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Barn, Belgian beer and Brussel sprouts.


We were back in the barn this weekend and ran the new heat pump for the first time. It’s a big space so it took a while to warm up… but the building held the set temperature all day, which means all our stuff and seal each and every god damn gap insulation work…




But there were still a few more windows to trim and that’s when things went downhill.

There was sputtering, mumbling, cursing and okay…. small pieces of wood may or may not have been flung across the room.



When the wood started flying? I knew it was time for a distraction… so I trudged down to our crap filled underground nightmare basement and retrieved a treasure we purchased a few years ago.



A neon bar sign from the Ommegang brewery in New York. We stumbled on them when we visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and fell in love with their Belgians.





If you’re ever in the area, check out their tasting room in the old barn… and if you’re visiting this time of year? Try my favorite.



There’s a tavern in Brussels famous for it’s pigeon racing?

Sounds like my kind of place.

And speaking of Brussels…



When you live across the street from an organic vegetable farmer?

You never know what will show up on your doorstep in the morning.



Gettin’ my beer on…..



We love it, and seek it out on a regular basis.




So when we find a new craft brewery?



Apparently Brickyard Hollow has been open for almost a year and how we never noticed it is a mystery.




Perhaps because the building used to be a 7-11?




Whatever the reason, I’m glad we know now.




There’s a rustic modern decor… which includes those horribly uncomfortable metal chairs that are popping up everywhere.

For the rounded hipped among us? This is not good.




Uncomfortable outdoor seating as well.




But the appropriate vintage photographs provide a relaxing atmosphere…

And then there’s the beer.




Bring on the flights!




We tried the Belgian, the Trestle, the Blueberry and the Amber and they were all lovely. After ordering some full size glasses,  I discovered the cocktail menu.




Which had a boozy Lime Rickey.

Of course Yarmouth is a town famous for it’s annual Clam Festival. And when you’re at the Clam Festival? You have to meet the Clam…




And have a freshly squeezed non alcoholic Lime Rickey… they’re delicious.

But a boozy version?




It’s simple, crisp, refreshing…. and filled with gin.




What more could you want?

Happy as the proverbial clam, I moved on to the food.




Rich creamy clam chowder with just the right amount of everything.




Husband went for Blueberry Moonshine wings while I chose a Black and Blue burger and country fries.




While the burger was too thin for my taste, and slightly overcooked…. it did have a fabulous charbroiled flavor and potent Gorgonzola. The fries were dusted with some kind of slightly spicy rub which I could easily have munched on all day.


Brickyard Hollow rates a solid B.




I look forward to going back and trying Key Lime Scallops, a Cuban and a Crab Cake burger.

And of course… more beer.