Our third and final stop of the brewery/brew pub tour was Sprague Farms in Venango, PA, which was 45 minutes from Erie Brewing Company. 45 minutes is a long way to go without beer, so we made sure to get a few cases for the bus.
The beer in my hand above is Erie Brewing Company American Pale Ale. Not my favorite of the style, but certainly a nice addition to the school bus, this APA offers more hoppy flavor than aroma and is very, very carbonated. I wouldn’t rush out to buy it but I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it if offered to me, either.
Now, when I mentioned that Sprague is a fully functioning farm, I meant it; bales of hay and all. Here we are enjoying some fresh-brewed porter, with me apparently in mid-sentence (gee, that’s novel).
Just a bit after the above picture, the weather turned and rain it was for the rest of the night… not that we minded. In fact, I barely noticed I was completely soaked to the bone at all. Ah, the warming effects of alcohol…
Once it was dark and we were thoroughly inebriated, we headed back to the bus and I shot one more pic before passing out… looks like Charles was the only one ready for the final photo op.
[techtags:BREWERY TOUR, SPRAGUE FARMS, BEER TOUR]