A compendium of links for the two Eastern USA Road Trip 2016 series.

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NA Confidential has evolved in several unexpected directions over the years, but it still functions as my own damn personal blog — so there.

In this cantankerous spirit, here are the paired links from my recent series, loosely titled Eastern USA Road Trip 2016.

My current preference in documenting our travels is to publish the overall daily narrative at NAC, while reserving beer and food explorations for Potable Curmudgeon. All these are back-dated to the day in question, and completed once I’m back home and have had time to think about it.

So, here’s the compendium.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 1: MLB, Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians.

Helluva beer selection at Cleveland’s Progressive Field; the price is high, but I can live with that.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 2: Across Ohio and New York to Brattleboro, Vermont.

A hand-pulled pint at McNeill’s Brewery in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 3: A varied melange of Brattleboro.

The view (with beers) at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 4: Lunch in New Hampshire, and a last look at Vermont.

Very different and both enjoyable: Elm City Brewing Company (NH) and Hermit Thrush Brewery (VT).

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 5: Ruby welcomes the Confidentials to Massachusetts.

About the Montague Bookmill, and a few beers in the Massachusetts countryside.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 6: A trip to Gator’s in Rhode Island.

A glorious pushing of buttons: Rauchbier at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton MA.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 7: Northampton MA and Labor Day in a Blue State.

A lovely Best Bitter at Northampton Brewery.

Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 8: Civil War history in Frederick, Maryland and environs.


Brewer’s Alley and Monocacy Brewing in Frederick MD.




Eastern USA Road Trip 2016, Day 9: Antietam and a detour through Civil War medicine.


One vast hospital: Flying Dog’s Saw Bones Ginger Table Beer.

Strictly speaking, there was a 10th day, which amounted to tad more than eight hours spent driving home through Western Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky. The scenery was stunning, and I wish there would have been time to properly appreciate it.

With luck, there’ll be other times. Cheers.

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