Olde Meck & Skull Coast available @ Panthers Games
14 Jul 2010 Dave
Spartanburg’s Gary Glancy reveals that Olde Mecklenburg & Skull Coast beers will be available at Carolina Panthers Games this season:
Bubbling away inside the massive brew kettle was Rockers’ first batch of Maelstrom IPA, the flagship product from Skull Coast Ale Co., which this football season will be available to Carolina Panthers fans at Bank of America Stadium.
Rockers and Skull Coast owner Dave Fox have entered into a contract agreement by which Rockers will produce and keg the draft-only Maelstrom under specifications from Fox, who lives in Fort Mill and was looking to move production of his beer from an undisclosed North Carolina brewery he was working with to a facility in South Carolina.
Beginning Aug. 21 with the team’s preseason home opener against the New York Jets, Maelstrom will be available on levels one and five at the stadium.
Two beers from Charlotte-based The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will also be available along with Maelstrom — the first two breweries from the Carolinas to have their beers served at the stadium.
“It’s a good product,” Jeff Kelly, the stadium’s vending and portables manager, said of Maelstrom, “and we like to offer a great variety here at the stadium.”
Kelly said Skull Coast will have two additional tap accounts alongside Maelstrom, and Johnsen said he and Fox plan to collaborate on two new fall seasonal beers to fill those other two.
Read the complete story: http://www.goupstate.com/
And in other South Carolina news:
Gov. Mark Sanford is promoting a new law allowing people to sample beer at South Carolina microbrewers.
The ceremonial signing on Tuesday was held at R.J. Rockers Brewery in Spartanburg. Sanford called it a common-sense law that gives businesses more freedom. He actually signed the bill into law last month.
Brewer’s Association president Jaime Tenny says the state has five microbreweries. But she expects the craft brew business to increase under the law.
The measure allows samplings and onsite sales only if customers take a tour. Each tourist can buy up to a case of beer per day. Brewers say they hope customers like what they sample, buy some to go, then ask for it later when they go out. Associated Press
Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com
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