It’s quiet. Really quiet. The house is clean, the weekend chores have been done, there is nothing left to do…now what? We were searching for something to do; anything to do. When there’s no soccer practice to race off to, no homework to fight about, no big dinner to cook, you become a little bored; a little “empty”.
“Let’s go grab a beer.”
Seems simple right? Pop in to a little bar and grab a drink. No way, that’s boring. Where’s the adventure in that?
It seems that there is a new brewery popping up in every city and every town. Your mission is to find one. Which one is closest to your house? Which one is closest to your in-laws (because everyone needs a drink before family gatherings)? Which one is a little out of the way but worth the adventure?
Every city or town we visit, whenever we have time to spare, we search for breweries in the area (google maps rocks for this!). Do I love every one I’ve ever tried? Nope, not even close but, what I have loved is the experience. Talking to the brewers, chatting with other visitors, reading the stories about how each and every one of them came up with their name.
There are almost always games to play, tours to go on, music playing, and snacks that pair perfect with whatever you’re drinking.
Plus, the added bonus when you have no little ones around…there’s always a baby at the brewery. Always…every time. But, it makes sense. It’s not all about the beer. It’s about getting out, socializing, supporting a small business owner, and talking to people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. It’s a welcoming place where parents even feel comfortable bringing their kids.
Do you need to be a beer lover to have fun and seek out these places? No, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Cheers!