Lager fans must head to Boiling Springs this weekend for New Groove Artisan Brewery’s next yearly boutique lager festival Crispifest.
The competition, featuring 17 craft breweries from South Carolina, North Carolina, Ga and Tennessee and upwards of 40 beers for sampling, is this Saturday from 2-6 p.m. outside the brewery (4078 Freeway 9).
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“You can find been a true evolution of the palette, especially for the people today that consume beer as frequently as we, as brewers, do, wherever you go extra and far more taste and then, sooner or later, you get drained of those people massive flavorful items and just want a thing that is uncomplicated ingesting and crisp,” claimed co-proprietor Jonathan Duke.
The festival will element reside audio outside from My Brother Oliver from 2:30-6 p.m. with t-shirts for invest in, foodstuff from the New Groove Smokehouse kitchen and 86Pho, and unlimited beer samples. Tickets for the function are offered for invest in the day of the event or in advance at newgroove.oznr.com for $55. Designated driver tickets will be readily available Saturday at a discounted charge.
The beers out there for sampling will, as the festival’s title implies, be bulk lagers or crispies, while there will be a few other versions out there. New Groove will be serving up their salted lime lager and new orange and sea salt lager.
The smaller-scale, themed competition is part of a trend amongst craft beer enthusiasts, in accordance to Duke and fellow co-proprietor Josh Dodson. The 1st Crispifest took position final July when it was just one of only a handful of festivals like it all around the region. Now, it really is 1 of a expanding number boutique beer festivals.
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“In the previous, a pageant was likely to be like 60-100 breweries and you have four, five hours. You can’t sample all all those,” Dodson stated. “I assume with the a lot more boutique fashion — smaller, extra centered — you get to truly knowledge the few breweries set alongside one another.”
“It allows us to kind of curate choices that are far more distinctive or unique, so people today can occur and get beer in this article that they wouldn’t have an prospect to or would have to journey out of point out to consider,” Duke added.
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Collaborating breweries include things like 13 Stripes Brewery, Burning Blush Brewery, Eurisko Beer Co., Pontoon Brewing, Salud Cerveceria, Magnetic South Brewery, Incendiary Brewing Co., Petty Robbers Brewing Co., and Resident Society Brewing Company.
“We’re attempting to keep it centered on our pal breweries from outside the house the place that you do not typically have entry to in this article,” said Dodson.
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