I’ve never had this beer before. And, I’m pretty sure that Caitlin isn’t going to be happy with this selection, however, I’ve been giving in to her on the IPAs, she can take one for the team! I kid (ish). I am a fan of dark beers and this is one of those. It says so right on the carton: “Dark, smooth, easy drinking and sessionable.” Sessionable just means you can have a lot of them and not feel much effect, literally or buzzing because they’re low ABV. I was talking to my buddy Cara at Small Batch Beer a few weeks ago and was talking about a low ABV beer they had and I said I didn’t see the point. But, I know what else is going on tonight on The Less Desirables, so this will probably be just what the doctor ordered.
This one is only 3.8%. Doesn’t sound like much. And, it isn’t. However, our guests tonight will be Fainting Goat Spirits/Greensboro Distilling Company and I know we’ll be having some whiskey, so let’s go easy. No need to get silly. There’s plenty of time to drink the heavy stuff, so we’re stepping back on this one. It’s from right here in the NC Great Smoky Mountains, so I made good on my promise that we’d do an NC beer to make up for last week (the last week of NC Beer Month).
BeerAdvocate has no rating for the beer yet (still waiting on reviews and ratings 7-10) but Untappd has it at 3.56 caps out of 5. That’s better than average. I look forward to having it. And, I look forward to it not kicking my arse. Have you had the brew, yet? If so, what did you think? If not, or if you just want another, jump down to 915 Burke Street in WSNC and grab your own sixer. Tune in late tonight or early tomorrow to see what Caitlin, Greensboro Distilling, Jon, Celeste and I think about this brew.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Located in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala Brewing artfully brews award winning craft beer made with fresh hops, whole grains and clean, crisp Smoky Mountain water from one of the purest protected watersheds on the planet.” – Nantahala Brewing Website