We stopped be this lovely establishment, the Sierra Nevada Brewery,
as we passed through the mountains yesterday evening.
We did not have the time to take a guided tour and do a tasting.
We did enjoy strolling through the upstairs and looking down on the huge vats
and peering through windows at the bottling machinery.
There were lovely gardens with many annuals and vegetables.
There were even some hops vines growing up on trellises.
I had no idea hops had such a nutty aroma.
It was a nice break in our journey.
If you find yourself passing through the North Carolina mountains,
you may want to drop by for a meal and maybe a drink.