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“Is that a Field Notes book?” The gray-haired, bearded bartender asks as I start writing tasting notes. “Yeah,” I glance up, surprised that he recognizes…


This is the second in a series of (at least) three articles on the breweries we visited on our #epicbeertrip last month. Last week’s subject…


We visited the Tröegs brewery on a snowy, blustery afternoon in late March. Supposedly the first day of spring, the weather was anything but. From…

Heady Topper! Or…Maybe Not.

This post was supposed to be about Heady Topper, the “Flagship Double IPA” from The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, VT. This 8% ABV, 75 IBU brew is barely distributed outside of its hometown, making it notoriously difficult to get hold of. But Ben managed to find one store within a four hour drive that carries it, so after confirming that they actually had some in stock, we planned a weekend trip to check it out. Yes, there were one or two other attractions in the area, but the Heady Topper was a big draw. Feel free to form your own conclusions about how much of a beer geek that makes me.

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