National Parks finally makes the connection between hop cones and pine cones (though only one features forest setting) in AAB (Vol. 32, Iss. 5, 2011). To soak up both some of the best of Mother Nature and those who nurture our beers, head to Biscayne Bay National Park near Miami (FL), Mammoth Caves National Park near Louisville (KY), and Crater Lake National Park above Medford (OR).
This blurb from a larger feature on awesome places to drink (DRAFT, vol. 6.5, 2011) emanated from a bizarre trip to Death Valley (all trips to Death Valley end up being bizarre) and staying at a hotel/campground a friend recommended because they stocked tons of craft beer. Talk about an oasis.