Archive for November, 2011

Thursday Tasting 12/1: Natty Greene’s (NC)

Posted Nov 30, 2011 in Beer, Breweries, People, Seasonals

This week we welcome Madison Smith into the tasting room to sample some Natty Greene’s brews. Join us tomorrow night, 5:00-7:00 pm, for a flight of beer from Greensboro, NC.

On the flight:

Buckshot Amber: Full-bodied with rich, smooth flavor and notes of caramel and toffee.

Southern Pale Ale: Medium-bodied, deep golden ale with distinct, bitter character and a hoppy, piney, citrus finish.

Old Town Brown: Traditional, English-style, full-bodied with sweet, toasted malt aroma and a hint of baker’s chocolate.

Red Nose Winter Ale: Full-bodied winter warmer with a rich, dark malt body spiced with cinnamon, ginger and orange peel for festive flavor.

… And beer spies report that a few growlers of the Foreign Extra Stout will be on hand, too!

New This Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted Nov 23, 2011 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

Here’s a bunch of the holiday beers that arrived! Just in time…

De Struise Tsjeeses Reserva
Dieu du ciel! Solstice d’Hiver
Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze 300m
Epic Brewing Spiral Jetty IPA
Epic Armageddon IPA
Epic Barrell Aged IPA
Epic New Zealand Mash Up (Collaboration)
Green Man ESB (growlers)
Green Man Porter (growlers)
Haandbryggeriet Coffee Porter
Haandbryggeriet HaandBic
Haandbryggeriet Krokkebic
Haandbryggeriet Bestfar Winter Ale
Henney’s Dry Cider
Henney’s Vintage 2010 Still
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza
Mikkeller Santas Helper 2011
Mikkeller Red & White Xmas (magnum)
Mikkeller Ris a la M’ale
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut
Mikkeller Barrel From via To
Nantahala Bryson Brown (growlers)
Noel de Geants 2011
Noel de Geants 2011 (1.5L)
Olde Hickory Christmas Ale
Olde Hickory Black Raven IPA
Olde Hickory Ruby Lager
Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf
Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf
Ridgeway Warm Welcome
Ridgeway Lump of Coal Stout
Ridgeway Santa’s Butt Porter
Ridgeway Pickled Santa
Ridgeway Reindeer Droppings
Rye-on-Wye Rum Barrel Cider
Westons Reserve Cider
Xbeeriment #44 Smoked Stout
Yeastie Boys Digital IPA
Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black

New this week… here come the holidays!

Posted Nov 17, 2011 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

Asheville Brewing Christmas Jam White Ale
Bahnhof  Brettanomyces Lambicus
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale
Dupont La Biere de Beloeil
Dupont Monk’s Stout
Founders Breakfast Stout
Full Sail Wassail
Full Sail Wreck the Halls
Full Sail Old Boardhead Barleywine
Harvey’s Christmas Ale
Heavy Seas Yule Tide
La Chouffe Magnum
Lindeman’s Gift Packs
Moylans White Christmas Spiced White Lager
Moylans Danny’s Irish Red Ale
Moylans Old Blarney Barleywine
Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale
Stiegl Radler
Strubbe Lambickx
Terrapin/Heavy Seas Free Spirit
Weyerbacher Winter Ale
Weyerbacher Quad
Witkap Pater Stimulo

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Today! Tasting & Meet-n-Greet with Stephen Hill, Mother Earth Brewing

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, People, Seasonals

Today we welcome Stephen Hill, co-founder of Mother Earth Brewing from 5-7 p.m. We’re sampling the whole line-up, including cans!

Endless River: A clean, crisp beer, Kolsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it. Expect to enjoy a slight tang in the finish.

Sunny Haze: Sunny Haze will brighten even your finest day. “Hefe” means “with yeast” so expect to find our hefeweizen cloudy in appearance due to its unfiltered status. Fruity hints and slight spiciness of this hefeweizen will mingle in your mouth, creating a crispness that’s as energizing as the sun itself. Banana and clove-like aromas add interest and depth to an already impressively well balanced brew. There’s no doubt; it’s meant to be a Sunny Haze kind of day.

Weeping Willow Wit: This beer style is over 400 years old, and continues to enjoy overwhelming popularity. Offering low hop bitterness, it is easy to enjoy. It pours very hazy, with a light gold color… we say it’s like summertime in a glass. Bitter orange peel and fresh coriander add zest and depth to this refreshing beer.

Dark Cloud: Steeped in a long history dating back hundreds of years, this “old-fashioned” beer is again in vogue. Lager is the German word meaning “to store,” so this beer ages three times longer than our ales do. “Dunkel” means dark in German, but don’t let the color fool you, it is by no means heavy, overbearing or bitter. In fact, it proves to be a very drinkable session beer.

Second Wind: Prepare yourself for an inspiring journey. Uncomplicated and down-to-earth, the mild hop bitterness and gentle floral and citrus like character of this beer result in an invigorating experience that flawlessly celebrates the close of an idyllic day. If you’re searching for your second wind, you’ve just discovered it.

Sisters of the Moon: Made with hops grown in the good ‘ol USA… you’ll proudly support American farmers when you drink this beer! Light copper in color, it has an intense hop aroma and strong hop bitterness. Our hopback process uses fresh hop cones to take this IPA to unexpected places. Prepare for a mouthful of flavor.

Old Neighborhood (seasonal): Our Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter will take you back to the good old days. This classic dark ale is rich and robust, yet silky smooth. Its distinct roasty essence is deliciously balanced with a slight sweetness, creating a porter that boasts intense flavors.

Beer Traders

Posted Nov 08, 2011 in Beer, Beer Humor, Limited Release, Video, Weird/Odd

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