City Paper comes out with their "Beer Issue" this week, and there's plenty of information to keep you occupied until happy hour. Chris "Boston" DiMattia, owner of dive bar Recovery Room Tavern, muses on the wonders of domestic swill Pabst Blue Ribbon, "You're not gonna get laid drinking this beer, but you're gonna get drunk ... you know, if you have about 15 of them." The Rec Room serves enough of the American brew to be ranked number two in PBR sales for the United States.
Writer Timmons Pettigrew tackles the impact of the recent Pint Bill on South Carolina breweries. "It's clear that 32 extra ounces means business to the area's five breweries," he explains. Contributor Robert Moss has the rundown on the new beer gardens and brew pubs opening this season. He learns, as Eater did last week, "Whatever you do, don't call Edmund's Oast a 'beer garden.'" He also covers the upcoming Bay Street Biergarten and Bohemian Bull Tavern and Beer Garden. Craft brew aficionado Brandon Plyler takes a look at some extreme styles of malted grain beverages, and concludes, most of them are pretty tasty.
· How and Why Recovery Room Became the Nation's No 2 PBR Seller [CP]
· The Pint Bill has Blown Open Big Opportunities for Beer Makers [CP]
· New Beer Gardens and Brewpubs are Upping the Ante for Beer Lovers [CP]
· Edmund's Oast Will Not be a Biergarten [-ECHS-]
· Bay Street Biergarten [-ECHS-]
· Bohemian Bull Tavern and Beer Garden [-ECHS-]
· Extreme Beers Push Beyond Accepted Styles [CP]