Saturday, October 19, 2013

Beer On The Go: Frozen Kiran Ichiban

Where: Teppan Edo, Epcot, Walt Disney World

Rating: 4 out of 5 pints.

Check out the baby sized frozen beer next to a fully grown frozen beer. Ok really the frozen beer is a marketing gimmick I just can't resist on a hot day. Not much flavor here, but it hits the spot and is quite enjoyable. 

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Out and About: Upstate SC's Best Dog Friendly Beer Adventures

Looking for some fun places where you can enjoy your love of craft beer AND bring Fido along for the fun? Well, we've got you covered with a great restaurant, awesome beer and growler fill store and even a beer and music festival! Check it out below!

The Strip Club 104: TSC and it's sister restaurant Bin 112 are located in beautiful downtown Greer. During the summer months you can enjoy incredible cuisine, a new beer menu, and even music on the patio -- all in the company of your family pooch. You really can't go wrong with the either of these restaurants. Of course, we give the slight edge to TSC for their larger, beautiful patio, but BIN 112 is worth the visit too! Check out our full review.

Crafted, The Beer Store: Out and about in Simpsonville? Well, don't miss stopping in at Crafted for a growler fill or some fun new beer to try. They even offer fun extras like select glassware and beer inspired bbq sauces. This is a place we visit as often as we can! Full Review

Woofstock 2013: This year's Beer, Music and Doggie festival is right around the corner. Proceeds benefit the Greenville Humane Society. Tickets are still available for the October 5th fun, so go ahead, pick up a ticket and enjoy some great beer and music at the Downtown Airport!

Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Out & About: An even BETTER place than ever: The Strip Club 104, Greer,SC

There are few things in life that make me happier in life than sampling great food and great beer while spending time with my family INCLUDING my furry baby. So, when I find a place where I can combine all those things, then I'm one happy girl.

If you've visited our blog before, you may have seen our previous review of The Strip Club 104 and you'll know how much we enjoyed the food... if not the beer selection. So, after seeing a recent FaceBook post about a new beer list, hubby and I knew we just had to get down there again soon.

Combine that with seeing the restaurant is pet-friendly, thanks to, I knew we wouldn't wait long to visit!

Once Friday night rolled around, we grabbed the puppy and headed out. If you enjoy outdoor dining, the patio area at the restaurant is a great place to relax. Friday nights often feature live music and we were happy to see we'd be listening to a great guitarist during dinner.

Our tip: head over early on busy weekend nights! We arrived just before 6pm and had a choice of tables on the patio, but they quickly filled up. Chef Jason greeted us AND went to find our puppy a water bowl so she could enjoy some refreshment too. That's what makes the difference between a place that "allows" doggies and loves doggies.

Outdoor patio at The Strip Club 104

Then, it was time to figure out what we would try for beer! The new list is divided into bottles and cans. I was quite happy to find both North Carolina and South Carolina breweries - Oskar Blues, Thomas Creek and Westbrook  - represented as well as some of the bigger name craft breweries like Avery. Of course, standard beer fare is available too.

Our first round choices were rather tame: an Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale and Westbrook's Rye Pale Ale. Both are solid beers that really feel great on a warm patio on a Friday Night.

Next up: Young's Double Chocolate Stout and a Westbrook IPA. Great choices to finish off the night.

As for the food? Well, you really can't go wrong - no matter your choices. This trip we had the Flaming Saganaki cheese which is doused in Cognac and Lemon (ok, get two. seriously), the garlic biscuits with olive oil and sweet chili sauce, Sweet Potato Crunch, and a Plain Jane steak with Onion Rings. My only regret? I was too full for dessert. Sigh. Maybe next time... IF I don't fill up on the cheese!

The Strip Club 104 a steak house on Urbanspoon

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Beer On The Go: Young's Double Chocolate Stout, UK

 Where: The Strip Club 104, Greer, SC

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 pints

A nice, flavourful stout. Pours like chocolate milk. Only downside: the note about not tampering with the pressurized insert! Now I want to see what happens!! 

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Beer On The Go: IPA, Westbrook Brewing Company

Where: The Strip Club, Greer, SC

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 pints.

Still sitting outside enjoying a great meal with my partner in crime and some great beer. Westbrook's IPA is very tasty and doesn't blow out your taste buds. Too bad I was busy enjoying a spectacular steak while I drank it, I didn't think to take notes on the wonderful flavor and aroma. 

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Beer On The Go: Dale's Pale Ale

Where: The Strip Club, Greer, SC

Rating: 5 out of 5 pints.

Dale's has become a go to beer for me when it's hot out and I need something cold and tasty. Being able to sit outside at a favorite local restaurant and enjoy one with their incredible food is a major bonus. That's right, incredible food, it has been incredible since they opened the doors and never disappoints. Until recently The Strip Club's beer list did disappoint though. That has been corrected with a very nice selection of craft beers. If I dined out more often I would be here all the time. 

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Beer On The Go: Westbrook Rye Pale Ale, Charleston, SC

Where: The Strip Club 104, Greer, SC

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 pints 
The Strip Club has always been a favorite, local go-to restaurant for great food and cocktails. I've dinged it a bit in the past because there beer list was not fitting the quality of everything else. Well, tonight I'm happily eating & drinking my words. Great beer, great food AND pet friendly. Greer friends: it doesn't get better than this!!

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