Archive for March, 2015

New This Week 3/28/15

Posted Mar 28, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

bird-on-a-wire21st Amendment Monk’s Blood
Anderson Valley Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose
Asheville Brewer’s Alliance ‘Winter White’ Stout
Bell’s Jupiter Brown Ale (Planetary Series)
Bell’s Oberon
Blind Squirrel ‘Halle Blackberry’ Imperial Porter
Boulevard ‘The Calling’ IPA
Epic Brewing Barleywine
Hi-Wire x Birdsong ‘Bird on a Wire’ Peated Wee Heavy
Lagunitas ‘Olde Gnarlywine’ Style Ale
Lagunitas Sucks
Left Hand Good Juju
Nantahala Trail Magic No. 10 Tropical Abbey Ale with Plums
New Holland ‘Monkey King’ Saison
New Holland ‘White Hatter’ Belgian IPA
Ommegang Glimmerglass
Sierra Nevada Rain Check Spiced Stout
Southampton Biere de Mars
Stone Old Guardian 2015

Special Friday Tasting with Don Chartier of Lagunitas 3/17/15, 5-7pm

Posted Mar 25, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Limited Release, People, Seasonals

Lagunitas-LogoIt’s going to be a great Friday! This week’s tasting will be held with Lagunitas’ Don Chartier, who always brings the fun to the humble storefront. Don’t miss this special tasting to kick off your weekend! FREE. 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’: “A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A filtered pale wheat ale that is great for both IPA and wheat beer fans.” [7.5% abv]

Lagunitas IPA: “This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.” [6.2% abv]

Lagunitas Sucks: “This beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats. Full of complexish-ness from the four grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.” [7.8% abv]

Maximus: “At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt that the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh hops and malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth. This is Lagunitas IPA pumped up by about 30%!” [8.5% abv]

Imperial Stout with Coffee: This special release is draft-only in WNC! The big, hoppy Lagunitas Imperial Stout infused with coffee. Zing!


New This Week 3/21/15

Posted Mar 21, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

wolfgangBockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
Cascade Elderberry
Evil Twin Even More Jesus
Evil Twin Soft DK
Grand Teton ‘5 O’clock Shadow’ Schwarzbier 
Grand Teton Sweetgrass APA
Grand Teton Trout Hop Black IPA
Green Man and The Chocolate Factory Chocolate Stout
Highland 20th Anniversary Wolfgang Lager
Hofbrau Maibock
Nebraska HopAnomaly Barrel Aged Reserve Series
Olde Hickory Omega Point
Pisgah Chocolatized
Pisgah Kolsch Growlers
Pisgah Valdez
Sweetwater 18th Anniversary Belgian-Style Tripel 
Twin Leaf ‘MDXXI’ Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout

Thursday Tasting 3/19/15, 5-7pm: Olde Hickory Brewery

Posted Mar 18, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, People, Rarerities

olde-hickoryJoin us tomorrow in the wee Tasting Room with Curtis from Olde Hickory for a five-beer tasting flight. We’ll be pouring from 5:00-7:00pm.

Hefeweizen: “A Bavarian style wheat ale with hints of banana, bubblegum, coriander and clove. Our Hefe-Weizen is brewed with a special strain of yeast from the Weihenstephaner brewery in Freising, Germany dating back to 1040 AD. Sometimes served with a lemon slice, and that’s ok.”

Piedmont Pils: “A Premium Pilsner Lager Beer brewed with the finest pilsner malts and hops from Germany and the Czech Republic. Piedmont Pilsner is light in color and easy drinking with a clean crisp finish.”

Ruby Lager: “A deep amber hue invokes a refreshing taste in this smooth brew. Slightly nutty, Ruby Lager has a dry finish, leaving one with a satisfying, warm glow, reminiscent of Ruby’s color. Ruby Lager is brewed with choice imported malts and hops carefully blended together yielding a smooth complex taste for the beer drinker who desires more in their beer.”

Death by Hops: “71lbs of high alpha hops were used to make this beer. That’s just over 20 grams of hops used for each pint! DBH was brewed with 2 row barley, Carapils and Crisp Crystal 45 malts and fermented to 7% alc/vol. DBH was hopped with 5 different West Coast hops: Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade. Additionally, DBH was twice dry hopped with different combinations of these hops. The net result is an amazing aroma of ripe juicy fruit mixed in with a bouquet of spring flowers. DBH was brewed to a level of bitterness of 108 IBU’s, and leaves a lingering bitterness; it is, after all, a double IPA!”

Event Horizon: “The Event Horizon- an annual release. We barrel age an imperial stout in oak bourbon barrels, from several bourbon varieties, and blend the results. Dark and rich with bourbon flavors- once this beer grabs you you’ll never escape. Winner of a World Beer Cup (R) 2012 bronze award in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category.”

Omega Point: “Omega Point is a blend of bourbon barrel aged barley wines.  54 bourbon barrels were used in the blend.  Some of them were aging for 7 years.  No beer was less than 1 year old.  Over the years, each time we brewed Irish Walker we would fill some barrels and set them aside.”

New This Week 3/14/15

Posted Mar 14, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

MDXXI (1)All the new arrivals this week. Plenty of Springtime showing up!

21st Amendment Hell or Hell Watermelon (cans)
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Fastenbier
Asheville Brewing Perfect Day IPA
Dogfish Head Aprihop
Pisgah Chocolatized Imperial Stout
Robinson’s Iron Maiden Trooper (cans)
Schilling Dry-hopped Cider (cans)
Terrapin Hop Selection DIPA Single Hop Series, Ello
Twin Leaf MDXXI Mexican Chocolate
Victory Moving Parts No. 3 IPA
Weyerbacher Heresy