4.03.2015

Views & Brews Part II

Greenville, SC



Time for Part II of our Greenville, SC trip and the "brews" portion of the "Views and Brews" mini-series. You can catch the "views" HERE if you missed it.

Our brews of the weekend included beer and coffee- two of my favorite things. Luckily, they are two of Cassie and her husband's favorite things too (although Cassie obviously couldn't partake since she has a little one on the way).

On Thursday, the first "brew" location we stopped at was Tandem (which I talked a bit about in Part I). Not only did I enjoy one of the most amazing crepes, I also had an awesome americano.

Tandem Coffeehouse


After our waterfall adventuring, we hopped over to Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. I enjoyed a tasty Deviant Dale's IPA and sampled a few of their other brews. Definitely a great little brewery. While we were there, we noticed that one of the musicians from the Infamous Stringdusters would be playing live later that day.

Oskar Blues

Once we finished our beers, we headed to Asheville for lunch, then backtracked to see the live music! Live music, beer, and friends in the mountains can't really be beat. We had such a fun time chatting, eating more food from their food truck (duh), and playing corn-hole. Which Cassie and Peter killed us in.

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On Friday, we enjoyed some home-brewed coffee with breakfast before heading downtown. After exploring and having some lunch, we hopped over to Methodical Coffee. This is a great, trendy little place that really puts their heart into each cup of coffee.

Methodical Coffee
Methodical Coffee
Methodical Coffee

At dinner, I tried a local pale ale as well as a sour, which was delightful. I haven't tried many sours, but thanks to Cassie and Peter's recommendations, I ended up with one that I loved! We did have late night coffee after dinner on Friday night as well, but we completely forgot to document this. What kind of bloggers are we?! We were obviously too busy having fun.

Saturday's brews included some home-brewed coffee and later in the day a Great Divide Denver Pale Ale plus some wings at Local Cue.

Sadly, Sunday morning we had to head back home. It was such a great trip. We are so grateful that we got to spend time with Cassie and Peter, as well as explore more of their hometown. We can't wait to visit again!

Have you ever been to the Carolinas? Tell me about it!

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34 comments :

  1. That looks like so much fun! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  2. I love all of the pictures!! it looks like Cassie and Peter were fantastic hosts. so happy y'all got to get away

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  3. I actually took most of the photos this time instead of having my husband do them! hahaa

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  4. Love the picture from inside Oskar Blues, such a good angle!! :)
    Come back now, k?

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  5. Is it too early for a beer? Your pictures are gorgeous and it really does look like you had the best time! We're heading back to Highlands/Asheville next month for my birthday and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about all the beer tasting. :)

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  6. Asheville has some great brewery tours! I went this past Labor Day and did two and really enjoyed them!

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  7. I totally agree with @Bourbon & Lipstick this post has me craving an ice cold beer before noon, hah! That americano looks delicious as well, mmm. Glad to hear you had such a great time!

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  8. That's awesome. We enjoyed how low key Oskar Blues was!

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  9. Thanks lady, we really did have a blast.

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  10. I want to do this!! Looks like it was so much fun, definitely my kinda hang. I can't wait to go back to the Carolinas one of these days.

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  11. what a fun time! i have a friend from asheville so it's definitely on my list. i've bee to raleigh, NC and spent time in charleston/columbia SC when my sister lived there! such a mellow way of life in the low country. glad you had fun!

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  12. A real cup of joe is perfect. It's always nice to find those coffee shops that really do care about each cup rather than just making it to the end of the day. These all look so delicious! I love finding new coffee shops

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  13. This sounds perfect! I want to come next time! ;)

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  14. How fun! This looks like such an amazing time. I've always wanted to go to the Carolinas - some day!

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  15. How funny! They really are great little places.

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  16. It was so fun, if you're ever in the area you should definitely go!

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  17. When we were in Gatlingburg, TN, we wanted to head over to NC but the weather was bad so we didn't :( Looks gorgeous! Coffee and beer sound great to me! Great photos, as always!

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  18. Oh man!! You should definitely go back. Believe it or not I actually took most of these myself instead of having my husband do it!!

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  19. Looks so fun! When we meet in person, I will tell you what happens when I have a beer. LOL

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  20. I love the Carolinas! My husband lived in Charlotte for a year before we were married and I loved visiting him. I was also in Columbia SC for work last week, also beautiful. There's just something about the south. I also love a good IPA, and reading this post made my mouth water lol

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  21. Hahah! Sounds like we have a lot in common!

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  22. I could go on for like 1000000000 sentences about my favorite places in Asheville/Brevard/Montreat/Hendersonville. I'll refrain. Those are all great!

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  23. I loved Asheville. I want to go back so that we can really enjoy it again (we were there during the week and not much was happening around there). And there are great ziplines in Asheville, so maybe that will be a trip for another day. I loved it though. The food is fabulous!

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  24. Hahah! I'll come to you next time we go for suggestions!

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  25. You're so right about the food. We will have to try ziplining next time!

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  26. Sarah Teague LoudermilkApril 8, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    I love Asheville and it's only an hour and half away! It's a cool town with tons of things to do and some amazing waterfalls!

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  27. SO true! I didn't realize you lived so close!

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