Archive for April, 2015

New Arrivals since 4/12

Posted Apr 30, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, Mead, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

pretty things“Someone” forgot to turn over the blog password to the People in Charge while the owners were away. Sorry, everyone! So before we drop a whole new list on Friday, here are all the new arrivals from 4/12 until now. We’re still running the webstore sale for the last day of NC Beer Month, so get on it! At check out, enter code NCBEERMONTH. Until midnight tonight!

Alvinne Cuvee Freddy
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation Batch 8 22oz (w/ Russian River)
Birra del Carrobiolo O.G. 1085 ‘Pedro Fontenez’ 500ml
Boulevard Love Child 750ml
Boulevard Saison Brett 750ml
Crooked Stave Proginitor Noir 375ml
Crooked Stave Seranata Notturna 375ml
De Dolle Boskeun 11.2oz
Deep River Backcountry Black IPA 16oz (cans)
Deep River Riverbank Rye It 16oz (cans)
Deep River Twister River Wit 16oz (cans)
Dogfish Head Black & Blue 750ml
Evil Twin ‘Citra Sunshine Slacker IPA’ 16oz Sgl (cans)
Evil Twin ‘Mission Gose’ 22oz
Frog Level ‘Nutty Brunette’ Brown 16oz Sgl (cans)
Garun Icelandic Stout 11.2 oz
Green Flash Silva Stout Ale 22oz
Green Man Demon Dweller 750ml
Green Man Rainmaker 750ml
Haw River St. Benedict’s Breakfast Dubbel
Hi-Wire ‘Man Eater’ Double IPA 22oz
Highland Little Hump 12oz Sgl
Idromele Nettare di Bacco Oak Barrel Mead 500ml
Lagunitas Equinox 22oz
Left Hand ‘Great Juju’ Imperial Ginger Pale Ale 22oz
Olde Hickory Hickory Stick Stout 12oz Sgl
Olde Hickory Table Rock Pale 12oz Sgl
Ommegang Cooperstown Ale 12oz Sgl
Ommegang Fleur de Houblon 12oz Sgl
Ommegang Gnomegang 750ml
Ommegang Joemmegang 750ml
Omnipollo Fatamorgana 12oz
Omnipollo Hypnopompa 330mL
Pretty Things Jack D’or Saison 22oz
Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA 22oz
Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison 375ml Sgl
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 24oz
Wicked Weed La Bonte 500ml
Wicked Weed Brett Burglar 500ml

Vote for Bruisin’ Ales in MXNews “Best of WNC” 2015

Posted Apr 29, 2015 in Beer, Beer Awards, Coolness, Events, Goings on, History, In the news, People, The Beerlanthropy® Project

BestOfWNC2015VoteNowButtonFor six years running, you’ve honored us by voting for the humble storefront as Best Beer Store in MountainXPress “Best of WNC” and we’d love your vote again in 2015.

Here’s why:

In 2006, we opened Bruisin’ Ales as the very first beer-only store in North Carolina. Now there are over 100 different bottle shops in the state. (Did you know the Southeast now has the largest concentration of beer-only bottle shops? Yup.)

In 2007, we hosted a fundraiser for Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway in collaboration with Sean Wilson (formally Pop the Cap, now Fullsteam Brewery) and Lee Chase (former head brewer of Stone Brewing). This was one of the first times the Asheville brewing community united for a cause. It helped facilitate camaraderie and now we have the Asheville Brewers Alliance.

In 2008, we invested in downtown and bought our building. We committed. We’re here to stay.

In 2009, Bruisin’ Ales was honored at REI for our contributions to Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We love these mountains and have raised thousands of dollars for the Asheville sector’s upkeep (which is woefully underfunded). But we also like water, because you make beer with it, so we also match all our donations for the Save the French Broad campaign annually.

In 2010, we were named Small Business of the Month by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. (That felt fancy and J wore a sportcoat.)

In 2011, Bruisin’ Ales was asked to be the official retailer for MoogFest’s Moog Filtered Ale, shipping the beer to musicians across the country. (That was VERY cool, btw.)

In 2012-2013, Julie was on the volunteer community that helped shape Asheville Beer Week.

In 2014, we launched our webstore to ship local beers across the country. Beerlanthropy!

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Thank you for years of support! We love you, Asheville!

 

Thursday Tasting 4.30.15: Sierra Nevada

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Limited Release, People, Seasonals

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Hey, hey, hey, tomorrow is Tasting Day! Join us tomorrow along with the Sierra Nevada gang in the wee tasting room for a five-beer flight. FREE. Starts at 5:00 p.m., ends of 7:00 p.m. We’ll be serving the ol’ faithful and some other specialties!

Pale Ale: “The beginning. A classic. Our most popular beer. Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.”

Hop Hunter: “Intense wet hop flavor year round. Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle and makes for an incredible IPA experience.”

Ovila Saison: “Complex yet rustic farmhouse ale. An homage to the monks’ noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. The Mandarin oranges used to make this beer were locally grown, including a portion grown on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and picked by hand by the community of monks living there. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.”

Rain Check Spiced Stout: “A specialty beer brewed for Western North Carolina and several surrounding states. Rain Check was inspired by the tropical flavors often found in other favorite foul-weather drinks—fresh ginger, brown sugar, molasses, and tangy lime.”

Barrel-aged Bigfoot: “Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins.”

Let’s end NC Beer Month right! 10% OFF all web orders.

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Coolness, Goings on, In the news, Specials

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New This Week 4/11/15

Posted Apr 11, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

sweetwater-420festAnchor Brotherhood Steam
Anchor Flying Cloud
Blaugies Darbyste
De Troch Framboise
De Troch Oude Gueuze
Delirium Deliria
Foothills April IPA of the Month
Garun Nr. 19 Icelandic Stout
Great Divide Rumble Oaked IPA
Heavy Seas Phantom Ship
New Holland Black Tulip
Olvisholt Lava
Ommegang Three Eyed Raven Dark Saison
Scheldebrouwerij Hop Ruiter
Siren x Hill Farmstead x Mikkeler LemonCello IPA
Sweetwater 420 Fest Double IPA
Vanberg & DeWulf Lambickx ‘Private Domain Kriek’ 2012/2013
Vanberg & DeWulf Lambickx ‘Private Domain’ 2013/2014
Vanberg & DeWulf Lambrucha
Victory Kirsch Cherry Gose
Victory Summer Love