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Kyle’s Files: Great Lakes Blackout Stout

“Our robust Blackout Stout is named after the infamous ‘Blackout of 2003’ that left the northeastern United States without power for days.” Uh, why didn’t I think to open this beer two weeks ago, when an ice storm knocked out power in my area for several days? That would’ve been too appropriate. I opened a […]

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Q&A with Suwanee Beer Fest

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale today. That's welcome news if you've had the pleasure of attending this event the past two years. You can order tickets directly through their website by CLICKING HERE. The date for the event is Saturday March 16th. So mark your calendars carefully. To gear up for the festival, […]

Southern Pecan

Head to Head, Genghis Pecan and Southern Pecan

However you happen to pronounce the word, the pecan is a versatile nut that lends itself well to both simple munching and intricate recipes such as the classic pecan pie. It has a rich nutty flavor that can also bring forth a bitter bite too. That's why some breweries are using the pecan in their […]

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A visit to Terrapin Beer Co.

A couple weeks ago Ben and I were in Athens, GA with a couple hours to kill before seeing Louis CK perform at The Classic Center. So we ventured over to Terrapin Beer Co.  for a look at their expanded facility and to taste some good beer. We'd heard a rumor received an insider's tip from @RLShock […]

Liquid Bliss

Untapped – Liquid Bliss

One of the greatest taste combinations ever created is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. The union of chocolate and peanut butter will forever stand the test of time and leaves in its wake a plethora of other successful combinations – peanut butter and jelly, chocolate covered cherries, apples and cinnamon…bacon and everything on the planet that […]

Oskar Blues Brevard

Oskar Blues up and running in NC

It won't be long before you'll pick up a can of Dale's Pale Ale and instead of seeing that it came from Colorado, it'll say Brevard, North Carolina. This week Oskar Blues opened its doors and its canning lines in Brevard, thereby completing the expansion project to the east coast. This should dramatically increase both production […]

Kyle’s Files: Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast

After a lengthy absence, I have returned. Damn you, college, for interrupting my beer reviewing. With classes officially in the books for the semester, I figured I might as well take the time to sit down with a beer. Call this a pre-finals break. I went to a local grocery store the other night in […]

Brewvival 2013

Brewvival tickets on sale today

COAST Brewing and The Charleston Beer Exchange have announced the date for 2013's edition of Brewvival, and tickets went on sale this morning at 10am. So if you plan to be around on February 23rd you should grab your ticket as soon as possible. Because they've also decided to sell less tickets this year than […]

Macro vs Micro

This article is a long read, but worth it if you want some history on the craft beer movement, and more specifically the troubles the mass quantity beer producers are facing these days as more and more consumers are choosing quality. I'm all for giving consumers more choices, but my hope is that these great […]

Red Hare Choc Porter

Untapped – Red Hare Chocolate Porter

So yesterday my local Beer Growler shop had their weekly pint glass giveaway and Red Hare Brewing's Chocolate Porter was featured. If you're around the Atlanta area I hope that you are familiar with this young Marietta brewery. They're just a couple years old* and have already started to can: first their Long Day Lager […]

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Hops vs. Gruit

Stumbled across this article the other day and wanted to share it with you. Mostly because I found it to be educational in terms of beer production but also because I think it speaks to the American ideal when it comes to good beer – create something flavorful that people will find unique and enjoyable. […]

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Seasonal bliss

Seasonal beers are an odd thing. It seems as if a majority of breweries brew the same styles, without fail, for each season. You know the jist of things….summer is wheat beer season, fall is Oktoberfest and/or pumpkin beer rampage, stouts and winter warmers populate the winter population, and spring is…well, spring is usually a […]

Cocoa Mole

Untapped – Cocoa Molé

I'm excited to bring you this review because I think it is a fantastic beer and hopefully one that you can find on your local shelves. New Belgium is a solid brewer that distributes pretty widely. This addition to their Lips of Faith series is arguably their best. At least if you ask me. New […]

Olde Rabbits Foot

Olde Rabbit’s Foot returning in December

This one is elusive unless you live in the Winston-Salem NC area. Olde Rabbit's Foot is a collab bettween Olde Hickory, Duck Rabbit and Foothills brewing companies. Check out the specs and description after the jump.     The 4th release of the North Carolina  collaborative brew Olde Rabbit’s Foot returns  Saturday, December 8. Duck Rabbit, Olde Hickory, […]