Q:

What Are the East's Best Craft Beers?

This may sound silly, but I plan trips to mountain towns around the brews that flow from their taps. What would you say are the East’s best craft and microbrews that come from mountain towns?

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Beer.     Photo: shyshak roman/Shutterstock

A:I’m glad you’re aiming your beer goggles on the East, Alain, because everyone knows, without a doubt, that the best brews in the country all originate from the right side of the Mississippi. And I’m not just saying that because I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which has been voted “Beer City USA” for three years in a row in a national online poll conducted by the founder of the Great American Beer Festival. I spent a great deal of time drinking many, many different samples in order to properly answer your questions. Don’t say I’ve never made any sacrifices for you. Here are my findings.

Heart of Darkness, Magic Hat Brewing Company
Cold Mountain Winter Ale, Highland Brewing Company
Ubu Ale, Lake Placid Pub and Brewery
Ninja Porter, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
Dale’s Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Brewing

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