Archive for December, 2015

Thursday 12/17, 5-7pm: 9th Annual Benefit Holiday Tasting with Pisgah Brewing for Be Loved

Posted Dec 16, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

pisgah-logowpid-wp-1450217461698.pngCome join us for our 9th Annual Holiday Tasting with Pisgah Brewing Company! Tickets will be available at the door ($5/pp) and all proceeds will go to Be Loved House Asheville. We will waive the fee for anyone that brings donations from their needs list:

  • Canned Food / Pasta
  • Clothing (huge need for mens clothing)
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Drink Mixes

If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation to Be Loved Asheville, please click here.

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Valdez: This robust Coffee Stout is a mouthful of flavor! A dark, roasty grain bill stands as the backdrop for a galaxy of coffee aroma and flavor, made possible by local organic bean roasters Dynamite Roastery. A Pisgah fan favorite, Valdez is brewed bi-annually and never lasts as long as the flavor. 6.5% ABV

Red Devil: This 9% Belgian-style ale was originally brewed to commemorate Pisgah’s 200th batch. Packed with over one pound of cherries and raspberries per gallon, the Red Devil balances delicately between tart and not-too-sweet. pisgah-logopisgah-logopisgah-logo

Vanilla Porter (New!): We have taken our classic Porter recipe, added some appropriate “umph” in the already diverse roasted grain bill, and then finished on raw Vanilla Beans from Madagascar. The result is a full-bodied brew of dark color, with subtle sweetness noticed on the first approach while the calming Vanilla flavors ease the palate before the roasted notes fill out the flavor profile. Salud!

10th Anniversary Cosmos (Vintage bottles from the cellar!): Dark and mysterious, this Pisgah beer is a tribute to Belgian tradition and our home brew roots. Combining the rich flavor of the Baltic Porter with the subtleness of a special Belgian yeast strain, the Cosmos is born.

10th Anniversary Double IPA: Using nothing but whole-cone Citra and Simcoe hops, which is accompanied by a medium bodied grain-bill, the Pisgah DIPA boasts an 8.1% ABV and comes in at around 120+ IBUs. Once poured, the nose is immediately greeted with tropical notes of pineapple and grapefruit. A pleasant bitterness ensues moments later as this ale approaches the end of the palate, while the ale visually pleases with a medium-light color and appropriate head. pisgah-logo

Shop for the latest! New arrivals.

Posted Dec 10, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, In the news, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

epic-big-bad-baptistAlesmith ‘Nut Brown’ Ale 12oz Sgl
Alewerks ‘Marley’s Lament’ 22oz

Amager x Grassroots ‘Shadow Pictures’ Double IPA 500ml
Argus ‘Ciderkin’ 335ml Sgl
Argus ‘Stellar’ 750ml
Ballast Point ‘Victory at Sea’ 12oz Sgl
Bell’s Double Cream Stout 12oz Sgl
Epic ‘Big Bad Baptist’ 22oz
Fullsteam ‘First Frost’ Winter Ale 22oz
Green Man ‘Forester’ Winter Ale 12oz Sgl
Green Man ‘Holly King’ Barrel-aged Holiday Ale 12oz Sgl
Highland ‘Black Watch’ Double Chocolate Milk Stout 12oz
Lagunitas ‘Hairy Eyeball’ 22oz
New Belgium ‘Blackberry Barleywine’ 22oz
Stone ‘Double Bastard in the Rye’ 500ml
Stone ‘Enjoy By 12.25.15′ IPA 12oz Sgl
Stone x 4 Hands x Bale Breaker ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ IPA 22oz
Thirsty Dog ‘Wulver’ Wee Heavy Ale 12oz Sgl
Tilquin ‘Geuze’ 750ml
Tilquin ‘Oude Quetsche’ 375ml
Tilquin ‘Rullquin’ 750ml
Unibroue ‘La Resolution’ 750ml
Unknown x 7th Sun ‘Rise Against Clowns’ 750ml

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 12/10: Ballast Point Brewing

Posted Dec 09, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Seasonals

bp-logo8Join us Thursday December 10, 5-7pm, for a tasting with Rick Sprink of Ballast Point Brewing!

Grunion Pale Ale: Our Grunion Pale Ale wasn’t born on a beach, but in a backyard.  Originating from an employee-only home brew contest, this award-winning hoppy pale ale is named after the tiny local fish known for late night frolics on shore.  A pair of new hop varieties lend strong yet balanced summer melon aromas and herbal flavors, while a soft caramel malt sweetness holds it all together. [5.5% abv]

Sculpin: “Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.” [7.0% abv]

Grapefruit Sculpin: “Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.” [7.0% abv]

Habanero Sculpin: “Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.” [7.0% abv]

The Commodore: The Commodore came out of our search for a medium-bodied American Stout. The recipe began at our R&D pilot brewery, but quickly became a favorite of our crew. Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish. One sip of this gold medal-winning stout will have you ready to take command of your own fleet. [6.5% abv]

Victory at Sea: “Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.” [10.0% abv]

 

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 12/3: Green Man Brewery & Holly King Release

Posted Dec 02, 2015 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

HollyKing-01-400x400Join us Thursday from 6 – 8 pm for a celebration of Green Man Brewery! We’ll have samples of the full Green Man lineup as well as the Forester Winter Stout and the release of Holly King Bourbon Barrel Aged Holiday ale.

**As a special way to say “Thank you” we will be sharing rare, sour, and limited special releases from the past throughout the evening!**

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.

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.

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.

Forester Winter Stout: This time of year demands a bold flavor. Green Man’s beloved stout delivers. An impressive blend of roasted black and chocolate malts creates an opaque color and alluring depth. A distinctive blend of hops allows the balanced flavor to shine. The Forester personifies a trustworthy companion for winter’s unpredictable darkness.

Holly King: This rich holiday ale is perfect to warm away the winter chill. Extended barrel aging delivers unrestrained oak and bourbon flavors. Tasty hints of chocolate, vanilla and tobacco round out the complex notes. The Holly King personifies the nature of the Green Man in all his winter glory.