Our second leg of the trip was to Erie Brewing Company, the largest of the three breweries we visited that day. As Charles shows us, there are quite a few fermenting tanks at this joint.
We were left to frolic through the brewery without any guidance. Probably not the best of ideas when there’s a bus full of tipsy adults involved, but I know I had fun.
The bottling equipment was off for the day but it appears that Railbender Ale, their Scottish style ale and flagship brew, is next in line.
After spending ample time in the actual brewery, we up up the tasting room for as much free beer as we could put down before the bus was ready to leave for the next stop. They gave us each our own tasting glass to keep, too.
Our tour guide disappeared for a bit (again, probably not the best idea with a bus-full of rowdy adults), so Courtney, the lovely wife of KegWork’s own draft beer guru, Pete, and I decided to hit up the tasting room taps ourselves for one last glass before hitting the road with a case for the next 45 minute ride.
One more installment of our Drunken School Bus Brewery Tour, coming soon. Feel free to check out part one of the tour here.
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