Sunday, June 5, 2016

Levante Brewing- West Chester, PA

Levante is an Italian word for that point on the horizon where the sun rises. As a photographer of sunrises that intrigued me. As a beer lover the beer intrigued me even more. 

I went with a flight of four to get a sampling and was quite impressed. From the left I started with the Chief IPA infused with fruit. It was quite good. Next was the Chief which I liked even better. Third was the Panic Room, an excellent Double IPA. This was my favorite and I took home a crowler of it. Last was the Ranger, also good. 

Since my daughter lives about twenty minutes from Levante, I would say I will be going there a few more times. Stop by and see what I mean. 

North River Hops and Brewing- Wappingers Falls, NY

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.