Recently, Doug and I "discovered" a new Fayetteville tap room called Fossil Cove Brewery. And by "discovered," I mean that one of my new faculty friends (from teaching camp!) invited me to go there for a trivia night with her and one of her colleagues. Of course I invited Doug, but they wanted more of a "ladies night" thing, so I met them halfway. I went first and told Doug to come by later, to help us at trivia and to drive me home.
I walked there from the office, about 1.5 miles achieved in half an hour. It was a lovely fall day, and I just put on a podcast and strolled up the trail. The actual location for the tap room is in an industrial-feeling part of town, though right near to residential neighborhoods. In terms of location, it felt similar to our favorite Albuquerque brew house/tap room owned by some friends of Dougs, La Cumbre. Seriously, if you're in Albuquerque with a car, check it out, especially if you like IPAs.
Anyway, Fossil Cove was really cute! Very small, with a bar counter and maybe 5-6 tables, it's a one room venture adjacent to the actual brewing room with big ole beer barrels. The tap room has local art on the walls, is painted a cheery color, and just seems like a happy place. They have outdoor seating as well which I'm sure we'll take advantage of next summer.
And the beer. The beer is good! I particularly like a Belgian brown they make. There are a bunch of IPA-types as well, which I didn't try because I'm less of an IPA fan, but others said they were good. The trivia was difficult and we didn't get a question correct until Doug came--though I knew the question they asked immediately before he walked in (Which president had the shortest term?). Mostly because of The Simpsons.
We've been back to Fossil Cove since, after my winning race (more on that in another post!), and enjoyed it just as much the second time. Yay for local brews!