Wes Deskins

Wes Deskins lives in the heart of bourbon country but likes to drink beer and write about it.

Review: Wicked Weed Watermelon Dragonfruit Burst Sour and Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale

By Wes Deskins | July 26, 2021 |

In this review, we dive into a new “Splash Pack” summer beer series from Wicked Weed Brewing, based in Asheville, North Carolina. The beers we sampled include its Watermelon Dragonfruit Burst Session Sour and Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale, which is brewed with mango, guava, and pineapple. Both beers are fruit-focused and — with each having…

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Review: 1800 The Ultimate Margarita – Original, Peach, and Watermelon

By Wes Deskins | April 17, 2021 |

1800 Tequila markets The Ultimate Margarita, its brand of pre-made, ready-to serve margaritas, as “the #1 premium margarita.” This may be the case, but that perhaps says more about the general quality of bottled/canned margaritas than anything else. Made with “premium tequila, triple sec liqueur, natural flavors and certified colors” and available in six flavors…

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Review: Hi-Wire Brewing Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh Double IPA

By Wes Deskins | March 6, 2021 |

Hi-Wire Brewing is one of the flagship breweries in the sneaky good Appalachian beer town of Asheville, North Carolina. Counting four IPAs among their seven “flagship” offerings, they clearly take their IPAs seriously. They also clearly believe in truth in advertising, as demonstrated by the most recent take on their Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy…

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