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#182/Florida (Population 676)
Tim and Janet’s House
I was on a radio show this morning called the Trading Post. They had me on to talk about my challenge. They asked if there were any towns I was having trouble with. I mentioned Florida. When the call ended I already had 3 emails from people that lived in Florida and they all invited me over. I called one of the emailers and went to their house that day. People for the most part are amazed there is a Florida in our state. It is amazingly beautiful here. They have Whitcomb Summit which is 2200 feet high. You can see 3 states from the Summit. I’m also still amazed you can see bear in the Berkshires. They were great guests, we had a couple laughs and a Sam Adams.
#181/Tyringham (Population 327)
We came back to Matt’s house after a very productive beginning of the day. This is the 5th town of the day. Matt has his own ninja warrior course in the backyard. He even has the warped wall, which is a very popular one. I love that show. We took a walk down to Goose Pond which is amazing. The only thing about Tyringham and the Berkshires that stinks is the black flies. I got a kick out of all the mailboxes. You have to up the street to get your mail. I’m glad you contacted me Matt. I had a great day. I know I will see you again in the future.
#180/Monterey (Population 961)
Some guys house
Matt from Tyringham and I went to the Monterey General Store and asked the owner if it would be okay to have a beer here. He didn’t want us to do it, but he said, “That house right across the street is mine, you can sit on the porch and have a beer”.. So thats what we did. Cool little town.
Knox Trail Inn
Great spot! These guys wanted their picture taken. Otis is very well known for the Otis Reservoir.
Seriously cutest lady ever. So excited to let us in and have a beer. She said, “I want to be part of this!”
#177/Middlefield (Population 542)
Came to Matt’s house in Tyringham today (a guy that contacted me). I parked my car and we headed to his moms friends house in Middlefield. Absolutely nothing in this town. She lives on 50 acres of land with a bunch of fainting goats and a donkey. It’s like a different world out here. It really is. Amazing views. We all had a Sam Adams and got a suggestion for the next town.
#176/Worthington (Population 1,270)
Awesome Place!! Its the highest elevated bar in Massachusetts. I literally drove up a hill for a half hour to get here. It was 8:30 and definitely didn’t want to stick around long because I knew it was going to be a brutal drive home late at night on dark windy downhill roads. Steve the owner was excited to see me, and made an annoucement that I was there. We had a little ceremonial opening of the beer, which was awesome. We talked for an hour of so and if you haven’t noticed I have reached the halfway point! I can’t believe it. If you are ever in the area I would recommend this place, it was awesome. Steve, I will be calling you when I come back so you can help me with Peru!
#175/Pittsfield (Population 44,737)
This is the staple bar of Pittsfield. Great spot. I met a guy named Matt at my Mt Washington stop and we kept in touch and met here. Like everyone else around here, he is a great guy. I came here to have dinner and my beer with his family. I wish I could have stayed longer, but had to be at Listons in Worthington at 8pm! Interesting if you look at the hashtag, it is rumored that the first documents referring to the game of baseball was in Pittsfield Massachusetts.
#174/Lee (Population 5,943)
Arguably the best place I have been! What an awesome place. After my story was in the Boston Globe, a guy named Matt Puntin from Tyringham contacted me and wanted to help with some towns. He texted me and we met here. So happy I came here. Its just a fun, colorful little tavern. They serve all craft beers too. Their website is nocoorslight.com. This is the hardest part of my challenge. I didn’t want to leave this place all night, but I have to keep my focus on the end goal. Josh the owner was nice enough to buy my beer, and make a donation. Thank You! I am shocked that under 6,000 people live in this town, it seems like people from the other small towns all come to Lee to do things. There is an outlet in Lee now that is pretty cool. Well off to Pittsfield!
#173/Lanesborough (Population 2,990)
Drove down the road 2 miles from the last stop and bumped into this place. You can add Lanesborough to the long list of towns I have never heard of before I started my Beer Tour. Not quite 3,000 people here. This is my 2nd town town, but plan on hitting 5 or 6 since I have a driver. Great little spot. Had a burger and beer before I head to Moe’s Tavern in Lee!