Next was Mother's Milk. This was my first, but definitely not last, sample of a Milk Stout. Nice and creamy texture. Another fine beer.
The last one I tried at the saloon was Old Capital. Apparently, in 1777, Kingston was the original capital of NY, prior to Albany. See, you just learned something.
On Tuesday, I drove up to Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. It's a great looking, old industrial building. I later learned that it was a once a foundry. Keegan's also has a store and homebrew shop across the lot from the brewery. Of course, it was closed when I visited. Oh well, next time. The bartender Brie ( I hope I spelled that right) was awesome. She's been there from the beginning, so she was able to fill me in on all the details of Keegan Ales and the history of the building. She had the scoop on all of the brews. I decided to start with the Black Eye, their Black IPA. It was definitely the right choice. I loved it. Nothing like a dark beer with a ton of hops. I even grabbed a growler of it for later. Next was Joe Mama's Milk. This is Mother's Milk with brown sugar and coffee added. Two words..... Friggin Incredible! That was another growler I brought home. I also tried a sample of KD's Trippel, their own Belgian Trippel. While, I'm not a fan of Belgians, this was another great beer. I was also able to meet Geoff Wenzel, their head brewer. He's a really cool and approachable guy. He had a few tips and advice for me and homebrewing. He also said that they will be hosting homebrew classes at the brewery soon. I even got to sample the sour beer that he's working on. All in all, I must say it was an awesome visit. We definitely need to go back there soon. It's only about an hour and a half away. That's all for now. Enjoy the pics below.
|The Silverado Saloon|
|As the name implies, Mother’s Milk is a dark and creamy milk stout. Hints of oatmeal, chocolate and of course, milk make this brew have a remarkably smooth and silky finish, a classic example of the style. |
|The sign out front welcoming visitors looking for a great beer.|
|This is the seating area near the bar. Artwork from local artists. |
There is also a stage for live music in the next room.
|A quick shot of me next to the Keegan Ales sign on the way out.|