Hill Farmstead E. - Timeshifted photo. This was actually from over 4th of July weekend, but got lost in the shuffle. Remains incredibly unique. 

Hill Farmstead E. - Timeshifted photo. This was actually from over 4th of July weekend, but got lost in the shuffle. Remains incredibly unique. 

Endless Brewing Elevator Espresso Chocolate Stout - From last weekend’s World Cup Final. A nice single stout. Good coffee and chocolate contributions, more in the aroma than the flavor. At the brewery they mentioned this keg was a couple months old and has continued to improve. 

Endless Brewing Elevator Espresso Chocolate Stout - From last weekend’s World Cup Final. A nice single stout. Good coffee and chocolate contributions, more in the aroma than the flavor. At the brewery they mentioned this keg was a couple months old and has continued to improve. 

Maine Beer Lunch & Boulder Chocolate Shake - Stopped at Food and Fire on our way back from Endless Brewing. Order the lunch even though the $/oz seemed very skewed, even for a MBC beer.  Followed it up with the Chocolate Shake Porter as a pseudo dessert beer.  Really enjoyed both and food was very good. Hard to beat their wings.

Endless Brewing Hop Seance - Finally made the trip to Endless Brewing in Montrose, PA today. It’s been on the to-do list for a while, but it’s always just far enough out of the way that something else seems to come up.  We took the scenic route on the way there down 26 which I’m not sure we’d do again. 

The operation is small, but they have a nice setup. A decently sized tasting room adjoins the brewery. Three filled Jack Daniel’s barrels sit next to the door promising interesting things to come. Merch is along the left and the tasting bar is to the back right.

I sampled the five offerings on tap which ranged from ok to very good. A little disappointed that their flagship Blonde Bombshell IPA kicked in the past couple days - one to look forward to on the next visit. I brought home two 32 oz growlers to enjoy with the last World Cup games.

Hop Seance was the first growler down. A session-ish Belgian wheat pale ale. It has good contributions from the Belgian yeast without being overpowering. Not mind blowing, but incredibly easy to drink and very enjoyable with the hotter weather. 

Don’t want to jinx it, but tomorrow’s growler promises to be even better.

Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout - Like this stout a lot. 12 oz format is a nice option too.

Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout - Like this stout a lot. 12 oz format is a nice option too.

Fantome Printemps - One of the better Fantome bottles I’ve ever had. Really nice.

Fantome Printemps - One of the better Fantome bottles I’ve ever had. Really nice.

Ithaca LeBleu - Red, White, and LeBleu for the 4th of July.

Ithaca LeBleu - Red, White, and LeBleu for the 4th of July.

Bar Harbor Thunder Hole Ale - A really good brown ale. Not a style I drink a lot of, but this was a nice change of pace.

Bar Harbor Thunder Hole Ale - A really good brown ale. Not a style I drink a lot of, but this was a nice change of pace.

Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise - Excellent. Better than the first batch I had.

Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise - Excellent. Better than the first batch I had.

Boulevard Saison Brett 2011 - This is completely overpowered by brett at this point. In it’s younger form I think this is my favorite non-Hill Farmstead saison. Now it’s lost all balance and drinks as much like a funky tripel as a saison. Lesson learned.

Boulevard Saison Brett 2011 - This is completely overpowered by brett at this point. In it’s younger form I think this is my favorite non-Hill Farmstead saison. Now it’s lost all balance and drinks as much like a funky tripel as a saison. Lesson learned.