Archive for December, 2012

THURSDAY TASTING: 5th Annual Pisgah Brewing Holiday Tasting 12/20/12

Posted Dec 18, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, Seasonals

Every year we do our annual holiday tasting with Pisgah Brewing Company! This is the fifth annual. (Already?) Join us this Thursday, December 20, between 5:00-7:00 p.m. for the following flight. One flight per person, please.

Doppelbock: “This 17th century traditional is a Pisgah staff favorite. Our German-style bock is brewed with Munich malt, whole-leaf hops, and the right German yeast strain to give it the authenticity this style deserves. Originally brewed for lent to serve as liquid bread for the monks, this beer is loaded with notes of toasted barley malt and backed-up with hint of caramel and toffee. This rare German treat goes down smooth and finishes clean!”

Chocolate Stout: “An array of dark malts and a heaping dose of cocoa nibs* from French Broad Chocolate Lounge make this chocolate stout an instant classic.  Aged on nibs for a number of weeks, this beer displays the gentle alchemy of chocolate and malted barley.” (*Broken pieces of the cocoa bean. FBCL’s chocolate maker hand-sorted, roasted, cracked, & winnowed beans from the La Red Guaconejo cooperative of the Dominican Republic.)

Benton’s Bacon Snout: “This year’s Bacon Stout was brewed with hand selected ingredients chosen by our friends at Blind Pig Supper Club of Asheville.  Using Benton’s Smokehouse Farms bacon, Riverbend Malts, and Coates Family Farms Sorghum Molasses.  This one-of-a-kind stout is chock full of Bacon flavor, from the smokey first sip to the rich bodied finish.”

Valdez: “Adhering to the strict philosophy of the Pisgah brewers, this mouth watering coffee stout is brewed just miles downstream from America’s most beautiful watershed.  Brewed with coffee beans from Dynamite Coffee Roasters, and weighing in at a respectable 6.8% abv, the aroma of fresh coffee leaps from the glass, and finishes slightly dry. Treat yourself to the finest coffee stout this season. Unfiltered for your enjoyment.”

Baptista: “This Belgian Noel takes its name from Jan Baptista Van Helmont, the Flemish chemist and physician who first discovered CO2 and coined the word ‘gas’ by recognizing the existence of gases distinct from air.  This energy luminary was the founder of pneumatic chemistry and also the first to bridge alchemy and early chemistry.  Hats off to the man behind the bubble! Made with homemade candy sugar. Prost and Happy Holidays!”

New This Week at Bruisin’ Ales 12/14/12

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

Photo: De Dolle fans, it's your lucky day. Stille Nacht aged on Bordeaux barrels for 25 months. #avlbeer

Lot’s of really unique arrivals this week! (No shipping on Allagash Interlude, The Bruery Rueuze, or Stille Nacht, sorry.)

ALLAGASH Interlude 2012
ALVINNE Podge Belgian Stout
BFM La Douze (350ml)
BROOKLYN BREWERY Black Chocolate Stout
CATAWBA VALLEY Hooligan King Scotch Ale (growlers)
DARK HORSE Too Cream Stout
DARK HORSE Tres Blueberry Stout
DE DOLLE Oerbier
DE DOLLE Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 (aged in Bourdeaux barrels for 25 months)
ETIENNE DUPONT Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie
HEAVY SEAS Bourbon Barrel-aged Below Decks 2012
LE BALADIN Xyauyú Barrel Riserva Tea Musso
PISGAH BREWING Chocolate Stout (growler)
PISGAH BREWING Pale Ale (22oz)
PISGAH BREWING Valdez (22oz)
NARRAGANSETT Imperial IPA Private Stock
TROUBADOUR Magma Sorachi Ace
VAL-DIEU Blonde (back in!)

New this week a.k.a There is so much new stuff!

Posted Dec 07, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

CISCO BREWING Winter Shredder
COTTONWOOD Frostbite India Black Ale
DOGFISH HEAD Olde School Barleywine
DOGFISH HEAD Hellhound on My Ale
EPIC BREWING Big Bad Baptist
EPIC BREWING Blue Law Porter (w/ blackberry puree & spruce tips)
FLYING DOG K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale
FOOTHILLS Hoppyum (6-pk)
FOOTHILLS Torch Pilsner (6-pk)
FULL SAIL Big Daddy J’s Malt Liquor
MOYLAN’S Gael-e-Bration
MOYLAN’S White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager
OMMEGANG 15th Anniversary
OSKAR BLUES G’Knight (16oz tallboys!)
PISGAH BREWING Baptista Belgian-style Noël
PISGAH BREWING Reserva Biere de Garde (growlers)
PISGAH BREWING Valdez (22oz)
SAMUEL ADAMS New World Triple
SAMUEL ADAMS Stony Brook Red Belgian-style Red
SAMUEL ADAMS Thirteenth Hour Belgian-style Stout (w/ coffee, chocolate & oak)
SMUTTYNOSE Zinneke Belgian-style Barrel-aged Stout
THE BRUERY Five Golden Rings
THE BRUERY Smoking Wood