No brewery is truly independent. Craft or not, every brewery’s success counts of the communal support across the bar. Every now and then, that support jumps behind the bar and lends a hand. That’s the kind of support that’s been keeping Louisville’s Crystal Springs Brewing Company afloat for years. I dropped by on volunteer canning day to see what it was all about, and lent a hand when I could.
And in more drinking related news: Stout Month returns to the five Mountain Sun sister pubs and breweries all February long. With at least 36 house stouts and a dozen-plus guest stouts, there’ll be a whole lot of stouting goin’ on.