Westbrook IPA Among Beers Coming in From This Mount Pleasant, SC, Brewery

A base of pale, Munich, and Carapils malts is just enough to contain the massive hop flavor and aroma packed into this highly drinkable IPA. A blend of four American hop varieties is added four times in the kettle and twice in the fermentor for a complex and layered hop experience. 6.8 ABV. Westbrook Brewery is another home-grown, nearly hometown …


Week of Sept. 22, 2013: Craft Beer Bubble? Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Bridges the Gap

We all remember the dot.com bust of the late 1990s. Over-investment led to a tail spin that, according to some pundits, we have yet to recover from. Many economic soothsayers point to the rising popularity of the American craft beer movement and claim it is in a similar bubble. In this piece by the Brewer’s Association, you’ll see a nice …


Week of Sept. 15, 2013: Gnome Week Toasts, Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale earns 93 pts.

What’s 6,666 years old, rarely seen by us humans and possesses a reputation that’s worldwide? The gnomes. The trademark of La Chouffe beers, the gnome in its cheery red cap is as familiar to real beer fans as are the brands of this ancient brewery. You can celebrate with a tiny toast during La Chouffe Gnome Week, Sept. 18-21, with …


River Dog Brewing Co. of Ridgeland, SC, Joins Savannah Distributing Family of Craft Beers

RIDGELAND, SC — Barely a month after installing new fermenters to expand operations into neighboring Georgia, River Dog Brewing Co. is set to launch in Savannah during a public event on Friday. Several of the brewery’s beers were poured during Labor Day weekend’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest – the first taste many Georgians had of the beers made “just up …