I know it’s about making plans and sometimes sticking to them, but I never realized that you were tied down, prepared, and determined to actively search for breweries near me that you could visit. Sure, you had mentioned the idea of taking a tour of the local watering holes that served high-quality craft beer, but I thought it would end there. I really didn’t think you’d be willing to visit the breweries and see what all the hype was about.
Maybe I’m a bit confused because finding breweries, in general, is not that difficult. Really and truly, we are living in a golden age where any information we want is at our fingertips. Do you really want to know the secret to finding breweries near me? That’s simple: get online.
Don’t look at me like that, okay? I realize what I’m telling you seems a bit insulting in the sense that I’m telling you to do the obvious, but really, you don’t have to search far to find a brewery anywhere you are. There was a time when the only breweries in existence were the leaders of the big box industry whose primary focus was mass production. There was consistency in the flavor, sure, but in the end, the flavor always seemed to be missing something. If you wanted “good stuff,” so to speak, you had to ask for information or go to the house of that friend who always seemed to be ahead of the curve.
Now breweries are popping up everywhere and in many cases they are popping up in city areas where the brewery is part of the urban development plan. The idea is that a local business can establish a store in the heart of the city, and its presence can attract other businesses to call the area home. Some of these breweries also have restaurants that partner with them to really earn a strong place in the community.
So yeah, all you really have to do is go online and use any popular search engine to find breweries you want to visit. Whether they are close to me or not, you are likely to get a lot more results than you imagine. You will also find that several breweries are a bit less traditional in their operation. For example, one of the big changes in the food and beverage industry over the past twenty years is the rise of dinner theaters, sometimes known as movie grills. These new theaters not only offer first-run movies, but they also have restaurant-style orders for customers, and you can even find an on-site brewery at a chain. The idea that you can watch a good movie, have a good meal, and have a well-brewed beer to drink all in one place seems so far-fetched, but that’s progress for you.
How about this? If you’re still adamant about finding breweries near me that are worth exploring, I’ll go too. As the saying goes, “Drink good beer with good friends.”