I recently read this article on lawn-mower beers (tasty beers that are especially refreshing after mowing your lawn), and wanted to share a few of Carex Design Group’s favorite landscaping beers produced by some local and regional craft breweries.
Saw Works Brewing Company, Knoxville, Tenn. — English Pale Ale
You can’t get much more local than Saw Works Brewing Company. This session style Pale Ale has a mildly hoppy flavor and distinctive dry finish, making it easy to drink and refreshing after a hard day of working in your yard. Although it’s not bottled, you can find this brew at most local restaurants, The Casual Pint (open as of today in the Fountain City area of Knoxville), Vic’s Beer Store and the Bearden Beer Market.
Yazoo Brewing Company, Nashville Tenn. — Dos Perros
This Mexican style, well-balanced ale is finished with Maize to lighten the overall body, and what says summer better than corn? (As an Indiana native, I’ll admit I might be a little biased here.) This delicious summer beer is available in bottles, and is commonly found in area grocery stores and beer shops.
Depot Street Brewing Company, Jonesborough, Tenn. — Eurail Gold
The Eurail Gold is a light-bodied, German style ale. It’s easy to drink (like most German-style beers) and offers a smooth finish. You can find it locally at Earth Fare and The Casual Pint.
Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, N.C. — Gaelic Ale
This beer is the flagship of Highland Brewing Company and like our other favorite landscaping beers, it’s easy to drink and available in most local grocery and beer stores. It’s an American ale with a well-balanced flavor and smooth finish. It’s complex enough for beer snobs and mild enough for novice beer drinkers which makes it a great choice to share with a crowd (if you have friends willing to plant trees in exchange for a beer or two).
Catawba Brewing Company – Asheville, N.C. — Firewater IPA
This beer is a bit more adventurous, but sure to please IPA drinkers. It offers a refreshing, hoppy taste with hints of citrus and floral notes. What we especially love about this beer is that it’s sold in cans which makes it a perfect backyard brew. It’s definitely a favorite of mine.
If you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy one of these fantastic local beers, check out our Spring Maintenance Checklist to make sure you’re ready for the end of the spring season or contact us to talk about your next landscaping project.