Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

I spent an enjoyable few hours on Friday afternoon at Fullsteam brewery in Durham, NC drinking half pints of their exquisite brews: sweet potato lager (both regular and sour-mashed), persimmon winter ale, accompanied by cookies from South Durham Confection Company created specifically for this brew (what a match, swoon), and hickory-smoked porter. Sean Wilson, Fullsteam’s …

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“We could not now take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer, and it being now the 19th of December.” Those words from the diary of a Mayflower passenger are attributed to William Bradford who later became the governor of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The Mayflower’s original destination …

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