Vermont Beer Birthday Haul (or How My Parents Went Crazy) -
Well, the Vermont beer drought is broken - kind of. Today I turned an age divisible by 10 and my parents have been insisting for months they were making a Vermont beer run for me to mark the occasion. After trying to talk them out of it several times without any luck I eventually gave in.
They arrived at Hill Farmstead before they opened only to find about 30 people ahead of them. They toughed it out for a full allocation of E. and even managed an extra growler out of the HF crew somehow - very impressive.
The rest of their day was devoted to a much too complicated search for Heady Topper. They tried 3 different stores on the Thursday delivery list striking out each time. If it was me I would have hit Fiddlehead and headed home, but instead they eventually ended up at the Beverage Warehouse for their 5:30 Heady drop. Even then they were forced to loop around a line multiple times due to the unusual number of other Heady seekers.
All those shenanigans caused them to extend their stay an extra night, but they insist it was very enjoyable and something they are interested in doing again. I still think they are crazy, but feel incredibly lucky. A truly great birthday gift.