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Penny for Your Thoughts: Summer Cocktails

It’s capital “H” Hot! This year summer came on strong with daily temperatures reaching into the 90’s and late afternoon/early evening thunderstorms making it not only hot, but also steamy. My question: what are y’all drinking? Replies varied, beer and wine still topped the list. Mixed drinks, Gin & Tonic, followed by Negroni and Margarita.

John Rees, who is an avid biker, loves to grab a cold beer after work with friends and considers it a bonus if there is ample bike parking. I asked him to give me the rundown on the establishments he frequents.

     Steel String – great place for beers, good variety and great owners. COVID forced them to turn a few car parking spots into additional outdoor seating and that space is a welcoming addition. It can be a busy street with elevated noise from the car traffic. John would like to see more bike parking.

     Dingo Dog –  a non-profit nano brewery, has an interesting collection of beers with profits going to a great cause, animal rescue. Very dog friendly and good outdoor seating. A little noisy from car traffic and can use more bike parking.

     Craftboro – good local beers, great owners and lots of outdoor space. Bonus, next door Coronato Pizza will deliver your order to the taproom. There is ample bike parking, it is set back from the main road, and is accessible by Robertson Bike Path.

     Beer Study – is the only bottle shop left in the downtown area. John likes that there are always interesting beers on tap and a great selection of cans and bottles to take home. Some consider Beer Study a dive bar, but John says that is part of the charm. Good covered outdoor seating and good bike parking. Best to ride by bike,

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