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Drinkable Image: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, N.C.

Last year Chico, California craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Company opened the doors to its brand-spanking new East Coast facility in Mills River, North Carolina. Now I get how Charlie Bucket felt in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The brewhouse is just one small piece of this sprawling beer paradise in the greater Asheville, N.C. area.

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Embrace the Bitterness

Last month the folks at Full Sail Brewing Co. invited me along on their annual hop harvest at Sodbuster Farms near Salem, Ore. Here’s a little audiovisual recap of that lovely September day.