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A beer made with GRITS?

Posted by lukelorick on July 16, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (4)

I was born and raised in SC and although I now live in Texas my South Carolina roots run deep. Grits is an iconic southern breakfast that people in the south enjoy on a regular basis. 

From eating them by adding butter, or going all out and putting cheese and shrimp in the grits there are many ways this southern staple can be prepared to please just about anyone. 

I thought I had tried beer in just about every format possible until I heard about a beer made from grits! Really a beer made from grits? You know I had to try this. Revelry Brewing Company (Charleston, SC) now makes a Gullah Cream Ale and uses Geechie Boy grits (Edisto Island) in the brewing of the beer. 

My first thought was, would beer made from grits be any good? Would it taste like grits? There is only one way to find out. I traveled to the Charleston area and located a couple of cans of the Gullah Cream Ale to try for myself. 

I got them nice and cold and then poured it up. The beer has a very refreshing and had a creamy taste. I don't think I'd be able to tell that grits were used in the making of the beer, as it doesn't taste like grits, but the creamy flavor of the beer is derived from the use of grits in the brewing process. 

I enjoyed the Gullah Cream out that was poured out of the can and I heard that the tap version is even better. Guess where I need to stop next time I'm in Charleston. 

Now I want to know do you love grits and would you try a beer made from grits? 

Watch my video when I taste test this unique beer: https://youtu.be/x3S6udB2zAs

Learn more about the Gullah Cream Ale by visiting Revelry Brewing Company.

Special Delivery..BEER!

Posted by lukelorick on February 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)
If you're like me you love a good cold beer. As I've gotten older I love tasting more unique craft beers to help quench my thirst on a Friday evening. The Craft Beer Club has the service that we all need, Beer Delivery to your door! That's right they will ship you 4 different beers from two brewing companies each month (Total of 12 Beers in each box) to help you become properly hydrated in a variety of flavors. 
As you can see from the video below, each box comes with different types of beer, so whether its a light and refreshing blonde or a hoppy IPA they got you covered. 
This past month we got to sample brews from:
Blackstone Brewing Company and Millstream Brewing Company
Thanks for hooking up these unique brews to help quench my thirst!

Craft Beer Club makes a great gift for the hard to buy person on your list and if you're like me you'll start to look forward to what unique beers are coming the next month. 

As always never drink and drive and please drink responsibly. 

Until next time: Cheers to Beers!

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Beer Tour of Canada

Posted by lukelorick on January 23, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


I sampled La Fin Du Monde, Labatts, Moosehead and Molsen Golden:


The "La Fin" had the highest alcohol content and, as such, more body. In sampling the La Fin, it had the most flavor that pleased my palate during the flight.


The Labatts would be my recomendation for a good beer to take tailgating as it has a smooth, refreshing flavor that will allow you to have multiple drinks over the course of the day. the La Fin would be a good sipper where you have 1-2, but not something that I could drink all day tailgating before the big game.


The Molsen Golden continued to grow on me after the video review. I finsihed the sample and I'd also recommend this one for a good tailgating brew.


The Moosehead, while I drank it all and didn't waste any, was not my favorite and a beer that I label as one and done.

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Cheers to all of our Canadian fans and remember to always drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive.


Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream BEER?

Posted by lukelorick on December 18, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Beer has come a long ways, but this is the first team up I've seen between a beer company and an ice cream company. 

New Belgium beer and Ben & Jerry's ice cream have partnered for ice cream flavored beer.

YES you heard correctly! 

As I was purusing all of the diverse beer choices in Total Wine last week I found: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale.

Have to try it, even if some say I'll lose my man card. A risk I'm willing to take in the name of research!

I completed a review being filmed live on my first sip to ensure I give you, the people, an accurate portrayal of the flavor this beer brings. 

Watch the video below to see the my review of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale LIVE: 

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Do you think this will be a delicious Ale or a Tailgating Fail?

* I was not paid for this review by the companies involved. My opinions are mine and mine alone. Please do not drink and drive and always drink responsibly.