So we started making our journey westward to Iowa, with our first waypoint being the Amish Cheese Shop in Cambridge City, Indiana.
The Amish Cheese Shop has artisan cheeses made from cows milk collected from Amish farms. The cows are not fed artificial hormones or additives and the herds average 40 head instead of 400 or more like the large factory farms. This is the only milk used in their Amish cheeses. I didn’t even realize it happened like this but as soon as we got inside I found myself mesmerized by this certain species of cheese.
The Troyer Family has been making and smoking bologna for over a century now. They must be doing something right. In 1912, Michael Troyer created a unique special formula which consisted of a blend of seasonings to make a delicious all-beef bologna. Four generations and over 100 years later, the Troyer family continues to produce tons of genuine Trail Bologna daily. This isn’t bologna
But it sure looked good. It’s coming with. So after a quick stretch and a little shopping, we were back in gear and headed west. few hours later we found our stopping point of Columbus, Indiana. What an awesome place this is. We found ourselves in a small town with population of about 44,000 people. Very cool people. From the very moment we got out of the car and checked into our hotel we knew this was going to be a great experience. We got some coffee, and headed out for some dinner. We hit downtown Columbus and found the Columbus Bar.
This place is one of Indiana’s oldest continually operating bars. It is nicknamed the “CB”. It’s a very eclectic full service family oriented brewpub and restaurant where they put their own twist on home cooking. They pride themselves on quality and purchase many of the items they serve locally. naturally we had to sample as many of their menu items as we could, and I am glad we did. We had Mini chicken dogs wrapped in honey corn breading
This beer is a social lubricant, a beer that lives up to its name. This is a black stout beer with a firm brown head. They add a little bit of lactose for ballast. Columbus is home to Cummins Inc., makers of diesel engines. This beer is dedicated to the hard working men and women of Cummins!
It’s called the 8th Deadly Sin. I guess I’m left with two choices; go back for a visit or try and create it myself. I think both are in order. Special thanks to Mike and “Rock Star” for making our visit to Columbus and the “CB” most excellent.