Where’s the beer?

The next stop of the day was Twin Lakes Brewing Company.  We punched the address into our GPS.  Actually I should say that we tried to enter the address.  However, the GPS would only lead us to the center of town, which is Greenville, Delaware.  It seemed odd, but if that was the case how large could the town be?  So we drove on.

Once we got to the town we found the road we needed.  And we drove up it and then down it.  We didn’t see any signs for the brewery.  We tried calling but only got a recording.  What do you think happened next?  Well if you guessed bickering you are right.  Two stubborn people trying to find an address that doesn’t seem to exist.  Isn’t that why people have GPS now?  To have help to find a location and to avoid fighting about which direction to turn.

Finally we drove up this one road and yes there it was.  (I probably should mention that I was wrong about which way to turn, but I wouldn’t admit it then.)

This sign was not along the road, but in front of the brewery.  Did I mention that the brewery is not right off the road, but you have to drive up a long driveway?

We wanted to try this brewery since their website said the tour cost $22.50.  Both of us were curious to see what type of beer tour could cost that much.  So when we arrived and saw that the brewery was run out of a home I started to wonder about the place.

We walked into the tasting room and there were a few people sitting and chatting.  We walked up to the “bar” and were handed samples right away.  No one mentioned anything about money.  I was confused.  But I wasn’t going to complain either.

I wandered over to a couch and sat down and started looking through one of the books.  I can’t help it, I love books.

The tasting room is one of the coziest I’ve experienced.  There’s artwork to admire and cozy chairs and couches.   This was a much different tasting room than the one we experienced at Olde Burnside, which was in a cold room.

But what about the tour?  There was no mention of a tour.  Finally time was getting late and we had plans to drive to Atlantic City.  So we went outside.

On the way to the car, I was enjoying the views, it’s located in the Brandywine Valley, when this guy approached us.

He asked if we wanted a quick tour.  He seemed really nice and so we walked with him through the garage and such as he quickly explained the process.  He explained to us that they had just started canning beer and he was kind enough to give us one of the cans (empty, but I won’t complain).

Then he told us about the land around the property.  They had a baby horse that was only 3 weeks old.

The lakes are quite beautiful and he informed us that Joe Biden had been ice skating on one of the lakes on a date years ago.

Also I learned a little bit about the place.  Twin Lakes Brewing Company is located on a 252 acre farm and has been in the same family for seven generations.  Also on the land is a well that is rumored to have been frequented by George Washington.  In fact, the can boasts that they use water from their George Washington Well.  The company started in 2003.

I mentioned to the fellow that we had a hard time finding the place and he said that the owner, Sam Hobbs, tries to keep the place on the down low.  However, his place is part of the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail, so I’m not sure that he wants to stay hidden.  If you feel like going on an adventure that is not on GPS, check them out.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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