Best Happy Hour in a Home-Brew Shop - 2011
The Brew Hut
In his seminal book, The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, Charlie Papazian, the godfather of modern home brewing, tells his followers that the key to making their own beer is to "relax. Don't worry. Have a home brew." But he doesn't mention what you should do when you're shopping for home-brewing supplies, a task that can be equally daunting. Not surprisingly, the answer is the same: At the Brew Hut, which is attached to, and owned by, the founders of Aurora's Dry Dock Brewing Company, you can order a pint in the brewery's tasting room, carry it a few feet to the store and then sip while you shop. And even though you might not be able to make a beer as good as Dry Dock's, at least you'll be inspired to try.