Archive for October, 2012

Deliciousness in your face! 10/26/12

Posted Oct 26, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

We’re pleased to welcome Twisted Pine to our shelves this week!

BOULEVARD Harvest Dance Wheat Wine
BOULEVARD Nommo Dubbel
DARK HORSE One Oatmeal Stout
DUCK RABBIT Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
DOGFISH HEAD 75 Minute IPA
GREAT DIVIDE Oak-aged Yeti Imperial Stout
MOYLAN’S Imperial Stout
OLDE HICKORY Lindley Park Raspberry Honey Imperial Stout (more!)
OMMEGANG / DUVEL Duvel Rustico (collaboration)
SMUTTYNOSE Scotch Ale
STONE BREWING Double Bastard
STONE BREWING Lukcy Basartd
STRAFFE HENDRIK Heritage 2011 Oak-aged Quad
THE BRUERY Autumn Maple
THE BRUERY Oude Tart
TWISTED PINE Big Shot Espresso Stout
TWISTED PINE Billy’s Chilies
TWISTED PINE Ghostface Killah
TWISTED PINE Hoppy Boy
TWISTED PINE Hoppy Knight
TWISTED PINE Riley’s Oak Whiskey Red

Thursday Tasting 10/25: Meet & Greet with Cisco Brewers

Posted Oct 24, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Events, People, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

Tomorrow, the fine folks from Cicso Brewers (Nantucket, MA) will be here. Come sample their wares and ask about the beer!

The Grey Lady: “Named for the often foggy island where it is brewed. This wheat beer is fermented with Belgian yeast and brewed with fresh fruit and spices. A unique ale that emits a complex, earthy nose and a soft, mid-palate maltiness with hints of tropical fruit. Dry and spicy.” [4.5% abv]

Whale’s Tale Pale Ale: “English-style pale ale. This is our flagship beer. Wonderfully balanced with Maris Otter malt, hints of crystal malt and generously hopped with East Kent Goldings, it has a rich honey color and fruity hop aroma. It is named in honor of Nantucket’s whaling history.” [5.6% abv]

Indie Pale Ale: “This beautiful red-orange ale has a full malty body, balanced by fruity apricot and grapefruit hop character. Mounds of dank Summit Hops provide a deliciously quenching finish to this East meets West Coast ale.” [6.5% abv]

Tripel Ale (Island Reserve Series): Pepper, honeysuckle, Geranium, tropical fruit. Rich malt, spicy hops, dry mineral finish. [9.5%abv]

This week’s newest beer arrivals 10/19/12

Posted Oct 19, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

New brewery this week—Blue Mountain Barrel House from Nelson County, Va.

“Blue Mountain Barrel House was founded in 2011 by the Smack family as a sister brewery to the original Blue Mountain Brewery, in Afton (Nelson County). The original Blue Mountain Brewery was created in 2007 by Taylor and Mandi Smack, Matt Nucci and a group of fearless shareholders. Blue Mountain introduced the concept of the rural brewery to our corner of the world and set the standard for great beer in Virginia. As the first production arm of the Blue Mountain family, the Barrel House focuses on the higher-end beers from Blue Mountain that require special processes, special ingredients, and a whole lot of patience.”

And… wait for it… the first bottling of Foothill’s Seeing Double IPA! (Please do click that link. Trust us.)

Here’s the full list (and if more shows up, we’ll update):

ALLAGASH Fluxus
ALLAGASH Hugh Malone
BALLAST POINT Big Eye IPA
BELL’S Best Brown
BELL’S Double Cream Stout
BELL’S Expedition Stout
BELL’S Java Stout
BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL Dark Hollow (Oak-aged Imperial Stout)
BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL Local Series (Barrel-aged Belgian Pale)
BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL Steel Wheels ESB
DARK HORSE Perkulator (Coffee Doppelbock)
DARK HORSE Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
DOGFISH HEAD Miles Davis Bitches Brew (more!)
DOGFISH HEAD Positivie Contact (more!)
DOGFISH HEAD Theobroma (more!)
EPIC BREWING Cap’n Crompton Pale Ale
EPIC BREWING Double Skull Doppelbock
FOOTHILLS Seeing Double IPA
FOUNDER’S Harvest Ale
MACKESON Tripel XXX Milk Stout
MOTHER EARTH Old Neighborhood Porter
SIERRA NEVADA Estate Harvest Ale
SIERRA NEVADA Narwhal Imperial Stout
UINTA Oak Jacked Pumpkin Ale

THURSDAY 10/18: “Asheville Beer” book signing with author Anne-Fitten Glenn

Posted Oct 16, 2012 in Beer, Beer Places, Books, Breweries, Brewpubs, Coolness, Events, History, In the news, Merchandise, People, The Beerlanthropy® Project, Travel

On Thursday evening, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Anne Fitten Glenn, a.k.a Asheville beer blogger “Brewgasm,” will be at the humble storefront signing copies of her newly-published book, “Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing.”

Buy the book ($17.00), get a beer!

If you’re reading this, you’re likely one of the many who already believe that the history of beer and brewing is a worthwhile pursuit. If not, perhaps this book will make you a believer.

I tackled this project for a couple of reasons. First, because interesting stories rarely start with, “I was drinking some water, and then…” Also, I’ve been writing about beer and the beer business for a number of years, and I feel that I’ve been writing Asheville’s beer history as it happens. Some of the facts and stories in this book were first published in my “Brews News” column for Asheville’s newsweekly and elsewhere, though I’ve rewritten them for these pages.

I wanted to delve more deeply into what beer means (and has meant) to Asheville and Western North Carolina (WNC) culturally, economically and socially. (Western North Carolina refers to the seventeen westernmost counties of North Carolina, of which Asheville is the largest city). Thus, this story begins with the founding of Asheville in 1798, when the site of the town was changed at the last minute due to the cunning of a tavern keeper and his home-brewed “mountain dew.” As the Blue Ridge Mountains are famous for the distillation of moonshine (we even have a legal white lightning distillery now), it was not much of a stretch for WNC to become a brewing mecca, although it did take almost two hundred years. …

(PS: If you’re not in the area, but interested in reading the book, you can buy it on Amazon.)

What’s new and exciting this week…

Posted Oct 11, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

APOSTELBRÄU Dinkel Bock
BALLAST POINT Sculpin IPA (6-pks)
BELL’S Hell Hath No Fury Dubbel
BFM Abbaye de St. Bon-Chien 2006
BFM Abbaye de St. Bon-Chien 2007
BFM Abbaye de St. Bon-Chien 2011
BFM Abbaye de St. Bon-Chien 2011 (magnums)
BFM Abbaye de St. Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2011
BFM La Quatorze XIV (Weizen Bock w/ Coffee)
BRECKENRIDGE Autumn Ale
DUCK RABBIT Marzen
EPIC BREWING Big Bad Baptist
EPIC BREWING Fermentation Without Representation
GREAT DIVIDE Claymore Scotch Ale
GREAT DIVIDE Fresh Hop
GREAT DIVIDE Hibernation Ale
HIGHLAND Thunderstruck Porter
HOPPIN’ FROG Doris the Destroyer Imperial Stout
HOPPIN’ FROG Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin
ICHTEGEM Grand Cru
LAGUNITAS Brown Shugga
LAGUNITAS Daytime IPA
LAGUNITAS Little Sumpin’ Wild
LAKE FRONT Fixed Gear Red
LAKE FRONT Oktoberfest
LOVERBEER Dama Brun-a Flemish Oud Bruin
LOVERBEER Marché ‘L Re
OLDE HICKORY Lindley Park Raspbery Stout
OLDE MECKLENBURG Pilsner
OLDE MECKLENBURG Copper Amber
SAMUEL SMITH Chocolate Stout (organic)
SIERRA NEVADA Northern Hemisphere Harvest
SOUTHERN TIER Harvest Ale
STIEGL Radler Grapefruit
SWEETWATER Dank Tank Series: Danktoberfest Imperial Oktoberfest
SWEETWATER Low Rye-der IPA
TIMMERMAN’S Pumpkin Lambic