Yeah, beer. And as far as that goes, I live right over the mountains (Appalachian) from Asheville N.C. which is the craft beer mecca of the South. Here are two links that will provide more information about our regional craft beer culture.
Brewery boom in Waynesville, N.C.
Bruisin' Ales, a world class beer store in Ashevllle N.C.
I should also mention that there are three craft breweries here in Knoxville. These are Woodruff Brewing, Smokey Mnt. Brewery and Marble City Brewery. We also have a pretty dang good beer store of our own, Bearden Beer Market. I should, of course, mention my favorite local pub; Union Jacks.
Now ya'll know where to go to enjoy a pint when you're in our neck of the woods!