Episode 218 – Southern Grace Distillery

Just down the road from Charlotte is the town of Mt. Pleasant.  No more than a year ago this farming community was home to little more than a What-A-Burger and a bunch of fishing holes.  (The Avett Brothers are officially from Concord) Now a new industry has sprung up, and it’s what our country grandparents always warned us about, booze!  Southern Grace Distillery has taken up home in the old prison as their bonded manufacturing facility.  We were hosted by owner, Leanne Powell, and head distiller, Sebastian Correa, on a private tour to check out the revamped cell blocks and hot box.  This jail has become a tourist destination for Mt. Pleasant and it is worth the trip.  Thanks to updated NC alcohol laws you can now purchase up to 5 bottles of their bourbon or whiskey at the company store and they host monthly late night ghost tours!  We then traveled no more than a couple of miles up the road to Downtown Mt. Pleasant and to the home of 73 & Main, a new upscale steak and bourbon restaurant.  Majority owned by local Dr. Allen Dobson, who we were privileged to have join our table us for dinner and a bourbon sampling, this restaurant was designed to bring the locals what they desired.  We were treated to fine steaks, exceptional seafood and an impressive appetizer sampler paired with Southern Grace bourbon inspired cocktails and an all NC tap list.  GM Anthony Misuraca explained our dishes and drinks just like you would expect from a big city establishment and was a refreshing taste of service that the rural parts of the county have long struggled with.  Southern Grace and 73 & Main should be commended for what they bring to their small town and are sure to be examples for small business for years to come.

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Publish Date: 7/31/2018




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Publish Date: 11/13/2018


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Publish Date: 11/9/2018


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Publish Date: 11/6/2018


We’re visiting the Sunshine State for this week’s NFL showdown. The Carolina Panthers are squaring off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We’re talking with Neil Callaghan from Cigar City Brewing. Neil, aka El Lector, tells us about the history of Florida’s more sought after brewery. We’re also talking with Chris Fairchild, executive director Tampa Bay Beer Week, about the where and what to do when taking a beercation in Tampa.

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Publish Date: 10/30/2018


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Publish Date: 10/26/2018


We are rolling right along with our Cheers vs The NFL and up this week is Baltimore Maryland.  Ryan Belton from Diamondback Brewing joins us to talk about this newish brewery.  Then Dominic Cantalupo from Baltimore Beer Week joins us to talk about the scene there and finally Michael Olert from the Baltimore Crab Cake Company food truck here is Charlotte feeds us some of his award-winning crab cakes.

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Publish Date: 10/26/2018


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Publish Date: 10/17/2018


The Philadelphia Eagles are next up on the schedule so this week we talked with 2SP Brewings Joey McCaffery about the new brewery just outside of Philly.  Then Erin Wallace owner of The Devils’s Den and co-leader of The Pink Boots Society Philadelphia chapter joins us to talk about what the hot breweries are in the city and what craft beer bars you should hit when you visit.  

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Publish Date: 10/17/2018


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