Sunday, February 9, 2014

weekend edition: brewery 85 grand opening

this post is a little late because i was trying my hand at some photo editing, but last weekend we went with friends to the grand opening of brewery 85. if you haven't heard yet, it's greenville's latest craft beer brewery! it's super cool, and, as an added bonus, it's conveniently located about 5 minutes from our house. 

there was a great turnout, and people poured in from noon to four to sample brews, play corn hole and gnosh on yummy snacks from the food trucks. (thoroughfare, neue southern and the chuck truck were in attendance.) 

right now, there are three beers on tap: southern style, yeoman's and quittin' time, (which was the group favorite). the facility is huge though, and it looks like the have plans to grow their selection in the future.

if you, like me, have never been to a south carolina brewery before, you may be surprised to learn that there are some strict rules. guests are only permitted 3 pints per visit and only one beer over 8%, which unfortunately means only one quittin' time per visit.

southern style

food truck cul-de-sac

justin and i both got the meatloaf sandwich from thoroughfare; (i am slowly but surely eating my way through all the greenville food trucks :) and let me just say, it was amazing. meatloaf on ciabatta with pimento cheese? it's a little slice of southern heaven. plus, it came with these awesome beans on the side. i think they were kidney beans with feta cheese, a vinaigrette and green peppers? maybe they were green onions? i'm not sure, but i do know that i ate mine and then went back and ate justin's too.

we weren't expecting the side of beans, so we also got a side of tots...covered in cheese gravy, which were just as good as they sound. 

southern style (left) and quittin' time (right)

in addition to corn hole, they had these ginormous fire pits that looked out over the surrounding buildings.


i'm not normally a brown ale type of girl, but this one was really good! it was coffee-ish and chocolatey, so it kind of felt like dessert after all that food. i can't wait to go back and see what else brewery 85 has a brewin'; and you should totally go check them out too!

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