‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’
The weather outside wasn’t exactly frightful, but it would be pretty messy in a matter of hours. Snow and ice were in the forecast, which some found irritating, but others felt enhanced the festive holiday mood in the tasting room.
Jeff McDonald and his wife Judy Duhl of White Plains stopped into the brewery with their daughter Laura and her friend after cutting down their Christmas tree in Easton, Connecticut. The 9-foot Douglas fir is strapped to the car’s roof outside, eager to shake free from its nylon sheath. “We started to go there 20 years ago, and it became a tradition,” says Jeff.
The brewery part of the excursion, suggested by Laura’s friend, …