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The Pub / Re: Wicked Weed purchased by AB
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:10:53 AM »
Probably the best response to the WW buyout I have seen.

The Pub / Re: Wicked Weed purchased by AB
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:01:45 PM »
Wicked Weed is certainly feeling the sting as 20 breweries have pulled out of their July festival and at least two breweries have severed ties to the brewery and their collaborations. It seems few breweries want to see their efforts enhance the AB machine.

The Pub / Re: Wicked Weed purchased by AB
« on: May 04, 2017, 07:00:50 AM »
FWIW - Foothills is in Winston-Salem, both the pub (downtown) and the production facility (near the mall). If you went to a pub in Greensboro it was most likely Natty Greenes although there are now several breweries in GSO. Foothills bottles are available in NC, SC, Tenn, VA, GA, and Washington D.C.

Since I'm now off topic. Foothills has a beer named Sexual Chocolate which is almost impossible to get in a bottle unless you go the yearly release party. You can find it on draft, but not in a bottle. I was in Charleston, SC recently and stopped into a Total Wine and they literally had cases of bombers. I bought a bomber to take home. I have not been lucky enough to grab a bottle of Sexual Chocolate in at least 5 years, but a Total Wine in Charleston, SC has it in the store in three different locations.

The Pub / Re: Wicked Weed purchased by AB
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:54:17 AM »
They have been opened for 5 years and have expanded almost every day they have been opened after the first year.

All Things Food / Re: Pizza Time
« on: April 24, 2017, 12:57:23 PM »
Akorn is 100lb and has wheels. ;)

All Things Food / Re: Pizza Time
« on: April 24, 2017, 05:08:15 AM »
For those with an HOA, just get an Akorn Kamado (on sale at Lowe's until 4/26) and raise a large thick pizza stone into the dome with some fire bricks.

As an added bonus you can grill and smoke with it. ;)

Beer Travel / Re: Charleston, SC Breweries
« on: April 20, 2017, 05:38:20 AM »
By chance was just in Charleston. It was for work so not beer centric. If you need a great restaurant suggestion which is more foodie than steak and seafood try Five Loaves. They have a location near downtown on Cannon Street. The food was great and their beer was SC, but in cans. As far as the SC breweries most are putting out solid brew. Coast is an old favorite and Holy City has a great porter. I have not ventured to Westbrook, but haven't been turned off by their brews when I have found them on draft. A Google search yielded a bunch I have never heard of in the area so try them all. ;)

Beer Travel / Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« on: April 18, 2017, 04:47:22 AM »
FWIW - word on the street is Hi-Wire is killing it currently. Previously they were mediocre at best, but many good friends are giving them high marks. Another in the area is Zebulon Artisan Ales out of Weaverville. There wares are stellar.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:47:51 AM »
McClelland's Highland Single Malt was only $22, but it is a pass. Too harsh and alcoholic for my tastes and too much cedar and oak character. Water didn't temper it, the only thing which did was having a few IPAs before a glass of it.

The Pub / Congratulations...You're Old
« on: April 10, 2017, 07:14:05 AM »
Just saw a brewery post on Facebook about their Trivia Night featuring Harry Potter.

As I know next to nothing about it I think I'll pass. ;)

The Pub / Re: Not so local after all...
« on: April 10, 2017, 05:23:51 AM »
Darn North Carolina posers!

Beer Travel / Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« on: March 30, 2017, 05:25:28 AM »
I didn't live in Asheville...

Which explains a lot.  ;)

Beer Travel / Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« on: March 29, 2017, 05:12:09 AM »
Sounds like you just didn't soak it up since you lived there. It has had a great beer scene for nearly 20 years. Sure there are newer breweries which get some hype or make the beeriodical headlines, but even without Wicked Weed, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, and Oskar Blues the scene was fantastic. As far as Burial, I have found them hit or miss thus far.

Beer Travel / Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« on: March 28, 2017, 07:34:24 AM »

It wasn't about three years ago... a lot of that explosion is very recent (of course, right after I move away). 

Of course it was, it has been for several years. It didn't take the Beer City USA title in 2009 (a tie), 2010, and 2011 without having a great beer culture. It has exploded recently, but has always been great.

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