Freehouse Brewery Tap Takeover 04/13/2016



Starts: Wednesday Apr 13, 2016 5:00 pmEnds: 8:00 pm

taptakeoverdogsIts April and we are welcoming the spring, the nice weather, outdoor activities, good times with friends and … vegan healthy homemade hot dogs.  Yep these dogs are already barking and wagging their tails cause they are coming back to the cafe on Wednesday April 13th, 2016.  At the other end of the leash?  A match made in HOPven.  Yes we are welcoming Freehouse Brewery from North Charleston who will be taking over all our taps for the evening to pet, scratch, and complement those dogs as well as tantalize your taste buds. HOPven? Freehouse Beers are USDA certified organic (by some local university called Clemson) or as Arthur Lucas, head brewer and owner says:

Our beer is VEGAN, as well as organic and of course GMO free. We do not use fish bladders or anything outside the plant kingdom in our beer.

Plant Kingdom too? Well that will really make those dogs happy 8:)

As you know for all tap take overs we take each beer and mix it into our food.  The beer Freehouse Brewery will be tapping as well the descriptions from their website are:

Folly’s Pride  :   Crisp, quaffable and flavorful grapefruit blonde session ale. An American blonde with a mild bitter citrus finish.  Like the beautiful beaches of the low country, this easy drinking brew keeps you coming again and again.

Ashley Farmhouse Saison  :   A dry Belgian-style saison. Hazy golden hue in the traditional farmhouse brewing style.  Yeast-driven fruit and tartness with mild spiciness from the flaked rye and ginger in the background. Lightly hoppy with a slight bitter finish from the bitter orange peel.  Easy drinking.  Great for pairing with Lowcountry cuisine, especially seafood and fried foods.  The Ashley Farmhouse reflects the tradition of rustic, farmhouse brewing that inspires Freehouse Brewery today, and is named for the Ashley River where the brewery is located.

Green Door IPA   :  Generous additions of organic American hops – citrusy, grassy, and herbal – combine with organic malts to strike a perfect balance with our house ale yeast. A crisp and fresh hop-flavored IPA. Open the Green Door.

Amber Farmhouse  :   Slightly darker and wilder sister of the Ashley Farmhouse.  Light, fruity, easy drinking amber ale, brewed with a house blend of our Farmhouse, British, and local SC wild yeasts, as well as local lacto and traditional Brett Lambic. The perfect copper-colored saison for the warm days and cool evenings of spring. Moderately acidic with notes of mild cherry funk on the finish.  *Enjoy the draft fresh this spring – bottles of the aged version will be released this fall*.

So we will be mixing the Green Door in our beer cheese and steaming the dogs with the customer favorite Ashley Farmhouse.  We will leave it up to Sharon on whether she takes that mild cherry funk flavor from the amber and makes some sort of dark chocolate dessert or maybe she will do something with the grapefruit flavors from the blonde to make some sort of cream dream?  What we do know is we’re looking forward to this match made in HOPven that won’t be totally complete unless you bring all your senses.  Oh … one more sense to add for the evening!  Matthew Dickerson the 2012 National Hammer Dulcimer Champion will be doing just that … hammering on the dulcimer.  You got to be kidding … Freehouse Beer, Vegan Homemade Hotdogs, and a Dulcimer all in one evening.  Check out Matthew here:


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