Friday, March 14, 2014

Busy, Busy Beer Day

The Greenville Craft Beer community is keeping me busy these days. Tonight was an Abita Beer tasting at the Greenville Growler Station so I had to join in, being a big fan of their brews. Beth Usry, Abita Market Mgr. for the Carolinas, did the pouring to a pleased crowd.
With perhaps an eye toward Summer, one offering was their Strawberry Harvest Lager. A unique experience because this is the first time this popular beer has been available in kegs; previously bottles only. Made with LA locally grown strawberries, the taste is fruity but not overly sweet... a good balance with the Vanguard hops. Definitely a Summer sipper at only 4.2% ABV.
Turbodog was also offered and was as good as ever. Any fan of brown ales should know about this one. Thanks to Beth for an enlightening evening.

And thanks for the mardi gras beads!

Beth Usry, Abita Market Manager for the Carolinas made lots of fans this evening.

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