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.
Lola spotted this stuff the other week and we managed to find some in Wegmans. It turned out that she didn’t like it so much (all the more for me), it is actually fairly bitter but personally I think Saranac White IPA is absolutely wonderful stuff. Hopefully I’ll get to the Brewery a bit later this year.
I’ve been to New Hope before, about three years ago, so I knew back then it was a tie dye kind of place. What I didn’t know was that it is home to two great breweries – River Horse and Triumph. River Horse sadly was closed today but Triumph was and their IPA was spectacular.
Suffice to say, I spend hardly any time at all at this shop. My word – what a shop.
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.