Brewers Association releases annual list of Top 50 Craft Breweries

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Top 10 Craft Brewery companies by beer sales volume

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The Brewers Association, the industry group representing American breweries, released their annual list of the top 50 craft brewing companies in the U.S. by sales volume today. One local brewer inched its way up the list this year, and another local brewer appeared in the top 50 for the first time.

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Last weekend in the woods and mountains,  this weekend in the largest US city.

Last weekend in the woods and mountains, this weekend in the largest US city.

Top of Looking Glass Rock trail in the pisgah forest.

Top of Looking Glass Rock trail in the pisgah forest.

First stop is Blacksburg VA. We hit up the Cellar, which had a decent beer list (pictured People’s Porter) and them the new Blacksburg Tap House (pictured giant ass onion rings) before crawling some of the more local spots. Weather days snow but we are still holding out for hiking tomorrow.

Right Proper Brewing - Ornette Beers & Chalk Wall
We stopped in for drinks and dinner.  Top of the list for food was the Chick Filet Sandwich and the fries. The wings were good, though the dressing seemed to be a little watered down. The Brussels had a lot of flavor, but were a little rawer than preferred.  The Chicken Liver Pate and Pickle Plate were decent. 
The Ornette and Skibsol were both very well done beers.  The beer lineup this night was more session friendly, which is great, though having one a little heftier wouldn’t have hurt (all the Right Proper beers on tap were no bigger than 4%, seems we missed some of the standards). 
Place was bigger than expected and was decently packed.  We had a two hour wait however that went by fast since we hung at the bar.  Interior is simple and nicely done.
Overall great first visit, and will definitely be back.  Especially considering we didn’t get to try their full range of beers.  Sticker definitely going on the truck. 

Right Proper Brewing - Ornette Beers & Chalk Wall

We stopped in for drinks and dinner.  Top of the list for food was the Chick Filet Sandwich and the fries. The wings were good, though the dressing seemed to be a little watered down. The Brussels had a lot of flavor, but were a little rawer than preferred.  The Chicken Liver Pate and Pickle Plate were decent. 

The Ornette and Skibsol were both very well done beers.  The beer lineup this night was more session friendly, which is great, though having one a little heftier wouldn’t have hurt (all the Right Proper beers on tap were no bigger than 4%, seems we missed some of the standards). 

Place was bigger than expected and was decently packed.  We had a two hour wait however that went by fast since we hung at the bar.  Interior is simple and nicely done.

Overall great first visit, and will definitely be back.  Especially considering we didn’t get to try their full range of beers.  Sticker definitely going on the truck. 

Fried chicken Super Bowl tradition continued.

Fried chicken Super Bowl tradition continued.

New trail

New trail

To of Kennedy Ridge.

To of Kennedy Ridge.

Line up.  Heading to trail.

Line up.  Heading to trail.