Thursday, September 01, 2011

Miner's Gold HNT

This week's HNT is primarily for the benefit of my beer drinking girls who have deserted me over the years. They know who they are...

Our favorite beer drinkin' place was the Brewhouse. If you've been around, you've seen various pics taken in front of the place. It's where I was first introduced to calamari. It's where I watched Carroll College win one of their many national championships, while drinking many many beers (ah, the old days...). It's where just about everyone in town goes when they want good food, good service, and good beer.

I mention all this because the Brewhouse was built around the Sleeping Giant Brewery, which occupied the basement. Because the brewery is prohibited by law to operate as a bar or restaurant, the Brewhouse took care of that part of things. They did have a tasting room, however, which was allowed to sell no more than 24 oz. of beer to a customer per day (or a growler, for off-premises consumption). Generally that meant three 8-oz./glasses per visit (which could actually hold 12 oz., and sometimes it would "overfill"...oops!). At around the time of the Lewis & Clark bicentennial, the brewery changed its name to the Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.

Fast forward to this past winter. The brewery purchased a former paint factory in town, and they started refitting it to brew beer. The new space held its grand opening this past weekend. The new tasting room is good sized, and the whole space is gorgeous. Even with the 24 oz. limit, I have a feeling this place is going to be packed! And the Brewhouse has plans to expand into their now-vacant basement. So everyone's going to win!

And to the subject of the picture--while L&C Brewing was busy remodeling things for the public, they were also busy canning their beer! This is like a dream come true! Pictured is a can of Miner's Gold, which is probably their biggest seller. I cannot estimate how many kegs of this stuff I've consumed over the years. Of course, it tastes a little different than the draft beer, but it's pretty close! There's at least two other flavors that are available in cans too. Lewis & Clark Brewing. Buy some if you can find it!


Three weeks in a row without a Mystery Guest. Does that mean we're finished with that?
"...the Other HNT" going strong! Be sure to check out your fellow HNTers over there. As always, it's NSFW.


For those of you who celebrate Labor/Labour Day this weekend...have fun! Enjoy saying goodbye to summer, but don't drink and drive!

38 comments:

the late phoenix said...

up...and gone

Osbasso said...

Cheeky Minx is up and upside down! Go check her out!

http://lovehatesexcake.blogspot.com/

The Muffin Fan said...

Man made beer. And it was good.

I'm playing again this week! Yay me!

:-)

Happy HNT everyone, and happy Labor Day to all my fellow Americans!

Lusting Lola said...

I'm up and continuing my scavenger hunt.

Very cool about the Miner's Gold beer.

3 weeks with no MG?! Don't let it end...

V said...

It's Happy "Labour" Day in Canada! ;) We're up!

JM said...

Who can say no to a nice cold ale? (other than the English!) It's always better when it comes straight from the brewery too.

No longer overseas, I am finallyt back home and getting reaquainted with Jas!

I'm UP, at home with my lovely wife! ;)

Vixen said...

Haha...LOVE that pic!

I'm up!

xo

Daisygirl said...

Fabulous....looks like it tastes like crap!

I am up...and for the last time (for a few months anyway :(....)

Gigi said...

Ha!!!! I'm rolling
And I'm up

Jas said...

I LOVE a nice cold beer, especially after some yard work on a hot day. :)

I'm up and feeling kind of crinkled..

Midwestern City Boy said...

Our photo editing software somehow got corrupted; but, we found another one to use in time to prepare this week's photo so we are up at Married In Ohio.

Gucci Mama said...

I'm up - with a special tribute to a wife who emailed me asking me to stop posting my "fat ass" on the internet because, get this, she think her husband spends too much time looking at it.

This is so full of win I don't even have words.

Silly Mistress : ) said...

I'd take that Miner's Gold over gold any day!! :D

KaziGrrl said...

Wow! I'll have to give that a look-see... I lile to try different and exotic beers from time to time, can't say I've seen that...

I'm up...

boneman said...

Up,
...and, sure enough, and quit the heavy drinking back in 1991.
Good News/Bad News///
The Good News is, I quit, and now can have a glass of wine every once and a great while without getting too stupid.
Bad News is, I get picked as designated driver a lot, now.
Oh well. Just doing my part.

d=^))

Chapter Two said...

I totally forgot to up myself! I am making things steamy.

Oh and you know I love my beer!

13messages said...

I'm always happy to add another beer to my list. I'll keep a look out for Miner's Gold.

24 said...

I am up...looks like a good tasting beer.

Shibari Reiss said...

mmm beer...
Happy Labor day!
I am up...

xoxo
Shibi

Molly Rene said...

I'm up!

Nighttime is my theme and I have six weeks worth of pictures.

Pocket RockettZ said...

I am UP with my own mystery guest.

As for the beer, I'm going to avoid beer talk for a few more weeks. Overkill with my PBR posts.

Faile said...

I'm up...

DoubleD said...

Im up .. Looks yummy .. The beer not my HNT post :)

Sarahmasochist said...

I just popped my HNT cherry. I am up for the first time. :)

S

Cheeky Minx said...

Since there's Buckley's chance of finding that brew here, I'll be on the next flight out... ;)

viemoira said...

Yum- I love beer! Especially at a brewery! Have a wonderful long weekend and Happy HNT!.
I'm up at the cavern...
~viemoira
http://cavernofthebeast.com

HyperSexualGirl said...

I've only ever drank beer once. I can't say that I'm looking forward to a next time.

And I'm up!

thesecretivewriter said...

i am not much of a beer drinker but u make it look so tasty.

theprattlingsofseverin said...

Oh I'm up (that's if you don't mind pictures of a naked boy wearing a new pink dog leash.

Happy HNT.

sev x

Mit©helangelo said...

Nothing nicer than a cold glass of beer on a warm summers day...

I'm up once again

BTExpress said...

I'll give it a try if it comes here.

I'm up with so not so good news.

padme amidala said...

We are up with a very sexy new picture for HNT this week! Check it out! :D

http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
padme amidala

Infidelity Chronicles said...

We're in with a twist on a kitchen theme this week. Happy HNT!

Miranda

notaperfectlife said...

Happy Labor day... I am new to you and to posting for HTN. =)

Love your pic BTW. :)

Sophia

Diva said...

Finally I'm up! Back in time.....

Diva said...

Ok, confession....I never drank a beer until last summer and I'm freaking 49!

Cougar in Training said...

Mmmmm looks delish...and the beer looks good too!

Diva, OMG! What were you waiting for?

And please don't let MG die! We all need to step up for this to continue.

MinorityReport said...

I'm up...late...but up. :)

MG over? really?