Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Dogwood Oktoberfest/Marzen Beer

Dogwood Oktoberfest/Marzen Beer By Austin Ridge, co–owner of Dogwood Hops & Crops (Downtown Winston-Salem) My favorite season for beer is fall and my favorite beer is Oktoberfest/Märzen. What is Oktoberfest/Märzen? Way before refrigeration, it was hard to brew beer in the summer due to hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing typically ended in the beginning of spring and began again in the fall. Most beers were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage through the warmer months, to be ready to drink for fall. Oktoberfest/Märzen is a full-bodied, toasty, rich beer with mild hops and a
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Mystic Dragon Cider by Appalachian Mountain Brewery & Cidery

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals:  Mystic Dragon Cider by Appalachian Mountain Brewery & Cidery By Timothy G. Beeman II Appalachian Mountain Brewing Company make some good brews. They also are in the class of “giving back.” AMB distribute their beers in cans and kegs. With every can (and select pints) sold, you are giving back to a non-profit or charity through AMB’s “Pints for Non-Profits” program. A portion of your pint purchase goes toward select non-profit organizations. AMB also maintains sustainability standards at its brewery. Solar panels, a rain garden, grain exchange in which spent grains are donated to
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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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