Beer brewed in Maine? Check. Holiday celebrating IPAs? Check. Interesting new bar? Check. Count me in.
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.
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.