Neil Burton, the founder of Strangeways Brewing, has always had a penchant for exploring the unknown, especially when it comes to beer. As a result, he has found himself in some of the more peculiar corners of the world tasting as many unique beers as possible. What he discovered on his journeys is not of great importance. But what he returned with is—a profound passion for, and acute knowledge of, implausibly good beer. Combining this fixation on great beer with his penchant for the unfamiliar, Neil embedded himself in Virginia's burgeoning craft brew culture. Realizing he didn't want to merely be a spectator of the craft beer business, Neil began tirelessly working towards the goal of what would eventually become Strangeways Brewing.