Before we even left for the holiday Sam found a nearby brewery & booked a tour for us. Mr beer brewer in his element! The place was an hour or so away from where we stayed along many long & winding roads but we got there in the end. We ended up on tour with a minibus load of old gents which made the tour all the more interesting.
It was surprisingly really good but more fun to see Sam's face light up at all the technical talk. He brews his own beer so he was really passionate to hear more about the process and history.
We each got to try thirds of the different beers they make. Having the tour made the tasting more enlightening since we got to try the hops before so it changed the flavour of beer for me. I think I appreciate Sam's 'hobby' a lot more now.