Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Granite Falls Brewing Company

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals:  Granite Falls Brewing Company By Timothy G. Beeman II Granite Falls Brewing Company, located in… you guessed it, Granite Falls, a small town in western NC. It was launched in 2013 and have been making quality brew ever since. Their facility is located in a historic building complex over 110 years old. The owners wanted to have beers that were affordable but also cutting-edge flavors and style changers. Perhaps one of the coolest aspects of what the brewery does is donate a certain portion of the profits from some of their beers to various
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Sidecar Orange Pale Ale By Sierra Nevada

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale By Sierra Nevada By Timothy G. Beeman II Sierra Nevada was started in the late 1970s off of a dream by homebrewers and pals, Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi, in Chico, California. They had but one dream: to make beer that they’d want to drink, plain and simple. Their green label Pale Ale is now the standard by which even the prestigious Cicerone program designates as the basis of what a true Pale Ale should be brewed, crafted and taste. In 2010, Sierra Nevada was named “Green Business of the Year” by the United States Environmental
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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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