“The truly good stuff is hidden in plain sight an hour outside the city. That’s where you’ll find the modest headquarters of Fonta Flora Brewery. Located on a quiet street in Morganton, North Carolina, it’s a point of pride for this town of 16,000 people. Many pack the place every week despite a divisive, left-field drink list that leans heavily on locally sourced ingredients like figs, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, scuppernong grapes, wild plums, and the 200 pounds of prickly pears head brewer Todd Boera harvested by hand earlier this month for a barrel-aged blonde.”

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