Long-celebrated as a cultivar of sensibilities specific to the Southern palate, this quaint university locale has served as the state’s eloquent ambassador of food, music, literature, and art. From rich soil of Lafayette County, Heron and the Hare launches. Clad in the dust of tradition but buoyed on changing winds, the first brewpub in town offers a new sense of propriety as patrons sip beers in plain sight of the copper fermentation tanks in the brewhouse. Interested patrons discuss the brewing process with knowledgeable bar staff. The barbecue pits whisper oak and hickory smoke through the biergarten and out into the green space, awakening the senses of the families, tourists, and students who gather.