Something I’ve noticed on the East side of the country as opposed to the West is how much mellower the beer is in terms of hoppiness. I’m saying this in generality, but it seems like all that everyone is brewing out West is super hoppy beer. Each brewery aiming to out hop each other instead of just making a well rounded product with great flavor. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for a hoppy beer, but it is nice to have a wider variety or to simply visit a brewery that doesn’t specialize in hoppy beers.
Some of our favorite breweries we’ve visited thus far have been Red Rock Brew Pub in Salt Lake City Utah where our good friend Joel took us. Carver Brewing Company in Durango Colorado was outstanding. Mad Tree Brewing in Cincinnati was delicious and also had appetizing pizza. And even though our crappy bartender at Terminal Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee fingered the rims of our sampler glasses, their beer was refreshingly tasty. In the next couple days we are heading to Asheville North Carolina which is suppose to be one of the beer Meccas of the East!