How can Holy City Brewing not be one of your favorite SC breweries? The guys there have solid beers, are constantly coming out with new offerings, and are genuinely building their brand by bringing their Charleston community together through craft beer. Isn’t that what it should be about?
Well, in that spirit, and with a new expansion under way, the brewery is set to offer its third year-round brew to accompany the Holy City Pilsner and the gold standard, the GABF gold medal winning Pluff Mud Porter. This new brew is a pale ale called Slanted Porch Pale Ale. Like Pluff Mud, the brewery wanted a name that really captured the essence of the lowcountry. Due to coastal erosion and unstable land, many homes in the lowcountry have porches that are slanted. The brewery believes that all these slants are different, making no two porches the same. Consequently, this beer will always appear a little different than its previous version. Meaning, the recipe is going to change. Expect a pale ale, but with an always changing hop profile.
The first incarnation of Slanted Porch will be 5.6% ABV and was brewed with Centennial and Citra hops. It was also dry hopped with Cascade. If you want to be the first to try it, then you can head to Ted’s Butcherblock in Charleston on Thursday, January 31st at 6pm for the tapping. The Charleston Beer Exchange is also sponsoring the event. If you can’t make the event, the brewery will begin serving it very soon.
(Photo Credit: Chrys Rynearson, http://exposur3.com)