The first stop on my Craft Beer Country, In Search for Best in the West journey, was Shasta Brewing in mountain-hugging Weed, California. Friendly, fun people lined up on this mountain brewery’s bar stools, but less-than-inspiring beer streamed from its taps. I worked my way through an entire flight (and I don’t like to view this special project as “work”), desperately searching for something worth writing home about. Instead, I came up empty — all except the stubby glasses, none of which I could manage to polish off. My next time through this beautiful outpost in Craft Beer Country, I might visit the quaint watering hole, but may decide to lift my spirits with a local whiskey rather than another underwhelming ale.
This post was written by Kirk Richardson.