Free craft beer tasting featuring Southern Pines Brewing

May 6, 2015

SouthernPinesBeerTasting

Join us for a free craft beer tasting with Southern Pines Brewing Co. starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

A representative from the local brewery will be on hand to lead the event, which will include samples of four brews.

Taste the following beers:

  • Man of Law, IPA: A citrusy, hop-forward IPA, and the second year-round flagship of SPBC.  It’s clear, amber appearance and creamy head present a well-balanced IPA.  The aroma contains strong orange and pineapple notes, with a slight hint of resinous character.  The initial citrusy hop flavor is contrasted with the caramel sweetness of the malt.  The bitterness is pleasantly rounded and free from astringency due to the bittering hops being first-wort additions.  The beer has a clean finish, and at 6.4%, the Man of Law holds true to its name of being a well-rounded IPA that highlights balance over extremes.
  • Duck Hook, Cream Ale:  traditional cream ale that is sure to bring relief from a hot summer day. Brewed with a mix of ale and lager yeast, this truly American-style beer is straw-colored with a creamy head of foam from the large proportion of 6- row barley. It has a mild perceived bitterness, similar in flavor to pilsners due to the addition of Czech Saaz hops. The mouthfeel is dry, with a slightly sweet, corn-like maltiness. The Duck Hook is a refreshing, sessionable beer that goes down smooth and light all day long.
  • Edge of Town, American Pale Ale: Brewed with Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Zythos hops, creating an amazingly refreshing profile of tropical fruits, white wine, and resin. With a clean malt profile to match, you could drink this pale ale all day.
  • The Professional, Robust Porter: A full-bodied, malty beer. Brewed with a London water profile, 100% malt from the UK, and noble hops, this porter has a wonderful chocolately and roasted espresso aroma and flavor. 650 lbs of hand-toasted coconut was added during the brewing of this batch, giving it a delicate nose of coconut up front and a creamy smoothness on the back end.

If you like what you taste, you’ll be able to purchase a full pint from the bar.