LYNCHBURG, Va. – Yao Liu opened a Chinese and Japanese restaurant after moving to the U.S. from China in the late 1980s. She says that she’s always loved craft beer, though. In 2015, Beer 88 was born.
Why 88? There are a few reasons. First, she says, “8 or 9 is a lucky number back in my culture.”
Secondly, she thought it would be too hard to have 99 beers available and opted for 88 instead. As she quickly learned, “We have more than like 88 beers.”
If you make it through one list of 88 different beers, you get your name on a glass. One look up inside the restaurant makes you wonder how do people get their name and pictures on a ceiling tile?
Liu tells us that’s what you get if you complete a second list of 88 beers. Talk about dedication!
While Liu loves the craft