The End of Bad Beer

Doug John has been refining his beer recipes in small batches for almost 25 years and he has finally decided they are good enough to share. His new brewery, Apocalypse Ale Works, just opened twenty minutes from my front door and I could not be more excited. The new brewing facility and tasting room are next door to “Pints-O-Plenty,” the craft beer store he runs with his wife, Lee, making it a one-stop hops hotspot. I was with them a few weeks ago while they brewed the first batch and again during their opening weekend when I got to enjoy a glass of it. They will have their beer on tap at restaurants throughout the area and hopefully in bottles next year. A preacher who blessed the space (and then had some samples) must have done a good job. They have two beers available right now and four more will be rolling out before too long. It’s a good time to be here.

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  1. Jakes Place (on SML in Moneta) needs a continuing supply of Apocalypse 6, … if I’m to keep drinking it … without draining my gas tank ! Loved the three drafts I had last night.

    I’ve been drinking stout for almost twice as long as you folks have home brew experience, and I’m happy to say that Apocalypse 6 ranks with the very best I’ve ever had, including the “snake oil” varieties in Frisco CO, and Mackeson’s and Watney’s Cream (from the UK, sold at Total Bev, and poured at Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington).

    Would like to hear that you have lined up the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing as one of your regulars, so I can drink Apolcalypse when (in future months) I go to see my youngest grand daughter at the Landing .. She’s due this week ..

    Good luck with your venture.

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