Running Long Branch

I do 7.4 miles of running along the Jersey shore with minor expectations as to what I was going to encounter.

Get to The White Chapel Project. A real cool vibe and the beer was very good.

The Nelson was an over the top IPA that went well as a long run recovery drink. We ordered the Poutine with a fried egg. I should have taken a picture of the dish. It was very beautiful and tasted every bit as good as it looked. Rich and decadent. A true comfort food and much needed following a 7 mile + run. Gravy, beef, cheese curd and french fries. It was just heavenly. The staff at WCP was attentive and so professional. We didn’t want for anything.

Icarus Brewery was solid. Good to see it busy & bustling. Great crowd. Easy conversation with the locals who stand by their brewery of choice. Left there with a couple of crowlers of the Fresh Track Suit. An Imperial Porter. Rich in body and a slight coffee taste. We hoped for other take-out but our choices were too rich or not available as a take-out option.

At the Red Tank in Red Bank…I jumped to the front of a service line for beer un-intentionally. Everyone was so nice as I was so apologetic. But the young man next in line and the bartender nodded and they served me ahead of everyone else. Age has its privileges. I had a most spectacular IPA called Hoptology. A surprise for the end of the night. Spectacular bitterness, juicy overtone, clean finish. The brewery was Hopping (no pun intended), local flavor, young kids and families. Everyone was just so nice. Very cool vibe.

Keep running, keep your soul fresh, keep drinking local Jersey beers and keep celebrating a life well lived!

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