The original Palmetto Brewery made an "Earthquake Beer" way back in 1886 as part of the city's celebration of its survival following a devastating "great shake" in August of that year. This is the new Palmetto's take on it. Given the original Palmetto was known for bocks, but was located in balmy Charleston, they went with the American-born warm-weather style of "steam" beer or "California Common" (dubbed "Carolina Common in thsi case"), which has all the characteristics of a lager but is fermented at warm temperatures. The brew was made in conjuction with a book on the earthquake called "Upheaval in Charleston," and a portion of proceeds go to help the earthquake relief effort in Japan.
Package types: Draft, 12oz bottle
Notable hops: Simcoe, Columbus (boil and dry-hop), Tettnanger
Notable malts: American Victory, German Munich, German Two-Row
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