I love summer. No, I mean, I really love summer. How can you beat fresh veggies from the garden? and here at Three Penny, that means literally we're serving not only farm-fresh veggies from local farms such as Dodge Farm in Berlin and Screaming Ridge Farm here in Montpelier- but co-owner Matt McCarthy has a pretty sizable garden at his house which has been pumping out some great stuff for us- and from time to time I even bring a few of the over-flow veggies from my garden in for Joey and Jake to work their magic on....
And summer isn't summer without some beer league softball. This year, our Three Penny Taproom team looks to have finally grown out of being perennial basement dwellers and risen up to a legitimately mediocre team! Hey, one step at a time. The regular season closes out with a double header on Wednesday, July 28 starting at 6:00 and then a final doubleheader on Monday, August 9 starting at 6:00. Playoffs (everyone gets in, double-elimination tourny) will begin the week of August 16. Come down to the Dog River Fields in Montpelier and drink some beers with us, and have a blast cheering us on!
Plus, summer in Vermont is a proverbial hot-bed of great music festivals. Case in point: the 8th Annual Northeast Kingdom Music Festival, coming up August 6 & 7 in East Albany, VT. A finer collection of amazing music you've mostly never heard of cannot be found. This year, along with such staples as me riding around like a madman on my golf cart and Three Penny co-owner Scott Kerner (aka MC Jay Walker) keeping you informed from the Main Stage mic, the NEK Music Fest will feature a Three Penny tent manned by Joey and slinging out what is increasingly known as Central Vermont's best tacos (sorry, we won't be serving beer- it's a BYOB party).
And speaking of August: Scott and Matt, always trying to think of new ways to keep things interesting, have put together India Pale August- a whole month of over a dozen IPA's on tap! Some of what we'll be featuring includes Hill Farmstead's Edward IPA, Abner double IPA, and Citra and Sorachi Ace single-hop IPA's, plus McNeil's Warlord, Brewdog's Punk IPA, Lawson's Finest Chinooker'd, a double dry-hopped Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, Victory Hop Devil, a few from Mikkeller's Single Hop Series, and a bunch more. Now that'sa fine collection of IPA's!!!
Enjoy it all while it lasts folks... I've already started stacking wood!