Beer. Without it we might not be here today. If you haven't already seen "How Beer Saved the World", please do so, it will change your perspective on this fantastic beverage. Beer not only shaped the world that we live in today, but it also pairs well with the two commonalities that we all here at BE have: 1) a passion for MMA 2) talking junk on the internet. What does beer not pair well with? Texting ex-girlfriends, stochastic calculus, not being creepy, and driving. During my days here at BE, between lurking and actually commenting, I've notice that all three (booze/MMA/commenting) happen at once on a regular basis. I figured that since we have such connoisseurs of malted deliciousness, that it would be a great forum for you to boast about your home-town brews. Micro breweries are surging and I love it. North America (making sure to include Canadia) is finally coming into its own and catching up with europeans in terms of different styles of beer readily available. We are becoming more adventurous in our tastes, ranging from light bodied saisons to heavily hoped IPAs down to the overly malted grains of porters. And the great thing about this movement is that most of the breweries producing this well crafted beer are locally owned and operated. No longer do we live in the days of having to choose from the top 5 breweries for a refreshing pint and maybe a little extra courage to talk to that broad that you've been starring at all night. So in this post, I invite you to brag about the best of the best of your home town micro breweries, add a link to their website, brief description of your favorite pint and encourage others to support your local brewery. My favorite local place is NoDa Brewery, in the arts district on Charlotte, NC. My favorite beers are CocoLoco, a coconut infused porter made with real coco nips and Ramble on Red, a nice rye ale that isn't too overly hoppy.
Top 5 Micro Breweries