Tuesday, June 4, 2013
On Memorial Day weekend, Ms. Garlic and I decided to take a trip to the Hudson Valley. On the way down, we decided to check out the Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens (across the river from Hudson). I'm a big fan of their Outrage IPA, a nicely balanced west-coast style that is commonly available in Albany. As it turns out, they've opened a nice pub in a newly renovated building. We can't say a great deal about the food, since we just split a salad, although it was really good -- real greens (not just iceberg or romaine) with other fresh veggies and a nice homemade vinagrette.
For the "main course," we decided to try the above-pictured flight of six beers. All were at least decent. I was particularly impressed with the lovely Black Rock Stout and the Abbey Road Dubbel, with the Homewrecker 2xIPA a close third. Ms. Garlic was also a big fan of the Brick Row Red, which I also quite liked. I wasn't overwhelmed by the Lighthouse Wheat, although since I'm not really a fan of the style this doesn't say much about the quality.
Anyway, definitely worth checking out for Capital Region craft beer fans, and we look forward to heading back and trying a full meal.