What do we mean by ‘Go To’ Beer? It is the beer of choice when someone is not necessarily looking for an unusual taste or exploring the more eclectic creations of the brewer’s art. Rather, it is the beer folks are looking for when they come in hot and thirsty and just want a nice cold one to quench their thirst. Something that goes down easy and cool and brings that feeling of instant refreshment.
VOTE for your favorite. Voting closes March 21 at 11:59pm. Winners announced March 27th.
Some other Craft Beer Happenings:
Holston River Brewing Company is seeing a sharp rise in folks ordering their newest creation, RatRod. Named after the festival coming June 1-3 at the Brewery and their Thunder Mountain Campground, it is quite the refreshing beer. Try one for yourself.
Studio Brew received one of the biggest compliments a brewery can get. They were selected by Stone Brewing, one of the top 10 independent brewers on the planet, to do a collaboration brew. James Sipp, Stone’s Brewing Process Manager, came to Bristol a week ago and worked with the Studio Brew staff to create this new beer. The name and details will be released in The Loafer Craft Beer Issue at the end of this month. Keep your eyes peeled for this exciting debut.
Bristol Station has received all the requisite approvals to begin canning their own beer. March 8 is canning day, and they will initially be canning four of their best-selling beers. Owner Ken Monyak has been working on this project for over a year and all his diligent efforts are about to come to fruition. Check it out at the Taproom or find it at your favorite retailer within a few days of release.
If your brewery has any notable happenings, let us know here at The Loafer.
‘GO TO’ Craft Nominations Are:
White Blaze Honey Cream Ale
Wolf Hills Brewing
• Master Brewer: Chris Burcher
• Master Brewer: Michael Peck / Chris Bryant
Barefoot Blonde Ale
• Master Brewer: Ken Monyak
Yee Haw Brewing Company
• Master Brewer: Cris Ellenbecker
Holston River Brewing Company
• Master Brewer: Adam Bailey
• Master Brewer: Erich Allen / Keith Daney
Tree Streets Pale Ale
• Master Brewer: John R. Hernritze
Raspberry Mocha Stout
Johnson City Brewing Company
• Master Brewer: Eric Latham