Hootie’s Home Grown Ale
Inspired by the iconic collegiate rockers, Hootie & the Blowfish, we bring you Home Grown Ale… an easy drinking American Blonde Ale with brewed in the bands hometown of Charleston, SC with Carolina Gold Rice and hints of Lemongrass. This beer goes down amazingly smooth and come in at a light but flavorful 4.5% ABV.
Hootie and the Blowfish
Hootie & the Blowfish entered in the international stage and earned a warm place in our hearts in 1994 with “Cracked Rear View.” It was an instant worldwide success, ultimately going platinum 16 times in the U.S. and becoming the best-selling album of 1995, as well as one of the fastest-selling debut albums of all time. The album was propelled by four hits, “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” “Only Wanna Be with You,” and “Time.”
At the end of the year, Cracked Rear View and the band won two Grammy’s – Best New Artist and Song of the Year by duo or group for “Let Her Cry.” They also took home an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist for “Hold My Hand,” a Billboard Music Award for album of the year, a People’s Choice Award for Album of the Year and a People’s Choice Award for Best Selling Artist, a feat they duplicated in 1996.
The South Carolina quartet call Charleston home and we couldn’t think of a better partner for Hootie’s Homegrown Ale than Charleston’s own Palmetto Brewing. During a visit to the brewery, Darius shared “I’m definitely not a brewer… but if I was, my beer would taste just like this.”