Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals
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 this on The Less Desirables, and I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of IPAs. It’s just not my favorite style. But, I appreciate the beer process and you have to give props to Foothills for putting this beer together. I don’t rate only on preference, but on how well the brewer(s) did in staying with the style they were trying to produce. I drank two of these and I did actually enjoy it. Because I think Foothills did a good job with this style and this was a good brew, I’m rating it 3.75 pints out of 5.
Spencer Davis is owner of his family’s company, City Beverage, which has been selling fine beer and wine since 1946. They’re located at 915 Burke Street in Winston-Salem and on the web at www.citybeverage.com. Tim Beeman is co-owner, co-host and producer of The Less Desirables Podcast and The Less Desirables Podcast Network ft. The Less Desirables, Fan Interference, The Beer Dads, The Man Who Ate the Town and Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking podcasts. Find out more on the TLD Network page, www.tldpodnetwork.com.