There was just a great article about the Best New Breweries in the US in The Daily Meal. They are everywhere across the country, showing how much microbreweries continue to grow. And as noted in the article, according to the Brewers Association, an average of 1.5 new breweries opens every day in the U.S. alone. In 2014, 13 states reached the 100-brewery milestone (along with some other great stats).
I get the great emails from Total Wine and when reading one recently they another drink in it — BEER! They were offering some great beer classes and one caught my attention — Autumn Equinox: Fall’s Beer Harvest. How can you go wrong? I think of this time of year with all the great pumpkin brews (apparently they started coming out super early because somebody with the first name Sam located in New England decided to hit the shelves much earlier than normal).
We had many great sips that night. We started with Marzen from Germany (on the right) — October(fest) beer, then worked our way to pumpkin brews. My favorite German beer was the 2nd one (from the right). I can’t remember the name but the picture gives the label.
My next favorite was the Lost Rhino Brewing Company’s RhinO’fest Marzen. It’s an Amber Lager. Great flavors.
When we moved on to the one with the frog on it and the Shipyard, they truly tasted like liquid pumpkin pie. Overly sweet. Crazy!
It was a very fun night a fun, trying sips of so many different beers.