33 Acres Brewing Co.

I had a lot of hopes and expectations when I went to 33 Acres.  I had heard a lot of good things about their beers and was really looking forward to going there.  Having a nice long vacation, and not really knowing a lot of people who would want to go drinking with me on a weekday, I ended up going on my own.  I quickly learned that 33 Acres is not my type of brewery.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

I have absolutely nothing against this brewery and they do make great beers, but the atmosphere is not for me.  To put it simply, it is a very hipster place to be.  When I walked in, I grabbed a seat at the counter, which was pretty small, and grabbed a beer.  The people behind the counter were not very friendly, but they could have been a little busy with their work and I just didn’t notice.  It doesn’t help much that there is a large espresso machine on the counter blocking the workers from the customers.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

The place is pretty busy overall and the people going in with their skinny jeans and white t-shirts seemed to love the place.  I saw a lot of beards and flannel as well but being the middle of summer meant that flannel was not really in style.  I am not into this scene and felt a little out of place.  I did my best to just keep to myself and enjoy the beers that I ordered while observing the people inside.  I felt like Steve Irwin in the wild and observing hipsters in their natural environment.  It was fun to observe a little.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

33 Acres Brewing Co.

The beer at 33 Acres is really good.  They make a nice fresh IPA called Nirvana and when I visited, it was mid-summer and their seasonal 33 Acres of Sunshine, a Blanche (Witbier) was on tap.  It had a slight sourness, on purpose, that was very refreshing and perfect for a hot summer beer tour.  I may have over hyped 33 Acres a little and became let down by the hype, but I wasn’t let down by the quality of their beers.  I just don’t enjoy the atmosphere of their shop as it didn’t fit with my personal style.  I wouldn’t be afraid to get their beers to take home, but I doubt I’d be staying there very long, other than to pick up a 6 pack of fill a growler.

33 Acres of Nirvana

33 Acres of Nirvana

33 Acres of Sunshine

33 Acres of Sunshine

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