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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tap Handle #107: Thomas Creek - Deep Water Dopplebock Lager

Despite Thomas Creek being a large brewery, this is a very rare tap. I had to have this simply because I share a name with this brewery, and I love the waterfall.

Thomas Creek was founded in 1998 in Greenville, South Carolina by Tom Davis. Davis was an experienced brewer, having worked in food and beverage for many years. He began to homebrew and perfected the base recipe for what would become River Falls Red Ale. Brewing is as much an art as a science and Tom continued to fine tune this and many other recipes. Bill Davis, Tom's father, decided they should embark on brewing handcrafted beer. They started commercial production at a former brewpub in downtown Greenville until 1998. During that summer, the Davis pair found a large batch brewhouse they couldn't resist. With Bill's architectural help designing the microbrewery, in early July of 1998 they rolled out their first Thomas Creek beers. Today Thomas Creek brews 8 beers year-round and several seasonals. They've also built themselves up into a large contract brewing establishment, brewing for companies such as Charleston Brewing, Sapphire Mountain Brewing, and Wild Heaven Brewing.

Deep Water Dopplebock is described as a German-style dark lager with a creamy flavor and notes of roasted nuts, coffee, and chocolate, and it won silver medals in the 2003 World Beer Championships and the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. Weighted average on is 3.09 out of 5.

Thomas Creek Official Website

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