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by Karen Phillips

MIKE ROLLINSON: ROCKIN’ LOCAL BREWS

BY KAREN PHILLIPS

If you’re a fan of local brews, you’ve surely heard of Natty Greene’s, a local pub and brewery in Downtown Greensboro. Mike Rollinson, head brewer at Natty’s since January 2007, is responsible for about 30 of their recipies, with at least five of them currently on tap: Colonial IPA, New Moon Strong Pale Ale, English ESB, White IPA and Minute Man Rye. His newest brew, Imperial CDA, is a dark IPA with a little roast like a porter, a big West Coast hop profile and a nice, full body. Keep your tasters open for its big reveal.

Born and raised in Greensboro, Mike is a big advocate of NC breweries and wineries. He has a smartphone app for finding local breweries in the area called DrinkNC. You can also check out his website at www.drinknc.com. Mike used to want to be a rock-and-roll star when he was a kid; now he’s rockin’ out some great ales for not only Greensboro, but many other bars and pubs in the area to enjoy.

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