On a typical Wednesday evening, as we were cleaning up after dinner, we got ready
to settle down to a mind numbing session of nighttime TV. Just before the mind
numbing started to set in, we had a thought - let's visit a local brewery. We
heard about this new thing called craft brew but hadn't taken time to visit one in
our town. Since 1984 we always enjoyed a hoppy IPA from Sierra Nevada over those
watery pilsners that seemed to rely more on advertising than delivering quality
Devour Brewing was only a 15 minute ride form our house so we turned off the TV and decided to have an adventure. We were immediately welcomed by the bar tender, offered a sample of every beer on tap. What a pleasant experience. It wasn't what we expected. The feeling of being in a bar was there, but there was more. It was trivia night and people were having fun. There wasn't even a TV in sight. For a while we escaped and felt comfortable sipping a few tasty glasses of craft beer with the people who brewed it and others who appreciated it. Devour was about as simple a you could get. Setup in a two bays in a warehouse/light industrial business area, Devour had a single barrel brewhouse surrounded by two rows of secondhand refrigerators serving as fermenting chambers.