Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dumping Beer - Unimaginable Yet Happening

Dumping beer. What a horrible thought! But as Liability Brewing Co. explained this week, it can be the only option especially in a state with antiquated alcohol laws. Brook Bristow is very familiar with this issue.
That said, I found this article about how breweries in other states are reacting to weak sales interesting (and sad at the same time).

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/dining/drinks/craft-beer-coronavirus.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_200429&instance_id=18053&nl=todaysheadlines&regi_id=44737403&segment_id=26188&user_id=eba2316d48f2b01b8e2fb55d63af3c5b&fbclid=IwAR26U9abujLE2LEBgfAZyINTcLNe4GydChGanHCXLja38q5AbXB33P3IB6s

Cheers, sort of.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Newest Foodie/Beer Hangout Opens

For those who were not able to attend the opening of Gather GVL today (open till 9pm), here's a representative look at what Bob Muller and I saw at lunch time. Before the rain!







See ya there! Cheers.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Spilt Mu Pils Collaboration

After grabbing my bottle of Valentine Hunny Bunny Raspberry Wit from Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Taproom (you got yours too, right?) I stopped by Liability Brewing Co. on a tip that a serious collaboration was taking place. Yep, that's what was happening. Long time friend and even longer time brewer, Zach Newton from Newgrass Brewing Company in Shelby, NC, joined Liability's CJ and Jared to brew a Pils, "Spilt My Pils." Just as I arrived they were pitching Amarillo Hop Hash hops into the whirlpool. So, in a couple weeks or so, a new dry-hopped Pils will be available (at both venues I suspect) and I for one am eager to try it.
Stay tuned, when I learn of the release date, I'll let you know.
In the photo:
Dustin Harward, Jeremy Cody, CJ Golobish, Jared Tuttle (top), Zach Newton, Paul Engster, Nick Schotte.
Not in the photo: Bob Muller







Cheers!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Whale Meets Wooden Robot - Greenville Cheers!

If you made it over to The Whale today for the Wooden Robot Brewery event, featuring four of their most popular brews, you could have joined me in welcoming Mikey Foster, Sales Rep, to the beer-appreciating GVL community and tasted some very special brewery-only beers that he conveniently brought along: Aww Fudge, a fudge stout was just velvet on the palate and no hint of the 12.8% Abv. A "Bring me my slippers, I'll be here awhile" type of sipper.

Also a Saison, Alternating Currents (guess the fruit) that was so fresh and fruity that I could have it morning, noon and night. And with an ABV of 4%, why not? Yummers.
 

Despite the occasional power outage, it was an evening of treats and we were told that starting next week, we will see a lot more Wooden Robot kegs available!
Love good news, don't you?
Cheers!






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.
Cheers!


 https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/food-and-drink/pabst-brewing-launches-new-captain-pabst-craft-beer-brand/amp?fbclid=IwAR1dN8Bva0K_A3H5KTYt-jZ_bNCkg-sui0BqLUlrpCLxUpYfvGQlBl76c94

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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!!!
Cheers.

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.


http://www.barleysgville.com/news-and-events/events/biggest-little-beer-fest3/


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












 Cheers!!