Week 42 is for those 21 years of age or older. Many will associate Cooperstown, NY with baseball, and while yes the town is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it also holds something for fans of craft beer and other alcoholic drinks. The Cooperstown Beverage Tour is a route of six stops featuring three breweries, two wineries, and a cider mill. So why not combine two loves of mine, beer and photography. While the wineries held no interest for me, I cut down the route to four locations, sadly I only had time to visit three of them as by the time I got to the last stop it was already closed for the night. My first stop was the Butternuts Beer & Ale Brewery, while the location was closed for tours, the employee who did my tasting session, let me poke my head into the main plant, but really the best part of the first location was the label art and beer names, like Moo Thunder. They also had a wonderful Pumpkin Ale, which usually isn’t my thing, but this one was awesome. Next up was the Fly Creek Cider Mill, this was the only real family friendly spot along the way. They still work with equipment that dates back to the early 20th and late 19th century, and had lots of samples of their cheeses, apple cider (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and wines. They also make a fantastic mac ‘n cheese. The crowning stop on the whole tour for me was Brewery Ommegang, brewing beer in the traditional way they have a wonderful and big lineup of some fantastic beers. Ommegang I actually got the tour the whole facility, even the packaging area that had been shut down for the night. Then into the tasting, which featured six beers, not to mention a huge line up of snacks and various dips that they produced in association with local producers. My final stop however, the Cooperstown Brewery, had to be cancelled as it was already 5:30pm and they were closed, plus I still had to get to Albany and the sun was finally setting over the catskills. Another day of seeing both the sunrise and set from the seat of my trusty car. I again decided to push the film one stop and expose it at ASA-800 and used HC-110 Dilution A to develop the film. I really like the look!

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

400TX:365 - Week 42 - Something's Brewing

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