Archive for May, 2014

New for #AVLBeerWeek

Posted May 23, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals


Stiegel Grapefruit Radler
Beer Army Combat Brewery Zero Dark Thirty Double Black IPA
De Dolle Boskeun
Pisgah AEther Growler (gluten reduced)
Pisgah Spring Wheat Growler
Dark Horse Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA
Hi-Wire Snake Dancer Saison
AVBC The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
Stone Saison
Bell’s Oberon (16oz cans)
Bell’s Two-Hearted IPA (16oz cans)
Widmer Upheaval IPA
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison
Boulevard Saison Brett
Asheville Brewers Alliance Collaboration White IPA (12oz cans)
Dupont Monk’s Belgian Stout
Dupont Posca Rustica Bronze Age
Castelain Blonde Biere de Garde
Nantahala Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
Nantahala Barrel Aged Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
Nantahala 4 the Love of Hops Double IPA (4 year Anniversary)
Green Man Wayfarer Summer IPA
Green Man Wayfarer Pint Glasses
Black Mountain Ciderworks Pomona Hard Cider
Stone Collective Distortion IPA
Unibroue Raftman
Wild Beer Co. Evolver IPA w/ 100% Brettanomyces
Wild Beer Co. Somerset Wild Sour English Ale
BFM Procrastinator Eisbock Batch #2
Highland Razor Wit
Foothills Gruffmeister Maibock
Foothills IPA of the Month (May)
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
Signature Brew/Mastadon Black Tongue Double Black IPA
Lagunitas Night Time
Southern Tier Sonnet
Evil Twin I Love You With my Stout
Ska Mexican Logger

Thursday Tasting 5/22 5-7pm: Green Man Brewing

Posted May 21, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, New this week, Seasonals


TOMORROW! Green Man Brewing is joining us from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to sample their latest seasonal, Wayfarer Summer IPA, along with the rest of the packaged line-up. Won’t you join us? FREE.

ESB: “A malty amber ale boasting rich toasted and caramel flavors, Green Man ESB is one of our award-winning signature brews. Our blend of authentic British malts and hops creates a nutty aroma, full body, and a sweet finish. Prepare yourself for a truly exceptional interpretation of a traditional English style.”

Porter: “Dark, full-bodied, and rich in flavor, Green Man Porter is wonderfully easy to drink. It offers a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and finishes with distinctive chocolate notes. This traditionally crafted, award-winning British-style Porter, like a true rock star, enjoys a legendary following.”

IPA: “Green Man India Pale Ale is delectably hoppy with a properly balanced body. Generous hop additions give it a wonderful bitterness and pleasant floral nose, while our combination of traditional British malts creates a rich, satisfying flavor and alluring copper color. This authentic English-style IPA is our flagship ale.”

Wayfarer Summer IPA: The latest seasonal offering, a white IPA with a hoppy citrus aroma.



Posted in Beer, Breweries, Events, People, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

Tuesday, May 27  ~ Sam Adams Utopias ~ 2:00-4:00 p.m. ~ $5/pp for WNCA

As a fun extra, we’ve got Kevin from Sam Adams coming in to the wee tasting room between 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. $5 donation for WNCA gets you a sample of one of the world’s rarest (and most expensive) libations in the beer world, plus some other goodies from Sam Adams.


Tuesday, May 27 ~ Thomas Creek Beer Tasting ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m. ~ FREE ~

Casey from Thomas Creek Brewery join us for this line-up:

Vanilla Cream: “Our Spring Seasonal is a light-bodied and golden American style cream ale with a highly refreshing palate and an undertone of pure vanilla essence from an infusion of Tahitian and Madagascar bourbon vanilla.”

Doppelbock: “A full-bodied German-Style dark Lager with a rich creamy flavor, roasted nut tones and an easy finish with notes of coffee and toasted chocolate.

Chocolate Orange IPA: “Crisp and citrusy, this India Pale Ale derives its atypical dark copper brown color from malted chocolate wheat.  Heavily hopped, the Chocolate Orange IPA’s bitterness blends with the dark chocolate flavors of the cocoa nibs added during fermentation.  Those subtle chocolate notes rest behind a floral bouquet, enhanced by additions of bitter orange peel and dry hopping with Citra.

Up The Creek Etreme IPA: “Up The Creek is mashed in at a low temperature to increase the amount of fermentable sugars while reducing residual sweetness. This creates a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its ABV well hidden under heavy layers of malt. UTC is designed to be dangerously drinkable, so use caution or you’ll be Up The Creek!”

Asheville Beer Week Dinner at King James Public House

Posted May 19, 2014 in Beer, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Cooking with Beer, Events, Limited Release, People, Rarerities, The Beerlanthropy® Project


Bruisin’ Ales and Asheville rising-star Chef Steve Goff of King James Public House present a five-course beer dinner on Sunday, May 25, 6pm, at the gastropub. $65/pp. Reservations via King James Public House, (828) 252-2412. Limited seating!

Cheese: Kentucky Bleu and Virginia Grayson with Cheerwine gel, served with lavash flatbread.
Beer Pairing: Goose Island Lolita Wild Ale, a bright pink and fruity, tart wild ale.

Fowl: Duck wings with cracklins, peanuts, bacon ranch, and cilantro.
Beer Paiting: Coronado Brewing Sock Knocker Imperial IPA, a big, West Coast-style super-hopped imperial IPA.

Fish: Smoked trout tartare with caper dust, charred lemon, and RVC micro greens.
Beer Pairing: The Bruery Rueuze Sour Blonde, an oak-aged blonde in the gueuze style.

Meat: English pork pie with NC Heritage Pork, demi glaze, fried marrow nestled in pate brisee.
Beer Pairing: Weyerbacher 18 Imperial Weizenbock, a rich, malty double wheat bock.

Sweet: Banoffee pie with banana, dulce de leche, charred meringue, and a graham cracker crust.
Beer Pairing: Olde Hickory 2014 Irish Walker Barleywine, a World Beer Cup winner, ruby red with sweet, warming finish.

New This Week

Posted May 13, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals


Weyerbacher Blasphemy
BFM SqRt 225 Saison
Schneider Nelson Sauvin
Victory Summer Love
Southern Tier Farmer’s Tan
New Belgium Summer Helles
Wicked Weed Serenity
Sweet Water Dank Tank Johnny Hash
Naked Apple Blackberry Gold
Naked Apple Wicked Peel Cider
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail
Against the Grain 35K
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down
Off Color Troublesome Goze
Girardin Gueuze
Left Hand Good JuJu Ginger