Had a nice little drive out to Mass this weekend to check out how some of my favorite breweries and butcher are doing. A way too short visit to Tree House’s new location in Monson, followed by my first stop at Trillium, picking up some growlers and the last of the Barrel Society bottles at Night Shift then rounding out the trip with SausageFest at The Meat Market, all before getting home in time for AJ’s 30th birthday. Let’s dive into the pics shall we?
So yesterday was one of those trips that started as a small, innocent beer run over to to Night Shift to pick up Elise’s Barrel Society bottles and the newly released Mainer Weisse (one of our absolute favorite beers of 2012). And then I said to myself “Well… Blue lobster still has bottles of their Berliner and and their Prairie collab on shelves, couldn’t hurt to swing up there while I’m at it”. It still didn’t seem too bad of a day at that point. But then the hits kept coming. Allagash decided to release a new Coolship beer. Jack’s Abby unleashes Baby Maker. And the the big one: Hill Farmstead was finally putting CD7 on the shelves. That was the one that threw me for the biggest loop since while the others were almost on the route back home from Allagash, Hill Farmstead was 3.5 hours out of the way. Still, I had to try to work it into my day.
It’s been a long time in the works, but I finally have my Travel Map up! A link has been added to the top right corner of the page. I started working on this long time ago, well before making the switch from Tumblr to WordPress, but since tags work differently in WordPress than Tumblr, all of the links on the Tumblr version were broken and I had to start from scratch.
I’ll admit, when someone first stumbles upon my blog it isn’t the most easiest to navigate unless you really want to take the time and effort to go through page after page after page of posts. To help with that, I’ve finally taken all of the places we’ve visited and listed them by location for an easy way for me to link to friends and family looking for suggestions for a brewery day trip or more places to stop by on a trip they already have planned. I still have some more work to do on the interactive Google Map located at the bottom, like adding links to posts for each of the breweries, brewpubs and restaurants on the map, but as it stands this page will always be a constantly evolving work. Check it out for me, will you? Happy beer traveling!