Astoria Staycation – 2017 – Saturday

The second day of our Staycation was all about checking out the LIC breweries!

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After going to bed at a reasonable hour, we woke up earlier and I prepared a breakfast to fuel us for our day; english muffins topped with spinach, salsa, eggs, and bacon.

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Once we were full, we got ready and hopped the subway to Long Island City. We started our craft beer adventure at Big Alice Brewing. We both began with a flight because that’s the only true way to make sure you don’t miss out on an incredible brew. Here are some of the beers that we tasted:

  • Smoked Sasion: Incredible! Light, but the smoke really comes through.
  • Sour One: Very tart and perfect for sour lovers.
  • Dry-hopped Sour: Perfect combination of bitter hops and a bright tart sour.
  • Sweet Potato Farmhouse Ale: Has a light sweetness with a spice finish.
  • We also tasted the Biggie and the Smalls beers.

We loved Big Alice. It’s a small brewery creating an intimate feel for true craft beer lovers.

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For lunch, we stopped into a Thai restaurant for some comforting pad thai and spicy red curry.  It was very chilly outside so it was the perfect meal to warm us up.

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We took a nice stroll through LIC to get to our next beer destination, the LIC Beer Project.

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This brewery was much more hoppin’ than Big Alice so we opted for one beer each and tried to find a seat. We both picked an unfiltered IPA with a pleasant bitter hoppy finish. The atmosphere was a little different here and much less intimate, but we really enjoyed the decor. It’s a super cool space and the beer is very tasty.

Later in the afternoon, we headed back to Astoria for some Bareburger takeout and another movie. Tom was a bit under the weather so we spent our nights relaxing with tea.


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