By Jesse Wood
Jan. 7, 2015. The Lost Province Brewing Company will tap one firkin of its latest creation – a local ginseng, green tea and honey infused cream ale – on Friday at 5 p.m.
As Lost Province brewer Aaron Maas said, “Come and get it while it lasts.”
Lost Province owner and head brewer Andy Mason said the idea came about while talking to Watauga County Extension Director Jim Hamilton. The ginseng came from Travis Cornett of High Country Ginseng, a local commercial producer of ginseng.
With the ginseng being local and ginseng’s “purported medicinal properties,” Mason said he thought it would be a neat idea. Neither Mason or Maas can recall tasting or even hearing about another brew using ginseng.
“I’ve never heard of it, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done,” Mason said. “We thought this would be a very, very interesting combination, and putting it together, the flavors seemed to meld really well.”
For more information, check out Lost Province Brewing Company at 130 N. Depot Street in downtown Boone. Call the restaurant and bar at 828-265-3506 or click to its website here.
Lost Province Brewing Company opens at 11 a.m. seven days a week. It closes at 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and Sunday at 9 p.m.