Saturday was a freezing cold day with snow threatening and winds whipping around your ankles as soon you left the safe warm haven of indoors. So I had no desire to be outdoors, instead choosing to visit a local brewery who were holding a soft opening and had 2 new beers for folks to sample.
I was meeting Kelly there but I arrived early at the cafe we were going to lunch at first. I was a amazed to see close by an old civil war building renovated with a sign outside proclaiming it was a Cold War Museum.
And then around the corner to the brewery. OBH has only 2 beers currently on tap, and we were going to try both. The IPA was very hoppy but after a few mouthfuls I got used to that and enjoyed it. It was bloody freezing inside with only a few folks who'd wanted to be there at the beginning like us, maybe people were put off since the snow had started falling outside.
The place was hopping when we left, the afternoon was an obvious success, a pleasure to witness, it's so cool to have a brewery so close to home. They're going to be introducing a chestnut porter in the future so I'll look out for that.
We then felt we had to visit the Flint Hill Winery which was almost next door, so we scuttled in there for a tasting.
We trotted back over to Covert Cafe afterwards for a large cup of coffee and a homemade chocolate brownie, catching them just before they closed, and then it was time to head home with my alcoholic beverages for a well needed nap.
Now where's that sofa...
3 weeks ago