Off to a good start here – once we made it through Knoxville on a football Saturday with half of Tennessee headed for the game. Our first night was a nicely wooded KOA in Corbin, Kentucky. Got all hooked up just in time for the rain to start. It continued well into the next day as we made our way to Cincinnati, Ohio. Showers stopped just in time for us to get caught in a construction delay and we kinda got turned around in search of a distillery on the Kentucky side of the river from Cincinnati, but once we found New Riff Distilling we knew the brew tour had begun.
We had a nice sampling of their newly released bourbon and an amazing Wild Gin, which was locally sourced and bourbon barrel aged. Truly an amazing flavor, unfortunately we are on liquor purchase restrictions. You see, we will be crossing into Canada by the end of the week and you can only bring one bottle per person of alcohol across. Kinda crimps our style, since we packed for a month’s trip and gosh, here we were in Kentucky Bourbon territory!
However, this was a special afternoon after all, with a huge liquor store in the same parking lot that had a brewery attached: Braxton Labs. We had a small flight with a cream ale, tropical stout, New England raspberry milkshake IPA and blueberry strudel. What a wild assortment.
Before we left, Jackie noticed the growler fill station and got herself a 32 oz. of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, one of her personal favorites. Lunch in the motorhome with some iced tea, then back on the road. Rest assured, we don’t drive impaired. Most of these flights are about 16 – 20 ounces total, and we split them. So don’t worry.
We arrived at Wapakoneta KOA just off 1-75 and celebrated the cool temperatures (low 70’s) with the crowler of beer Jackie bought. A good day was capped off by a gorgeous sunset. Off to Michigan tomorrow.
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