RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Down in North Carolina, a new trend of beer stores have emerged. Like Bottle Mixx to the north, Raleigh’s TASTY BEVERAGE COMPANY allows customers to sample some of their wares on site while perusing 1,000 different bottled and canned beers shelved neatly across the one-room interior.
Opened 2011 and visited June ’13, Tasty Beverage is located near the railroad tracks in a red-bricked green-trimmed mini-mall one-half mile from Boylan Bridge Brewery. An elongated dock allows patrons to drink samples outside the place.
On tap this Friday evening were Epic Straight Up Saison, Epic Hop Syndrome, Sweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout and Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA.
I bought several local brews by Aviator, Big Boss, Bison, Duck-Rabbit, Foothills, Mother Earth, Olde Hickory and Natty Greene’s for consumption at beautiful Sunset Beach for a week long trip.