#639 Southbound’s Picture Of Nectar & #640 Founders’ Project Pam

Yesterday (12/23/2015) was a pretty busy day for us in Savannah. Ryan, my sister Kalyn, and I went to the Savannah Civic Center for Skatefest 2015 to ice-skate. For $7 you can skate for 1.5 hours and they have sessions that run all day during the holidays. After that, we all went to The Chromatic Dragon (Savannah, Georgia, USA), a relatively new gaming bar downtown to have a beer, eat, and play some video games. It was like 2 pm and nobody was really there, so we got the Nintendo Wii U table and played Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., and Mario Party 10 while we ate.

We split orders of the Starfox Barrel Rolls (spring rolls filled with corned beef, swiss, & sauerkraut, wrapped tight and fried to crispy awesomeness, served with 1000 Island dressing) and Zucchini Joysticks (zucchini sticks breaded, baked, and served with Cajun ranch dressing).

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For dessert, Kalyn and I split The Cake is a Fry (funnel cake in little fry form, drizzled in a caramel or cinnamon glaze).

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While at The Chromatic Dragon, I ordered a local beer from their tap list, Southbound’s Picture Of Nectar. Picture Of Nectar is a 9.3% alcohol by volume (ABV) Double IPA brewed with elderflower and nectarines from the Southbound Brewing Company (Savannah, Georgia, USA). According to their website, Southbound’s Picture Of Nectar was brewed using Magnum, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, and Columbus hops. This beer exhibits 90 IBUs (International Bitterness Units), 4 SRM (Standard Reference Method; measures color), and an original gravity (OG) of 22.


I have added the commercial description of Southbound’s Picture Of Nectar below:

“Before you slip into night, you’ll want something to drink. Picture of Nectar is the perfect complex beer with a huge pine and citrus hop profile sure to satisfy your craving. Our Double IPA brewed with elderflower and nectarines has notes of stone fruit and a distinct verdant bitterness. It has an underlying herbal fragrance and a flavor that is reminiscent of honey and flowers. This unapologetically assertive brew is bursting with flavor and is perfectly pleasing to the palate.” – Southbound Brewing Company

To finish off the night we went bowling at AMF Savannah Lanes, but before that Ryan and I split a beer from Habersham Beverage (Savannah, Georgia, USA) while watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix. That beer was Founders’ Project Pam, a 10.8% ABV Black India Pale Ale aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels from the Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA).


Project Pam is part of Founders’ Backstage Series and came in a 9.4 fl oz (750 mL) bottle. According to ratebeer.com, Founders’ Project Pam was brewed using Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado and Mosaic hops; Crystal and Midnight Wheat malts; “and finally aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels to add complex oaky bourbon notes and the sweetness of maple syrup”. I also added the commercial description from this beer located at Founders’ website:

“Venture into the shadows of our brewers’ minds and discover their mad genius. From this unknown emerges Project PAM. In development for years under a shroud of secrecy, this Black IPA is brewed with a cornucopia of hops then aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels to add complex oaky bourbon notes and the sweetness of maple syrup to keep the bitterness in check. Like its creator, the origins of its name will forever remain a mystery. Project PAM clocks in at 10.8% ABV.” – Founders Brewing Company

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