where i found it: virginia
I just returned from a Winter trip to Virginia, which continues to evolve as an improbable beer paradise. New breweries are opening each minute and brewers have put together a strong lobby to change beer making laws across the land. Go Virginia. Above is pictured the new brewpub, Beer is the ANswer, opened by a beer loving Vietnamese dude named An who has drunkenly branched out from the pho he's been serving for twenty some years. My brother in law took his employees there for a holiday lunch and An gave the Virginians un-used to these strong liquids so many samples that one of them needed to be taken to the hospital.
Other hi-lights include the Licking Hole, which is in the middle of fucking nowhere, but grows most of the ingredients served in their delicious beers.
|the road to licking hole|
|the scenic facade that will become ardent|
Others not to be missed include Devil's Backbone, Midnight, Center of the Universe, Blue Mountain, and the old school Legend of downtown Richmond. Finely crafted drunken-ness apparently makes life in Richmond - capitol of the Confederacy and home town of Gwar - more tolerable.