Before Beer — I remember when the only microbrew we could order was from Anchor Steam. Fortunately for me, my local pub owner loved trying new beers. The owner of Rogue Brewery brewed in his garage and brought 5-gallon kegs around personally for pubs to sell. Soon Sierra Nevada came roaring into town and breweries started growing like weeds. Now, I look forward to going to my local pub where the beer changes out regularly and like my early pub owner, I try different beers. Cheers.
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