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The founder of RJ Rockers, Spartanburg's very first brewery, is in town this week to dole out growlers to Charleston's craft-beer-loving masses.
Mark Johnsen, originally a New Jersey homebrewer, founded RJ Rockers in '97 after a brewing crash course in Germany while stationed there with the military. You've got to love his motto: Handcrafted. Every beer. Every drop. Every time.
The two co-stars of his visit are, of course, beers. The first is Rockhopper IPA, a 7.5% ABV West-coast-style IPA. This one isn't even listed on the usual rating sites, so I'm guessing it's a new one. In lieu of that, here's the commercial description:
This ninety minute west coast-style IPA has nine hop additions of Warrior and Amarillo and weighs in at a solid 90 IBUs. A smooth, citrusy IPA for the hophead in all of us!
Mark is also bringing Fish Paralyzer, a 7.5% ABV Belgian Pale Ale that was recently in town for Brewvival. This one gets a B from BeerAdvocate, but doesn't have enough reviews for a score at Ratebeer.
Next up is 5pm Wednesday for Growler Hour at Laura Albert's. This one will also feature RJ Rockers Stout (6% ABV, B+) and Son of a Peach Wheat Ale (5.8% ABV, B+, 65). 891 Island Park Drive on Daniel Island.