It has been a long time since I have added anything to this Blog. I due my best writing after enjoying a few brews. At least I think I do. Not sure if you will agree. A few weekends ago was the first time we visited Cooperstown Brewing. I have had the beer at Northern Eagle during a private event. It is much more fun to drink at the Brewery.
I decided on a flight Backyard IPA, Living the maggie life, oat-bituary stout and Raspberry. Living the maggie life is described as a Brown Ale conditioned on peanut butter. I normally stay away from odd things like peanut butter in my beer. It was surprisingly not bad, I thought it was smooth and had a toasted butterscotch flavor. ( I actually purchased another on a return trip.)
Next the Raspberry Shandy, described as a cream ale blended with raspberry puree and a touch of lemon. This was refreshing, a great warm summer day beer. It was both a little fizzy and smooth. You could taste the raspberry. It reminded me of Elder Betty we used to get from Magic Hat before they quit making all of the great beers. Last but not least, backyard IPA with floral citrus character. Tasted ok warm, for an IPA it was not terribly hoppy.
The brewery itself is nice, with an outdoor seating area. Inside a bar area and picnic tables in the back with a view of the Brewing Tanks. During the summer, like anything near Cooperstown it is full of tourists.