Bissell Brothers Brewing Co
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It began as a beer without a space of its own—initially offered through The Thirsty Pig, now Bissell Brothers produces roughly 10,000 barrels a year in its Libbytown space—a 100-year-old former railway building. It can also claim the unique distinction of producing a beer the The Rock’s assistant flew into town to get. Keep an eye on the release schedule for upcoming beers.
The beer you shouldn’t skip: The brewery’s flagship is The Substance Ale, a bright but hop-heavy IPA with some piney, caramel notes. Or, as we’ve previously noted, Baby Genius Session Ale is one you can drink all summer long.
COVID-19 protocols: The tasting room is closed until late spring, but curbside pickup via the drive-thru—masks must still be worn—and delivery (with a $55 minimum) within the area are both on offer.