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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Meridian Celebrates 11 Years

Meridian Celebrates 11 Years By Timothy G. Beeman II On Sunday, February 25th, Meridian Restaurant will be celebrating their 11th anniversary party. It so happens to coincide with Mardi Gras “season” so Meridian will celebrate both at the same time. Meridian always does food right and this year’s anniversary feast includes oysters on the half shell, crawfish pie, jambalaya, muffalletta, gumbo file, a shrimp boil, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, King cake and pecan pralines. That’s a lot of food. You get one, you get any that you want. And, probably as much of it as you can stand. There’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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