Archive for December, 2010

New this week at Bruisin’

Posted Dec 28, 2010 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, People, Seasonals

How is everyone recovering from the holidays? Ready for round two with the New Year coming up? *ding-ding*

We have some NEW arrivals, even in all this snowy mess, including Dogfish Head’s My Antonia, which was originally a collaboration between DFH & Birra del Borgo in Rome, Italy. (Leonardo DiVencenzo is one of the brewers involved in the NYC Eataly project with Mario Battali.) Now brewed as a limited release at DFH, this continuously hopped pilsner is named for the Willa Cather novel by the same name.

Two local brews are also in-season now, so get them while you can—Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter and French Broad Wee-Heavy-est.

BUTTERNUTS HeinnieWeisse (cans)
BUTTERNUTS Moo Thunder Stout (cans)
BUTTERNUTS Porkslap Pale (cans)
BUTTERNUTS Snapperhead IPA (cans)
DUCK RABBIT Baltic Porter*
FLYING DOG K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale*
FRENCH BROAD Wee-Heavy-est*

Happy Holidays from us to you!

Posted Dec 23, 2010 in Goings on, Miscellany

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve 12-6 p.m.
CLOSED Christmas Day
New Years Eve 12-9 p.m.
CLOSED New Years Day

New Featured Beer: Olde Hickory The Event Horizon 2010

Posted Dec 16, 2010 in Beer, Breweries, Coolness, Limited Release, The Beerlanthropy® Project

Not only is this a wicked cool beer label, it’s the new Bruisin’ Ales Featured Beer!

Our birthday is next week! We turn four!

Posted in Beer, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Coolness, Events, Limited Release, Seasonals

Hard to believe, but next Thursday, December 23, is Bruisin’ Ales 4th birthday. Our little store is growing up quickly! So, when our friends at Pisgah Brewing wanted to do a pre-holiday tasting to launch Baptista 2010, we said, “Hell yeah!” It’s going to be a party all around. Come celebrate with us and have a free flight of Pisgah beers! 5:00-7:00 pm in the Tasting Room.

Valdez Coffee Stout: This mouth watering stout is brewed with organic, fair-trade coffee beans from Dynamite Coffee Roasters. The aroma of fresh coffee leaps from the glass, and finishes slightly dry. [6.8% abv]

Vortex I: The hoppiest beer in Buncombe County, Vortex I is a Triple Pale Ale.  Brewed with over 3.5 grams of four distinct varieties of super high alpha hops per glass, lupulin lovers rejoice. [10.8% abv]

Vortex II: This Russian Imperial Stout would make any 18th century Czar proud. Dark, rich and roasty with a good dose of hops on the finish. Get it while you can! [11.7% abv]

Baptista: Pisgah’s annual Belgian-style Noel is named for the man who discovered CO2 and father to pneumatic chemistry, Jean Baptista van Helmont. Dark amber in color with spices and hints of orange peel. [11.50% abv]

Last day for holiday orders, Thursday Dec. 16

Posted Dec 10, 2010 in Beer, Breweries, Miscellany, Sports, Travel

We are off to the Windy City of Chicago to tour some breweries, beer bars and see a little football game on Sunday. Please note, the last day to submit your holiday shipping orders is Thursday, December 16. The last day for Fedex Ground is Dec. 17. We are waiting for some product to fulfill existing orders and will process the remainder Wednesday through Friday of next week.

Enjoy your weekend and be sure to drop in this weekend for some liquid happiness!