When it was time to fly home from a recent business trip, it was great because that very evening there was not one but two special events. And we - as appropriate - also remembered those who were part of D-Day. MR
Stop number one was the 1st anniversary of Maury's Pub in Danielson CT. We all wish MJ well and think she's doing a great job.
Also brought a special bottle of Belgian brown ale, that probably only has been brought to the US 10 times or less(!) to offer as a celebration.
Several people tried the Eeuwige Liefde, and even those who said they didn't like "dark beer" really enjoyed it. You really owe yourself a treat if in Northeastern Connecticut to stop in to Maury's. Old style bar, yet inside you'll find some friendly people, amazing beers, and live music on various nights.
Beer'd - Hobbit Juice - Ale, IPA, Imperial 9.2% [9.5]
Dijk Waert - Eeuwige Liefde - Ale, Belgian Brown 8.2% [10.0]
name means "eternal love" (husband-wife owners), picked up at brewery 2012
Then the 2nd anniversary of the Stomping Ground in Putnam was celebrated. This place has all you could want (I suppose unless a gambler or rock-climber): great beer, gourmet food, gorgeous live music; even trivia nights on Wednesday.
To help celebrate, brought a bottle of a special beer to have and to share. Had the following beers, along with some gourmet-quality food - mmmmm scallops;
also learned one co-owner is not named "Sherry" (so embarrassed!):
Victory Brewing - Hop Ticket Dry Hopped Pils - Lager, Pilsner, Bohemian 5.5% [8.0]
Clipper City Heavy Seas - Black Cannon Black IPA - Ale, IPA, Imperial 7.3% [8.5] cask!
North Coast Brewing - Brother Thelonious - Ale, Belgian Strong 9.4% [8.0]
Trinity - Red Swingline - Ale, IPA, sour 4.1% [10.5]
Later in the evening there was even cake to celebrate! A great way to end two birthday celebrations.
Ad astra folks, ad astra