Charleston’s got a rep as a friendly city. We’re probably on some dumb list for it. All we know is word has spread further south to Florida, because our friends from Boca Raton’s Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery told us “people in Charleston so so damn friendly” at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.
Sure, we smile. We wave. We say hello, “hey y’all,” and other cute stuff. But that friendliness can be a little overwhelming to folks that aren’t used to it. Same goes for this IPA, whose name came from our intern, Brynn. A double dose of Citra and Sorachi Ace in the boil and the dry hop impart a massive, citrusy nose to the beer, which is backed up by pale and wheat malts.
We love hops, but if you’re not used to them, this might be too much. Don’t worry, we’ll keep smiling at you.
When we add cilantro, jalapeno, and pineapple to this, it becomes Muy Amigo IPA.
For Brewvival 2015, we took Muy Amigo and aged it in tequila barrels for 4 months. Tequila did what tequila does, and Muy Amigo suddenly became Mucho Muy Amigo.