Archive for July, 2013

A tiny list of goodies

Posted Jul 25, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, New this week, Seasonals

Photo: Dessert is here!

We’re in the in-between zone of the last summer seasonals and the (way-too-early) arrival of Fall seasonals. But we have a few new items for you to try right now.

Ballast Point Fathom IPL
Ballast Point Homework Series Batch 1 (Hoppy Red)
Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA (cans)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (cans)
Stone Farking Wheaton Woot Stout
Terrapin Dos Cocoas
Twisted Pine Bishop’s Elbow
Hi-Wire Bed of Nails Brown Ale
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Smuttynose Homunculus
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout
Windy Hill RiVah Pomegranate Hard Cider

Shortened hours for Bele Chere Weekend

Posted in Beer, Events, Goings on, Not Coolness

As you know, it’s Bele Chere Weekend and that, unfortunately, means shortened hours at Bruisin’ Ales. We are open 12:00-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and regular hours on Sunday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. So, please do drop by, but drop by in the afternoon.

Happy Hump Day! Try something new.

Posted Jul 17, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Photo: Doppelbock! Great Divide Brew Wolfgang now in season.

21st Amendment Hop Crisis
B. Nektar Episode 13 Oak-aged Mead (very limited!)
Big Boss Angry Angel
Big Boss Blanco Diablo
Evil Twin Justin Blabaer
Great Divide Wolfgang Doppelbock
Great Divide Rumble IPA
Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti
Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
Terrapin Monk’s Revenge Belgian IPA
Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve 2012
Victory Summer Love

Thursday Tasting 7/18 5-7pm: Sweetwater & Save The French Broad Campaign

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Seasonals, Sports, Travel

We’re proud supporters of the Save The French Broad campaign, so for this week’s tasting, Sweetwater Brewing will be in the house. All we ask is a $5 donation to the Campaign. More about Save The French Broad: “Get ready for the Save the French Broad Raft Race this summer, but make sure to stop by one of our great partners to buy a $1,$5, or $10 fish. All the money will go build the French Broad River Paddle Trail. The paddle trail will link over 140 miles of the French Broad River with campsites and additional access points.”

Beers for tasting:
Waterkeeper Hefeweizen: “Perfect for a float down the Hooch or just grillin’ in the backyard, Waterkeeper Hefeweizen is our go to summer brew. Picks up with notes of banana and clove and light enough to drink all day. … Waterkeeper Hefeweizen continues our mission to raise awareness for Waterkeepers and assist them in their fight to preserve our rivers, streams, and coastlines. Waterkeeper® Alliance is a global movement uniting 200 Waterkeepers that focuses citizen advocacy on the pollution issues that impact our waterways and communities.” [5.7 abv]

Sweetwater IPA: “This mammouth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. Our IPA is unfiltered and as always, not pasteurized, leaving all the natural flavors intact.” [6.3% abv]

Dank Tank: Some Strange Double Black IPA: A big, black IPA with citrusy hops. Sneaks up on you at 10.0% abv.

Sweetwater Happy Ending: “This seasonal ‘Catch and Release’ Imperial Stout is a dry hopped stiffy, leading to an explosive finish at 9% ABV that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.” [9.0% abv]

New Last Week 7/11/13

Posted Jul 11, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Photo: Brand new Crooked Line from Uinta: Cahoots Double Rye India Pale.

Get it? New LAST Week? Because I totally blew the blog entirely for the 4th? Get it? We’ve got lots of newbies for you last week and more coming this week. But, hey! Southampton Ales are back!

Corsendonk Apple White
Dogfish Head Sixty-One Minute
Dogfish Head Theobroma
Duck Rabbit Schwarzbier
Foothills Bourbon Barrel Aged People’s Porter
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil
Hi-Wire Lager
Hi-Wire Prime Time Pale Ale
Hi-Wire Hi-Pitch IPA
Natty Greene’s Freedom IPA
Mort Subite Kriek
Mort Subite Framboise
North Coast Old Stock Ale 2013
Rogue Honey Kolsch
Rogue XS Dead Guy
Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner
Schneider Aventinus 2005
Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner
Southampton Abbot 12
Southampton Imperial Porter
Southampton Double White
Southampton Biere de Mars
Southern Tier 2X Steam
Sterkens White Ale
Sterkens Dubbel Ale
Stillwater Jaded
Theakston Old Peculier
Terrapin Hop Karma
Thirsty Dog Burnese Barleywine Ale
Thirsty Dog Wulver Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale
Uinta Crooked Line Cahoots Rye
Weyerbacher Blasphemy