After escaping the grit of the New York City area, the duo of Dave and NOT made a run north upstate. They found themselves all bottled up in Ballsten, home of the National Bottle Museum.
Stretching down from Canada like a finger between New York and Vermont lies Lake Champlain. The lake is the supposed home of a serpent, Champ, which is a relative to Scotland's Nessie. NOT and Dave reported no sightings of any monsters, just a disappointing lack of Champagne in Champlain.
After all that water, NOT and Dave sure worked up an appetite. So after crossing the lake, what is a thirsty pair to do, but stop by the Magic Hat brewery in, VT. Despite all the pumpkins around, Magic Hat doesn't make a Pumpkin ale.
Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman
Prepared Fall 1999. Last updated June 2006