Archive for September, 2012

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 9/27: RJ Rockers

Posted Sep 26, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Events, People, Seasonals

This week we welcome Blair from RJ Rockers into the Tasting Room to sample some wares. Join us Thursday, September 27, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Son of a Peach: “An unfiltered American wheat ale made with real mean peaches. The only thing missing is the fuzz. Savor the anger. Available during the late Spring and Summer months.” [6.0% abv]

Bald Eagle Brown: “A traditional English-style brown ale, but with more body. Its deep brown color comes from a combination of Chocolate and Black malts. Tall, dark and smooth – the perfect cure for the domestic beer blahs.” [5.6% abv]

Gruntled Pumpkin: “The Gruntled Pumpkin planted the seed and started a revolution for all of pumpkin-kind. To guard the promising vines of the future that would eventually blossom to become the bottom of the barrel (and that’s a good thing) of this new pumpkin ale.” [7.0% abv]

Bell Ringer: “Our high gravity offering is delightfully loaded with malt and hops. This is an ale worthy of your sturdiest goblet or most treasured stein. Ring it!” [8.5% abv]

New This Week at Bruisin’ Ales 9/21/12

Posted Sep 21, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Everybody give a big, hearty welcome to Boulevard Brewing from Kansas City!

AVERY DuganA IPA
BIG BOSS Harvest Time Pumpkin
BFM Procrastinator Eisbock
BOULEVARD Bob’s 47 Oktoberfest
BOULEVARD Dark Truth Stout
BOULEVARD Double Wide Imperial IPA
BOULEVARD Long Strange Trip Tripel
BOULEVARD Single Wide IPA
BOULEVARD Sixth Glass
BOULEVARD Tank 7 Farmhouse
BOUELVARD Unfiltered Wheat
DOGFISH HEAD Miles Davis Bitches Brew
DOGFISH HEAD Tweason Strawberry (gluten-free!)
EVIL TWIN Imperial Biscotti Break
EVIL TWIN The Cowboy
FULLSTEAM Basil (growlers)
FULLSTEAM Carver Sweet Potato (growlers)
FULLSTEAM Lager (growlers)
FULLSTEAM Working Man’s Lunch (growlers)
GREEN FLASH/ST. FEUILLIEN Friendship Brew
HEAVY SEAS Great Pumpkin
JOLLY PUMPKIN La Parcela
LAGUNITAS Little Sumpin’ Wild
LAKE FRONT Pumpkin Lager
NEBRASKA Hop God (IPA in Chardonnay)
NEW BELGIUM Red Hoptober
NEW HOLLAND Envious
OLDE HICKORY Orion Saison
SKA Mole Stout (cans)
SOUTHERN TIER Harvest Ale
TERRAPIN Imperial Pilsner
TERRAPIN Pumpkinfest

New stuff for Brewgrass Weekend. 9/14/12

Posted Sep 14, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

ALLAGASH Confluence
BOSTEELS Deus
COTTONWOOD Pumpkin
EVIL TWIN/OMNIPOLLO Russian Roulette
EVIL TWIN Kiwi Pilsner
EVIL TWIN Mission Hipster Ale
EVIL TWIN The Talented Mr. Orangutan
EVIL TWIN Wag ‘n’ Wisdom Wit
HEAVY SEAS Great Pumpkin
NEW BELGIUM Lips of Faith: Peach Porch Lounger (collaboration with G. Love)
RJ ROCKERS Gruntled Pumpkin
SCHMALTZ Coney Island Freaktoberfest
WEYERBACHER Autumnfest
WEYERBACHER Blithering Idiot Barleywine
WIDMER SXNW (Pecans, spice, cocoa nibs, green chilis)

Recipe: Brown-butter Gnocchi with Punkin Ale

Posted Sep 12, 2012 in Beer, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Cooking with Beer, Seasonals

We’re just a little bit “foodie” over here. Courtesy of Dogfish Head, here’s a great video showing you how to make  Brown-butter Gnocchi with Punkin Ale!

Brewgrass Bruisin’ Tastings this weekend

Posted Sep 11, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Coming Soon, Events, Limited Release, New this week, People, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you? Are you? It’s Brewgrass Festival weekend in beautiful Asheville (and we’re a first-year sponsor!), so we’re going to properly ready you into the big day with not one, but two tastings this week—Merchant du Vin on Thursday and Catawba Valley Brewing Friday. Won’t you join us? We’re ready to throw it down!

Thursday, September 13
FREE, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
On Thursday, we welcome JB from the Merchant du Vin portfolio, for an around-the-world tasting of excellent imports.

  • Zatec Bright Lager (Czech)
  • Traquair House Ale (Scotland)
  • Ayinger Oktoberfest (Germany)
  • Orval Trappist Ale (Belgium)
  • Rochefort 8 Trappist Ale (Belgium)
  • Samuel Smith Imperial Stout (England)
Friday, September 14
FREE, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
On Friday, Catawba Valley Brewing is hosting a tasting with head brewer, Todd Boera, for a fun, funky line-up, including some new beer debuts!
  • King Don’s Pumpkin Ale
  • Gose
  • Loretta (Cantaloupe & Cayenne)
  • Sour Saison (with Blackberries)
  • Arlo’s PB&J (What? What?)