Episode 10: Distilling the delicious at Dark Corner Distillery

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At last, you see the fruits of my labours! I’ve returned from a two-week trip to my old stomping grounds of the Southeastern US with a plethora of interviews to share!

The first up is a bit of a change from the previous episodes. Usually, it’s all craft beer here at the Harpy Hour headquarters (headquarters being a standing desk with a mewling cat at my feet), but I do love some liquor upon occasion. And when that liquor is locally made and freakin’ incredible, I am so in.

So we start with talking to Roxy Fenten, co-founder of Dark Corner Distillery in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC. She was wonderful to chat with and do yourself a favour, listener, make a point to pass through Greenville and stop by to sample their lovely products. (I can’t guarantee it’ll be there when you go, but if the absinthe is available, you have to try it.) I’m still thinking about that gin three weeks later.

Also, swing by the Upstate Craft Beer Company and Quest Brewing Company while you’re in Greenville. The former also has a nice menu to complement their many beers (made in-house and some nice regionals), and the latter has a cozy space that is a hit with the locals.

Expect a new episode to drop every Sunday as I have many adventures to share with you. Follow the podcast on Twitter, or on Instagram. Cheers!

Episode 10C: Jalapeno Gose at Barley’s Taproom

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Oh, so many mini-episodes that are headed your way! This one was done a week ago today as I stopped into Barley’s Taproom for a quick pint. Our server helped me select a jalapeno gose from Carolina Bauernhaus in Anderson, SC. (Guys, there was nothing in Anderson when I was a young’un.)  This marked the beginning of really delicious jalapeno beers I tried this trip!

Episode 10-B: Quest Brewing Company

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My second brewery visit was to Quest Brewing Company in Greenville, SC. Tucked in a cul-de-sac off Haywood Road, the taproom/tasting room is a cozy space and on that Sunday afternoon, I stopped by to try a flight of their beers. (Quest brought home the gold in 2016 at the World Beer Cup awards for their Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison. Sadly, it was not there when I was sipping so I did not get to try it.) But I did try four of their offering and recorded a fun mini-sode about it. I am taking pics of all the breweries I’m visiting on my Southeastern tour so please follow along on Instagram! Cheers!

Episode 10-A: Upstate Craft Brewing Company

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Hey guys, here’s a mini-episode reviewing a flight of lovely beers at Upstate Craft Brewing Company in Greenville, SC. I’ll be traveling throughout the Southeast, reviewing breweries as well as gathering longform interviews. There will be small episodes in between the full-length ones, so check it out! And if you’re keen to see the breweries and brews in these minis, please find me at @HarpyHourPodcast on Instagram. As usual, send me places I should check out on Twitter or via email. Cheers!