A few months ago, I lamented that one of my favorite places to hang out, Portsmouth NH, was devoid of just one good “craft beer bar.” Sure, there’s the Portsmouth brewery, and The Coat of Arms, but the Coat specializes in English beer, and you don’t always want to go to a brewery to pick up good beer on tap. So when I heard about plans for a 100+ tap bar right on Market Square, I got kind of excited.
Stages at One Washington, a restaurant in Dover, NH will be putting on a beer pairing dinner with Hampton, NH based Throwback Brewery (makers of the unique and delicious Fat Alberta and Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter, among others) at 6pm on Sunday, August 12. Described as a “dining experience” more than just a pairing dinner, it excites me to see beer in events like this that are usually set aside for wine.
On our fist evening in Indianapolis, the beer bloggers went to the Tomlinson Tap Room (on the second floor of a really …
A little tired, a little loopy, a bus of about 40 beer bloggers rolled through the countryside of Indiana, joking around and staring out the window at cornfields. While I was very sad to leave the Windy city, I knew that more adventures lay on the road ahead.
After a memorable visit to Goose Island’s production facility, I was even more excited to attend the beer dinner at Goose Island Clybourn’s brewpub. We were brought to a seating area with black tablecloths and fancy silverware. I was told that the Goose Island pubs are known for good pub food, but not ‘fancy’ fare, so this was a pleasant surprise. I sat at a table with a few Chicogans so that I could talk to them a bit more about their city.
My pre-pre conference trip to Chicago and a visit to the Goose Island Production Facility.
I am attending the 2012 Beer Blogger’s Conference in Indianapolis, ID – coverage will be ongoing – stay tuned, or check out …