22 Oct 2017
Last week was Choctoberfest 2017 in Hershey. It was held in the park near the center of town, near the fire station and a church. It was a great place to wander about, sample fare from the local restaurants and breweries, listen to music, and socialize.
Part of the fun was sampling Hershey’s products along with the brews. This included their Scharffen Berger line, which has a harder bite than the Kisses, and come in a variety of intensities, from milk to dark chocolate. I’m not an expert on this. My tongue tells me any good beer tastes good with any good chocolate.
The one beer I tried was a stout from Boneshire Brew Works. It had a light taste reminiscent of Guinness, but a strong coffee flavor that reminded me of Troeg’s Java Head. I added to my list of brews.
Teresa and I sampled candied bacon from The Mill in Hershey. They’re located across the railroad tracks from my neighborhood, and the nights they’re smoking meat makes our evening walks mouth-wateringly delicious.
It’s a military thing, trust me.
Walking around gave me the chance to appreciate the architecture of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department’s addition. The old building is at the far end, on the other side of the fire tower. I hope they made it so that you can climb up and see the area from there.
Sometimes, the picture tells the story without words
All in all, it was a nice Saturday in the park. Hmmm, do you think there’s a song in that?