If this is Monday, then it must be the official start to Greenville Craft Beer Week, so I started it at the Greenville Growler Station where Big Jon was holding a class on Beer 101, the beginnings of beer in this country, all the way back to the 1600's. Love his classes cause they always include samples!! Learned that at one time, recently actually, there were on 89 breweries in the country! Most of them owned by big conglomerates. As this week celebrates, the beer scene nationally has improved immensely.
|Big Jon (l), John McAlpine, and Brook Bristow starting the week in grand style.|
|Big Jon opens the Beer 101 Class, starts with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.|