Barrier Brewing Co.

My friend and I went to Barrier Brewing (Website coming soon!) on February 10, 2018. I am slightly behind I know. However, I am still documenting on Instagram so if you follow me, you already know what’s up. I had to include the logo because I just love it. Bright and colorful but simplistic, in a good way! We took the train and getting from our respective apartments to Jamaica, Queens took both of us 2 hours. It normally takes me 40 minutes, this should give you an idea of how the trip started and that wasn’t the only snag of the day. We finally made it to Jamaica and boarded the LIRR to go to Oceanside, that train ride was easy, so easy and so inexpensive I might make this a monthly trip, after my tour is done that is. The brewery is a short walk from the train station. I can’t say how short because we walked down the wrong street first.

No kitchen in this brewery but they have a popcorn machine in the taproom and there was a pizza truck in the parking lot. I tried to convince Chris to get Thai food from a little place I saw when we were on the train but he was not inclined to do so. So we had pizza. It was pretty good. The taproom itself in on the small side, kid and dog friendly. Servers were pleasant, order at the bar like most breweries. I also learned what happened when a keg kicks while your growler is being filled. Beer geyser.

Besides getting my growler filled, they had bottles of stout so I got a couple. I love my stouts. The dark beer above is mine, Chris’s is to the left. Prices are good, ambiance is comfortable. Nice place to just kick back for an hour or two. Which we did, it was nasty weather that day and the brewery was warm and inviting. Almost cozy. We actually started out at the bar and then switched to a table. Then another couple came in and asked if they could join us since it was a four-person table. I love this about New Yorkers, if you have to share a table they are cool. Tourists give you a look like you asked for a kidney. We had a nice, short conversation, much less awkward than sitting across from someone in stony silence.

This sign was in the bathroom. I wondered if they would accept knitted ‘artwork’ for the artist of the month competition.

And I really wanted to ask this gentleman where he got his shirt.

And lastly, my growler and my last beer.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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