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Jonathan Surratt

Jonathan Surratt has written 43 posts for beerinator.com

Asheville Beer City

Psst. Other people now know that Asheville is a great beer city.

We’re not sure how they all found out, but they did, and they voted for the North Carolina city on a national poll. You can check out the poll that Charlie Papazian started on his blog.

A Friendly Face on Screen

Soon after this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, a video from the opening session was released. This video entitled “I am a Craft Brewer” happened to have a very recognizable face among all the Craft Brewers.

Sean Lilly Wilson, leader of the Pop the Cap movement, and founder of the soon to be Fullsteam Brewery, was [...]

Pop The Cap -State Line to State Line- Recap!

Ok, so we really didn’t go from one state line to the other, but it sure felt like it.
The Asheville event was held at Barley’s Taproom in the downtown area. This event was a great chance to socialize and meet locals interested in beer. There were many Asheville homebrewers (MALT -Mountain Ale and [...]

Fire at Greenshields Brewpub

Information gathered from morning WRAL news broadcast.
Overnight, a fire started in Greenshields, a downtown Raleigh Brewpub. The firemen claim that the fire started in a vent system, and they seem to have contained it without allowing for too much structural damage.
At the moment the fire is out, but it is still too hot for [...]

Brewmaster of Durham

As mentioned Friday in Julie Bradford’s article in the News & Observer’s What’s Up? section (for some reason this article isn’t on the N&O site, or I would link it), there is a new homebrewing supply store opening in the triangle.
Brewmaster of Durham is the brain child of Rix Dobbs, and it is already open. [...]

A Glass Full.

There are dark beers, and there are light beers. There are malty beers and there are hoppy beers. There are many different types of beers out there, and no style is the same. Within each style, each brewery will brew a different beer differing slightly from other breweries’ offerings. From the [...]

From the Mountains to the Sea!

From the mountains to the coast, Pop The Cap is moving. We’ve sat on our rear ends for too long here in the triangle. The furthest west we’ve held events has been Winston-Salem. The furthest east has been Edenton in Raleigh.
During the next two weeks we’re going to be vastly expanding those [...]

Low Carb, Shmo Shmarb

Recently, (yesterday) in a small informal gathering among like minded beer drinkers, the subject of Low Carb beers came up. Of course the normal joking comments about drinking water, or filling your pint glass up with rice stained air, made the rounds. But basically everyone in our group felt similar disdain for these [...]

Big Beers on the Virginia Line!

beerinator.com forums member GCBrewingCo supplied us with a nice tidbit of news that he gathered from the Triangle’s closest high gravity beer store. Southern Gourmet (BeerAdvocate reviews) located at 220 Mount Cross Rd in Danville, Virginia seems to be adding some good beers to their line-up. It appears that they’re adding a few [...]

Pop The Cap Needs YOU!

Who? You.
What? A celebration for Georgia’s changed beer laws.
When? Tomorrow Night (Thursday July, 1st) anytime after 5 but before 8pm
Where? The Flying Saucer in Raleigh.
Why? Pop The Cap isn’t growing money on trees. We need to keep the funds rolling in, because the funds keep rolling out. Our [...]