaxing on the screened in porch here at the rental just talking about how relaxing this is and that we will make it an annual tradition.

Brother Thelonious and St. Bernarbus we two very different beers with the St. Bernarbus coming out on top.  This was a sweet beer and I think that it just fit in a bit better for the setting I was in.  I don’t match my beers with my food but with the good times I am having.  Summer brings out more of the sweeter beers like the Wits.  So in good fashion I will be picking this one up again.  I highly suggest it ro all.

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Enjoying Dewey is easy all you have to do is show up and a party is going to break out. Each turn you take there is a place that is offering great drinks and great times.  This week there have been five places that I have enjoyed and I think you will all enjoy them as well.

#1.  This is a no brainer and most reading this are going to say no shit but The Starboard  is one of the greatest bars ever created by the beach gods.  I don’t believe this was built by man it is to mythical and to amazing to have been the creation of a mere mortal.

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#2.  Listen if you want to relax, people watch, and enjoy some amazing beers you have to stop into the Dewey Beer Company.  I had three beers from there and bought up some swag, the buzz forced me to do it.  The beers in ranking order from Dewey Beer Company would be #1 Citra Wit #2 Social Kolsch #3 Summer Saison.  All awesome beers.

#3  Que Pasa offers some amazing outdoor seating where kids can go and play and you can eat some awesome wings, or the Mussels with Chorizo.  I enjoyed a wonderful Day Blazer and just chilled.

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#4 Surf Side Bar  is a great pit stop for some good drinks and fun times.  On a walk from Dewey Town Hall I popped in just to grab a Sam’s Summer Ale to take the heat off.  They look small from the outside but the bar is deep and the good times are even deeper.

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#5  Paradise Grill is off the charts fun.  Look this place is huge, has the best atmosphere for the family.  This place is bayside so it will either take a bit of a drive to get there, or my preferred method a night boat trip where you can dock at the place.  They have plenty of beers decent food and some good bands that play.

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This week is slowing down and we are preparing to head into week #2 of this vacation.  Sunday you can catch me day drinking at the The Star Board stop in grab a selfie and a beer.

Never Drink Alone

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

We traveled to a couple of small towns in Connecticut this week to find some decent places to drink.  These bay towns offer a different view and some different beers.  We traveled to Niantic, CT and New London which are to awesome towns that sit on the Niantic Bay.  The views are great and the people are great also.  This is one of those places you can come to and relax and not have to worry about a busy night life. This isn’t Dewey Beach which is more for partying than relaxing.  The seafood up in Niantic makes it worth the trip also.  Good Bars, Good People, and Good Beers, totally made this trip worth it.

The first bar we visited was the The Black Sheep Public House.  This bar has an old IMG_2833school pub feel to it.  We pulled up to the bar and began a conversation with the bartender.  Low and behold she went to college in Delaware.  It’s unreal how small this world is.  The beer list had some new beers on it and made it difficult to choose from.  I stuck with a local from the area and chose Captains Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing out of Rhode Island.  If you like Double IPA’s then have at it, but I didn’t like the way she felt in my mouth.

Bar #2 was a joint called Fat Boys Kitchen and Bar that overlooked the New London Harbor and had a train that went by about a thousand times in an hour.  This bar and IMG_2841 (1)many other bars are on Bank Street in New London.  This road travels against the water and offers some great views while you enjoy some good food and drinks.  At Fat Boys I went with Smiley Blue Pils from Stevens Point Brewery.  This was an easy drinking Pils and more my taste.  It was nice sitting and drinking and looking out over the harbor.  If you go there I would suggest getting the Fried Cucumber and the Scallop Tacos.  Wow.

Bar# 3 was a little different from the last two but had 50 beers on tap.  Yup 50, and they could make some pretty wild cocktails also.  This bar is more built for the millennials like the guy that was on his laptop at the bar.  Come on bro get a drink and tell a story shithead.  Sorry I am sure he had something really important that couldn’t wait.  So back to me, I decided to stick with something on the lighter side and went with Back East Brewing’s Summer Ale.  This was IMG_2844 (1)a good choice and went down well.  Some of the other beers that were there were Metric Pilsner from Industrial Arts BrewingDog Fish Heads Alternate #5, a sour beer, and many other beers from all over the area.

Beer #, well honestly who the F@#$ is counting.  So I picked up a variety pack from Cisco Brewers.  It’s was just ok, yeah that is probably the best way to describe it as just ok.  The beers weren’t mind-blowing or leave an impact at all.  The Pale Ale was the best one in the pack.

If you ever get a chance head up to Connecticut and have a good time.  There is plenty of beer and plenty of good times to be had by all.

Remember Never Drink Alone

See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

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DOW (Drinks of the Week)

I would like to start by saying that I Fucking love the beach.  Sorry, I just can’t get enough of it.  The best part is when you find that perfect drink that goes with the perfect day.  This week I grabbed two new beers Bilsner from Burley Oak Brewing and Cage Radler from Victory.  One beer not so good the other beer really good.

First up was the beer that didn’t mesh well with the beach.  When I pair beers it’s no soIMG_2806.PNG much with food but the weather and fun I believe I am going to have. Bilsner wasn’t a bad beer but pairing for the beach.  Plus I think Bilsner freak me out the way he stares at you from the can and points at you.  I don’t know if he was judging me or letting me know he was coming for me.  All in all it was an okay beer but not good for the beach.

Victory almost never disappoints when I pick them up.  Cage Radler was a great beach beer with an awesome flavor.  I could have drank thirty of these if given the chance.  Cage Radler had a fruity taste to it that felt wonderful in my mouth.  This only helped with the good times that were being had on the beach.  I will be adding this to the list of great beach beers.

I am always looking for suggestions on beers and other drinks to try.  If you have any suggestions shot them my way.  I will literally put anything in my mouth, wait that came out wrong.  I will try almost anything, shit I mean drinks, fuck I can’t end this the right way.

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See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

This week we picked up a couple of 6 packs and headed to the Beach.  There’s nothing like packing up the Jeep and driving onto the drive on beach.  The regular beach is nice but it doesn’t even compare to the fun that you can have on the drive on.  You can bring everything you need out there, like grills, good times, Cornhole, (which is not a weird sexual move), fishing poles, a couch,  and everything else you could fit inside your jeep or truck.  If your not a fan of the ocean and the beach you can stop reading now.  Sorry for that outburst but it’s anti American to not like the beach.  The kids love it down there and could spend every moment hanging out and meeting new frineds.  Each time we go down the wife and I convince ourselves that we are going to get a beach house. Well maybe next time.

When I am on the Beach I enjoy lighter beers that don’t come off so heavy.  This week I went with Brooklyn Summer Ale and Two Roads Ol’Factory  to compliment the hot day.  Both were great picks and went perfect with the hot day and great company.  There was a mixed crowd of about twenty or more people. We got on the beach around 8 am it was cool and windy but the perfect morning to be out there.  We quickly set up the Block Rocker and got settled in for the day.  As  others showed up the grills got pulled out and everything from breakfast to brunch was being cooked up right there on the beach.  What a perfect morning.

I didn’t want to crack a beer to early but F#$% it we were on the beach.  I grabbed the Two Roads and used the bottle opener on my Jeep License plate to open it up.  The beer was a little shook up from the ride down and it money shot all over the back of the Jeep like a bad porno.  Rookie.  Bottle in hand it was down the old hatch with this lightly colored elixir.  DELICIOUS and as the temperature rose they just kept getting better.

Once I polished off the Two Roads it was onto the Brooklyn Summer Ale which is a great beer to take on the beach.  The only down fall is that it doesn’t make you feel like Jenny from the Block.  But it did make me dance a little.   This is a great summer time ale and would be good either on the Beach, back yard BBQ, or a city block party.

If you come across either one of these beers I would encourage you, no wait, you must drink these outside with friends.  These beers are not to be wasted while you sit inside and watch movies about other people having good times.  Grab a sixer of these and go make some memories.

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We will be taking our talents to Grain H2O at the Summit Marina for brunch.  If you are feeling up to and catch us there grab a selfie and drink.  Would love you here your story.

Never Drink alone

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

Well this week I don’t come to you with a specific drink.  This week I bring a venue that is awesome and the good time we had with an unexpected couple.  This week we hopped on a chance to have dinner and drinks with a couple that we don’t normally hang out with.  We all follow each other on social media but have never actually had a night out before.  So when they said they were heading out for dinner we jumped at the chance to catch up with them for dinner and drinks.

It was about 6 when our UBER driver pulled up to take us to Chesapeake Inn.  The driver, Na’Sha, who just happens to live a block away. pulled up in front of the house to take us out.  I love UBER because you get to meet really interesting people.  Na’Sha, a mother of three, who is a nurse out of Philadelphia was also working a creating a healthy brand of baby food.  She drove the UBER for her side hustle to pay for everything that goes into trying to create the line of baby food.  I love hearing about people who are willing to work so hard.  During our drive we also found out that her middle child and our oldest were in the same class together in school.  We did and up convincing her that her and her husband should go to Chesapeake Inn this weekend.  The world gets really small when you start to talk to people.

We got to Chesapeake Inn around 630 and moved up to the bar to order drinks and wait on the other couple.  They were running late because there babysitter was stuck in traffic.  So me and the wife sat and chatted for a bit.  The weather was a perfect and the tiki bar was packed full of people.  The wife order an Orange Crush and I got a Sam Adams Summer Ale.  The Orange Crush is one those perfect summer drinks.  After two rounds of that we decided to get a table as the other couple got closer to their arrival.

Mike and Tina arrived around 730.  We were on our third drinks at this point and had scarfed down some delicious crab dip.  It took all of about two minutes to realize that we were going to have a good night.  Nikki ordered a drink that was some fruity concoction IMG_3671of fruit, vodka, and amazing.  I stuck with the Summer ales and I can no longer recall what Mike and Tina got.  We all ordered sushi, yeah sushi, it was F#$%^&* Amazing.  Nikki got the Hairy Mexican and I got the TNT Roll.  Mike and Tina destroyed what look like ten rolls.  We sat and talked about so many different things it was really awesome.  You would have thought that we had all been hanging out like this for years  with the conversations being so natural.  Not once was there and uncomfortable pause where we would all have to stare at each other.  After dinner it was to the dance floor.

I think it was 80’s night and there was band playing whose lead singer was a little fella who really believed that he was bigger than he was, it was cute watching him sing like a big boy.  I decided to move onto Jack and Diet and dance at the senior citizen party that was taking place on the dance floor.  I felt like the flash when he is running at light speed and everyone else is slowly moving around him.  About ten minutes into this I began  to feel the effects of the time traveler.  We all danced and had a great time so I have been told.  I tried to order an UBER but my brain and hands were talking two different languages.  Mike was kind enough to get one for all of us.  It was at this point that I entered a new dimension and before I knew it I woke up in my bed.  Once again a succesful time travel session.

I woke up Saturday morning not knowing if I got sick our not.  There wasn’t any evidence of this taking place but my body felt as if it got sick.  I spent most of the morning searching for the evidence like I was searching for murderous clues.  The wife couldn’t confirm my getting sick and I began to believe that it was all made in my head.  Then the wife hears my oldest say “Mommy what is all over your sink.”  Vindicated and a bit disgusted.  At some point during the night I stumbled into the bathroom and got sick in the wife’s sink.  My bad, I got some Clorox wipes and cleaned up my nasty little mess.  I headed back downs stairs and poured a bloody Mary using Sucker Punch Bloody Mary Mix,  Bay Vodka, and some sun and I was back on my feet.

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Take a chance at hanging out with a couple that you haven’t hung out with before.  This helped start what I believe to be a fun new friendship.  We are overly surprised and happy with the outcome of last night and can’t wait to hang out again.   Surround yourself with fun people and go have a good time.

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

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I was able to enjoy some new beers this past week.  I found my self in an area where a IMG_3624brewery just so happened to be.  We gathered up some fellow travelers and headed over to Troegs in Pennsylvania.  What an awesome place to go and enjoy some brews.  You can sit outside and enjoy some great views or go inside where there is plenty of space and they have created an environment that makes you want to socialize.  Besides the beer the food was awesome also.

I started with placing my food order, pork belly with jalapeno baked beans and french fries with spicy ketchup.  Holy shit this was good, plus the portions are just the right size.  The pork belly come in a small cast iron pan sitting on top of the baked beans.  If you have never had pork belly it is basically bacon on steroids.  If you don’t like beer, which is just Un-American, then go and enjoy the food.

So my food was ordered and it was time to order my drinks.  Anytime I go to a new place IMG_3613I look for a sampler of flights.  Troegs offered a summer anthology mix which consisted of there Perpetual IPA, Sunshine Pils, Crimson Pils, and Scratch a Raspberry Gose.   The was bartender suggested to drink it in reverse order from how it is listed.  Good call on his part.  The best of the four for myself was the Sunshine Pils.  The Sunshine has good flavor and is on the lighter side.  With a lower ABV of 4.5 you could definitely stock the garage fridge with this one.  Although I really like the Sunshine Pils my favorite beer of the night was the Cultivator Helles Bock.  This one quickly became the fan favorite as we all sat around talking about the good times we have had in years past.  This was that beer that keeps the conversation going.  By far the best beer I had this week.

Rounding out the week we finished off with a Einstok Icelandic Beer.  After a few of these I felt like a Norse God.  I conquered and laid claim to my neighbor’s yard.  I am not sure if they are going to like the fact that I have pillaged lawn furniture and killed a yard IMG_3647gnome, but of screw it I am basically THOR now.  This beer was surprisingly smooth and had good flavor.  I suggest picking it up and giving it a try, plus the whole viking thing is fun.

Never Drink alone and everyone wants to be a viking until it’s time to do viking shit.

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

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Well I am supposed to be off the grid yet I have found a way to get some good beers.  This week I enjoyed a variety pack from Great Lakes Brewing Company out of Ohio.  I also had a Dog Fish Head that I haven’t had before.  This week I got to enjoy a picnic where I did Time Travel a bit but woke up safe and sound in my bed.  I have been soaking up the great weather and wonderful views.

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So there were 4 different styles in the variety pack that I bought, Amber Lager, Lager,  IMG_3527Porter, and a Pale Ale.  I thought that they were all pretty good and went down smoothly.  I even had to drink the first couple warm because being off the grid I don’t have access to a fridge and didn’t bring a cooler.  This would later be corrected when I placed my beers in a another mans cooler.  The first beer that I cracke open was the Lagerone.  Seemed like a safe choice and it was.  It was smooth and not over whelming at all.  It was a great beer to end a long day.  Below is the order in which I enjoyed this variety pack.

  1. Lager
  2. Amber Lager
  3. Porter
  4. Pale Ale

All were good and I think that if the setting was different then these beers could have ended in a differnt order.  If you find a pack of these give them a try, and if you don’t like them stick in the fridge and give to that one cheap ass friend that comes to the house and drinks the best beers in your fridge.  Just tell him they are expensive and that asshole will be sure to clear them out for you.

Dog Fish Head

Not much to say about this one expect for delicious.  If you are on the east coast and in the tri state area try any of the Dog Fish Head Beers.  The one I drank this week was the IMG_3558Tropical Blonde.  This is a great picnic beer, smooth and a little fruity.  You know kinda like that gay cousin that comes over and always travels with hot chicks.  But seriously grab a sixer of these and you wont be disappointed.

Never drink alone

See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

DOW (Drinks of the Week)

For DOW this week I bring to you Citra Mantra by Otter Creek Brewing and Lower De Boom by 21st Amendment Brewing.  I picked these based on the fact that I have never had them, and completely of the look of them.  They were both a little funky so I went with my gut.  I would also be surprised by my awesome neighbor Tim with a Megadeth Beer.  I am on a short weekend with a lot to do so I can’t sit and enjoy them to the fullest but I am still going to give them a run.

Citra Mantra

This is a India Style Pills Lager with a bit of citrus flavor in it.  I personally didn’t get much of that.  The taste didn’t blow me away in either the negative or positive.  It was just OK.  This one may actually sit in my fridge for a couple of days.  I may have to find out what this pairs well with.

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Lower De Boom

This is actually a Barley Wine.  If you have never had a Barley Wine then you are missing out.  Also strap yourself in because if you have to many you might be able to see sounds.  This don’t sneak up on you, they teleport you to other worlds.  This is the type of drink that makes you fall asleep on the couch with your mouth wide open.  Don’t do that because people may try to use your mouth like a flesh basketball hoop and throw cheese balls in it.  NOT COOL!  As far as this one goes it was like drinking liquid heroin.  It lowered the boom on my taste buds.  I have have had other barleywines and they can be something of an aquired taste.  I would give it a try again, but this one is going to sit in my fridge for a while.

Megadeth

Megadeth is a Belgian Style Saison Ale, I know say no more right.  I was pleasantly surprised at this one.  It is good.  One I really like it because this style of beer is in my wheel house.  I wish I had more.  This beer is definitely going to end up in the fridge more often.  The only issue is that it isn’t always stocked, especially in those smaller liquor stores.  This one went down smoothly and made my mood that much better.

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I will be going off the grid for the rest of the week but hopefully the multiverse allows me to slip back into this world to bring you a DOW next week.

If anyone has suggestions for Fathers Day I would greatly appreciate it.

See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

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We started off the weekend with a variety pack from Yards Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company.  These are two great companies that make some really good beers.  These packs were picked up to help kick off a great weekend of hanging out with some great people and remembering why we have this weekend to celebrate.  It’s Memorial Day weekend and we pay tribute to those who defended the freedoms that we get to celebrate this weekend.  I know I will take a moment to pause and thank them in my own way.

I enjoyed these brews in the following Order:

  1.  New Belgium Juicy Watermelon – Great Summer beer that isn’t overly sweet.
  2.  New Belgium Fat Tire – This is a great Amber Ale and drinkable all year around.
  3.  New Belgium Citradelic – Another good summer beer
  4.  Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale
  5.  Yards Brawler
  6.  New Belgium Voodoo Ranger
  7.  Yards Love Stout
  8.  Yards IPA

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Friday was a day of cleaning around the house.  This started off with the right intentions but turned into us sitting and drinking on the deck.  The wife stuck to her wine and I drank the beers.  We brought the Block Rocker on the deck, this is an awesome blue tooth speaker, and listened to music and talked.  The weather was nice so it was great to sit outside and just enjoy the day.  The kids played inside and outside all day.  We stayed outside until about 8 or 9 when the temperature dropped to a point that it was more comfortable inside.  I really need to add a fire pit to the back yard.

Saturday we went to a buddy’s house and basically got tanked.  Yeah I time traveled.  I wasIMG_3457 drinking something called Joey Z’s Juice.  I don’t know how many I had but it sent me to the outer limits of time and space.  I woke up Sunday morning thinking I was in my own bed.  Guess what I wasn’t, nope, and the best part is I don’t remember how I got to the bed I was in.   Long story short is that I got drunk enough to fall asleep at a table and someone had the grand idea to take me back home.  That was a great move, the wife would soon follow.

Sunday was a day on the boat.  We headed out to hit the high seas or just the bay.  Event though the weather was a bit over cast we still made a day of it.  Beers, music, and non stop Corn Hole.  The are wax nice and not packed at all.  The area was not packed and everyone just hung out.  We made burgers and dogs on the boat.  The kids had a blast and enjoyed a relaxing day without wi-fi.  These kids all seem to love the beach and playing with virtually anyone.

This week we made some new friends, and met up with some old ones.  If you ever find yourself at Joey Z’s stay the hell away from his juice.  It will surely make you time travel or fall asleep during daylight hours because you can’t handle the good stuff.  As far as the beers go for this week pick up a case or two of both the Yards and New Belgium, you wont be disappointed.

See you in the Future

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