Border-Love: The Eagle Soars Over The Maple Leaf (Forever)
It appears that the wingnuts in Arizona could learn a thing or two from the neighborly love happening up north. There’s no walls being built up there! There are a bunch of Quebequois crossing the border by bicycle, and pleasant homes flying Maple Leaf flags alongside the stars and stripes, and restaurant signs reading “Bienvenue Canadiens!” (Really, signs in another language, welcoming border crossers, take that Taco Bell.)
But…what about the beer? Well, it goes something like this. Upstate New York: I struck out. 3 breweries attempted in the Plattsburg area – and they are all gone/out of business/burned down. In Glens Falls, Davidson Brothers Brewing Company has tasty beers…that oddly all taste alike. Hmm…but their T shirts are cool!
The real beer heaven seems to be in Burlington Vermont, a magical town where hemp necklaces and Birkenstocks still make the cut, and the beer establishments (Magic Hat, The Alchemist, Otter Creek) sound more like titles of children’s story books than breweries. So put in your dread locks, jump in your VW Bug, drive over to the Vermont Pub & Brewery,(warning: They will NOT let you refill your growler here, they will try to get you to buy one pre-filled…I guess eco friendly only goes so far in VT) order yourself a Vermont cheese sampler and Franco-friendly Forbidden Fruit. After exclaiming, “Moi, je l’aime bien! Mais, c’est super genial quoi!” you can make your way to the Vermont Homebrew Supply and do some experimenting yourself.