hops for all


Happy National IPA Day, everyone! Have a beer or 8.


a little feature

I am so excited to tell you guys that Hummusbird was featured as Blue Point’s Beer Blogg(er) of the Month for November! As you know, my all-time favorite beer is Hoptical Illusion — a Blue Point IPA — and it feels awesome to have my little blog recognized (for the first time ever)! This is the post that did it.

Thanks so much to the guys at Blue Point — I’ll be having one in your honor tonight!

afternoon brews

I spent this afternoon at a brewery with four of my favorite people in the entire world. Onlookers may have deemed me the fifth wheel, but to them I say, “Shush.” We went to Bluepoint Brewery, home of the greatest beer I’ve ever consumed: Hoptical Illusion. Check me out in that photo, looking like a kid in a candy store — or a deer in headlights. Whichever. We even had the nerve to attend a tour of the place. It’s amazing that so many different types of delicious beer can be brewed in such a tiny spot. I finally understand why tours exist: If you’re interested in the subject matter, the tour rules.

The brewery allows you three free samples, and anything after that is still a good price. It was awesome. I tried a bunch of new beers, with one particular favorite: Wet Hops — their newest brew. The weather was extremely mild for late November, and we had an awesome time sitting at the tables outside. The place was pretty packed, as well. This was our second time visiting this place, and we’ve decided to make it an annual fall tradition. So, we’ll see you next year, Bluepoint — I mean, if we can make it that long without you.