Last week I took my family to Disney World for vacation. We had a great time and lots of people with us, my two brothers, my oldest brothers family, my parents, and cousins. The weather was hot and humid which was the only downfall if you will since I was just getting some perfect fall weather here in Atlanta. I was able to escape the happiest place on earth for a few and make a visit to Sea Dog Brewery nearby. We had two flight trays and both were great. My wife ordered her four, apricot, blueberry(with fresh blueberries), raspberry, and a summer ale. I ordered 3 IPA’s and a stout. One of my favorite beers available this time of year is Shipyard Pumpkin Head. Shipyard happens to be Sea Dog’s sister company and so they had some available and our waitress brought me one and added sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon to the rim of the glass. It was delicious! Tasted just like pumpkin pie. We had some bourbon as well but it was just standard stuff, wasn’t able to find anything special. If you are ever in the area be sure to check out Sea Dog Brewery, very cool place to visit.
Aside from our love of bourbon we are big fans of craft beer and do a little home brewing as well. I have brewed many times but I generally brew IPA’s or Imperial IPA’s that are usually too hoppy and strong for my wife. A few weeks ago when trying to decide what to do for a date night, we decided to home brew together for the first time. This time we brewed a recipe that she would enjoy, an American Pale Wheat with blueberries, not usually my style but I think it’s going to turn out good and I had fun brewing with the wife, drinking some good beer, and listening to some great tunes. The wife named the brew September Blue. Pictures below.