27 August 2010
I learned long ago that my favorite part of enjoying beer, is sharing it with others…especially if it’s a beer they’ve never tried. With today’s beer I had a double treat. Not only did I get to enjoy a beer that is near and dear to my heart, but also a beer that most local beer lovers have never tried…yet!
Many moons ago I sat at the small bar on Manteo Island in North Carolina enjoying a liter of beer. The year was 1996, the biergarten was Weeping Radish and the beer was Black Radish. This was one of my very early craft beer memories, and every time I enjoy a Weeping Radish Black Radish, I remember that warm summer day.
We collected quite a few bottles that year and I remember how cool I thought the bottle caps were (who wouldn’t love a Radish in Lederhosen) and how great all of the Weeping Radish beers tasted. Back in NEPA we managed to find Black Radish and Weizen, but sadly most of the Weeping Radish beers faded from our market.
Black Radish is a wonderful dark lager and one I’d recommend trying. Now it’s of course going to be a little tricky to find, but for those of us who regularly travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, check in any Harris Teeter or Food Lion and you’ll find it. Or better yet, stop into the Weeping Radish farm & brewery in Jarvisburg and buy it direct. While you’re there be sure to check out their Weizen, Fest and OBX beers.
As always it was another fun show and another tasty beer today.
to John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.