Beercation: Asheville, North Carolina

July 13, 2016 1

I grew up in North Carolina, and over the past several years, new breweries, bottle shops, bars, and beers have cropped up seemingly each week. While the whole of North Carolina features exciting new breweries and established favorites, one of the epicenters is Asheville. Located in the mountains, Asheville is a beautiful town filled with craft shops, local restaurants, and Read More

Beercation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 15, 2016 1

My husband and I recently took a long weekend trip to Toronto. We had the expected on our agenda: Niagara Falls, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Second City, and the CN Tower, among others. We also couldn’t wait to sample some excellent beer. While Canadian craft beer is available near us – Parallel 49, Unibroue, and Hop City Brewing are Read More

Brewery Visit: Corcoran Brewing Co.

December 31, 2015 0

I have spent most of my life in Northern Virginia (referred to as NoVA around here). I lived in Leesburg for ten years, and currently live in Arlington. Throughout my life, NoVA has transformed dramatically, going from vaguely rural to thriving suburb to (over)crowded mini metropolis just over the past decade. As such, when my parents come to visit me Read More

Vermont Beer Trail: Day 4 of 4

July 15, 2014 0

It was my fourth and last day to hunt hard to acquire beers during my Vermont Beer Trail Vacation. So far, I was quite fortunate to find The Alchemist’s Heady Topper. I braved the lines at Hill Farmstead for some world class IPAs. I discovered Stowe Cider. What more could a craft beer loving gal ask for? “The Holy Grail Read More

Vermont Beer Trail: Day 3 of 4

July 14, 2014 3

After the whirlwind that was Day 2 of my travels, it was time to use Day 3 to revisit my most favorite places from my trip in December.   BRASS LANTERN INN (Stowe, VT) With Stowe, Vermont being so central to the various towns I wanted to stop at in the next 2 days, I stayed at the Brass Lantern Read More

Craft Beer Vacations: Vermont Beer Trail

May 12, 2014 3

Vermont is a popular place to visit with it’s top-rated ski resorts, beautiful forests, fresh maple syrup, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Cabot cheese, etc. but for me… it’s the Craft Beer Mecca of the east coast with many top rated breweries. And living only 8 hours away, conquering Vermont’s Beer Trail was a must. This past December, Derek and Read More

Baltimore – beer, baseball, and more beer!

August 13, 2012 4

This past weekend I traveled to Baltimore to check out an Orioles game and survey the Fell’s Point bar scene. While I was there I enjoyed some rare beers, breakfast for dinner, and unlocked 3 Untappd badges! Here’s the whole story:

She Said/He Said at Spacebar

July 2, 2012 0

This post is a little different from our regular posts. This was written cooperatively with our good friend Tim. He is the primary speaker in this post, look for my interjections in bold!

Hit the Brixx – She Said/He Said

June 26, 2012 1

Often, if you are trying to locate craft beer in populated to barren locations, a good rule of thumb is to find a classy pizza joint. Beer and pizza seem to go as well together as peas and carrots. This is especially true of the Brixx chain, with a website tab dedicated to “beer lovers”. Brixx has multiple locations throughout NC, SC, TN Read More

Batty Does Denver in 2 Days

June 5, 2012 4

Day 1: I arrived at Denver airport at 1pm, and was immediately picked up by Mr. Batty (aka Saint Erik) who was there on a business trip, and is a man who posses the rare combination of steel nerves and infinite patience. Stop 1: Pints Food: Yes Flights/Tasters: No Being that it was close to lunch (Denver time) we decided Read More

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