If you are like me, when you hear "green tea" you think of something you are suppose to drink after a yoga class, or a Pilates session. It's the kind of drink that is meant to increase your anti-oxidants, help you self-awareness, make you a better person. Not necessarily what I equate with beer.
Two Roads Brewing Co., which has only been open for a little over two years, has quickly become one of the largest breweries in the state of Connecticut.
Part of this is due to their location, just a few blocks from I-95 in Stratford; part of it is due to its facility, which is in a beautifully repurposed factory building that use to be home to a company that made metal presses. This allows Two Roads to do contract brewing, currently it is brewing Lawson's Sip of Sunshine DIPA, among others. And they have a fantastic tasting room, on the second floor overlooking the brewing operations. But they have also been producing some good beer since the beginning, and their Road 2 Ruin Double IPA is one of their original brews that doesn't disappoint.
Early on in my career as a professional photographer, back in the 1980s, I had the great fortune of being hired to shoot a brewery in the Black Forest region of Germany. Up until then I had no idea what a really great beer tasted like. What a revelation it was to sample what was being brewed in Europe! From that point on I have been searching out fine beers while traveling on assignment, discovering small breweries in remote towns and major cities, many of which have since become leaders in the craft brew industry. I relish all the different styles of beer, but will be concentrating on IPAs, barleywines and fruit beers for Tenemu. Another great passion is photographing sports, particularly the NFL. Traveling to the stadiums, shooting the game from the sidelines, then enjoying the local beer is my idea of nirvana!