As a home brewer, he won medals aplenty in the statewide Dominion Cup.
But sitting at the bar at Mekong Restaurant, waiting for Chief Beer Officer An Bui’s opinion on his new robust porter — well, Tolbert knew he had a tough judge.
“There aren’t a lot of people who will give an honest opinion about your beer. An’s one of those, and I really respect his opinion,” Tolbert said.
Bui gave both thumbs up, as have most people who have savored Tolbert’s brews.