Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beer From Around Here

Had a bottle of Red Brick amber ale a few weeks ago. I picked it off the loose bottles shelf at Trader Joe's because the label intrigued me. (It appears they've changed their labels since then---wonder how old the bottle I had was.) It was eminently satisfactory. I don't think the South has quite the microbrewery footprint of some other parts of the country (for instance, it became legal to operate a micro-distillery in Tennessee two years ago, and that amid quite some surprise). But being in the Midwest I've missed out on whatever there was. Good to know that there's beer from around here, though.