The stars finally aligned and we able to darken the towels at Heater Allen Brewing in McMinville.
The crowd pleasing brews today: Yeti Topper and Schwartzbier. Yes, the Yeti Topper is a takeoff on the Heady Topper from Alchemist in Vermont. My friends and relations who’ve spent time in Vermont treasure this above all other beers. Â I’m not trying to cause a fight with them. Â I have not lived through a Vermont winter, so what do I know? Â What I *do* know is the Yeti Topper is yummy. Â Go have one!
Here’s brewer Lisa Allen allowing us to handle her prized Octoberfest mugs and generally act silly for the camera. Â It’s a family affair there. Â The name comes from Lisa’s mom’s maiden name + Lisa’s dad’s maiden name. Â Clever!
Good beer and a friendly informal vibe in their tasting room. Â Be sure to stop by if you’re in McMinville!
Now, the real reason why we were out there:
That’s right. Â Joyce bought a wine barrel from the good people at Remy Wines, right next door to Heater Allen.
Sadly, the wine was not included.