Monday, January 20, 2020

Pabst Ain't Craft

Apparently someone at Pabst could use a refresher course on the meaning of “craft” when applied to beer.
I embrace their increased use of hops, but...
Read and decide for yourself.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Chili Time at Quest

Winners of the Quest Chili Cook-off!!
1st Place:
Kevin's Morockin Chili
2nd Place:
Puns Are The Wurst
3rd Place:
The Devil Made Me Do It.

A hot time was had by all!!!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Biggest Little Fest Kicks Off 2020

Whoa, 2020 is getting off to a fast start, events are quickly lining up on my calendar. I already mentioned the Quest Brewing Company Chili contest this weekend; looking a little further into the month, what should appear but the first major GVL beer festival of the year, Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria (Greenville)'s Biggest Little Festival 2020, January 19, which will be here before you know it. This is an especially favorite fest for Belgian beer lovers cause The Trappe Door will be filled with an amazing array of popular Belgian offerings. Not to be missed, get downstairs early, the place gets packed quickly.

Some pix below from last year to remind you of how much fun can be had:


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Burning Blush Has a Grand Grand Opening

Burning Blush Brewery Grand Opening is officially over but you can still go visit. Weather for the opening day was ideal so the crowd took advantage of the large beer garden area benches conveniently located near the food truck.
You knew it was an official opening cause Cuzzin Adam Willier was there, along with fellow Thomas Creek brewers; Jared Tuttle from Liability Brewing Co. and Eric Boice from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant plus representatives from White Labs Kitchen & Tap

Whit Lanning's Helles was very popular as was the porter. I was impressed with the Pecking Order Hierarchy Vienna Lager and the Square Your Luck Juicy IPA was dry-hopped goodness! 

A grand, Grand Opening and I foresee many happy hours will be spent there by craft beer lovers, families and friends, especially next year when the warm weather returns

Congratulations again to Whit and crew for a spectacular kick-off!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holiday Shopping Events, Part 1

Attention GVille Shoppers!!

If you like sipping beer while doing your holiday shopping (and who doesn't) here's an opportunity to do just that:

And if you want to just have a beer, Quest Brewing Company is releasing YuYum Pecan Porter today, which is sorta holiday like.... it's got pecans and so does pecan pie which is one of my fave holiday treats!

This weekend will have lots of similar activities happening; contact your favorite breweries, pie shops and gift stores for their scheduled events.
Cheers and Happy Shopping!!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Restaurants and Craft Beer: Win-Win

As is well known, no Sunday is complete without a new list to peruse, in this case, restaurants that serve craft beer. I can personally attest to 4 of the 10’s accuracy. How many for you?