Conquest Brewing Company, Columbia, SC

I stopped in at Conquest Brewing Company in Columbia, South Carolina.I really enjoyed a couple of beers on tap.  The Coffee IPA was a delightful blend of bitter flavors – hops and coffee.  I really enjoyed this unique beer.  Old Naps Scotch Ale was a delightful version of this style.  It was wonderfully malty, delicious to drink and would be easy to pair with food.  While I was visiting they were hosting a Soda City Suds Week event – making pottery beer mugs.  I wish I had been in town longer and could have participated because it looked fun.

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery, San Antonio, Texas

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I stopped in at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antonio, Texas to taste their beers.  I tried a flight and each was very good.  The Dark Sky Dark Lager was rich and malty, the Straight Outta Hopton Imperial IPA was strong and smooth, the 2 Coast IPL – India Pale Lager was hoppy and citrusy just the way I like it, and I think my favorite was the Heyyyy Joe Coffee IPA.  I’ve never had a coffee IPA before and this was a treat.  Notes of both coffee flavor and hops.  Typically coffee is brewed in stouts and porters.  This really switched it up for me and was delicious.  Hope to stop back for one more before leaving San Antonio.  I’d encourage anyone to stop in for this beer alone.  The other beers were delicious as well.  I did not have a chance to try their food but the menu looked awesome as well.

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