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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

7 Barrel Brewery



7 Barrel Brewery, West Lebanon NH 3-26-2007

I stumbled upon this brewery quite by accident, a very good “accident” actually. My friend and I were just about to leave West Lebanon, NH after some shopping. Right as I was about to get onto the on ramp my well trained “beer eyes” noticed a brewery sign. Intrigued, I immediately told Steph that we needed to go check it out…for the 2 beer guys of course. Wink, wink.

After a very fabulous (that one’s for you HOPS) U turn, we pulled into the driveway, and went to see when the brewery opened. Of course, at 11:00am they were not open yet so we went to grab some lunch and head back for their opening at 11:30. We had a nice lunch (all the while I was thinking about what the brewery would be like) and quickly popped back down the street.
Directly upon entering the establishment I felt a sense of comfort. It was a very eclectic environment…just my style. As it was so early in the day, and because my friend does not drink, we did not partake of any beer.

I know, what a let down. Not to worry though, I swiftly went up to the bartender and asked her if they sold beer. She said they sell growlers and I was instantly glad that we had stopped. Now, I knew the 2 beer guys looooove IPA, but I wanted to find out what her favorite was. Of, course it was the IPA and that sealed the deal on what I would take home.

Now, being true to form, and seldom letting me down, those who work in breweries are an amazing breed. The 7 Barrel Brewery staff was no exception. I was very interested in purchasing some beer-a-fanalia. I asked a girl who worked there if I could get a t-shirt in a certain size. She quickly checked on my request and said they had that size but in a long sleeve not a short sleeve. I said fine, I’ll take it, and then a guy (not sure if he was a brewer, owner or just worked there) came over with 2 shirts and asked if the size was right. We told him we decided on the long sleeve thinking he would take the 2 shirts back and that would be that. Instead of putting the 2 shirts back, this guy asked us if we wanted a free t-shirt! I was in awe, and of course said yes, and thank you! We hadn’t even had a sip of beer and we were getting something for free! Like I said, amazing!

I hope if you are in the town of West Lebanon NH, you will stop in on the great people of The 7 Barrel Brewery…we just might take a trip up to sample some more hospitality and beer very soon!

4 Comments:

  • At Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 7:27:00 AM EDT, Blogger Steve Rheaume said…

    West Leb is just over an hour south of where I live making the trip down to 7 Barrells not excessively long. Despite the fairly close distance (relative to VT!), we have only been down to sample their beers once. We only have one local brewery in the area, so we really should make it a point of heading down to West Leb more often.

    They have an awesome sampler in which they bring out a "rack" of their seven beers in small glasses (approximately 2 oz. each) so you can sample all of their beers at once (good price too). If I recall, the IPA and Red were particularly good while Sharon enjoyed their Light offering.

     
  • At Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 1:29:00 PM EDT, Blogger beergirl said…

    I think we should make it a point then of meeting there at some point. It is 2 1/2 hours for us, so an overnight at at hotel might be the appropriate way to end the night! Let's keep it in mind! We would love to see the two of you!

     
  • At Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM EDT, Blogger Steve Rheaume said…

    Sounds like a plan! Seano mentioned a VT outting for the Beer Guys, but the date he mentioned is the weekend I get my Wisdom Teeth out :x One better than an overnight at a hotel, we now have an extra full sized bed in the house! But that is an extra hour drive north after drinks which could be an issue depending who drinks what! We definitely all need to catch up sometime soon.... we'll probably be heading down to MA soon, will keep you guys posted.

     
  • At Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 9:27:00 PM EDT, Blogger beergirl said…

    Wow! Thanks for the invite! I am sure there is one responsible person out of the group!! HaHa...wisdom teeth...I am getting mine out soon also! We will keep in touch! Tell Sharon I say hello!

     

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