Bissell Brothers The Substance

The next brewery that we headed to was Barreled Souls. This was also on the side of a road in what looked like a converted house. The brewery was in the basement with the tasting room. It was a dark space, but their chairs and tables were all used barrels. As soon as we walked in, it smelled like a brewery. They had a shuffleboard table (one of the few times we did not take advantage of a game at a brewery) and some seating. When we made our way to the bar, we had a sampler paddler with their offerings. They had a few different variations on goses (which were really nice) and a few other beers. They had a stout that was aged in Woodford Reserve barrels which was amazing. They were also incredibly friendly and we met someone there who worked at another brewery as gave us lots of recommendations of other beer places to make our way to. I should have taken a growler, but since it was so early in our vacation, we just bought a glass. This was another favorite of our vacation.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our flagship; a brightly dank ale that threads many needles.”

Random: This was another beer that they ran out of at the brewery, so I’m glad I got a shot at trying this one.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy orange color with no visible carbonation. The nose has a lot of citrus notes with dank pine as well. There wasn’t any malt to this on the nose. The taste had the same citrus notes, specifically grapefruit and grapefruit zest. Pine resin came through as well too. It had a grassy undertone too. As in the nose, there was no malt to the taste either. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy and crisp with citrus and pine. This was a very enjoyable beer that I wish I could have had more of.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Bissell Brothers Seed

The second brewery we went to after Hidden Cove was SoMe. It was on the side of a small highway with a parking lot in the back. As we parked, we saw a cornhole set out with some tables. We went inside and they had a few beers on tap along with a hot dog machine (which was free and was a welcomed snack), free chips and board games as well. The beer was very good (we brought some bombers home to review) and everyone was incredibly friendly. After the previous brewery we went to being such a disappointment, this was in stark contrast. We got a sampler paddler and then I got a pint of their pale ale while we played cornhole (I won, and Val threw a couple of bean bags into the parking lot). This would end up being one of my favorite breweries of the entire trip.


ABV: 6%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: This is their summer seasonal. I didn’t find any information about it on their website.

Random: I had this one at a restaurant with a communal table. They ran out of this when we made our way to the brewery, so I’m glad I got to try it at the restaurant.

This brew poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy pink color with high carbonation visible. The nose was filled with fresh raspberries, tartness and some strawberry notes as well. The taste was filled with berry notes, light tartness and even a little bit of wheat. The body was medium thick with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with berries. This was a very well-done fruit beer, and one that I would have again. If you still see it, definitely give it a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0