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Feb12-11, 03:08 PM
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Quote Quote by turbo-1 View Post
Gritty has a good mix of offerings. I like 21 IPA and Black Fly, but it's hard to find something from them that I don't like. One thing that draws me to Oak Pond is that I have been here since they started up, and I remember the evolution of their classics, like Nut Brown Ale, and the genesis of my favorite White Fox Ale. Breweries are living things, like their brews, and the people that make them. It's so nice to visit the brewery to pick up a couple of growlers - the owner/brewmaster is a very friendly guy and when he has kegged up a particularly good batch of some variant, you WILL have samples of it!!!! It's not pride (though he has every right) but a love of good beer and the recognition that his loyal customers actually appreciate his efforts.
Now that's how you run a business. I'm sorry that we as a nation had to go through a period where we neglected our craftsmen and women, but it's getting back. Sounds like there's no loser in that group of brews... oh man, I've got so many to try now from this thread, but must titrate slooooooowwwlllly.