This years holiday might have marked a turning point as not only were we seeking out beers to drink whilst we were away, but we were also looking for cans to bring home with us!
Luckily for me, Jim recorded (almost) everything we drank on his UnTappd profile,
so I don’t have to remember what we sampled. It’s not a perfect list as
there are still a few that he hasn’t included but it’s pretty conclusive!
Also on our ‘must visit’ list was The Partisan. Jim came across the bar through Cloudwaters’ Instagram and after seeing their beers, it was immediately added to our list! My favourite that I sampled that day was a cherry number. But I am a sucker for anything cherry so that’s not surprising really! Jim was raving about a stout, but it’s a stout – they’re not for me! The food didn’t disappoint either. And the bar staff were really lovely too!
Mid way through our trip to Philly, we got the train out of town to visit Tired Hands Brewing in Ardmore. There are two locations in the town so we split the trip between the two and sampled as much as we could.For a tiny little town, this brewery has two really busy bars and a shop! We had some really tasty IPA’s and an amazing cheese board with a honey dip on it. Yes to cheese and honey!
Unfortunately we were there on a Thursday and they sell their cans on a Wednesday and a Saturday so we couldn’t add any to our take home stash, but grabbed ourselves a growler to take on the road with us, and not only because they do a growler swap, meaning we could exchange one of the ones we’d got in Washington for one of their super cool ones!
But lets be honest – it wasn’t all craft beer, there were cocktails and some gins and 100% we had to seek out some beeritas. (We may have drunk a few too many of these in Whistler) We went to Bubba Gump for them because my brother told me he’d got some points that needed spending but we didn’t actually find any points on the card! Hmmmmmmmm.
So, here’s our brewery tour from our last trip to America. Have you got any places you have to visit on holidays? Or do you just think we’re crazy?