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Posts By Will Brinson

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Bojangles Beer Dinner
2 years ago

Bojangles Beer Dinner

By  •  Events, Beer

The first-ever Bojangles beer dinner kicked off at Tasty Beverage on Wednesday night. Early results: fried chicken, biscuits and beer are not disappointing together! SCIENCE.

In lieu of overcoming the …
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Lone Rider’s Tres Vaqueros is a honey-soaked tripel delight 
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2 years ago

Lone Rider’s Tres Vaqueros is a honey-soaked tripel delight 

By  •  Beer

Honey is an underrated element when it comes to beer flavor. You get to add a little sweetness and smooth out the overall intensity of a high-octane brew. That’s …
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Burial’s Haysaw Saison gets figgy with it 
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2 years ago

Burial’s Haysaw Saison gets figgy with it 

By  •  Beer

Really shouldn’t have been surprised that Burial — one of our 10 best up and coming North Carolina breweries of 2015 — chose to take their saison in a different …
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Deep River’s Mango Tango Foxtrot is a chill wave IPA
2 years ago

Deep River’s Mango Tango Foxtrot is a chill wave IPA

By  •  Beer

We live in a world where ABV and IBU are critical terms for hopped-up beers. In a world where everyone is firing out an IPA loaded with hops you …
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The Spice Is Right in Aviator Brewing’s Habanero Saison
2 years ago

The Spice Is Right in Aviator Brewing’s Habanero Saison

By  •  Beer

   We are unabashed fans of spicy beers here. Put some pepper in that puppy and you’re drawing our attention. But it has to be done correctly. Thumbs up to …
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Lone Rider’s Magnificent 77 is an exercise in hop excess
2 years ago

Lone Rider’s Magnificent 77 is an exercise in hop excess

By  •  Beer

   Expecting consistency in a beer that is predicated on bragging about diversity? Not so much. Lone Rider set out to stuff Magnificent 77 with a record-breaking number of hops …
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White Rabbit’s Tea Party Vanilla Bourbon Porter
2 years ago

White Rabbit’s Tea Party Vanilla Bourbon Porter

By  •  Beer

During Brewgaloo, I was so enamored with White Rabbt Brewing’s Vanilla Bourbon Porter I stumbled up and down the street looking for the brewery’s table for a repeat taste. …
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Raleigh Beer Garden is full of promise but loaded with kinks
2 years ago

Raleigh Beer Garden is full of promise but loaded with kinks

By  •  Beer, Bars

  Any business that opens up is going to find hiccups in the early going. But the Raleigh Beer Garden — a sprawling, multi-story, 366-tap-wielding behemoth of a bar …
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Ass Clown Orange Citrus IPA
2 years ago

Ass Clown Orange Citrus IPA

By  •  Beer

   The Cornelius-based brewery keeps grinding out fantastic beers, greatly belying the quality you’d expect from a name like Ass Clown.  The Orange IPA is no exception. 

It’s a deep, …
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Blind Squirrel’s IPA is a little bit nutty (in a good way)
2 years ago

Blind Squirrel’s IPA is a little bit nutty (in a good way)

By  •  Beer

One of the two or three biggest surprises from 2015’s Brewgaloo was Blind Squirrel. The logo was so ostentatious we assumed the beer would be over the top. Instead there …
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