Today is National Beer Day, and we’re already at a post-work happy hour in our minds. We love alocal brewery, but you can just as often catch us grabbing a craft pint at Lowes Foods’ Beer Denwhile knocking out our weekly grocery run. Beer cup holders in our buggies? Yes, please. 🍻
DYK? Through a recent collaboration with longstanding partner Thomas Creek Brewery out of Greenville, SC, Lowes Foods has its own line of original Beer Den Brews, all named after fairy tales: 🧚
• Belle India Pale ale: crafted with chinook, citra and amarillo hops, boasting tropical fruit notes — a “hoppy beast of a beer” that’s easy to love 🥀 • Robin Hood Amber Lager: easy-drinking, medium-bodied lagerwith a malty backbone, caramel-like flavors + a crisp hop finish — gather your merry men (and women) 🏹 • Rumpelstiltskin South German-style Hefeweizen Ale: bready, South German-style Hefeweizen withnotes of banana + clove for afruity and phenolic flavor— worth its weight in gold thread 🧵 • The Hoppit Pale Ale: balanced brew made withcascade, centennial, and styrian golding hops, plus notes of citrus + orange marmalade — one beer to rule them all 💍
Lowes Foods now offers its own line of original craft beers | Image provided by Lowes Foods
The original brews are a product of The Beer Den Cavern — the brewpub inside the Lowes Foods store at Five Forks in Simpsonville (the Carolinas’ first brewpub in a grocery store).
Cavern Head Brewer Joe Quattlebaum (pictured here at Lowes Foods’ Beer Den Cavern in the Five Forks store in Simpsonville, SC) developed the recipes for the four new Lowes Foods-original Beer Den Brews produced by Thomas Creek and distributed throughout the Carolinas | Photo provided
Cavern Head Brewer Joe Quattlebaum developed the recipes for the four beers andbegan producing them in-house at the Five Forks store for consumption in the Beer Den. He then connected with the team at Thomas Creek (Greenville’s oldest brewery), which now produces six-packs of the beers for distribution to Lowes Foods stores across the Carolinas. Ⓟ
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Have you ever noticed that our Charleston gardens have a distinct look about them?
Many Charleston gardens have these things in common: 🌿 Something in bloom – Azaleas, Camellias, Roses and/or Annuals 🌿 Lush greens – Holly fern, Podocarpus, and Fatsia 🌿 Brick or oyster shell paths 🌿 Water features
Well that is no coincidence – the gardens were greatly influenced byLoutrel Briggs, a NYC native who came to Charleston in the 1920s on a commission. Lourtrel was considered a pioneer in the field of landscape architecture + is credited with designing 100+ gardens across the historic district alone, as well as a number of gardens throughout the Lowcountry.
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ForKids ○ Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week| Get your little athlete up + moving with this spring break soccer clinic. ⚽ ○ Spring Camp 2021| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | Kids can tap into their creative sides with this arts + crafts spring break camp.🖌️
Talk ○ Depth of Field: Alfred Stieglitz| Wed., Apr. 7 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual via Gibbes Museum of Art | $5+ | Attend this virtual lecture on photographer Alfred Stieglitz, one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers. 📷
TryThis ○ Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material. 🎨 ○ Wild Common Cooking Class feat. Indigenous Selections| Wed., Apr. 7 | 6 + 7:30 p.m. | Wild Common, 103 Spring St. | $150 | Join chef David Dubou in the creation of a four-course dining experience, complete with wine pairings + dessert. 🍷
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