So we ordered a nice big pizza to nosh on and my wife enjoyed the Black Irish which is a Dublin-style nito stout and I had a taster tray of the seasonals which were the White Rider of Conquest (Belgian style-strong Pale), Red War (Belgian style-strong Red), Black Famine (Belgian style-quad), Molten Lava (Imp IPA), and Project 48 (dbl IPA).
After relaxing for a bit and finishing up our beer it was time to hit the road and head back home towards Backwoods Brewing.
Backwoods brewing really is a bit backwoods. It's in Carson, which is off Hwy 14 a couple of miles. I would imagine that unless you live there or are doing some sort of outdoor recreation during the warmer months you might never go through Carson. Backwoods is actually behind a grocery store/post office. If you are using navigation it will put you in the front of the building, so just keep going around to the back and you will see it. Once you walk in, you instantly feel comfortable. The pub has a friendly rustic vibe. We went straight to the bar and ordered a taster tray of all the available beers and some stout-braised brisket nachos. I was expecting beers that were a bit raw and maybe not so good, since they're a new brewery. But I was pleasantly surprised. All the beers were really tasty and the nachos were good as well. The beers that really stood out to me were the Clear Cut pale, Ridge Run Stout, and the Log Yard IPA.
With the established breweries (Walking Man and Everybody's Brewing) and now Amnesia Brewing and Backwoods Brewing, plus a couple of new-comers (Railside Brewing and Acadian Brewing and soon-to-open Mill City Brewing) now you can do a nice little Hwy 14 brew tour.