Morning. Well it took me 3 days but I’m finally back in the swing of things this week.
Last night Nolan and I had breakfast for dinner.
A giant egg white scramble with peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach, and tomatoes.
I decided to top it with my new favorite salsa!
Unbelievable. It was the perfect topping for my scramble. It gave it a great kick of flavor!
On our vacation, Nolan and I did a brewery tour through Burlington Brew Tours.
BBT is a tour service that takes beer lovers to local breweries and shows you behind the scenes. Oh did I mention they provide a shuttle service that picks you up and drops you off at your hotel. Score!
We did the Classic Brew Tour which took us to the Vermont Pub & Brewery, Fiddlehead Brewery, Switchback Brewing, and Magic Hat. Here is a quick recap of each facility according to their website.
Vermont Pub & Brewery- the third oldest brew pub on the east coast. VPB’s beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized and unadulterated, giving these beers a non-uniform, un-equivalent refreshing taste.
Fiddlehead Brewery- a 15 barrel brewery whose mission is to produce high quality beer, use as many local ingredients as they can, and create recipes with the true beer connoisseur in mind.
Switchback Brewing- founded in 2002, the vision was to make just a few beers to achieve the highest quality possible. The success of the flagship beer, Switchback Ale, has driven constant expansion for over 7 years and made the release of three Special beers, Roasted Red Ale, Porter, and Slow-Fermented Brown Ale possible.
Magic Hat-Established in 1994, Magic Hat embodies similar characteristics and values as its fictional brethren. Magic hat’s new sampler bar will satisfy all your inquiries with a symphony of stimulating tastes sure to send you into a frenzy. Come see where the beer constantly flows.
The tour was $70 a person, an included lunch and basically all the beer you could drink. We sampled about 18 different beers and had the opportunity to see the whole brewing process up close!
Vermont Pub & Brewery
Brick Oven pizza at Fiddlehead (didn’t get any other pics)
We obviously had a blast on our trip but we also learned a lot. It was a very fun experience and we really want to see more breweries.
We found out that this particular company also runs a tour in Boston! We are planning to take that one as well.
Questions of the Day:
Beer or wine?
Ale or Porter?