The guys at Holy City Brewing can appreciate hard work. After all, this is a brewery that has its origins in the Charleston rickshaw industry. Nowhere is hard work and elbow grease more prevalent than in the food and beverage business. Chris Brown, the brewmaster at Holy City knows this all too well. That’s why he introduced the Shiftee series of seasonal beers that celebrate the hard workers of the food and beverage industry.
The first was an American Strong Ale for the summer called Shiftee. This 8.5% golden ale has everything you’d want out of an after work beer – big ABV, fruit, spice, and locally grown Cascade hops.
The other beer in this family is called Graveyard Shiftee. It’s an 8.5% American Porter that probably falls more on the imperial side. Here’s how the brewery describes it:
As the weather turns colder, the F&B industry trudges along, and the shift beers get darker and more malty with the season. Continuing with Shiftee concept, we brewed Graveyard Shiftee as a continued nod to local F&B folks, but one more conducive to winter. The ABV remains in “serious” territory, but this time we went with our beloved Porter style. Graveyard Shiftee is dark, malty, full-bodied, and warming, perfect for a late nightcap whether or not your shift just ended.
Obviously, Holy City knows a thing or two about brewing porters. The GABF gold medal winning Pluff Mud Porter is the current standard in what a brown porter should be. Graveyard Shiftee continues the tradition of excellent porters made by the brewery. With tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, and sweet alcohol, it is one not to be missed.
The brew was just brought back last week at the brewery and should be on tap there this week, as well as at many Charleston area bars and restaurants that carry Holy City beers.
For more information about it, check out: http://www.holycitybrewing.com/beer/graveyard-shiftee