Hello & a Trip to 30 Mile Brewing Co.

Hello friends. Just dropping in quick to let you know I am alive and well, and to share with you details of a visit to 30 Mile Brewing Co. More on that in a moment.

Since we last spoke, I got a Master's degree, got married, and honeymooned in Costa Rica. I regret that it left me little time to blog, but now I have all the free time in the world to explore CT's craft beer scene and share more of my experiences with you!

I have lots to discuss in the coming weeks, like the result of my growler centerpiece idea (stunning!) what beer is like in Costa Rica (not bad!) and general food-and-beer related fun.

costa rica beer

There was a lot of this going on in Costa Rica.

Anyway, Jason and I decided we had to go to our favorite restaurant, Bill's Seafood, on Friday because we had a disappointing lobster roll experience at another restaurant the week before. We needed to reset our tastebuds. 30 Mile Brewing happens to be just down the road from Bill's, so we stopped for a flight first.

30 Mile is just over a year old, and tucked away in a small business/industrial complex in Old Saybrook, next to MidCoast Crossfit (convenient for refueling post workout).

We shared a flight of the six beers they had on tap.

30 mile taster

Love a flight with an extra taster!

From left, we sampled:

  • Raspberry sour  – my favorite. It's super sour – Jason went "woah, woah!" as he tried it – but the hint of raspberry takes the edge off.
  • Summer Don Na – I found this American Pale Ale to be a bit too bitter for my taste.
  • Baby Fight Club – an American IPA. It had a malty finish to it.
  • Aunt Virginia – a hazy, yellow and juicy Double IPA. A good beer for the beach.
  • Blueberry sour – less sour and more tart than the raspberry. Brought me back to Bar Harbor's blueberry beers!
  • Raspberry sour on nitro – It was hard to tell how this tasted in reference to the regular raspberry sour, as we had to wait for the foam to settle before tasting (and had started with the raspberry sour -- in hindsight, should have gone backwards). It was delicious, just like the regular sour.
30 mile brewing raspberry sour nitro

A closer look at 30 Mile Brewing Co.'s raspberry sour on nitro as the foam settles.

We ended our visit with a pour each of the regular raspberry sour before heading off to Bill's. We enjoyed our pours at a table set up in front of the brewery. It was a nice little happy hour on a warm Friday evening.

30 mile brewing raspberry sour

Pours and portraits at 30 Mile Brewing Co.

We are documenting the "firsts" of our first year of marriage with my Instax Mini 9, which we also used for our wedding guest book. First trip to a brewery as marrieds? Check!

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