Once a year my knitting club takes a trip to Pearl River in Rockland county to go to a little craft store there. Included in the trip is a visit to Defiant Brewing Co. which is right over the tracks from the train station. The day goes, meet at Penn Station, take NJ Transit to Pearl River, buy yarn, drink beer. For me this makes Defiant Brewing Co. today’s stop on Bella’s Fabulous Tri-State beer tour. Stick around, because today, there are two stops. Defiant is one of the breweries that serves food. As such dogs are not allowed. It is family friendly there. The food is mainly barbecue with just two vegetarian options, Mac-n-cheese and deviled eggs. Since I have discovered I am allergic to eggs and my system doesn’t tolerate mac-n-cheese anymore, unless it’s my own, and they were out of Brat, I got the chili. Which was not as spicy as I like it, a little too barbecue flavor, but made with shredded meat not hamburger so a win anyway.

From the picture you can tell they have a fairly large taproom with plenty of tables for eating and drinking and socializing with your mates. The day we went they were decorating for a wedding reception and were closing at 3:00 pm. If you are wondering, who has a wedding reception at a brewery? I think I would for one. This is where I tell you this picture to the right is only the front half of the brewery, in fact the tanks in the slide show below were behind me when I took this shot. The fact that they were closing early turned out to be fortuitous since on the way to The Stitchery we saw Gentle Giant. The second stop on today’s edition of Bella’s Fabulous Tri-State beer tour.

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img_1269And my growler bag was a hit, everybody loved it.

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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