It seems like another world, thinking back to when I choked down my first IPA. At a time when most college students were opting for whatever was the cheapest and easiest to consume in large quantities, my friends and I were exploring the burgeoning brewery scene. There’s no denying I wasn’t immediately sold on craft beer, and to this day I still struggle through some of the heavier options, but regardless of my tastes I can always count on a brewery to be a good time.
Drive too fast down Route 5 in Glenville and you might just miss it. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Your Beer Brewed Here” sign and pull onto the gravel drive. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, to the second you finish your last sip of beer, there is something distinctly special about Wolf Hollow Brewing Company.
Two things in life I know to be true: I like beer and I like finding fun new places. Shmaltz Brewing Company is a brewery with a schtick- finding success serving “Jewish celebration craft beer.” With brews with names like He’brew and Funky Jewbelation, I couldn’t resist the playful spirit and had to stop in. Continue reading “Brews & Jews: A Visit To Shmaltz Brewing”