Legal Remedy and Crafty Rooster
Legal Remedy Brewing will be taking over the taps at the Crafty Rooster in downtown Conway on Thursday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Originally formed in 2012 as a homebrew group in Fort Mill, S.C., Legal Remedy Brewing “went legal,” as they put it, and began brewing professionally in 2014 with their first batches being distributed close to home. Not long after, they put down solid, 17-barrel brewing capacity roots in Rock Hill, S.C. with a brewpub and brewery that opened in 2015.
New to distribution on the Grand Strand, it appears they are hoping to take the area by storm. Just recently in early March, they held a beer dinner at the Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach. The dinner was sold out. This is now the second time I’ve heard about a chance to sample the brews of Legal Remedy and from the looks of the lineup, they are ready to make an impression.
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The Motion to Strike Milk Stout is the only beer at the takeover that’s available year-round according to the Legal Remedy website. This means that the anticipated 14 brew lineup is anything but ordinary. With beer names like Conspiracy Coconut Curry Hefeweizen and Sequestered Horchata Saison, both brews with limited availability, who would want to miss out on the the possible spicy or sweet? The lineup continues with some of the most creative names including Jury Panel Jalapeño Pineapple Ale, Malice Maple Bacon Stout, and Kangaroo Court Key Lime Wheat, just to name a few more. Legal Remedy’s Brewmaster, Mike Krail and his wife Sandra, the lab tech and quality control manager for the brewery will also be at the Crafty Rooster to talk beer and of course, enjoy the downtown Conway craft beer hot spot.
Abita and Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom in North Myrtle Beach is hosting a beer dinner with Abita Brewing Company (Covington, La.) on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. If you're already familiar with the brewery, chances are you recognize it by its most popular brew “Purple Haze.” This beer dinner takes you away from the usual, and offers fresh takes on popular concepts with the Blueberry Wheat and Bourbon Coffee Stout, both of which I’ve never seen from Abita, but have to try! Also on the line up is the Big Easy IPA and the Seersucker Summer Pils.
Like many craft breweries that have been around for 20 or so years, Abita, who is turning 30 this year, has been introducing a slew of new brews to refresh its appeal to the ever changing tastes of the craft beer community. Beer dinners and takeovers of course are the perfect opportunity to show off what’s new. The Big Easy is just one of the newer offerings, going along with the popularity of brewing “session” IPAs, which are lighter versions of the often heavy hitting hoppy brews. Consisting of piney, citrus favors and brewed with lemon peel, this is no doubt a refreshing take on a summer-time, refreshing, and drinkable IPA.
No official release of the menu yet, but I have heard that it does line up with Abita’s Louisiana background, featuring Creole and Cajun inspired dishes. Mellow Mushroom does stay consistent with its beer dinner pricing with tickets available at Mellow Mushroom NMB for $35, and completed beer club members tickets for only $25.