Craft brewers—the heart and soul of this Oktoberfest issue—are small, independent and traditional. They’re passionate and driven. They treat every batch like an experiment that comes to a head (pun intended) at the precise intersection of artistic devotion and scientific experiment.
I’ve never met a beer I didn’t like. Well, I have, but I drank it anyway. With so much variety available to beer enthusiasts around the area, I often don’t play favorites. Instead, I’ve found that I like to try whatever beer I haven’t tried before.
The exploding popularity of craft beers has forced many local bar-restaurants and nightspots to widely expand their selection of crafts, including beers from area breweries. We checked in with 10 area spots to find out which area-brewed beers are popular with their customers.