Archive for August, 2012

Newest libations at Bruisin’ Ales

Posted Aug 30, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

New Englanders, rejoice! We now have Cicso Brewers from Nantucket! Here’s the latest and greatest. Quite a few gems on here.

**Please follow @morebike and The Bruisin’ Ales Facebook Page for updates through Labor Day Weekend. (Let’s see if we can get Mike to wade deeper into the Twitterverse while we’re away.)**

CAROLINA BREWERY Flagship IPA (cans)
CAROLINA BREWERY Sky Blue Golden Ale (cans)
CISCO Whale’s Tale Pale Ale
CISCO Grey Lady
CISCO Indie Pale Ale
CISCO Lady of the Woods
CISCO Island Reserve
DOGFISH HEAD Punkin Ale
ERDINGER Oktoberfest
EVIL TWIN Femme Fatale Brett
EVIL TWIN Lil’ B
FLYING DOG Dogtoberfest
FOOTHILLS Oktoberfest
FULLSTEAM Summer Basil (limited growlers!)
FULLSTEAM Southern Lager (limited growlers!)
LIGHTNING Elemental Pilsner
NEW BELGIUM /ALPINE BREWING Super IPA
OLDE HICKORY Oktoberfest
OMMEGANG Scythe and Sickle
PAULANER Oktoberfest
ROGUE Voodoo Doughnut
SIERRA NEVADA Tumbler Autumn Ale
SPATEN Oktoberfest
STONE 16th Anniversary IPA
SOUTHERN TIER Pumpking
SWEETWATER Motor Boat
THE BRUERY Tart of Darkness

[EVENT] Beer & Baseball with Asheville Tourists, Aug. 28

Posted Aug 15, 2012 in Beer, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Sports

We haven’t done an event at the baseball field in a few years and we’re thrilled to be invited back to the Asheville Tourists for Beer & Baseball on Tuesday, August 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 17, at Bruisin’ Ales. Come in person or call 828-252-8999.

This unstructured beer event features:

  • Early entry to the ballpark
  • VIP box seats to the game
  • All-you-can-eat Burger & Hot Dog bar with Fixin’ Station, baked beans, chips, cookies, soda, and water
  • A variety of (10) different beers to choose from during the game
  • $35.00/per person

What beers you ask? You have these to choose from. We’re offering this for variety and choice. Please drink responsibly!

Caldera Pale (US/Oregon/American Pale/5.5% abv)
Coniston Bluebird Bitter (England/ESB/4.2% abv)
Dark Horse Kmita Kolsch (US/Michigan/Kölsch/5.5% abv)
Hook Norton Hooky Gold (England/English Pale/4.2% abv)
Inveralmond Lia Fail (Scotland/Scottish Ale/4.7% abv)
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere (US/Michigan/Saison/4.5% abv)
Lighting Brewery Elemental Pilsener (US/California/German Pilsener/5.5% abv)
Nils Oscar India Ale (Sweden/English IPA/5.3% abv)
Peak Organic Hop Noir (US/Maine/American Black IPA/8.2% abv)

[NEW THIS WEEK] 8/10 Get your beer on!

Posted Aug 10, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, New this week, Seasonals

AVERY The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
BALLAST POINT Dorado Double IPA
BALLAST POINT Sculpin IPA (6-packs!)
BIG BOSS Big Hoperator (Black ale with raspberries)
BIG BOSS High Roller IPA
NATTY GREENE’S Freedom IPA
NEW HOLLAND Ichabod Pumpkin
PEAK Fall Summit
SCHMALZ/TERRAPIN Reunion Ale ’12
VICTORY Festbier
UINTA Punk’n
UNIBROUE Brewmaster’s Glass

[THURSDAY TASTING 8/9 5-7pm] Big Boss, Raleigh, NC

Posted Aug 08, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Who’s the boss? You’re the boss!

Join us tomorrow night for a flight of Big Boss Brewing from Raleigh, NC. Drop by anytime between the hours of 5:00-7:00 p.m. We’ve got bottles of High Roller for the first time and a special keg of Big Hoperator!

Blanco Diablo: ” A traditionally spiced wit, brewed with orange peel, coriander and fermented with a traditional Belgian wit yeast. It has a dry, thirst quenching finish, perfect for summer in North Carolina.” [Witbier | 4.5% abv]

Angry Angel: “A refreshingly pale German style ale. It is cold-fermented and cold-conditioned to achieve a beautiful balance between biscuit malt flavors and floral hop notes. It is light-bodied and finishes somewhat dry to enhance its easy drinking nature.”  [Koslch-style | 4.5% abv]

Bad Penny: “This dark brown ale is slightly sweet with a caramel and dark fruit finish. A show case of fine English malts, floor-malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate and crystal malts to produce a complex but easy drinking dark ale. Very reminiscent of northern English ales.” [Brown Ale | 5.5% abv]

Hell’s Bell: “A subtle but complex ale that is meant to be a showcase for our favorite Belgian yeast and beautiful Belgian malts. These elements produce a clean, spicy citrus finish. Hell’s Belle remains light and refreshing but still packs a 7.0 abv% finish.” [Belgian Golden | 7.0% abv]

High Roller: “Brewed with whole Northwest hops and balanced with pale and caramel malts. We add hops to this beer three times to build a deep, complex hop profile. This is our example of a unique American twist on a British classic.”  [IPA | 7.0% abv]

Big Operator: “A full-flavored black ale.  The beer is infused with 150 lbs. of locally roasted cacao from Nahualli Trading Co.  It culminates with an amazing dark raspberry and chocolate finish.” [Black Ale/Fruit Beer | 8.0% abv]

[NEW THIS WEEK] at Bruisin’ Ales 8/3

Posted Aug 03, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Craggie Yo La Mango
Dogfish Head Positive Contact (no shipping)
Dogfish Head Tweason’Ale Strawberry (gluten-free) 
Dupont Posca Rustica
Golden Pheasant Slovak Lager
Hoppin’ Frog Belgian IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Bodacious Black & Tan
Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin’ Wild
Lagunitas Maximus
Lindemans Pomme
Lindemans Peche
McKeown Pear Cider
Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout
Mons Abbey Witte
Mons Abbey Blonde
Mons Abbey Dubbel
New Belgium / Lost Abbey Brett Beer
New Belgium Cocoa Mole
Olde Hickory Southern Belle
Smuttynose Homunculus
Stoudts Heifer-n-Wheat
Terrapin/Schmalz Reunion 2012
Terrapin Samurai Krunkles
Victory Festbier
Victory Helios