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Friday, June 3, 2011

Philly Beer Week followed by trip to VT

While it seems like I may have been slacking for the past two weeks, never fear!  We are gearing up for two fantastic beer-related trips over the next two weekends.

First, we are heading down to The City of Brotherly Love for the opening weekend of Philly Beer Week!  In addition to attending the International Great Beer Expo on Saturday, June 4th (our wedding anniversary), we are also hitting up great events throughout the city, including but not limited to: a Hill Farmstead event at Hawthorne's, a Lost Abbey event with Tomme Arthur at Monk's (Duck Duck Gooze anyone?) and hopefully a coffee stout beer brunch at Eulogy.  We are also planning to stop by The Farmers' Cabinet and catch up with new brewer Terry Hawbaker (previously of Bullfrog Brewery) and get the low-down on his new beers, which should be flowing in the very near future. 

We are then following up Philly Beer week with an extended beer-cation to Vermont and some neighboring New England states with Dan and Kristen.  From Friday June 10th through Monday June 13, we will be busy visiting some amazing breweries and brewpubs such as Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist, Cambridge and more, plus making a return visit to the #1 rated beer bar in the country: Lovell, ME's Ebenezer's!  Of course, there will be numerous stops along the way.  We are hoping to tote back some serious Hill Farmstead and Lawson's beer booty, so keep your fingers crossed for us! 

Of course, I will be sure to recap both weekends right here at The Pour Travelers, so stay tuned.  Cheers!

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