2 Way Brewing Company
18 W Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508
13 April 2018
While on my way to the Allentown Fiber Festival, I spent the night in Beacon at my friend’s place. Her son brought me here. This is his go to spot for beer. Small and crowded with the requisite assorted board games and giant Connect Four game, tucked away into a little building on the way to the train station.
P got Revolution Red, an Irish Red Ale, the beer that “made me decide to give beer another chance”. I got a taste of Wild Ale, a sour ale. When the bartender asked me if I liked it, my answer was Yes, but I don’t think I’ll get it, it’s too sour for a full pint and here is where my mind got blown. She told me she could dilute it. As in mix it with another beer. I looked at P, he grinned at me and said, yeah, they are very accommodating here. So, I got the Wild Ale mixed with Confusion, a Saison, a style I don’t normally drink, but mixed with the sour it was just about perfect. She mixed it half and half, then said she could top it off either way if I preferred. I drank it just the way it was. I have had beer cocktails, but never have had two styles of beer mixed together. I think I might do some more experimenting on my own. They serve food, but since I had already eaten I didn’t look at the menu and free popcorn, which she never brought but in her defense it was rather jammed. It was Friday night and it is right next to the train station.
There were sharpie markers on the bar, and after seeing some others signing the bar, I decided to do a little self-promotion. Hey, advertising is good right?