From Plow to Pint

We're purchasing persimmons!

Believe it or not, persimmons are already ripening...and we’re buying! Our friend and forager Kay called us to let us know her first round of...

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Thank you, Southern Living

Southern Basil Wins 2016 Southern Living Food Award! We're beyond thrilled to be one of the ten Southern breweries to receive 2016 Food Awards...

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Persimmons (2014 harvest)

NOTE: this 2013 post took some time to craft, and much of it holds true this year. Persimmons are already ripening, and we're buying! $3 a pound for...

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Persimmons (2012 Harvest)

We brew and bottle our winter beer, First Frost, using native persimmons. (Notice the witty use of persimmon-colored bolding throughout this post,...

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Riverbend Malt House

For the last six months, we've Followed FullsTeam all over the place. This month, we're introducing a new occasional series in which we...

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Paw Paw Belgian-Style Golden Ale

Forager 1: 2010 First Frost Winter Persimmon AleForager 2: 2011 Sparking Pear Farmhouse Ale  Forager 3: 2011 Paw Paw Belgian-Style Golden Ale Many...

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Persimmon foraging

We've written extensively about persimmons. If you have some time, check out our essays on persimmon beer in the South, written when we were building...

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Hop planting

Many thanks to Betsy Kirkland, photographer at NC State for such wonderful photos. All photographs courtesy of NCSU Communication Services. We will...

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