05 Sep Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day at These Unique Breweries
Cheers to Beer Lovers Day
It’s not secret that beer is a highly popular beverage. Whether you a celebrating a special occasion, winding down from a long day, or simply just out to dinner with friends, there’s always reason to sip on one of these versatile beverages. It’s also no secret that the craft beer scene is on the rise, with more and more opening every day. Each craft brewery offers their own unique qualities that separates it from the rest, making each brewery trip a special experience.
On September, National Beer Lovers Day, drinkers of ales, lagers, pilsners, and IPAs will raise a glass to toast this special drink and all that goes into making it. Better yet, they’ll do it at one of these incredibly unique breweries!
Haunted Brewery: Moon River Brewing Co – Savannah, GA
Savannah, Georgia is known as one of the haunted cities in America and their Moon River Brewing Company is a regular stop on the area’s ghost tours. The brewery has also been featured on Ghost Hunters and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures.
Moon River Brewing Co provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and guests love relaxing in the 5,400 square foot beer garden enjoying tasty food and most importantly, great beer. Their beer list has a wide range of offerings to suit all palates. Some of their year-round beers include the Yoga Pants pale ale, the Swamp Fox IPA, and the Wild Wacky Wit Witbier.
Pair your brew with something from the pub menu like deviled eggs with a trout, a juicy burger, or the hearty chicken and sausage creole.
Bed and Breakfast Brews: Von Trapp Family Lodge – Stowe, VT
The hills are alive with the sound of music and the smell of fresh hops. The Trapp Family Lodge was first opened in 1950, and in 2010, Johannes von Trapp decided to open an Austrian-style brewery right on-site. The alpine lodge is surrounded by 2,500 scenic acres of land—the perfect spot to enjoy a pint.
Von Trapp Brewery prides themselves in American versions of crisp, flavorful, Austria lagers. Their Bierhall serves six beers including a Helles lager, Vienna lager, a Kolsch style ale, and bohemian-style Pilsner. Order a pint or taste four at a time by ordering a sampler.
You can also grab a bite at the Bierhall while you sip with Austria favorites like bratwurst and schnitzel and American classics like cheeseburgers and wedge salads.
Civil War Brewery: Monocacy Brewing Co – Frederick, MD
History buffs will love paying a visit to the Monocacy Brewing Company. For starters, the brewery itself was named after the Battle of Monocacy which took place near Frederick. The brewery is also around the corner from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The museum has collaborated with Monocacy Brewing Company on a series of beers that were inspired by real Civil War recipes.
On Saturdays you can show up and take a tour of the brewery to learn about the history of the building, and how the whole process works from grain to glass. The brew tour gives you a chance to sample some of the beers, including the juicy Radiance IPA, the sour Gose of Althea, and the robust Brewtus stout.
Holy Brews: The Church Brew Works – Pittsburgh, PA
Churches have their own unique vibe, but you don’t expect to visit one with friends to throw back a couple of ales. The Church Brew Works is located inside the historic St. John the Baptist Church, constructed back in 1902. When the brewery moved in, it was important to them that they kept the original history and charm of the church. While they did some refurbishing, they were able to recover the original Douglas fir wood floor and bring new life to the eight lanterns that lit the sanctuary.
Once inside, you will easily be able to see the church layout, with the brewing equipment taking center stage on what used to be the altar. The arches and stained glass windows add to the feel of the room and make it a unique and cozy place to visit.
Their beers keep with the church theme and feature clever names like Pipe Organ Pale Ale, Pious Monk Dunkel, and Celestial Gold. The brewery also serves lunch and dinner, with plenty of menu options for kids. Popular appetizers and shareables include the spinach, feta, and smoked gouda dip, beer steamed P.E.I. mussels, and BBQ pulled pork nachos.
Make Beer Lovers Day a Vacation
Visiting craft breweries in various cities and sampling their offerings has become a very popular activity. Many people plan vacations around touring an area’s breweries and enjoying all the local flavors they create through the science of brewing.
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