Hiking and Beer Adventures

Did you know that Banana Bread Beer exists?  Well, now you do and that should make you extremely happy.

Smells like Banana Nut Crunch.  Tastes like amazing.

Smells like Banana Nut Crunch. Tastes like amazing.

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Keene Beer Festival at the Cheshire Ice Arena. There was a whole lot of beer and not a whole lot of ice, so it was pretty awesome. About forty or so breweries were represented at the Festival, all with amazing beer samples to try. I would not recommend trying beer from each and every brewery there because that would probably make you very sick. I was able to try a fair few since I was not driving and my favorites were Whipple’s Wheat from the Henniker Brewing Company, Spicy Bohemian (it’s a pilsner made with jalapenos and it is pretty spicy) from Throwback Brewery, and, of course Banana Bread Beer.

Summit

We had decided to attend the Keene Beer Festival in celebration of completing our first hike of the season. That’s right. I finally got to go for a hike. On Friday night, right after work, a few friends and I met up and rushed over to Gap Mountain in Troy, NH to try and reach the summit prior to sunset. Gap Mountain was a perfect choice for a sunset hike because it is fairly small and a relatively easy hike. Unfortunately for us, the sky decided that our arrival at the summit was a perfect time to be cloudy, so we didn’t really get a chance to watch the sunset. Nonetheless, it was still a really great hike and made attending the Beer Festival a little less guilt ridden.

View from the top of Gap Mountain.  You can kind of see the sun.

View from the top of Gap Mountain. You can kind of see the sun.

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