Archive for November, 2013

NEW for Small Business Saturday 11/30/13

Posted Nov 30, 2013 in Beer, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

It’s Small Business Saturday, everyone! Please support your local, independent beer retailer today!

GOOSE ISLAND Bourbon County Stout (sold out!)
GREEN MAN Dweller
GREEN MAN Holly King
LAGUNITAS Hairy Eyeball
OSKAR BLUES Chaka
SWEETWATER Whiplash White IPA
TERRAPIN Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
TERRAPIN White Chocolate Moo-Hoo (sold out!)

New This Week: Cold Mountain and more! 11/23/13

Posted Nov 23, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

Photo: Psssst... Highland Cold Mountain has arrived. REJOICE! (No holds until next week.) #avlbeer

BELL’S Christmas Ale
BOULEVARD 80 Acre
BRASSERIE d’ACHOUFFE N’ice Chouffe
CAROLINA BREWERY Santa’s Secret
DOGFISH HEAD Bitches Brew
DOGFISH HEAD 75 Minute
DOGFISH HEAD Hellhound
DOGFISH HEAD Immort Ale
EPIC BREWING Barrel-aged Big Bad Baptist
HE’BREW Death of a Contract Brewer
HIGHLAND BREWING Cold Mountain
LAMMSBRAU Organic Winter
MYSTERY BREWING Pickwick
MYSTERY BREWING Rosalind
MYSTERY BREWING Fantine
MYSTERY BREWING Thornfield’s End
NEW BELGIUM California Route Lager
NEW BELGIUM Cigar City Collaboration
OMMEGANG Wild at Heart
PPISGAH Valdez
SAMUEL ADAMS Merry Maker
SIERRA NEVADA Christmas Jam
THIRSTY DOG Bourbon-barrel Siberian Night
THIRSTY DOG 12 Dogs of Christmas
UINTA Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper
WEYERBACHER Quad

Thursday Tasting, 11/21, 5-7pm: Boulevard Brewing Company

Posted Nov 20, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, People, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

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Join us with Caleb from Boulevard for a five-beer line-up (four from the Smokestack series) on Thursday, November 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Reverb Imperial Pilsner: “With its classic recipe and impeccable craftsmanship, this summer seasonal is a study in delicately balanced contrasts. Up front, Pilsner malt makes a clear yet restrained statement, answered by the steady, harmonious hum of Saaz hops, traces of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.” [7.7% abv]

 

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat: “With roots in two of today’s most popular brewing styles, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer is the result of careful cultivation by our brewers and cellarmen. Their efforts to craft a hybrid yielded a bumper crop of flavor; a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of an IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer.” [5.5% abv]

 

Tank 7 Farmhouse: “Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.” [8.5% abv]

 

Reboot IPA: “This re-release of our 2011 Collaborations Series No. 2 White IPA brings back the unique marriage of a classic Belgian wittier to an American IPA. We enjoyed the experience so much the first time around that we happily pressed Control+C (Command+C for Mac), and Reboot was born. Version 2.0 has upgraded its spicy aroma, with hints of bubblegum and clove. Bold flavors will launch upon uncorking, as sage and lemongrass balance the tangy, zesty wheat malt profile. Rather than merely blending a wittier with an IPA, Reboot harmonizes distinctly fruity Belgian yeast overtones with big, fruity American hop notes by creating an herbal bridge between these two somewhat contradictory flavors. The beer’s complexity os supported by a spritzy effervescence, finishing dry, with lingering hop notes.” [7.4% abv]

 

Bourbon-barrel Quad: “Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel’s share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.” [11.8% abv]

 

Dreary weekend into Beery weekend. New for 11/16/13

Posted Nov 16, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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ABITA Christmas Ale
ALVINNE Cuvee Freddy Zymator Barrel Blend (Whiskey, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel)
BRUGZE ZOT Gift Box
CATAWBA King Winterbolt
FULLER’S Vintage Ale
GULDEN DRAAK Gift Box
GULDEN DRAAK Brewmaster’s Edition, Whiskey-aged
HOPPIN’ FROG Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
LA TRAPPE Jubilaris
LEIPZIGER Gose
LEIPZIGER Goseator Doppelbock (Tequila Barrels)
LONERIDER Pistols at Dawn
NATTY GREENE’S Red Nose Winter Ale
NEW BELGIUM Rewind IPA
NEW BELGIUM Rampant IPA
NEW HOLLAND Hopivore Wet-hop IPA
NEW HOLLAND Cabin Fever
PETRUS Winter Ale
PIRAAT Gift Box
PISGAH Butcher Babe Smoked Porter (growlers)
PISGAH Greybeard IPA
SCOTCH DE SILLY Barrel-aged
SOUTHERN TIER 2XRye
THE BRUERY Oude Tart
WEYERBACHER Winter Ale
WITTEKERKE Winter White Ale

New things for your thirst. 11/14/13

Posted Nov 14, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

Photo: Double Bastard from Stone Brewing. Double the bastard, double the fun! #avlbeer

BELL’S Winter White
CALDERA Vas Deferens
CAROLINA BREWERY Super Saaz (I’m Drinking It) 
Imperial Pilsner
DARK HORSE 4 Elf Winter Warmer
DARK HORSE Perkulator Coffee Doppelbock
DEL DUCATO Brett Peat Daydream
DUCK RABBIT Porter
DUPONT Avec les bons Voex
EVIL TWIN Imperial Biscotti Natale
EVIL TWIN Molotov Cocktail
EVIL TWIN Lil’ B
FOUNDERS Backwoods Bastard
HANSSENS Outbeitje
HARVIESTOUN Ola Dubh 30 year old
HEAVY SEAS Winter Storm
HI-WIRE Strongman Coffee Milk Stout
LOCAL OPTION Morning Wood
NO-LI Winter Warmer
OLDE HICKORY Wilson Creek ESB
OLDE HICKORY Redeemer
RJ ROCKERS First Snow
SAMUEL SMITH Winter Welcome
SCALDIS Noel
SCHNEIDER Aventinus Cuvee Barrique
STONE BREWING Double Bastard
STOUDT’S Smooth Hoperator
THIRSTY DOG Pumpkin Ale
TWISTED PINT Hoppy Boy
TWISTED PINE Northstar Imperial Porter
TWISTED PINE Oak Whiskey Red
TWISTED PINE Ghost Face Killah