Adventure: Best New Drinking Destination Analysis.

And lo, the throws of summer are upon us! School's almost out. Sun's out. Well, almost. The past-their-prime music festivals are over and have created a bear trap in the societal energy and motivation charts. You know what that means, don't ya?

Adventure time is upon us, as well as drinking time! And nothing gets my traveling and drinking gears turning more oft than a good list! 

Yesterday, the oft delicious Beeradvocate delivered their 50 Best New Breweries List featuring the hottest upstart brew pubs in the most up-and-coming-est parts of the country, including Hawaii and Canada. God bless 'em too, because I can only keep up with so much of these breweries that are opening seemingly every day.

However, something in the article seemed... somewhat... meh. Was it the Belgian and German Style beers overlooking a picturesque New England river? Was it the teeny-tiny barrel-aged taproom in a seedy, slimy alley in the depths of metropolitan Philly? Was it the liberal 'drinking on the street' laws of Bourbon Street adjacent Frenchman Street? Was it the fusion of French-Canadian-Japanese beer program and a high-caliber culinary pedigree?

Nah, it couldn't have been those. Those four breweries, locales, and experiences they provide seemed worthy of sitting in 2 hours of traffic and pouncing on the next flight out of LA.

Was it the industrial set-ups, humble vibes, family friendliness, aggressively-hopped hops, and hazed juiciness of everywhere else?

...Was it the industrial set-ups, humble vibes, family friendliness, aggressively-hopped hops, and hazed juiciness of everywhere else???

Beats me... Would you book a flight across the country to experience beer at a brewery that exists everywhere else? 

Tim Maher