Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday nights at Quest Brewing Co.

There is no shortage of things to do on a Thursday night in Greenville, but if you’ve ‘been there, done that’ Downtown Alive scene then you have no choice but to head to Quest Brewing Co. for a night of family-friendly fun. My sister and her husband were in town last week to help celebrate Lauris’s birthday, and hearing that Mountain Homes was playing that evening at Quest’s weekly concert sealed the deal for us – we headed towards the Greenville Downtown Airport.

Quest Brewing Company is located on 55 Airview Dr. just east of the airport. There’s plenty of parking, and we joined the flow of people walking with their folding chairs and picnic blankets. The setup is simple; everything is outdoors, with the stage, the brewery and a food truck forming a triangle. On our visit it was Thoroughfare Food Truck dishing up choice eats such as disco tots (tater tots smothered in white cheddar gravy), meatloaf sandwiches and fish tacos.

You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bottled water, and children (of the two and four legged variety) are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste. In case of rain the concert will take place inside the brewery, and no outside food or drink is allowed, although the food trucks and Quest have all the bases covered. As far as beer goes I enjoy a darker, hoppy beer and so Quest’s Smoking Mirror smoked porter has become a favorite, but the seasonal brews and barrel-aged IPAs I’ve tried all have been good. We watched the kids run around with new friends, listened to Mountain Homes do their thing and enjoyed the evening with our guests as the sun set on another awesome spring evening in Greenville. I just thought to myself – why don’t we do this more often?

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