13. Go to 5 of the 125 Places to Have a Beer Before You Die

There is this great list of 125 places to have a beer before you die, courtesy of All About Beer. It was published way back in 2008, but is a delightfully relevant list 2 years later (which I suppose is a good recommendation for a list like this.)

Amy planned our summer vacation around the list. Isn’t she awesome?

In order of how we visited them on this trip (not their place on the list):

Great Lost Bear, Portland ME

Great Lost Bear

Great Lost Bear

Gritty McDuff’s, Portland ME

Gritty McDuff's Gritty McDuff's

Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown NY

Ommegang Brewery

Ommegang Rare Vos

Clark’s Ale House, Syracuse NY

Megan at Clark's Ale House

The Blue Tusk, Syracuse NY

At the Blue Tusk

F.X. Matt Brewery Tasting Room (aka Saranac Brewery), Utica NY

At the Saranca Brewery

Saranac Brewery: Summer Brew and Pale Ale

Besides these five, I’ve already been to these places on the list:

  1. Monk’s Café, Philadelphia, PA
  2. Hofbrauhaus, Munich, Germany
  3. The Brickskeller, Washington, DC
  4. French Quarter during Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA
  5. Andechs Monastery, Andechs, Germany
  6. Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, IL
  7. Cooter Brown’s, New Orleans, LA
  8. Sunset Grille & Tap, Boston, MA

Other places we visited on our trip included:

Ithaca Brewery

Ithaca Brewery: Partly Sunny and Apricot Wheat

Empire Brewery
Sampler at Empire Brewery

Middle Ages Brewing

Middle Ages Brewery

Beer is awesome.