A pleasure to tell you about one of the island’s newest and finest business adventures – The North Haven Brewing Company – and we went out Saturday evening to check it out for the first time. With Ben’s permission, please enjoy my simple photos and share this blogpost wherever it fits.
Not that they’ll need any special marketing – we predict they’ll have standing room only during the high season this summer and seem to be making a mark now all year long (see the websites noted below for updates).
But first, a photo of the Cookie Tree Farm view of course 🙂 – a spot down the private road from the house to a high view over the water – a site where a geodesic dome house once stood:
Okay, it was not clear yesterday – rain and fog covered the island all day long, with soft May nourishment. We are enjoying some sunshine today though, and blue skies, until more predicted wet stuff arrives part of this week again. Early May rain leads to lush lilacs at the end of the month! But back to the brew….
We drive into town the long way (why not, or you know why if you live here – until the new bridge is finished, soon! over Pulpit Harbor) and well, driving around the long way for a change is truly an enjoyable change for us, even in the fog.
We park downtown near Calderwood Hall (you already know about this great eatery upstairs, right?) and we find a cozy and friendly space on the ground floor with island folks, visitors, and locally- brewed beers and ales.
One of us sipped a full glass pretty quickly:
Ben is one of the three entrepreneur owners (with Jesse, and Liz) and he served us last evening – with popcorn at the bar and friendly folks standing and sitting, a table full of women enjoying a “girls’ night out” – several local men in pairs, and a small circle of familiar faces having a chat and saying hi.
The entire ground-floor space is divided about in half – with the equipment providing a shiny welcome aura…
What else to add? I should have taken a few more photos, yet hope you get the idea.
One glass for each of us – and then home – to the Cookie Tree Farm kitchen where soft over-baked sweet potatoes were waiting for us in the oven for supper (with smoked salmon out of the fridge – a treat for Saturday night and so easy to prepare).
Cheers! Sante! Salut! Skol!
Check out their web – http://www.northhavenbrewing.com/home
This place is truly “where everybody knows your name” and visitors are welcome.
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