North River Hops and Brewing sits in the back side of a strip mall on route 9 and it has been on my short list for some time now. I finally got there and I was truly impressed. I had a chance to talk with the owner/brewmaster and he shared his passion about brewing with me.
I got a four pour flight and had a hard time deciding which one was going home in the growler. The Roggenbier was one of the finest Ryes I have ever had. The 1741 Porter Imperial Porter had a hint of maple and rum and was excellent. The Smash Pale Ale was a fine beer. The Paddle Steamer was my favorite and a growler of it came home with me.
It may have taken some time to get there, but I will be headed back often.