On Saturday, I wanted to get out of town for a little while. You see I have CTS (Compulsive Travel Syndrome). Sometimes, I just need to get in a car and go. Luckily, I have a husband who willingly agrees to come along. We plotted our destination – Tully’s Beer and Wine. Because of the NH Liquor Commission what comes into NH can be limited, and I wanted a big selection of beer, so off to Maine we went with complete disregard of the bottle deposit and tax. What can be better than a late summer day and a drive up the NH/ME coast?
On the way to Tully’s we stopped at Stonewall Kitchen for a snack. If you haven’t been to the one in York, ME, you are missing out. They have so many items there, not to mention a cafe and cooking school. We didn’t eat at the cafe, but we did make our way around the store trying different jams, mustards, and marinades.
Some people may have really enjoyed the samples; I was busy lusting after the dishes.
After our little stop over, it was back on the road to Wells. We avoided 95 and just slowly wound our way up Route 1. Tully’s had a pretty good selection and some of my favorites like Brooklyn Beers and Wychwood. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. While I’m not sure the selection is totally worth the drive, the ability to build your own six pack probably is. Look from some fall beer reviews later this week.
It was a lot fun mixing and matching to get what we wanted.
On the way home, we stopped at Long Sands Beach in York, ME for a walk. Even though there were people there in shorts and swim suites, it was chilly. The sun felt great though.
The beach in the late summer/early fall is so peaceful compared to the insanity of July and August. Goodbye vacationers!
I knew Jeremy really wanted to try Redhook’s Late Harvest so we swung by for just one brew. I had the Golden Blonde Ale. It’s not as good as Portsmouth Breweries Dirty Blonde Ale, but hey everyone can’t be perfect.
We had a great Saturday; I forgot how special weekends are in the real world.