On a recent Friday evening, Steven and I ventured out to Beer Belly Bob’s in Ilion, NY. They don’t have tastings every week, so we were happy we saw this one on Facebook. When we realized it was for an area brewery, we were delighted. I am happy to recommend Red Shed Brewery of Cherry Valley and Cooperstown.
As we walked in, one of the other people tasting said, “She’ll write an article about you!” I felt famous.
Red Shed would definitely be a good thing for me to write about for Mohawk Valley Living magazine, but I want to visit one of their tap rooms first. For now I will content myself with a blog post. David Olson, the man pouring gave me a card, and I have already visited their Facebook page. I hope to make a trip to Cooperstown soon!
The first brew we tried was Jessica’s Red. It won my ultimate accolade of “yummy.” We went on to Cloudy Girl, which was very fruity. I did not like it as much as Jessica’s Red, but thought it would be a good summer drink. The Smoked Porter was heavy, smoky (of course), and very dark It was tasty, but I could not drink a lot of it.
Red Shed is only available on draft right now, but we were able to purchase a growler for a very good price.
For more information about Red Shed Brewery, you can go to redshedbrewing.com. or visit their Facebook page.
Route 51 Beer Belly Bob’s Discount Beverage Center is located at 70 Otsego St., Ilion, NY, phone number 315-895-0936. You can find them on Facebook, too!