Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Lazy Bird Brown Ale from Birdsong Brewing Company

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Lazy Bird Brown Ale from Birdsong Brewing Company From Tim: We had this beer on The Less Desirables recently, and we also had Birdsong in the studio for an upcoming episode of Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking podcast. The guys at Birdsong know how to brew good beer. Even my least favorite of their brews were in the 4.0 out of 5 range. That’s pretty good. By far, my favorite beer from them was the Lazy Bird Brown Ale. Lazy Bird is drinkable no matter the season and no matter the weather. Tasting
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: New Belgium’s Dayblazer Easygoing Ale

New Belgium’s Dayblazer Easygoing Ale From Tim: Ever since New Belgium opened shop in Asheville, they’ve been flooding the market here in the Triad with one great brew after the other. This week, we’re doing something a bit out of the norm for New Belgium, and well, me, too. The Dayblazer Easygoing Ale is New Belgium’s answer to light beer. It has a light golden color that looks like a wheat field flowing in the distance. The taste is very light but surprisingly flavorful. You get hints of wheat, malt, hops and oddly enough, honey. It really is a near-perfect
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Brüeprint Brewing

Brüeprint Brewing From Tim: Brüeprint Brewing Company was formed in 2012 in Apex, NC. Eric Wagner, a water treatment engineer, had a passion for cooking and decided to combine this passion and his engineering knowledge and create Apex’s first craft brewery. Coming from that background enables him to understand the science behind a good beer and he takes his knowledge of cooking to create unique flavors and styles. We have had the Pale Brüe Eyes Pale Ale on The Less Desirables and thought it was a decent brew (or brüe). On one of my other podcasts, The Beer Dads (www.thebeerdadspodcast.com)
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Foothills Brewing Jade IPA

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals Foothills Brewing Jade IPA From Spencer: We kick off the year with one of the best beers made in the state! The Foothills Jade is named after the Pacific Jade Hop but also is dry-hopped with Chinook and Citra hops.  This is a dry IPA that has big notes of tropical fruit and pine aromas. Moderate to heavy on the bitterness that pours a nice white cap head. The finish has a peppery mouthful that blends in perfectly with the body. This is how an IPA is made to perfection. From Tim: We had
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