Sour New England

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Somewhat recently I joined the family for a short holiday down to New Hampshire. Naturally, the most exciting prospect of this whole road trip was the opportunity to sample new-to-me beer from the East Coast of the US. On our first stop into a tourist info. centre I picked up a map of the breweries of Vermont so I could strategically let my car companions know when I needed to take a wee break from driving.

It has been a very long time since this West Coast gal has made it down to the New England states and I was blown away with the quantity and quality of craft beer – dare I say it felt almost west coast-like (high praise indeed!). Based on the map of Vermont alone I think I would need months, not days, to hit all the interesting looking beer hot spots. Undeterred I made the best with the time afforded me.

And I have to say I was beyond impressed with the beer I tried. It was a veritable paradise for sour enthusiasts like myself with not only sour beer options but whole breweries, literally, getting their funk on!

Here are a few highlights…

 

Rock Art Brewery, Vermont 

 

 

Schilling Beer Co., New Hampshire

 

 

Hermit Thrush Brewery, Vermont Green St. SIPA (Sour IPA)

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Allagash Brewing Company, Maine Uncommon Crow

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Chutters Candy Counter (world’s longest), New Hampshire Draft Beer Jelly Belly

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