The perfect beer is something Doug John has been trying to find for years.
"When I went to college, you only had a few choices and I though all of them were bad," said John.
Instead of settling for something he didn't like, John decided to make beverages of his own.
It's a hobby he's been tinkering with for 20 years. Now it's part of his livelihood.
"It's kind of neat to turn a passion and a hobby into a business," John said.
Together with his wife, Lee, Doug is opening a microbrewery called "Apocalypse Ale Works."
"The fun part about a craft brewery is that the sky is the limit," said Lee John. "We can make anything."
What they're making is a beer with wheat and honey. It's supposed to be less bitter and have more flavor than a traditional brew.
"That's the fun part is to try to find new recipes and try to make things different," Lee John said
The business itself is something different. Apocalypse is Bedford County's first microbrewery.
"Bedford County didn't allow microbreweries, so we actually had to go through and change the laws here to allow a microbrewery to exist in Bedford County," said Lee John.
Running a brewery isn't just about making alcohol. It's about creating an experience for people who love craft beverages
"We want to teach people how to make their own beer, as much as we want to make beer and serve it to others," said Lee John.
Doug and Lee hope their venture will bring people to Bedford County. They'd love to see craft breweries take off in popularity.
If that happens, they won't mind the competition.
"It's fun being the first," Lee John said. "We won't be the last, but we hope that we will always be the best."
The brewery is located inside the old Forest Fire Department building on Burnbridge Road. There will be a tasting room in the back, where people can come and enjoy the beer that's being made here.
Doug and Lee hope to have their first drinks ready in time for the Super Bowl.