Yesterday, very early yesterday, we travelled west to pick up our hog at 0630. We then headed northeast to deliver our cargo to Indiana. We had an address. We found the address. But it looked like a brewery. It WAS a brewery ! The 3 Floyds Brewery and the guys there were prepared for us. ! Specifically Andrew Conaway was our host and official hog recipient. But first a side bar.
A big shout out to blog friend Brian http://oshea12566.wordpress.com/ who has been working on building a pub like bar in his basement (for some time I might add. They apparently work slow on the east coast ) While touring the 3 Floyds Brewery http://www.3floyds.com/ I kept thinking of you Brian and how the decor in this not so little Brewery in the Midwest might inspire your decor. Your wife however...might not agree.
So the beast was unloaded and then escorted to the prepatorium
|Ah ribs...and loin..and baaacooon....|
Mr Conaway then gave us a private tour of the brewery as well as the pub where great food is being managed by Chef Mike (Sheerin) who sadly we did not get to meet yesterday but yet the day was still quite grand as not only did we get to see this very fun vat (oh how I love signage) ,
we were able to see the pub INSIDE the brewery,
with its authentic concrete floors and real old seats. The best kind of bar seats where the vinyl is all soft and pre-shaped by all the bums (I'm talking about peoples behinds, not making a comment about their socio-economic status) before you. The art work displayed throughout the facility did in most cases require an over 21 crowd but was still of great talent. I wanted so badly to take this one home
for my own Irish family get togethers but once again when I asked Keith to hoist me up to the wall so I could grab it, he feigned deafness.
At the end of our tour we were sent home with a fanTABulous gift. A gift I choose not to tell you about as I am selfish that way and plan to drink..I mean keep...it all to myself. Slainte' !