Great Southern X

Thirsty South features profiles of great Southern brewers, distillers, coffee roasters, and even, yes, winemakers.

First up, since coffee is a great way to start the day, our first “Great Southern X” is a great Southern coffee roaster – Counter Culture Coffee. This Durham, NC, based roaster is doing great things with coffee.

If there was ever a Southern artisan of spirits worthy of singling out, Old Rip Van Winkle is surely it, and our first “Great Southern Distillery.” Their line of bourbon and rye is legendary, especially for its long-aged masterpieces, “asleep many years in the wood.” Read the whole tale here.

Next up, one of the South’s great craft brewers, Terrapin Beer Co. of Athens, Georgia. Their Rye Pale Ale has made a major mark on the beer world, and they continue to churn out creative and compelling special releases and seasonal beers. Check in on a “Great Southern Brewery.”


There is no drink more Southern than sweet tea. Nothing. Firefly Distillery has done the world a favor by marrying up great Southern sweet tea and vodka into a truly “Great Southern Spirit.”

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