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Best Brew Pub IPA in the South

byteme55 Feb 11, 2007 06:52 AM

Looking for the best Brew Pub IPA in S.C., N.C. or Ga.. Suggestions?

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    Tom from Raleigh Feb 11, 2007 07:04 AM

    Well, let's see:

    Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill, NC won Gold at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival with it's English-Style India Pale Ale. I'd say that has to be on your list. It's a great example of the English style, which many people like.
    Many folks, me included, like Hoppy Hour IPA from the Mash House in Fayetteville, NC. It's a hoppy American-style IPA.
    For a Double IPA, I recommend Seeing Double from Foothils Brewing in Winston-Salem, NC. It's an excellent beer.

    1. b
      brentk Feb 11, 2007 07:39 AM

      I'll second all of Tom's recommendations, particularly Seeing Double IPA.

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        byteme55 Feb 19, 2007 03:30 PM

        Went to Mash House in Fayetteville this weekend. Hoppy Hour IPA was good. Good Nut Brown Ale also. Since I will be visiting Fayetteville occasionally, I plan to return.

        1. ted Feb 20, 2007 04:22 AM

          5 Seasons in Atlanta turns out a very good American-style IPA from time to time called Spiny Norman. They now have 2 locations, and they're brewing different things at each.

          Twain's in Decatur (Atlanta) is a relative newcomer on the brewpub scene. They re-tooled from bar/pool hall to brewpub/pool hall just recently. Their brewer worked at Dogwood Brewing up to its demise (which wasn't related to the beer at all). Twain's had 2 different IPAs on tap (an American and a "red" IPA) when we were there a week ago.

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            byteme55 Feb 20, 2007 02:33 PM

            Atlanta is one of our fav. destinations. Will be looking this place up on next ride down.

            1. re: byteme55
              ted Feb 21, 2007 04:58 AM

              If you head to Twain's, you shouldn't miss the Brick Store in downtown Decatur. Their Belgian bar upstairs is one of the best beer experiences in the country.

              Another thing that comes to mind is that the La Chouffe Houblon was on tap there a while back. Amazingly IPA-ish for a Belgian and excellent on draft.

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