We loved Bristol Brewing for what is means to the community AND their great beers. They’ve been brewing beers since 1994 and in 2013 moved their entire operation into a closed elementary school and helped to found the Ivywild School: “a flourishing communal atmosphere linking commerce and community with gathering spaces, local cuisine, education, art and gardens”. Love it.
The beer at Bristol is what you’d expect from folks doing this for 20+ years–consistent, quality, and well balanced. They have 6 flagship beers and rotating taps with seasonals, experimentals, and the such.