N.E. Road Trippin'
What a rad road trip. Sivan and I couldn’t be more grateful for the friends we made along the way and the beautiful weather. We covered eight states and thirteen breweries. All of them were pumping out damn good liquid.
I jotted down a few highlights for you.
Tired Hands Brewing
Our first stop and a highlight of our trip. We met up with our close friends Matt and Stephanie, whom we hadn’t seen in awhile, at the Tired Hands Fermentaria. I’ve been itching to check these dudes out for a while, and I have to say they did not disappoint.
The tacos were on point. Their juicy New England IPA’s, rustic saisons and wild ales were killer, and I’m a huge fan of their artwork and brand.
Overall, we were met with good vibes and had a great time.
Web: Tired Hands Brewing
Night Shift Brewing
We were at a nearby bar having a drink and the bartender said we should check them out. I’m glad we did. Come to find out, Nate Haave (who used to work for Dryhop Brewers in Chicago) was manning the ship. We have mutual friends from back home. Including Andrew, who is intrinsic to getting this show on the road.
Nate filled our pint glasses and gave us one hell of a tour, and sent us with some tasty treats to take home. Thank you, my dude.
Web: Night Shift Brewing
Maine has always been on our list of places to visit and we were beyond stoked to make Allagash our first stop.
This good dude took us on a two hour journey through their facility, dropped a lot of history and knowledge on us and sent us on the way with a more than generous care package of some of the best beer in the world.
Rob Todd’s story of Allagash reminds me so much of Aaron Morse’s beginnings at Dark Horse Brewery. Their spirit of persistence and pursuit of knowledge is my inspiration. DO SOMETHING!
Web: Allagash Brewing
Rest of the trip