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4 day work week then Adam and I are off to Vermont!
PRAY for good weather for us!
If you haven’t heard, Judgment Day is fast approaching. According to leading..uh..experts?, May 21, 2011 will mark the beginning of the end of the world. In preparation, I’ve put together a list of beers that are likely your last chance for salvation.
Avery The Reverend (RateBeer 94): Who better to save your soul than a big (10%) Belgian-style Quad with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses?
Pretty Things Saint Botolph’s Town (RateBeer 92): If that fails, your next best chance might be to pay homage to Boston’s namesake with this rustic dark ale from my favorite Massachusetts brewer. At the least, the malty goodness of this beer will numb the pain of eternal suffering.
Avery Salvation (RateBeer 95): When all else fails, you can just try drinking Salvation. Another one of Avery’s Holy Trinity beers, this one has “luscious apricot and peach aromas delicately interwoven with spicy suggestions of nutmeg and cinnamon.”
Lost Abbey Judgment Day (RateBeer 99): As the world starts to crumble around you, this big Belgian-style Quad brewed with raisins is the perfect thing to be sipping on. Also if you survive past May 21st, it supposedly ages very well.
Haverhill Ascension (RateBeer 77): Hopefully, after all those beers you’ll have been saved and can ascend towards the heavens with this Belgian IPA from another local MA brewer. The Saaz hops combine with the Belgian yeast to given this beer a spicy, peppery finish.
Next weekend is the unofficial start of Summer for most New Englanders…so what better way to kick off the season then with a camping trip up to the Green Mountain State.
I’m extremely excited as this will be Adam and I’s first “vacation”. Yah it’s only a long weekend but it’s still something to look forward
to. The main event will be the Hill Farmstead’s First Anniversary Celebration, where there will be camping and a mass of craft beer enthusiasts getting together, enjoying good food, drink and conversation.
Before that though there are a few other places that we plan on checking out as well…I’ll leave Adam to do most of the reviewing but you can count on me to be your eyes on this visit as I will be taking pictures to share. Below are some of the places that we hope to check out:
American Flatbread - (Adam knows the key to my heart…pizza.)
The Alchemist Pub and Brewery - (You had to know a brewery would be on this list.)
Once we’ve completely stuffed our faces and subjected our livers to probably a fairly decent amount of beer we’re going to need to work a lot of that off. So what better way then to go for a nice long hike through Under Hill State Park.
Then of course we’re going to need to replenish our energy so we’ll be checking out Three Penny Taproom.
From there our place of rest is up in there air at the moment but I’m sure we’ll figure something out. I’m really bummed that I can’t bring one of the pups with us on this trip, but with all the breweries and pubs we’ll be checking out I GUESS it would make things difficult so for now they’ll just have to stay home.
So that’s what our weekend looks like for next week. If any of you out there have been to any of the above places, have any recommendations, tips, choice words etc. Please let us know!
Until then…stay tuned for the pics!
Well the tickets are purchased.
On Saturday August 27th, an ex-Marine/Police Officer, a TSA Security Supervisor, a Marketing Manager, a Solution Developer and future college student will join together to create team: Blood Sweat and Beers.
The team consists of my sister (the ex-Marine, now Cop) Brother-in-Law (TSA Sup), Adam (Solutions Developer) my little bro (college kid), and myself.
I mean how hard can this be?
The course is a secret until the day of but from what we know it’s 3+ miles and could contain:
- Jumping over Fire
- Overcoming Marine-like obstacles
- Crawling through mud under barbed wire
- And various other water obstacles
If we survive all that, we’re planning on celebrating at Amesbury Ale House. Their famous Smore’s Calzone (that’s right, chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers stuffed into pizza dough!!) will be a well deserved treat. Not to mention they’ve got a great beer selection!
So stay tuned! Pictures will soon follow!