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Smoke Sessions – 2020

I’ll be honest, I was not a fan of smoke beers. To me, they all came in one flavor….campfire. I could pick it out of whatever I was drinking and just couldn’t get past it. Never did I go back for a second pint.   With that as…

Exploring the Terrior of Southern Barley

It all comes back to geology - Brian Simpson   When Brian and I worked together as environmental consultants, that quote was a common refrain. Brian, being a geologist, always took smug satisfaction in the fact that his chosen…

Collabs for a Cause

Over the past 6 months, we've worked with several of our customers across the Southeast to brew beers that give back to those in the service industry that have been impacted by COVID-19. A small gesture that we hope demonstrates our support…

Capturing the taste of home with contract malting

We’ve heard it since the beginning…..it can’t be local enough! - Brent Manning   We’ve offered locally-sourced malt for almost a decade now. While this practice marks a notable improvement in the carbon footprint associated…

HARVEST UPDATE – 2020

  Each crop year is distinctive and offers a teaching moment. Our intake process remains the same, the results are always different. In previous years, we’ve seen warm, dry springs drive rapid growth and early harvests. Mother…

Malt in Lagers

In lagers, brewers ask the raw materials to do the heavy lifting. Randy Mosher   All over the craft beer landscape, we are seeing a steady expansion and exploration of the many classic lager styles and I couldn’t be happier!   This…

Reopening – With Renewed Appreciation

Reopening - With Renewed Appreciation

Your Table is Ready?

After more than two months of quarantine, the good people of North Carolina are gearing up to enter Phase II. I wish I could tell you I’ve had loads of time for deep introspection and reflection on our way of life and what the road ahead…

Beer, The Pint That Helps Keep People Together: Insights Gained while Studying for Certified Cicerone

Beer, The Pint That Helps Keep People Together:Insights Gained while Studying for Certified Cicerone Needless to say, due to current world events I am definitely spending a lot more time at home for the good of mankind. Being in quarantine…