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Southern Tier Brewing Co. Founder Phin DeMink Talks Swipe Light

Southern Tier Brewing Co. Founder Phin DeMink Talks Swipe Light

We spoke with Southern Tier Brewing Co. Founder Phin DeMink about Swipe Light.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
The beer recipe was produced by our R&D team. It was almost 2 years in the making. Multiple test batches and countless hours were poured into the development of this beer.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
My favorite aspect of this beer is that it has all the important health and wellness benefits detailed but still delivers that true craft flavor that people have come to crave. 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
When we were giving this beer its identity we found ourselves tiptoeing around the word “light." We decide that we should just own up to what it is, a craft styled light beer. A lot of brewers are starting to play in this space but are trying to be clever with the name and positioning instead of just being honest and saying their trying to make a light style craft beer. Swipe Light is a play on swipe right, which, in the parlance of our times, means you approve or like something on a multitude of different apps.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
I’m still and will always be a hophead, but I will say Swipe Light would be pretty refreshing on a desert island.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
A better for you easy-drinking craft light beer!

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Swipe Light pairs well with anything cooked over fire or smoke in your backyard!

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