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Tilted Barn

Tilted Barn

I won't lie: yesterday was an emotionally tiring day. 

But today I woke up with a song in my heart. It was such a biblical moment of "sorrow may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning." I was just prepared that today would be a great day!

And it was a very happy Friday. One of the things I was most looking forward to, however, was visiting The Tilted Barn. 

Laura and Ollie told me about this place last night, thanks to someone they met at Bayberry who knows all about New England beer ("Larry the Beer Guy"). He told them about this brewery that was also legitimately a Barn, on a farm, where the pumpkins they grow are used in their pumpkin beer--supposedly the best in RI. 

Given my pumpkin spice Vietnamese ice cream, I was all about trying this hole in the wall brewery in Exeter, RI.  

Another of my friends, Katie, and I had already made plans to hang out, so when I suggested pumpkin beer on a farm, she was like: Yes. Absolutely.  

Long story short, there was a line up the wazoo. We missed most of it because the crowd had lined up an hour before the brewery opened (at 5pm) , and all the cans were sold by 7pm. One of the beers had already kicked by the time I made it up to order--a coffee stout. I was really sad about it, so I did a $5 flight. Jack, the pumpkin beer, I ended up getting two of. The other was called The Other One, which ironically sounds like there were only two choices, but there were in fact more. 

The whole ordeal was amazing and fun. The beer was good, but when it's made without coffee or bourbon barrels....it's not entirely my thing. In my experience, though, the pumpkin seemed legit.

Getting to spend more time with Katie: priceless. She loves Ireland the way I love Greece. It was so great hearing her story and getting to pray for our friends together.  

Another wonderful lead into the Sabbath :) 

The Big W

The Big W

Prayer Team & Ice Cream

Prayer Team & Ice Cream