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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

Skunky beer: some avoidance tips

It doesn't happen often, but when it does it absolutely sucks. You sit down after a long day of work with a glass of beer. You take a sip and… Nooooooo!! Skunk piss!! Suddenly your beer that you've been looking forward to all day is barely worthy of being poured down the drain. It's flat. […]

Preview of Lost Abbey’s Track #10

The Lost Abbey brewery has a special series of beers they call the "Ultimate Box Set". Each brew is inspired by a classic rock and roll song. Their number 10 in the series will pay homage to Meatloaf's "Bat out of Hell". It becomes available later this week. Here's more.      The Lost Abbey will release Track […]

Untapped – Ruination IPA

I've been looking for the right beer to take a good break from reviewing Fall seasonals, and this one just popped right out of my beer fridge. The Stone Ruination IPA is an experience every hophead should enjoy as often as possible. I'm in Georgia and the brewery is in California, but somehow this is […]

A visit to Red Brick Brewing

When you think of craft beer in Atlanta you probably think first of Sweetwater Brewing Co. And with good reason. But Atlanta has always been a rich market for craft beer fans with brew pubs, festivals and competitions that goes beyond the doors of its top selling brewery. So I decided to take a tour […]