2013 Brew-Ski Festival & Petoskey Brewing Co.
|My brother & sister-in-law checking out|
this year's sampling options!
Because a beer festival wasn't enough, we had to check out a local brewery later that night: Petoskey Brewing Company. It's a pretty cool place, housed in an old brick building that was actually a brewery long ago in a former life.
Tom tried and liked the Hopseed Double IPA. I can appreciate an IPA, but the doubles are still a bit much for me. Tom thought it was smooth, though, and gave it high marks.
Several people got the Red Brick Hard Cider, which was crisp and refreshing with a very clean taste. Somebody commented that it would make a good drink for a hot summer day.
Tom also tried Tucker's Pale Ale, which he gave 4 stars, citing that it had a good hop profile for a Pale Ale.
|The makings of raspberry mead --|
In other brew news, Tom currently has four different batches underway -- a beer, an apfelwein, and two meads! I like mead, so I may actually have a home brewed beverage I want to drink soon. Well, sort of soon. Meads take forever...so maybe by sometime this summer!
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!