Having just returned from a vacation on the East Coast, I am glad to be home in Indiana. I had one heck of a time finding good beer while in Virginia Beach. There was one brew pub in Virginia Beach and one in Norfolk. The beer selection in the store was pretty sad, too. I did luck out and find Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard, and Smoked Porter in bombers. There was also Sierra Nevada Pale and a few of the Magic Hat offerings, but that was it for craft beer.
We then ventured to New Jersey on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry across the Delaware Bay. The ferry had a bar serving Dogfish Head, which recently opened a brew pub in Rehoboth Beach, which is about 10 minutes from the ferry. I was stunned by the lack of beer available in New Jersey. I need to thank John Holl, he sent me to the Tun Tavern in Atlantic City. It is in a hotel about a block from the beach. The food was very good, had a chicken Philly that was awesome. Their IPA was solid, just as their other beers were. I sampled a Saison, an Irish Red, a Stout, and they were all solid, brewed to style beers. The tanks are above the bar in glass so everyone can see them. It was nice to walk in a place so far from home and smell beer brewing, it is a most amazing smell!
With all that said, I am glad to be home. Indiana has an amazing amount of brew pubs and breweries. We also have an amazing amount of craft beer available from other states. I used to think the grass was greener in other states, but after this vacation, I know better.