Explore the breweries of New England, the birthplace of the hazy IPA, with Australian beer writer Mick Wust AKA Schoonerversity. It’s a beer adventure!
Mick’s a beer writer, beerstagrammer, and all round good guy, and has put together a 9-day brewery trail covering four states to showcase some of the best breweries New England has to offer. Check out the breweries that pioneered the New England ‘haze craze’, including The Alchemist and Ratebeer’s ‘Best Brewer’ five years running, Hill Farmstead.
But even beer lovers need some variety—we’ll also explore local foods, go on scenic hikes in national parks, stay in a quaint waterfront town, visit a maple farm, and go to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory for tastings. This small group tour will be a holiday like no other.
Limited spots available. Secure your spot at https://thecraftedtrail.rezgo.com/details/179729/schoonerversitys-new-england-brewery-trail
Pretty much all the information is at The Crafted Trail website, but here’s some more for ya…
WHEN IS THE TOUR?
The tour departs from Boston on the morning of Tue 3rd September, and finishes in Boston on Wed 11th September.
WHAT WILL THE TOUR COST?
The cost is $2299 USD, which comes in under $3300 AUD.
WHAT DOES THE COST INCLUDE?
This includes round trip transport by air-conditioned tour van through four states in New England—from Boston in Massachusetts, through Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and returning to Boston; professional services of a CPR certified guide/driver; overnight accommodations for 8 nights in comfortable tourist-class hotels; breakfast every day; tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory; and all entrance fees to State and National parks. It doesn’t include food and drink, or optional extra activities, so you get to choose what you spend there, and won’t be paying to eat/drink stuff you don’t want to.
Jane at The Crafted Trail is an excellent tour operator, and people always have incredible things to say about her tours. She’s organised things wonderfully, and I’m so happy to have her take all of the burden away from travelling to all these great places. I hate having to organise holidays, and the stress of figuring out how to travel from brewery to brewery would be a nightmare for me… but Jane’s taken care of all of that!
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THERE BE?
Between 8 and 25 people. This is not something where you get lost in the crowd. It’s more the kind of tour where we hang out and get to know each other. (If you’re an introvert, don’t worry—there’s also plenty of time where you can wander off on your own and recharge. As keen as I am to hang out with people and chat about beers, I know I’ll be doing this sometimes!)
WHAT DOES “OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT” MEAN?
The rooms in the hotels are for 2 people. If you book as a couple, you’ll get a room together. If you book solo, you’ll be matched with a roommate (drinking buddy?) of the same gender. The Optional Single Supplement is only if you would prefer to pay extra to have a private room all to yourself.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOMETHING?
Feel free to ask them here, or to email Jane at email@example.com