Newsletter: Loving your Beer Lover

Winter Beer Dabbler – Defy the Cold!

The 7th Annual Beer Dabbler at the Winter Carnival is occurring this Saturday, February 6th, from 3:30 to 7:30PM.  The forecast is for a balmy 32 degrees Fahrenheit, so come on out and join us in thumbing our noses at winter!  Tickets are still available, and, while we are the only gluten-free brewery serving there, they will have 11 other gluten-free options pouring that day!

Ask the Brewer

My spouse loves beer, what can I do with them for Valentine’s Day?

Have you considered Brewers Anonymous?

Seriously though, if you want to do something special, we suggest a beer-lovers Bed and Breakfast trip.  You can book a room with a brew, featuring top-notch beer trails, unique beer lovers’ packages or even on-site microbreweries or pubs.  These B&Bs for beer lovers are perfect for romance and your next beer-tasting adventure!

The Hopkins Ordinary Bed and Breakfast in Sperryville, Virginia, has a nano-brewery tucked into it’s cellar.  Built in 1820 and featured on the National Register of Historic Places, its wrap around porch is the perfect spot for a very locally produced beer and good conversation.

The 1777 Americana Inn, in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, was once the mansion of a well known clock-maker.  The back yard contains the Inn’s brewery and tasting room, where they serve up to 10 beers on tap.

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm located in Waitsfield, Vermont is in the heart of Vermont’s Craft Beer country.  They offer special two night beer tasting excursions, where they do all the driving!

The Black Friar Inn and Pub, in Bar Harbor, Maine, is situated in a historic village within walking distance of the waterfront.  As an added bonus, there is the on-site pub, featuring Gritty McDuffs Microbrews.

The Eagle Inn, located in Santa Barbara, California, is in the middle of an expanding microwbrew community.  There are bicycles available for guest use, and the innkeepers will create personalized brew maps so that you can head out on an independent bike and brew tour.

Our final location, the Woodstock Inn, in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, is a combination inn, brewery and restaurant.  The brewery and taproom are right next door to this historic 19th century home, so tours and tastings are merely steps away.

Taproom Tidings

Food options at the taproom this weekend include our first visit from Soup Coupe on Friday and Tatanka on Saturday. We will be open our normal hours, with growler and grumbler fills all of the days we are open. The Brewer’s Choice is the Black Pepper Porter which will be getting tapped on Friday, so come on down and get a pint before it is gone!

  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey Ale, Cranberry Shandy, Raj-Agni IPA and Black Pepper Porter (no growler fills on this).
  • Thirsty Thursdays $1 off pints and $2 off growlers (No growler or grumbler fills after 8pm, cuz… you know…)
  • Nutmeg Pear Cupcake from Groundswell, nutmeg cake with fresh pear butter and cream cheese frosting

Final Thoughts

While we know that Valentine’s weekend tends to focus on romance, there is also the opportunity to have a beer (or 2) and help support a good cause. On Saturday, February 13th, we are hosting Pints for CCFA (that’s Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America) here at the BBB Taproom. There will be food, raffle prizes, etc. and we’ll be donating $1 of every pint sold to the foundation. Find more details on their Facebook page and if you can help spread the word, that’d be great.

As always, if you have questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook or Twitter.