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Wades Point. Claiborne, MD. 4/10/2016
The Search. In surfing, the movie The Endless Summer said it best: "the search for the perfect wave." As to mine and Lisa's next step, it is the search for a location to tie a knot. Well actually, The Knot. Not a mission to be taken lightly. We already knew it would take place in St. Michaels, Maryland. Somewhere. The place has history, incredible waterfronts, cool shops, excellent seafood found in all of it's restaurants, a winery, and a distillery (the dark rum is off the chain!). Most importantly this small 'Sho town has a brewery! Truly, an ideal location. Brilliant! Still needed the actual location though.
During our most recent return to the Coast, we had dinner with my brothers and their wives. Both spoke about a sweet 19th century bed and breakfast on the Chesapeake Bay. Gotta say, I was skeptical. A B&B? Probably wouldn't have the amenities we would need. Old, small...wrong! Wades Point Inn. A colonial plantation whose history dates back to revolutionary times. 400 acres maybe. The Plantation House fully renovated. Cottages. And an additional building with all of the amenities of a modern motel. The Bay views complete the refreshing stoke this place radiates. Absolutely radical. Breathtaking. The pics don't do it justice. Lisa said it best, "I felt it when I saw it and just knew." Since then we have been able secure the more modern building (try to satisfy most guests), and have begun working on details. Finding this place has taken a stressor off our minds. Thanks to my Bros. Aiming for Thanksgiving holidays...late November time-frame. Plenty of time in the chute. Search for the next wave now. More to come.
More beer too. A couple of spring starters. Pinehople IPA. Brewing IPAs with fruit or fruit flavors seems to the the trend right now. Obviously, the spring is an ideal time to roll 'em out. Evo Craft Brewing. Yeah, that's right. Another one. What can I say? They've been bangin' 'em out lately and when local, I drink local. In this one I could smell plenty of pineapple but not really taste it. Nice hop bite with a spine of toffee malt to add a touch of sweet to the bitter. 6.8% ABV does not make this a warm weather slammer, but the aggressive 65 IBUs (and maybe the pineapple) provide the acidic citrus refresher the Spring screams for. Rated a B.
Allagash Brewing Company brings in warmer weather with an outstanding Belgian Witbier; Allagash White. Poured a hazy pale yellow with about a finger's worth of a white cloud of a head. Aromas of orange, lemon, and coriander. Similar in the taste with a peppery spice on the back end. I understand this is from the wheat used in the brewing process. Light but refreshing hop profile as reflected in the 28 IBUs. However, at 5.1% ABV I am trying to understand the four bottle package with a six bottle price. Allagash a little greedy maybe? As I said, an excellent Spring brew. A little pricey. A- rating.
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