Arthur 666 and Piper,
Seeing that you are both from NC, I've also been enjoying "Gaelic Ale"
from Highland Brewing Company in Asheville. Have you tried any of this?
I really like it.
Never tried it, but will. Have to go back to Asheville one day soon. They say there are more breweries there per capita than Seattle.
Check out Sweet Josie's if you ever see it. A great stout.
Highland is a top notch brewery for sure. I can usually find the Gaelic Ale in the grocery store around here, lucky me. Their oatmeal porter is good too. My beer-snobbiest friend moved to the west coast last year, and says Highland is the beer he misses the most.
I warms my heart to see people 'south of the border' drinking good beer instead of the swill that gets advertised so much and served in the big restaurant and bar franchises down your way
The US has the most variety of beer in the world by far. So many craft breweries popping up everywhere. It's an exciting time down here for a beer lover.
My favorite Canadian beer? Unibroue.
The Fin du Monde, and the Maudite both hold very special places in my heart.
Have you seen those, Archie?