Barkeep Morgan Kerr
draws white and black
ales to go with LAB’s
and fries, below.
add sour beer to new, fresh beer.
V.I. P. VIE W Tours and tastings ($3.50
for three samples and a glass) are
daily from 10:00 A. M. to 4:00 P.M.
WHAT ELSE TO DO Settled in 1845 by
Swiss immigrants, the town of New
Glarus really earns its title of Little
Switzerland, with its authentic Swiss
bakery, Swiss restaurants, antiques
stores, and two museums.
Full Sail Brewing
Hood River, Oregon
overnight stays in 33 guest rooms.
POPULAR BREW Pig’s Ear Brown Ale
was Grand Champion at the U.S. Beer
Tasting Championships in 2006.
V. I.P. VIEW Tours are daily at noon.
WHAT ELSE TO DO Don’t miss the gorges and waterfalls of nearby Franconia
Notch State Park.
Barrio Brewing Company
Despite the drab South Tucson surroundings, the old industrial building
houses an oasis of copper, wood, and
breathtaking mountain views.
POPULAR BREW Many like Copperhead
Pale Ale; or try up to 12 brews for $12.
V. I.P. VIEW No tours here, but you can’t
beat sitting on the old loading dock,
brew in hand, during a thunderstorm.
WHAT ELSE TO DO Down I- 19 South
about 25 miles sits the Titan Missile
Museum, a decommissioned silo
where you can turn the key that once
might have vaporized Moscow.
New Glarus, Wisconsin
At this small hilltop brewery you’ll
discover a reconstructed Swiss-style
village and the company’s new $21
million facility. You might also get to
meet Deborah Carey, 50, one of the
first women to found and operate a
brewery in the United States.
POPULAR BRE W To give the Old English Porter its distinctive vinegary flavor, the brewmasters of New Glarus
You’ll find some of the world’s best
windsurfing here, where the wind-whipped Columbia River rolls by the
town of Hood River. Perched on a
bluff overlooking an array of rainbow-colored sails is Full Sail Tasting Room
and Pub, which just might be the
country’s most scenic brewery.
POPULAR BRE WS Full Sail’s Session
Black won gold at the World Beer
Cup in April. The malty Full Sail
Amber is another crowd pleaser.
V.I. P. VIE W Tours (a taste is $1 per beer,
including a free pint glass) run hourly
every day from 1:00 P. M. to 4:00 P.M.,
but you’ll want to linger on the patio with your ale, watching the sails
below and the snow-capped volcanic
peaks in the far distance.
WHAT ELSE TO DO Visit the Oregon
Cascades Birding Trail and watch
for the Lewis’s woodpecker and the
Clark’s nutcracker, named for the
state’s illustrious early explorers. ;
has its roots in Thomas Jefferson’s
recipe book... Woodstock’s Pig’s Ear
reflects old cockney rhyming slang
for beer...and Strauss’s Red Trolley
honors San Diego’s streetcars.
From left: New
Belgium’s Fat Tire
recalls the bikes
presented to employees on their
Yards’s Tavern Ale
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEF T: JASON VARNE Y ( 2); MARK LUND HOMEROOM ( 4)