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A return to Southern Tier Brewing Company

Entrance to Southern Tier Brewing

During the summer of 2011 we visited Southern Tier Brewing Company who are located in Jamestown, NY, near Lake Chautauqua as we have always been big fans of their beers such as 2XStout, Crème Brûlée, Mokah, Choklat, and Pumking. We knew they were due to expand their operation shortly after our visit so decided what better way to follow-up Thanksgiving than a long weekend back to western New York.

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A day of craft brewing at Turkey Hill

Stirring the mash

Recently I was fortunate enough to spend the day with a fellow homebrewer from my local club, the Black Hops Unit of Centre County, at a commercial brewery located 90 minutes due east of State College in the town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Turkey Hill Brewing is located next to the Inn at Turkey Hill and the Brewmaster is Donny Abraczinskas.

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Wisconsin Brewery Tour – Milwaukee part 1

Face sculptures from Fermenter Vessels

Our Summer Brewery Tour of Wisconsin began with a visit to Madison, then the small town of New Glarus, next it was time to move on to one of the USA's original major brewing cities, Milwaukee, which has seen the likes of Leinenkugel, Miller, Pabst, Schlitz, as well as many others.

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Wisconsin Brewery Tour – New Glarus

New Glarus brew kettles

The second destination on our Summer Brewery Tour of Wisconsin, following our first stop in Madison, was to visit the brewery which initiated the whole idea of making this trip - namely New Glarus Brewing Company. Whilst at the GABF 2013 we had tasted their fruit beers and were so impressed that we just had to visit the producers of these fabulous beers.

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Wisconsin Brewery Tour – Madison

Granite City tap handles

We embarked upon our Summer Brewery Tour of Wisconsin by starting out from our home town of State College (Pennsylvania) and stopping overnight in Cleveland (Ohio), a mere 4 hour drive away, before making the 8 hour journey to our first brewery destination city of Madison.

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Summer Brewery Tour of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Brewery Tour

This summer we are about to embark on a Brewery Tour to the State of Wisconsin as a follow-up to our Michigan brewery tour during the summer of 2013. The original inspiration for this trip was tasting a fantastic beer called Serendipity by New Glarus Brewing at GABF 2013 last October.

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