Hi there! Happy Winesday Wednesday! Sorry for the no show last week- we had to play catch up after a unexpectedly long layover from the day before. But, I was able to get to the beer store at some point last week and enjoyed 3 different drinks that I’m excited to share with you!
Not only is alcohol extremely less expensive in the states (WOOOOO FREAKING HOO) but there is also a larger variety. So you can probably imagine how giddy I was to take my first trip to the beer store this visit. I managed to narrow it down to three different drinks:
Coney Island Brewing Co Hard Root Beer
I lucked out because they sold singles of this one. I didn’t want to buy a 6 pack and get stuck with 5 extras in case I didn’t like it! Good news- it was SO good. It tasted exactly like root beer with just a bit of alcohol-y finish. I would definitely drink this again..many times. So maybe it would have been ok to buy the 6 pack?!!
Citizen Cider Unified Press
Of course I had to pick up a hard cider and man oh man is this a goody.
From the website:
Made from 100% locally sourced apples, never from concentrate, the Unified Press is Citizen Cider’s flagship cider that keeps you wondering where it’s been your whole life. This naturally gluten-free cider is an off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing cider that keeps you coming back.
Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
Pairings: Pork, soft cheese, spicy food, smoked fish, rustic bread & butter.
It’s 6.8% ABV but I kid you not it tastes just like a premium apple cider sans alcohol. And now I want one. Good thing I have two left in the fridge. Highly recommend this! Bonus: It’s from Vermont. That’s where Ben and Jerry’s comes from.
Two Road’s Brewing Company Roadsmary’s Baby
From the website: Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.
Ok…hmmm. I’m still not 100% sold on this one but I think it’s because I drank it wrong. I was actually in a craft beer market earlier today and was chatting with the guy there about it and he said darker beers have to be served at warmer temperatures in order to experience the full flavor. Well DUH! I’m an idiot and totally forgot all about this and drank it ice cold. Ugh. It wasn’t until I got to the very bottom of the can did I actually appreciate the flavor (it took me about 2 hours to finish, so it wasn’t that cold by the end). Good thing I have 5 more in the fridge.
So those were my drinks for last week..I’ve stocked up on more beer (AND WINE!) this week and can’t wait to test them out and share with you next week!
PARENTS (or childless folk who have friends with children and need to bring them relief in the form of alcohol) READ THIS: Top 6 Wines That Pair Best With Your Child’s Crappy Behavior
What are you drinking this week?
That rootbeer sounds amazing. I need to get some pumpkin beer in my life.
I just found out one of my buddies is writing a beer blog. http://twowomenonebeer.blogspot.ca/
I did try a pumpkin beer I liked recently but now I do not remember the name of it. I would probably love a pumpkin cider!! I’ve also heard ‘Not Your Father’s Root Beer’ is good and I’ve seen it in stores so I’ll have to get it soon…maybe after this wknd’s long run 🙂
Not drinking much this week, pretty boring. I did have a glass of chardonnay last night though! I intended on having two but then I got tired. LOL