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Event Recap | Altered States Libations & Art Festival Volume II

A photo of a commemorative glass from Altered States, about three-quarters full of beer.

The Eighth State Brewing Co. hosted Altered States Volume II on Saturday, March 11, in Greenville, South Carolina. The libations and art festival featured breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the world alongside live music, skateboarding performances and artists.

A photo of a commemorative glass from the Altered States Volume II festival. It is approximately one-third full of a dark beer.
Photo credit: Alexis Dickie.

Top Pours from Altered States

Altered States was full of delicious beers, wines and liquor. Here are the best of the best pours we had:

  • Whale’s Blood III collaboration brew from Eighth State Brewing Company, Methodical Coffee and The Whale GVL. Imperial Stout aged two years and three months in a single pick Four Roses OBSK barrel finished with coconut, vanilla and coffee.
  • Duplexity: WLW15 from Moksa Brewing. Imperial Stout aged in two 15-year-old William Larue Weller wheated bourbon barrels for 19 months.
  • Sons of Northern Dankness collaboration brew from North Park Beer Company and Brujos Brewing. Triple dry-hopped Hazy Double IPA with Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy and Nelson hops.
  • MicroCosm II collaboration brew from Eighth State Brewing Company and Little Cottage Brewing. Port finished brandy barrel-aged Imperial Stout with toasted coconut.
  • Missing You from Pulpit Rock Brewing. Pastry sour rested on strawberry, rhubarb and homemade granola.
  • Hyperbolic from Eighth State Brewing Company. apple brandy barrel-aged Imperial Stout aged one year and 11 months in a Laird’s apple brandy barrel with toasted coconut, cassia bark and Madagascar vanilla.
  • Fostering Divine Culture collaboration brew from Resident Culture Brewing Company and Divine Barrel Brewing. Imperial Stout was rested in Laird’s applejack barrels for 22 months then conditioned on rum-barrel chips, wild Thai banana, toasted coconut and vanilla.
  • Clausiic from Freak Folk Bier. Saison-style Ale fermented in stainless and conditioned with Brettanomyces.
  • Freestyle Friday from BlackStack Brewing. Triple Hazy IPA with Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Riwaka hops.
A skateboarder on a ramp at Altered States Volume II.
Photo credit: Alexis Dickie

Other Festival Highlights

Aside from the delicious beverages available, Altered States also offered a variety of eats, nonalcoholic drinks, art and music. Highlights included:

There was also a week of events leading up to Altered States that was full of fun times and delicious beers. Our favorites were:

Thanks so much for having us, Eighth State! We look forward to Altered States Volume III.

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