I can't wait. More African food in Charlotte!!
The trout and the out of this world burger are delicious, but so is the chicken, the pasta, the steak and everything on the menu! And don't forget the amazing desserts. It is impossible to pick a favorite. I've tried them all and they are all favorites. Corkbuzz is an excellent addition to Charlotte!
Lagers certainly do come in more varieties than Bud/Miller/Coors/Stella.
All Oktoberfest beers are lagers - they're also called "Märzenbier", literally "March Beer" referring to the fact that it was traditionally brewed in March and then lagered until the fall.
Bock beers are lagers - Maibock, Doppelbock, Weizenbock. So are Dunkels and of course Pilsners. Kölsch is warm-fermented but then cold-lagered.
My recommendations for the hophead wanting to dip their toe into lagerland would be OMB's Fruh Bock (Maibock style) and Spaten Oktoberfest. These are hoppier than your average lager.
I'll echo adriwawa's praise of Red Oak - Carolina Ale House on College has three of their selections on tap right now: the original (an Amber), Hummin' Bird (Helles) and Battlefield (Bock). A particular favorite is Big Oak, a "Vienna Lager" that's an amped-up (7%ABV) version of Red Oak.
Compared to the over-the-top craft brewed ales suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder saturating the American beer market, most American lagers are boring. Go to Munich, Germany and stop at one of the Augustiner brewhouses, order a helles, and you'll find that American macrobreweries have bastardized lagers. If you can't make it to Munich, Red Oak in Whitsett, NC brews some of the most authentic lagers I've had in the States.
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I hope that CL wil send their food critic to Heist in the near future as they have hired a new executive chef. I'm looking forward to trying some of her takes on that classic Twisted menu.
The guy is a total racist, watch season 3 episode 1 if you don't believe me. A complete joke of a guy, but don't count on the British believe me I live in that country.
I use bone broth for my pho. Great flavor and great for you!
I don't see what the big deal is, they knew there was a cap when they started brewing didn't they? They had to know they'd eventually reach it and need to use a wholesaler. Seems like some of the more successful craft folks like your foothills and natty greenes went ahead and found a solution before there was a problem.
Could you use Ritz cracker in this recipe as the crunchy thing in said of water chestnuts
Would this work using either cracker and the crunchy thing
You need to 3/4 cup of graham crackers with 3/4 cup self rising flour. Beat the egg whites ( which is missing in this recipe) and fold into batter then bake. This will fix the rise issue. I also recommend buttermilk to replace milk. This change to this recipe will produce lighter cupcakes that will still have the graham cracker you are looking for. Happy baking.
I think he is racist. Smh!
I thought I was the only one who thought that.. I use to watch every other show when it use to air on tv. But when it came out on Netflix, I notice he would eliminate African American people in the first round, and each round after that, a different race that is not white. I had to Google to see if I was the only one who noticed it. It ashame! I actually thought he was a great guy.
edit- Millstone Bake House & Provisions in Davidson. Thank you for the mention. Nice article. Mark
Coarse vs course?
Bill and Cheryl have the best bread outside of France I've tasted in the US. Besides being fantastic local artisans, they're awesome people.
Why should I care if a distributor's portifolio is "gutted" over time? Distributors don't exist simply for the sake of existing, they need to provide value. If it were a legitimately good business model for a business to use distributors, then there would be no gutting portfolios. If they do not provide such a value, then they deserve to have their portfolios diminished.
We aren't arguing what may be bad or good for consumers. The argument is about fair business practice. As a consumer, I'd love a law which forces a brewery to give me free beer, but the implications of such a law would have a negative impact on the brewing industry. While hyperbole, the concept still applies: a healthy and successful business should be allowed to thrive in a legal and healthy way, without being forced to make bad business decisions.
If a distributor can add value to a brewery (and I believe they can), then it could be a wonderful relationship, perfectly solved in the free-market. Allowing the government to force a business into such a relationship without regard to the needs of that particular business, only serves to undermine the health of an otherwise thriving industry.
I've sent mine as well:
I choose to send this from my personal email account, but can assure that I am a real person and would be happy to provide additional information to verify. I'm writing in regards to two bills (H278, H625) which are known to be "dead in the water" with no accountability or answer provided. Craft beer, and our breweries is an industry that we need to embrace. It is an enormous and rapidly job creator, gaining ground and momentum in many secondary markets, and will only continue to become more and more important to you and me as time goes by.
Choosing to work with a distributor is a business decision, and as such should be decided by free market conditions. If any business can successfully distribute their own product, then so be it, that's the American way. If a brewery cannot successfully self distribute, at that point they may decide to use a distributor who may help them achieve a level of success they may not previously have attained. This concept used time and time again, by millions of businesses across the country, and I see no reason why the government needs to step with with such arbitrary limitations...
Below is an email sent to your office by Jonathan Wells; whose sentiments I echo, and include it knowing you have already read it. I sincerely hope that at some point messages like these, make it past your clerks, and land on your desk.
Email from Jonathan -
Two bills are currently stuck in your committee (H278, H625) that are vital to the continued success and growth of the North Carolina craft beer industry. Lately, beer distributors launched a “grassroots” campaign of deceit, designed to appear in support of the very industry they’re actually working to stifle.
You can find a break-down of their fear-mongering campaign here: http://clclt.com/eatmycharlotte/archives/2015/04/22/this-petition-against-brewery-law-distribution-revisions-is-misleading
In recent years, North Carolina has done well by luring massive national craft brewers to our state, searching for a second location. Breweries like New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Sierra Nevada will certainly invest capital and create North Carolina jobs. But the reason they’re opening a second facility here isn’t because NC’s such a great place to be; it’s because their home states have laws in place that allow them to flourish and expand.
Already, over 130 breweries call North Carolina home. They employ NC workers and pay NC taxes, but they need your help. Please support H278 and H625. It’s great to be a state that’s proud of landing large craft breweries eager to open a second location; it’s better still to help homegrown breweries emulate that success.
Emory, if contracting with a distributor is as good of a deal for small breweries as you say it is, then why do you need laws to force them to do so?
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