Hell to the Yeah!!!!! Dude what a time to be alive with one brewery after another opening up these days. Saturday we finally got to visit Midnight Oil Brewing Company. Click the blue link to check them out. I had heard a lot of great things and finally headed over to check them our for myself. This is a brewery that is young, hungry, and not afraid to put in the hard work.
This week we are trying Straight to Ale Brewing Company’s “He Ain’t Hefe.” These guys were founded in 09 and are located in Huntsville, Alabama. My buddy Mike highly recommends stopping there if you are driving through. They are housed in a vacant middle school where they have changed the beer game in Alabama. Thanks for making great brews boys.
Oh boy another great week in the books. We ate, we drank, we hung out, and just had a good ass time. We didn’t travel at all this week but we had some folks come over a couple of times. All in all another great week down.
This weeks featured brew is River Horse Brewing Company’s Roly Poly.
Style: Czech-Style Pilsner
River Horse brewery is located in the wonderful state of New Jersey. I hope you could hear the sarcasm in that first sentence. Go check their site out to see a little brew history on why they choose the Hippo, it’s pretty cool. This place originally started in 95 and got a revamp in 07. They make a wide variety of brews and this was the first for me to try. I would say this was an average brew that didn’t blow me away. Its one of those beers that I can just keep in the garage fridge. It had good color and decent flavor. I have another brew from them that we will be trying in two weeks. So look for that, it’s an Amber Ale.
DRINKS OF THE WEEK, DRINKS OF THE WEEK ,Drinka;l of the dweek Daba Daba Dopa Peak.
Sorry I started that chant while a bit hammered. Now that we have sobered up a bit let’s get to the brews. This week’s featured beer is Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company. These guys have been around since 1993 from Colorado. Head over to their site and read the history it’s pretty cool.
Wow what a whirlwind week this was. Monday was a difficult day as we lost one of the pillars of my wife’s family, it of course snowed again despite all my efforts to get mother nature to chill out, and we drank a little bit of beer. Here’s to another week down.
Featured this week is one last one from 16 Mile Brewing Company. This week we went with the Brown Tiller. 6.1% ABV and 13 IBU’s which gives you that fall beer flavor. This came at a good time because that bitch Mother Nature decided to drop a damn Nor Easter on us. She needs to knock this shit off. Some one needs to get her a man to occupy her time so she can stop giving us weird ass weather.
Tiller Brown has nice color and a smooth flavor. This English Brown ale is delicious and deserves a spot in the Garage Fridge. I don’t normally go with beer like this but like I said earlier it came at the right time. I sat an enjoyed this full bodied beer while listening to some easy going music and reading. I encourage you to pick some up.
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.
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
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.
Another Great week down. I had a good time at work this past week, enjoyed meeting some new people, headed out to the beach, and will be going to a brunch today to round out was has been a good week. The only downfall of this week is that there are so many things and places I want to be that I get mad when I can’t make them all. I missed the Ales vs. Lagers at Brick Works in Smyrna De, Shoot out for Soldiers in Philadelphia, and couldn’t decide which group to hang out with on the beach. I know tough right. We decided to hang out with a new group because we love meeting new people. The wife had a trip to Detroit that was cancelled due to multiple planes having mechanical issues and it was probably good that she never got on one.
After the wifes Detroit trip got cancelled she was able to attend her work BBQ where they had some awesome food including crabs from BNB Seafood that were delicous. This week I also had a work BBQ but didn’t get to enjoy the same level off food. We stayed traditional with just burgers and dogs. I love getting together with co-workers even though if half of us a faking the enjoyment of each others company. Stop you know it’s true everyone talks about how good it is to see everyone, then you split into your groups of people you actually like, then you talk shit on each other, then someone says when the hell are we getting out of here, then at the end you hug everyone and talk about how good it was to see them again. I don’t care I enjoy hanging out and having a good time, plus I actually like everyone there.
We rounded out the week by heading to our safe place, the Beach. We enjoyed hanging our with a different crowd, meeting some new people, seeing some people that we haven’t seen in a while, and just had a great time. I drank some awesome beers and the wife tried to reacreate the drink she had a Chesapeake Inn the last week. It was good but not the same. I knew I was settled in for the day once the fishing pole was in the water, kids in the sand, and the music rocking out. We left the house around 645 in the morning to beat any traffic that might develope along the way. This was a good strategy becuase we got there around 8 am. We spent the day talking to as many people as we could, drank some good drinks, and cemented some new friendships.
Today we are heading down to Grain H2O to enjoy some brunch. I stopped there the other day after to check it out and ran in to two people I didn’t think would be there. I sat down next to an empty plate when I found the my buddy was there doing some work for the company he owns. As we sat there and talked about the upcoming weekend I ran into a coworker who has a greater passions for beer than myself. Chance meetings are always cool. He was there with a buddy just enjoying a good afternoon sitting on the deck overlooking the marina. If you get a chance try Cucumber Crush by 10 Barrel. If you catch us out there stop by and chat for a bit. We love company.
Have a safe and fun 4th of July Weekend – Enjoy some freedom, fire works, and fun.
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.
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