Category Archives: Breweries

There’s a Big Storm Brewing in Odessa

I thought long and hard about the title for this post, and I couldn’t resist the pun. I hope you’ll forgive me. Puns aside, there really is a Big Storm Brewery in Odessa, and they really are brewing up a … Continue reading

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Greenville, I Bestow Upon You a Brewing Quest

Thomas Creek and Blueridge Brewing have been the only kids in Greenville’s beer family for the past 15 years. Those teenagers are about to get a baby brother. Don Richardson and Andrew Watts are set to give birth to Quest Brewing … Continue reading

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Riverbend Malt House Seeks to Create a Truly Southern Beer Style

“Support Your Local Brewery” is the refrain of the Brewers Association. While we can all do our best to support local businesses, unless you live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, there really is no such thing as a locally sourced … Continue reading

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The Big Boys Are Coming to Asheville

Within four months of each other, craft beer behemoths Sierra Nevada and New Belgium announced they are bringing their game east and will build breweries in Asheville, NC. They are the second and third largest breweries in the country, respectively, … Continue reading

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Sippin’ Beers on the West Side

This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for work. It’s the first time I’ve ever been in the state, and considering there are over 100 breweries and brewpubs in Southern California, I felt like my … Continue reading

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Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, NC

Over New Year’s weekend, I went on a family trip with my in-laws to Wilmington, NC, where we met up with some long-time family friends from Columbia. It was a fun three day excursion to welcome in 2011. We went … Continue reading

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beer on the frontier: Nantahala Brewing Company

For the long Labor Day weekend, Nicole and I decided we would take a camping trip to far Western North Carolina and visit our friends Chris and Cristina Collier, brewers and co-founders of Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. After … Continue reading

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Dogfish Head is loose in Greenville

Last night was Dogfish Head’s Greenville release party at Barley’s Tap Room. It was a day I was eagerly awaiting for a long time. Dogfish Head is one of the most revered breweries by beer geeks in the world. More … Continue reading

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Bringing BottleTree to the World

Last Monday I had the privilege of being a part of bringing a new beer into the world. It was the first bottling run for the pilot batch of BottleTree Blonde. BottleTree, based out of Tryon, NC, is the culmination … Continue reading

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Budweiser – The Natural Drink of America

Courtesy of my friend Tony, this ad appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 4, 1908. Amazing how advertising has changed in 100 years. They used to sell beer as if it were a medicinal tonic: “In every glass is … Continue reading

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