It's hard for me to pass through town with out stopping in for a pint or two. Yet, I've been met with a disturbing dilemma on my last two stops: I can't get the beer home with me. I'll start with my sob story regarding a perfectly good growler of PTBC's Reel Amber.
I was in PT on office business, but, of course, had to stop into the brewery to bring a taste home. The growler sat happy on the passenger seat of my pickup. But, when I, being the gentleman that I am, courteously opened the passenger door to help the grower out, it took a face plant on the driveway, shattering by debaucherous evening.
The trouble continued this past weekend when my car veered into town on the way back from Hurricane Ridge.
We rolled into the PT Brewing Co. just after 7 p.m., which, we quickly discovered is when we close on Saturdays. So, off to Water Street, where I was intent on finding a basked of halibut and chips, a pitcher of beer, and a little something to go. The first two items on the menu were no problem. The little matter of brining some beer home was a different story, of course.
Sure, they'd fill my grower, had I brought it. I even asked one of my peeps to remind me to bring my favorite one, but, of course, nobody remembered. Water Street's happy to fill your growler, but they don't typically have them on hand. Snubbed again.
Lesson learned: To prevent unwanted sobriety upon your return from Port Townsend, bring your own piece, and get there early.