My Thanksgiving weekend was quiet. I went for a Thanksgiving morning run and did a little Black Friday shopping. Friday night, the roommate and I went and checked out a food truck (Toasty Cheese) and brewery in Naperville. It was delicious -- both the food and the beer -- once we found the brewery!
Solemn Oath Brewery is tucked away in a warehouse area just off Ogden Avenue and you would not know it was there unless you were looking for it. And that's the way they like it! It's a spot for serious beer lovers, but we agreed that if a guy was taking one of us here on a first (or second!) date, we would probably be a little nervous about where our date was taking us. There aren't any signs directing you to the brewery, the streets are deserted, and it feels like you're going down a dark, deserted street to nowhere until -- boom -- you reach a parking lot packed with cars.
|Inside, the taproom shares space with the brewery. Fair warning: the chairs are bolted to the floor, so don't try moving them!
|I tried the Butterfly Flashmob (not because of the name, I swear!) and HalfQuad. Loved 'em both. Going back to try others -- hopefully soon!
|Two flights of Solemn Oath beer (sadly, neither one is mine). I may have to try one of these next time I visit.
|We were treated to a spectacular sunset for Saturday night's friendsgiving (aka t(H)anksgiving).
|It IS as chilly as it looks.
|This guy is such a ham.