Saturday, March 04, 2006

Field Trip

So, the husband, son and I load ourselves into the car on this fine, warm and sunny afternoon and head out to a local micro-brewery. They do tours every Saturday afternoon for free and beer tastings, also free.

This is my husband's favorite beer. He is not much of a beer drinker but enjoys this brew. Being local and all, supporting the homies. They have been producing beer for 10 years and are finally starting to really hit it. They still are mostly in the state of Texas but are about to leave the category of micro-brewery and move to the next one up for volume of beer produced.

Now, however, as word has spread locally about this place, the tours are quite crowded. They say typically they have 450 or so visitors on Saturday afternoons. They are very friendly folks and lots of fun.

Hubby and I were disappointed that the tours are no longer actual tours where the visitor goes through the plant operation step by step and sees it all. Now they have someone talk to everyone at the appointed time and he explained how they make beer and the history of the company. Also some history of beer throughout the ages. It was interesting but too crowded to get a lot of it. A real tour would have been better. Alas, success.

Son, being 16, and me, being the designated driver, were not drinking any free beer. Hubby drank only one - they hand out 4 free tokens - and then he purchased a t-shirt (with design of his favorite of their brews logo on the back) and a glass mug with the logo. He also purchased a case of their root beer - brewed using their process - for son. That root beer is mighty fine.

So, that was our excitement today. Son and hubby are working in the backyard doing some landscaping maintenance. It really needs it after these colder months and the neglect that happens. They are also beginning to make the swimming pool swim worthy again.

I am roasting a fine, plump chicken for dinner. It will be accompanied with rice, gravy, steamed broccoli and cauliflower. Yummy.

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

1 comment:

srp said...

We are having baked chicken and steamed broccoli and cauliflower as well as a green salad for supper as well.

I adore root beer. Wish they still had the A&W drive ins with the frozen mugs that they poured the cold root beer in and brought it to the car. Yum! It never was the same out of a can.