Just back from a very rewarding visit to Upstate Craft Beer Co. where
they are quietly open before the big opening on December 26 (put that on
your calendar as a must not miss!). Had their charcuterie; intensely
flavored selection of cheeses and sausages, which I paired with Birds
Fly South's Saison to start, then added a New Belgium Hop Stout.
Interesting how each beer seemed to bring out different flavors in the
food, especially the peach-ginger-pepper jam.
While munching and
sipping away, Co-owner Jack McDonald was being interviewed for Channel 7
TV, while fellow owner/brewmaster Chris Hardin was busily brewing away
on a Dunkelweisse. Good times were had by all. They are opening each day
('cept the 25th) at 10am so lunch is calling you. I'll certainly be
back, one cause it's in my neighborhood, but also cause it's gonna be a
favorite spot to hang out and play dominos.
Catch the action here:
Cheers to their newly opened nano-brewery!
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