A Very BrewBoyz Road Trip – Part III: The Alchemist

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The BBz ❤ Heady

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Signs, Signs, there are signs in a lot of places

Eric:  After the Elantra kicked up some dust on the dirt roads leaving Hill Farmstead, we drove the 45 minutes on horribly slow rural roads to The Alchemist Brewery, home of Heady Topper, maybe my favorite beer ever.

The first thing we noticed in the parking lot was the crazy (good) smell.  To me it was a mix of beer and dog food, which is great because I love drinking beer and eating dog food.

The Hop Truck pulls up to the brewery to do delicious hop things

The Hop Truck pulls up to the brewery to do delicious hop things. The smell outside is amazing.

Inside was much bigger than Hill Farmstead:

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beer things (Andrew: They’re tanks, Eric. T-A-N-K-S, tanks)

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Even the lights have hops on them!

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Learn things!

Other than being able to buy the beer (2 case minmum), they have free tastings from the tap.  We’ve had Heady Topper many times before, sometimes as fresh as one week, and it is glorious.  They can the beer on Wednesdays, so the beer we got to try was ONE day old, and you can taste it.  One month old Heady Topper is amazing, one week old is even more amazing, and one day old straight from the tap is just a beer punch in the face, which is great, because I love drinking beer and getting punched in the face.

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Your face after being hop punched.

On the way out, we passed the owner/brewmaster.

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beard man love (John Kimmich)

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The Alchemist Tank Room Panorama

Instead of asking him to gay marry me, I looked away in deference.  Then we rubbed our beards together.  As I walked away, he quietly nodded to me.  He understood.

Later that night, we had more Heady Topper on draft at Prohibition Pig, but now I only have the 24 cans I brought back to NYC!

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BBz Topper

Success!

Success!

2 cases of Heady Topper, 2 Growlers of Hill Farmstead, 1 mini fridge in a motel

2 cases of Heady Topper, 2 Growlers of Hill Farmstead, 1 mini fridge in a motel

STAY TUNED for PART IV of the BBz VT trip!
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