Today is National Beer Day, and we’re already at a post-work happy hour in our minds. We love alocal brewery, but you can just as often catch us grabbing a craft pint at Lowes Foods’ Beer Denwhile knocking out our weekly grocery run. Beer cup holders in our buggies? Yes, please. 🍻
DYK? Through a recent collaboration with longstanding local partner Thomas Creek Brewery, Lowes Foods has its own line of original Beer Den Brews, all named after fairy tales: 🧚
• Belle India Pale ale: crafted with chinook, citra and amarillo hops, boasting tropical fruit notes — a “hoppy beast of a beer” that’s easy to love 🥀 • Robin Hood Amber Lager: easy-drinking, medium-bodied lagerwith a malty backbone, caramel-like flavors + a crisp hop finish — gather your merry men (and women) 🏹 • Rumpelstiltskin South German-style Hefeweizen Ale: bready, South German-style Hefeweizen withnotes of banana + clove for afruity and phenolic flavor— worth its weight in gold thread 🧵 • The Hoppit Pale Ale: balanced brew made withcascade, centennial, and styrian golding hops, plus notes of citrus + orange marmalade — one beer to rule them all 💍
Lowes Foods now offers its own line of original craft beers | Image provided by Lowes Foods
The original brews are a product of The Beer Den Cavern — the brewpub inside the Lowes Foods store at Five Forks in Simpsonville (the Carolinas’ first brewpub in a grocery store).
Cavern Head Brewer Joe Quattlebaum (pictured here at Lowes Foods’ Beer Den Cavern in the Five Forks store in Simpsonville, SC) developed the recipes for the four new Lowes Foods-original Beer Den Brews produced by Thomas Creek and distributed throughout the Carolinas | Photo provided
Cavern Head Brewer Joe Quattlebaum developed the recipes for the four beers and began producing them in-house at the Five Forks store for consumption in the Beer Den. He then connected with the team at Thomas Creek(Greenville’s oldest brewery), which now produces six-packs of the beers for distribution to Lowes Foods stores across the Carolinas.Ⓟ
Closing ○ After 67 years on Augusta Road, Como Pete’s #4 will be serving its last customer andsaying goodbye. The family business will close its doors on April 9. Replacing the restaurant will be a Chase Bank. Head over to have lunch + give them a farewell. 🍔 (Greenville News)
Announced ○ A newindependent political drama series is being filmed right here in the Upstate. The series — “WE 5”— will star actors Eric Roberts and Chad Dudley. The bright lights of Hollywood will be filming the series in Easley, and other locations, including Greer. 🎬 (WSPA)
Development ○ Greenlink’s plans for a new$13.75 million bus garage may include a playground, a neighborhood park, and basketball courts. In place of providing the funding, the county donated the land + Greenlink received an $11 million federal grant and $1.4 million from the city of Greenville to build the new facility. 🚍 (Greenville Journal)
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Drink ○ Fonta Flora Brewery Tap Takeover | Weds., April 7 | 6 p.m | The Community Tap Trailside | Free | Community Tap will be tapping Fonta Flora rarities and favorites to try.
Dish ○ Pop up: Parisian Pastries | Wed., April 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Greenville Technical College CHI | $89 | Learn to make Parisian pastries + desserts in this class for current 9th through 12th graders. 🍴
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