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Kids at Breweries - 09/29/16

Well, my goal to write something here every day didn't work.  With all honesty, that is a pretty lofty goal.  But I am going to update this space with posts multiple times a week.  It will mainly be posts written about what beers I've been drinking, places I've been going and just random thoughts about beer.

To recap, last weekend I visited Flounder and Lone Eagle breweries.  It was good fun because I hadn't been out to a brewery in a good while.  Our son is now old enough where we have an easier time packing him and all his things up and bringing him along.  I went to Flounder by myself, but Kerry and our son came along to Lone Eagle where we had a great time.

Which brings me to my main topic tonight.  Do you think it's ok for people to bring their kids (infants, toddlers, teens) to a brewery? With laws changing the way they are in NJ, there is no denying that breweries are becoming more and more like bars.  Its true, not all are headed this way.  But a lot of br…

Lone Eagle Visit - 09/26/16

(I'm in an effort to write something, anything every single day.  It's been awhile since I've been writing blog posts, so I'm hoping this will get me back in the groove.  Hope you enjoy my rambling.)

Tonight I am sipping on a glass (or three) from my growler of Flounder Brewing's Genevieve IPA that I picked up on Saturday.  It is tasting mighty fine, and I highly recommend it.  If you want to know what kind of flavor notes it has, go ahead and pick up a pint and try it yourself.

A few months ago, Lone Eagle Brewing opened up near the outlet mall in Flemington, NJ.  A unique aspect about this new brewery is that it is in a completely newly constructed building instead of being in the local industrial park.  Its not really a positive or a negative for me, its the beer that counts and speaks for himself.

So we paid a visit to Lone Eagle yesterday to relax after a little bit of shopping at the outlets.  I will give a more in depth write-up when I go and tour the brew…

Flounder Visit - 09/25/16

(I'm in an effort to write something, anything every single day.  It's been awhile since I've been writing blog posts, so I'm hoping this will get me back in the groove.  Hope you enjoy my rambling.)
Yesterday, Flounder Brewing opened up for a few hours of growler sales.  It had been at least six months since I paid Flounder a visit, so I decided to stop in.  My wife and our son weren't up to the trip, so I ventured out for a quick jaunt to Hillsborough on my own.  
Their layout changed a bit since my last visit.  In Flounder's new configuration, you enter through the open garage door, try some samples at a small table they set up, then head to the bar to order a pint of beer or a growler.  I'm not too sure if they were selling pints or not yesterday, due to it being a growler sales day.  They were selling 5 oz. samples of their collaboration beer with Sam Adams, a cranberry-helles called Devil's Nectah.  I was worried it would be a cranberry bomb, but …