Hickory People

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by mikeincharleston, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Just moved to town at the start of January. Talked to a couple of you guys. Any of you on Facebook and want to start a local page? Just to keep up with what's going on? Let me know
     
  2. treznor

    treznor Zealot (548) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    For the most part the local scene is focused around Hops & Grapes, Crescent Moon, and Olde Hickory Taproom/Station so its fairly easy to keep up with :slight_smile:
     
  3. asams10

    asams10 Disciple (343) Mar 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    And the only big festival in town is Hickory Hops in April. Pretty much follow @treznor on here and you'll know what all is happening in Hickory.
     
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  4. FutureCowboy

    FutureCowboy Aspirant (213) Feb 20, 2008 South Carolina
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    No one wants to hang out with you, mikeinhickory.
     
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  5. nas4atu

    nas4atu Aspirant (258) Dec 3, 2011 North Carolina
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    Like @treznor said, those are probably the best places to hit for the craft beer scene in Hickory. Come on down to Hops & Grapes one day this week and sign up for their weekly newsletter, while enjoying a pint, tons and tons of bottles and 16 taps to choose from. As for our town's brewery(arguably the state's best barrel aging brewery), definitely make it to Olde Hickory Brewery's Tap Room or Olde Hickory Station (we can get to Amos and Howard's after those two, haha). As for the best guest tap bar here in Hickory, I'd give it to Crescent Moon as well, with Olde Hickory Station following. Just come on down to Hops & Grapes almost any night of the week, and you'll run into some awesome craft beer followers (pretty damn good people as well) and that'll help you keep in the loop about our town's beer scene. Oh, and don't forget about a little place that seems to be blowing up lately (although its 20-30 minute drive from Hickory), Fonta Flora. They have a massive release this upcoming Saturday! Also, Hops & Grapes will be hosting a Sexual Chocolate tap party this Thursday as well.
     
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  6. asams10

    asams10 Disciple (343) Mar 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Shhhhhh on the Fonta Flora. Come on Eric! Haha
     
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  7. nas4atu

    nas4atu Aspirant (258) Dec 3, 2011 North Carolina
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    Oh, and welcome to Hickory! I think we are quite lucky here in our little town. Pretty damn good craft scene of its own, plus we are ~an hours drive from Asheville and Charlotte, and as I mentioned previously, Fonta Flora is not too far as well.
     
  8. nas4atu

    nas4atu Aspirant (258) Dec 3, 2011 North Carolina
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    Sorry!!! I couldn't help myself!!
     
  9. PostQ

    PostQ Initiate (73) Dec 13, 2013 South Carolina
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    Umfortunately, your luck just ran out with @mikeincharleston moving up there....
     
  10. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Fuck you @FutureCowboy and @PostQ :slight_smile:

    @nas4atu dont worry FF has already been on my radar. Went to the last release right when I moved here
     
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  11. treznor

    treznor Zealot (548) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Would you stop freaking me out? The FF release is next weekend, the 20th, not this weekend. Totally thought I had the wrong weekend.
     
  12. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    My brother has lived here for years and I've visited him a lot. I know about all those place prior to moving. Actually went to CM over the weekend.
     
  13. Lucasrj

    Lucasrj Initiate (60) Jan 30, 2012 North Carolina
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    You're in Hickory? Name checks out.
     
  14. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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  15. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    Don't forget that Peabody's is just a short jaunt up the hill....wait you've been a customer for years and already know where to get all your goodies...oh...my bad....:wink:...
     
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  16. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Yeah yeah @MrPeabodysBeard. We are gonna day trip up there soon. Funny I drove down to Whole Foods in Huntersville and popped in the Total Wine as well and they had a bunch of Daniel Boone on the shelf. I was like damn, with that ugly dude on the bottle I figure they would have just thrown them out. Seriously through how do they still have that, wasn't it like 2014?
     
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  17. jshusc

    jshusc Defender (672) Aug 16, 2013 South Carolina
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    My law partner comes into my office yesterday, and said he found "the best bottle shop [he'd] ever seen" in Boone, NC. I said, "Peabody's?"

    "Yes!!!"

    I asked him if he knew there was a gamecock who ran the store. He's now over the moon about the spot.
     
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  18. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    Was it my face or Brawley...you would know as @brawleys is much uglier and less bearded than I:wink:! That would have been 2013 or 14...honestly I can't even remember...to many beers/quality control since then!! No idea how they still had it...maybe they have a cellar that rivals mine!! Come on up and hang brother anytime
     
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  19. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    My man!
     
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  20. dmdoub

    dmdoub Initiate (152) Nov 5, 2005 North Carolina
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    I hadn't had Daniel Boone before, but I opened one of those bottles from Total Wine yesterday and I don't think it tasted like it is supposed to. Over carbonated with a tart twang. Still drinkable, but just a bit off.
     
  21. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,652) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    I was just up in Boone last week, Peabody's is friggin awesome
     
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