Governor McAuliffe Samples Apocalypse Ale Works Beer

Forest, VA - Apocalypse Ale Works in Forest has a new fan: Virginia's Governor.

Governor Terry McAuliffe told Apocalypse Ale Works in Forest that he liked their brew. The brewery got invited to the Governor's Mansion in Richmond last week to serve their 6th Seal Stout and Lustful Maiden Belgian Dubbel. It was all to celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month. More than 90 micro-breweries are in the Commonwealth now.

Apocalypse says these type businesses are thriving because of a change in the law that allows them to sell beer without serving food.

"We were able to pour this year our Lustful Maiden Belgian Dubbel and our 6th Seal Chocolate Stout for the Governor. And I think he liked the Belgian Dubbel, even more than the Chocolate Stout. Virginia is becoming the Napa Valley of beer," said owner and brewer Lee John.

Apocalypse is getting ready to add a canning line. Right now it is kegs only, but cans are expected by October 14th. They also have a beer garden out back with live music on Fridays and Saturdays.