Thursday Tasting 11/20, 5-7pm: Mystery Brewing Meet & Greet with Erik Lars Myers, Meagan Elizabeth

Posted Nov 20, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, People, Seasonals

MBC_emblemTonight we welcome Erik Lars Myers and Meagan Elizabeth of Mystery Brewing into the shop for a five-beer flight of their seasonal beers. Join us tonight from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Pickwick: “A traditional English Mild Ale based on a recipe from the 1880s. Light malt, hints of caramel and toffee, a touch of earthy British hops, and a nutty flavor make this session beer quaffable and delicious. Enjoy with rich cheddar cheese, aged gouda, pork or poultry, good friends, and good times.” [3.2% abv]

Gentleman’s Preference: “A light, easy drinking blonde ale with a touch of sweetness and a touch of hops. Our version is made with Abbey Ale Yeast for an extra little bit of dryness and fruity aroma that makes for a truly refreshing blonde ale. Pair with fresh fruit, light salads, and hot summer afternoons.” [4.2% abv]

Rosalind: “A drier, hoppier version of our summer saison Evangeline. Apple, pear, and pineapple flavors from our yeast strain harmonize with the floral character of European hops for a refreshing fall saison as crisp as an autumn evening.” [6.6% abv]

Thornfield’s End: “A robust smoky stout made to pair with cold weather, the smell of wood fires, and fallen leaves. This stout is made using chocolate rye malt, creating a smooth chocolatey flavor that blends with the light smokiness of cherry smoked malt. Great with food, especially steaks, stews, BBQ, and all manner of desserts.” [5.8% abv]

Papa Bois: “The Caribbean has a long tradition of sweet, fruity stouts that are delicious and refreshing in hot weather. While continuing that tradition, we’ve upped the ante on refreshing by adding lemongrass and fresh lemon zest. The perfect digestif. Pair with pound cake, raspberry pie, or all manner of chocolate desserts.” [7.3% abv]


New This Week 11/14/14

Posted Nov 14, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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So much beer! So much beer!

Against the Grain/Stillwater Barrel Aged Tall Tale
Against the Grain/Stillwater Little Did We Know Smoked Saison
Atwater Lebkuchen Christmas Ale
Atwater Shaman’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
Baladin Lune 2010/12
Baladin Terre 2010/12
BFM La Dragonne
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc de Blanc
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Imperial Biscotti Break Natale
Evil Twin Tørst Front Room V.2 Barrel Aged Barleywine
Evil Twin/Pizza Boy Sour Bikini
Fonta Flora Echoview Estate Ale
Foothills IPA of the Month (November)
Knee Deep Hop-De-Ranged Quad IPA
La Rulles Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Wild
Olde Hickory Lindley Park
RJ Rockers Black Perle
RJ Rockers First Snow
Robinson’s Trooper Gift Sets
Schneider Aventinus Cuvee Barrique
Schneider Tap X Mein Eisbock Barrique
Sweetwater Festive Ale 12oz
Sweetwater Festive Ale 22oz
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Terrapin Moo-Hoociato
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green, Green
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
Tilquen Oude Gueuze 750mL
Tilquen Oude Gueuze Squared 375mL
Tilquen Oude Gueuze Squared 750mL
Tilquen Oude Quetsche 375mL
Tilquen Oude Quetsche 750mL
Uinta Yard Sale Winter Lager Cans
Wicked Weed Lusus Naturae
Wicked Weed Tributary


New This Week 11/8/14

Posted Nov 08, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Anchor Christmas
Anchor Christmas 2013 1.5 Liter
Bell’s Christmas
Boulevard Collaboration No. 4 Saison
De Cam Oude Lambiek
De Troch Lambickx ’14
Founders Backwoods Bastard
Great Divide Fresh Hop
Green Man Forester Winter Stout
Moylan’s White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager
Moylands Bourbon Barrel Aged Ryan Sullivan’s
Nantahala 4 Foot Drop Pale Ale (Growler)
Nantahala Pattons Run Porter (Growler)
Nantahala Trail Magic #9 Cognac Barrel Aged Barleywine
Nantahala Up River Amber (Growler)
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale
Quest Golden Fleece Belgian Pale
Quest Smoking Mirror Smoked Porter
Red Brick 21st Anniversary Rum Barrel Aged Saison
Southern Tier 2XMas
Stone Bastard Gift Box Set
Stone Double Bastard 2014
Stone Lukcy Basartd
Stone Stochasticity Project: Hibiscusity
Vicaris Tripel-Gueuze
Victory Winter Cheers
Wicked Weed Take Take


Thursday Tasting 11/6/14 5-7pm: Quest Brewing Launch

Posted Nov 05, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, In the news, New this week, People

We’re pleased to welcome Quest Brewing of Greenville, SC this Thursday in the wee Tasting Room with brewmaster Don Richardson himself. (The very Don for whom Catawba’s King Don Pumpkin is namedqueswtlogo.) Join us in welcoming them to WNC!

Golden Fleece BPA: “This beer is named after Jason and his band of Argonauts who set out on a quest for the fleece in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of  Thessaly.  Golden Fleece BPA is an easy-drinking, refreshing beer yet has enough character to please the beer connoisseur.  Local malt from Riverbend Malt House is used to add to the flavor complexity.” [4.5% abv]

Smoking Mirror Smoked PorterNamed after the Aztec relic of Tezcatlipoca, This mystic ale is brewed with 6 varieties of malts including a touch of peated malt in order to create a subtle smoke character.  It is delicately hopped with an intense malt backbone. [5.5% abv]

Ellida IPA: “This west coast style IPA is our tribute to Norse and their quests and adventures.  ELLIDA was a legendary magic dragon ship also known as the first ship of the north. This Viking ale is brewed with loads of hops and balanced out with 5 varieties of malts.  Local malt from Riverbend Malthouse is used to add to the flavor complexity.” [6.9% abv]

Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout: “Kaldi was the Ethiopian goat-herder who discovered the coffee plant, according to popular legend.  This stout is brewed with West End Coffee Company’s freshly-roasted beans and cacao nibs.  The end result is a complex, smooth beer that will sure to intrigue the palette.” [8.0% abv]


New This Week 11/1/14

Posted Nov 02, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

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Here are all the new goods!

Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 12oz Bottles
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 12oz Cans
Bell’s Venus
Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad
Catawba Valley Winter Bolt
Dupont Saison Avec Les Bon Voeux
Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 1 Foreign Export Stout
New Belgium Accumulation
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale
Souther Tier Choklat
Steamworks Frambozen
Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Wulver
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout
Triple C The Dude Imbibes Imperial Coffee Stout
Vanberg & DeWulf Lambrucha
Victory Wet Hop Harvest Ale