However some trends stand out, in particular the use of natural products combined in unique ways. Here's our take on the best of the offerings:
Strangest: Wisconsin-style Virgin Mary made with dried beer extract from Butter Buds Food Ingredients.
Longest lasting: The Black Garlic Imperial Russian Stout from the California Garlic Company made a lasting impression on our taste buds.
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Renee Wright is the author of the Explorer’s Guide to Myrtle Beach and South Carolina’s Grand Strand, published in 2012 by Countryman Press.
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