Partly Sunny by the Ithaca Beer Co. is one of my most favourite beers of all time. Ithaca, based in Ithaca, New York State are currently building a new modern brewery just behind their existing sheds and I hope they don’t change the recipe. Other favorites from this brewery are their Apricot Wheat Beer which is magnificent as is the Flower Power. There’s nothing like a hippy beer.
Last May I was lucky enough to visit the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont. Pictured left is Harpoon’s Octoberfest beer that Steve kept over for us. Octoberfests, Pumpkin ales, Winter Warmers and Christmas ales are all the rage among American Craft Brewers. They’re not always my cup of tea but some of them including this one are awesome. More to come.