The problem with being a runner is that we just don’t know when to stop. On Sunday, despite being probably the coldest day of the year and going against all better judgement, myself and a few other fellow runners went on what could only be described as a torturous run. Never mind the fact I had two pairs of gloves on or the fact I had to wear hiking socks on top of all of my running gear just so I was able to feel my toes; the 5 mile trek along the Schuylkill River Trail near the Grosstown Road trailhead was bitter cold.
Why did I decide to leave my nice warm fleece blanket and couch to do this, you ask? Well, to go to a brewery afterwards, of course! Not just any brewery, though. After a run like this, I wanted to go to one of my favorites, Hidden River Brewing.
Nestled inside the Historic Brinton Lodge, Hidden River Brewing offers an eclectic selection of small-batch brews in a beautiful and quaint setting.
Sitting in a room that would remind one of a study, adorned with shelves of old books and a fireplace, we all indulged in various varieties offered that day.
I enjoyed my first choice, the Revolution Cider. Being the oddball in the group who really loves a good cider, this was both refreshing, without being overly sweet. It was the second choice, though, that stole my heart (and taste buds).
Interwoven Offerings is a Coconut Milk Stout. You could smell the hints of coconut with every sip. For being a stout, it didn’t come with the natural heavy stout texture, yet had all of the silky smoothness I was expecting. This beer made my entire run worth the effort of going out into the cold.