Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals Feb 2018

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: February 2018 It Is Time for Hopslam Bell’s Brewery, of Kalamazoo Michigan, has released their very limited batch of their wildly popular yearly brew called Hopslam. While not a NC beer per se, it is loved, adored and sought out by North Carolinians, especially hop freaks. Bell’s is consistently putting out fantastic brews from their stouts and porters to their wheats (Oberon) and IPAs (Two Hearted Ale), but this, ladies and gentlemen, Hopslam, is a Double IPA. 10% ABV and full on flavor. There are honey notes and deep hop profiles. According to Bell’s
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Foothills Brewing Craft Happiness IPA Project

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Foothills Brewing Craft Happiness IPA Project ‘Craft Happiness IPA Project’ a monthly IPA series – and hopefully crafting a little happiness to go with it. Craft Happiness for a bigger, more ambitious reason. There are people, animals, and places that for one reason or another, often due to circumstances beyond their control, are not happy. There are causes – locally, nationally, globally – that are in constant need of increased compassion and awareness. Even the most basic of needs — access to food, clean water, and shelter — are as alarmingly prevalent as they are
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Hoots Beer Co. Watchnight 2018

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Hoots Beer Co. Watchnight 2018 By Timothy G. Beeman II New Year’s Eve is what Hoots Beer Company calls Watchnight. Hoots Beer always does things to keep with tradition and Watchnight is a Moravian tradition that dates back at least until the 18th Century. So, with Salem (and by association, Winston-Salem) being a Moravian settlement, they also had Watchnight and they still do. Keeping with the Moravian theme that Hoots does (Zinzendorf anyone?), this fits right in. Watchnight is Hoots’ take on the traditional Doppelbock beer. Doppelbocks are German-style lagers which are generally a
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Arabicadabra Coffee Stout from Bell’s Brewery

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals:  Arabicadabra Coffee Stout from Bell’s Brewery By Timothy G. Beeman II We usually highlight NC-based beers in this column but this is one that I can’t pass on talking about. The weather is getting cooler and it’s time for a coffee stout to warm the cockles of your heart as well as give you that tingly feeling all over. Bell’s Arabicadabra Coffee Stout is your key to dark beer pleasure. Of course, I have talked about Bell’s Beer in this column and on The Less Desirables and The Beer Dads podcasts before. I’m not the
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