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.
16 Mile Brewery is a brewer out of Georgetown, Delaware. They have been around for close to 9 years and continue to make great beers. Repsonders Ale will be the feature for the week, but like most weeks I am sure to have some others mixed in. Repsonders will be the first of two beers from 16 Mile that I will be trying. Next week we try their Tiller Brown Ale.
Responders Ale is a light-bodied beer with 4.1% ABV ( Alcohol By Volume) and 12 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units). This is an easy-going beer that’s not too bitter. The best part of this beer is that proceeds from sales go to National Fallen Firefighters Association, so I’ll drink to that. Here’s to you 1st Responders.
So after a long week of trying to solve issues that I can’t control it was nice to finally get to a point where I could relax and get down on some beers. Saturday night was a great night, where DP and I just sat and chatted for hours. We did this while drinking a combination of beers. Two came from The Crooked Hammock in Lewes, Delaware and the other was Sweet Water 420 Extra Pale Ale.
The Crooked Hammock is an amazing place to go eat, drink, and just relax. They have found a way to create basically the coolest back yard setting for it’s guest with picnic tables, fire pit, play set, and plenty of good times. I don’t know how they get people out of there. I would definitely go there with a group and just enjoy a nice early summer day.
DP was in that area on Friday so he picked up two Growlers for us to sit back and enjoy. D got Shoobie Belgian Blonde Ale, that neither of us particularly enjoyed. It almost had a burnt nutty kinda of taste. Now this didn’t stop us from drinking it though. We sat in his 4 season room with two Growlers on the table and plenty of stories to recall. My Growler was a Belgian Tripel called the Kornheiser and was really good.
Based off of suggestions this week I picked up Sweet Waters 420 Extra Pale Ale. I don’t normally go for Pale Ales but this one was pretty good. I think it worked only because of the fish on the bottle. I expected it to taste like a salty fish, but was actually happy once the smooth flavor hit my mouth. This may be all made up because I had just finished 64 ounces of Belgian Triple. I didn’t time travel but I could hear the engines firing up.
I’ll take any suggestions you may have. I got a list of craft beers I will be looking for.
See you I the Future – Thee Time Traveler