Food + Drink

Lowes Foods launches “Virtual Beer Hunt” at-home tasting series with Carolina breweries

Photo of a Lowes Foods beer hunting box, showing Loblolly trail mix, a koozie, two drink glasses, and five canned beers.
This year, Lowes Foods’ annual “Beer Hunt” goes virtual for an at-home tasting experience, ft. a pre-packaged box of goodies available for purchase at every Lowes Foods Beer Den | Photo provided

It’s hunting season — beer hunting season, that is. 🍺

Lowes Foods is launching a new Virtual Beer Hunt series for Summer 2021, where beer enthusiasts can find special boxes of craft beer + goodies in all Lowes Foods Beer Dens (find yours). The boxes contain 5 beers from a partnering brewery of the month, plus Lowes Foods Brown Bag trail mix + beef jerky and 2 commemorative Beer Den glasses for the tasting — and no hunt would be complete without a field guide, aka a description of the beers.

After purchase, participants get access to a link where they can stream a virtual, guided beer tasting with the participating brewery on a specified event date. Virtual event attendees will also get a QR code to scan + automatically check-in the beers on the Untappd app to earn the Virtual Beer Hunting badge (talking to you, beer nerds). 

The first “hunt” was on Sat., April 17 with Charlotte-based NoDa Brewing Company — but you’ll still need your shotgunning skills (pun intended 😉) for the upcoming hunts

📆 MAY: Sat., May 15, 6 p.m. with Charleston-based Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.(with bonus Beer Den coaster/bottle opener + Edmund’s Oast koozie) 

📆 JUNE: Sat., June 19, 6 p.m. with Mount Pleasant-based Westbrook Brewing Company