Inn at Saratoga 3
Saratoga Springs I’m not much of a boutique person.  Walking through quaint stores with elegant clothing is just not my thing and Saratoga Springs is pretty much as quaint of a town you can get in upstate NY.  There are dozens of fancy little shops ranging from designer fashions to specialty teas and candy so if this sounds like a wonderful afternoon for you, you should absolutely book a weekend here.  We recommend The Inn at Saratoga for accommodations, it has free parking and is just a ⅓ mile walk from the bustling shopping district on Broadway. The Springs at Saratoga This one caught us by surprise.  While looking up things to do in Saratoga Springs, we learned that there are 21 public, natural mineral springs with taps scattered around the town.  Andrew and I partook in 4 of them, and really that’s kind of all we needed.  The flavor […]

Saratoga Springs

Warhead Beer Flight
Unified Beerworks After our stop at Arrowood Farms, we made our way up towards Saratoga Springs Our next stop was Unified Beerworks in Malta, NY.  As with many breweries we’ve visited, especially those outside of cities, Unified is located in the heart of an industrial park; just follow the signs that say Beer!  Unified can be described as a well oiled machine in terms of covid safety.  Check in first, and then find a clearly marked “clean table” using the Green (and conversely Red) table markers. We found ourselves at two stools at the bar which is our preferred seating at most breweries; exceptions being breweries with great views or lively beer gardens. After ordering our mandatory Cuomo snacks, we our traditional flight of four. The Way of the Sword DIPA, Brass Knucked Ballerina NEIPA, Mostly Elemental Boysenberry gose, and Played Under Protest- Tropical Sour IPA. Surprising no one, my […]

On the way to Saratoga Springs

Arrowood Farms
A couple weeks ago we took a long awaited and much needed weekend beerventure up to Saratoga Springs and Albany. Because of covid we’ve been staying fairly local but with the weather warming up and both Andrew and I getting vaccinated we decided this was a good way to spend my birthday weekend. On the way up to Saratoga Springs, we decided to take a detour to Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY. Arrowood Farms is about half an hour outside of New Paltz, NY (Google took us a strange way so YMMV). Arrowood does have a downtown outpost in New Paltz if you don’t want to make the trip to Accord; but we do recommend going to the main farm location if you have time. The roads are scenic with the twists and turns throughout a mountain setting and we are betting that this trip would be amazing with fall […]

Arrowood Farms

NJ Beer Co
As you might have noticed, our blogs are mostly dedicated to recapping our travels and the breweries we visit along the way. Of course, most of our travel plans have been put on hold for the past year because of Covid-19 but that doesn’t mean we didn’t visit any breweries. We used this time to visit and revisit (and revisit) some amazing local breweries; so it’s probably about time we highlighted some of them.  Untied Brewing Company Untied has definitely become one of our go to spots during Covid. They have almost 20 taps with a wide variety of IPAs, sours, stouts, lagers and seltzers so that you’re sure to find something for everyone. There is plenty of space to social distance with two large outdoor seating areas (bring your own chair if the tables are all full) and a spacious indoor taproom. The outdoor area is kid/dog friendly so […]

Staying Local- A Year of Beerventuring During Corona Times

Well, I told you there would be another giveaway and you probably didn’t expect it to be so soon.  This time around, we’re giving away a complete homebrew setup from Brewferm (Click here to visit this website). Yeah, we’re really excited for this one because you can win an entire years worth of homebrew! No, we’re not kidding so go enter now on our Instagram page (Here!). What is Brewferm? Brewferm is spreading Belgium’s wealth of knowledge in craft beer to the world. Direct from Belgium, we offer our very own homebrew mixes and brewing kits, with everything you need to produce the finest beers in the land, all in your own home. A pharmacist by trade and homebrew enthusiast in his spare time, Frans Balis sold his own blends of yeasts and brewing recipes in the corner of his pharmacy. Word spread quickly, and after establishing the V.A.W., Belgium’s association of […]

Homebrew setup giveaway thanks to our friends at Brewferm!!!

Melissa Beer Giveaway!
Hi Everyone! My birthday is coming up at the end of April and to celebrate, I did another giveaway from some of NJ’s best breweries. This 4-pack selection is clearly a Melissa curation, so I hope our three lucky winners enjoy them all as much as I did! @fortnonsensebrewing La Vie En Gose with strawberries and raspberries 🍓 @magnifybrewing Banana Bread Mind Over Matter Double Chocolate Milk Stout 🍌🍫 @njbeerco Just Peachy Sour Ale 🍑 @capemaybrewco Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Milkshake IPA 🍓🍫 Did you miss our latest giveaway? Don’t worry too much, there will be plenty more soon!

My Birthday Beer Giveaway!