Archive for December, 2009

Hoppy New Beer from Bruisin’ Ales, everybody!

Posted Dec 31, 2009 in Beer, Miscellany

Asheville’s LAB is almost here

Posted Dec 30, 2009 in Beer, Beer Places, Brewpubs, Coming Soon, Cooking with Beer, In the news, People

The long-awaited opening of the Lexington Avenue Brewery (a.k.a. The LAB) is happening tomorrow. In a short little blip on Twitter yesterday via @NineMile, it was announced that their first day will be New Year’s Eve. Perfect! There’s still not much information on their website besides the mention of regional brewer Ben Pierson being in charge of brewing, but we can refer back to the BlogAsheville story from June that has more details, such as the beer line-up. The LAB is all part of the bigger Echo Mountain Studios empire. The entire complex—and it is complex—is Echo Mountain’s recording studios, The LAB for eats & drinks, a sound-proofed performance space called the Rock Room behind the LAB, and the newly-opened Sweet Peas Hostel on Rankin Avenue. More info on that from the MountainXPress.

[UPDATE: Ribbon cutting was today, but they will NOT be open for New Years Eve.]

Beery Christmas!

Posted Dec 25, 2009 in Beer, Beer Humor, Coolness, Seasonals

Bruisin’ beers just in time for Christmas

Posted Dec 23, 2009 in Beer, Breweries, Coolness, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

It’s my fault for not posting these earlier last week, but then the snow came. The beer list will be updated in the morning. PINKY SWEAR!!

AVERY duganA IPA*
BROOKLYN Winter Ale*
FOUNDERS Breakfast Stout*
HIGHLAND 15th Anniversary Auld Asheville Ale*
NEW HOLLAND Dragon’s Milk*
OLDE HICKORY Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine* (Jim Beam barrels)
OLDE HICKORY Christmas Ale*
OLDE HICKORY Irish Walker Barleywine
OLDE HIKCORY Hickory Stick Dry Irish Stout*
OLDE HICKORY Imperial Stout*
OMMEGANG Adoration* (back in stock)
PISGAH Baptista*
PISGAH Solstice*
SAMICHLAUS 2009 Samiclaus 750ml*
STONE BREWING Cali-Belgique*
STONE BREWING Double Bastard* (jeroboams)
VICTORY BREWING Yakima Twilight*

The Beerlanthropy® Project: Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Posted in Beer Places, Breweries, Coolness, People, The Beerlanthropy® Project

My beer gal, @TheBeerWench, spotted this sticker yesterday at Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, California.