Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Coconut Beers - A Representative Sampling

Not that I drink them often, but when I do, this list would be a handy reference. I already have had three of these and the #1, Death by Coconut is clearly a fave. There is also a rum barrel aged version of it about to be released, at the Tasty Weasel only.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good News for List Lovers!

And it's a big one;



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Greenville Craft Beer Festival Now History

Perfect Sunday morning for pouring hot chocolate over a bowl of cheerios while keeping toes toasty with trusty space heater and a dazzling wood fire burning on a YouTube video....
Meanwhile, editing pics from yesterday's Greenville Craft Beer Festival. Despite some strong winds rattling the tent popups, and a few lines bottle necked on the warning track, this very popular event, nearly the last of the season, came off splendidly.

I'll have more details and pix in a bit, just need to practice my typing with my mittens on. Here's one sample, tho:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Death By Coconut For Dessert

Yep, Oskar Blues has a real winner in their Death by Coconut Irish Porter.. Not for those who dislike coconut, cause that's the flavor that hits the palate first. ABV not an issue, sit back and enjoy, very nice as a dessert.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Cold Mountain, HIghland Brewing's Cult Favorite Ages Well

Well, surprise, surprise.... it came off as planned, announced to Leah Wong Ashburn, HBC President, that I had a bomber of 2015 Cold Mountain Winter Ale that had been overlooked in our beer fridge, was she willing to join me in a tasting? Of course she was up for it, and we are pleased to announce that the beer held up nicely, was very drinkable with the hazelnut/vanilla combination very evident. Lost a bit of carbonation, mellowed a bit with age, but still had the flavor characteristics that make this seasonal so desirable.

Now, to wait for the official release of the 2016 version. Gonna be a taste fest!! Some photos to document to occasion: (Thanks to Jason Uhrinek for taking some of the photos) The Community Tap.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Highland Brewing President, Leah Wong Ashburn Brings New Tastes to Town

Plans for the day:
Recover from last night's Hopoholic frenzy.
Begin research for upcoming visit to Raleigh, NC
Show up at 5:30 at The Community Tap for the Highland Brewing Company tasting. Remind Leah Wong Ashburn, President of HBC, that my first ever taste of Cold Mountain happened while interviewing her, back in 2014. This year's Cold Mountain has not been released yet (releases Nov 10) but I have a surprise for Leah. Highland has released several new beers so far this year and I anticipate most of them will be at the Tap for this tasting. Some photos from that interview, including my first glass of Cold Mountain. Ahhh, fond memories!