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Tröegs WNC Launch & First Squeeze 2016 Nugget Nectar Celebration

Posted Feb 11, 2016 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Coming Soon, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, People, Seasonals

troegs-eventJoin us on Thursday, February 18, 4:00-6:00pm, as we celebrate the WNC launch of Tröegs Independent Brewing with one of their national First Squeeze events for the knock-your-socks-off-hoppy 2016 Nugget Nectar. Meet some (really, really) cool people from the brewery, pick up an art print, beer swag, and of course, a beer tasting!

Troegs ‘Cultivator’ Hellesbock — “Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, our Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops.” [6.9% abv]

Troegs ‘Troegenator’ Dopplebock — “Monks had fasting figured out. No food? No problem. Just drink a Double Bock. Thick and chewy with intense notes of caramel, chocolate and dried stone fruit, ‘Nator (as we call him) serves as a tribute to this liquid bread style.” [8.2% abv]

Troegs ‘Jovial’ Dubbel — “Originally brewed for Chris’ wedding, we decided Jovial was just too good a union of dark stone fruit character and evocative notes of toffee, chocolate and molasses to make only once. You may kiss the beer.” [7.0% abv]

Troegs ‘LaGrave’ Tripel — “Named after our fave French backcountry ski town, LaGrave’s rare yeast produces a rocky head releasing aromas of crusty bread and earthy spices. Our Triple Golden Ale carves out flavors of ripe pear, straw and black pepper with a dry, champagne powder finish.” [8.0% abv]

Troegs ‘Perpetual’ IPA — “At Tröegs, artisanal meets mechanical in a state of IPA we call Perpetual. Cycling through our HopBack vessel and dry-hopping method, this bold Imperial Pale Ale emerges rife with sticky citrus rind, pine balm and tropical fruit.” [7.5% abv]

Troegs ‘Nugget Nectar’ — “It’s impossible to forget your first squeeze. Once a year, as the newest humulus lupulus harvest arrives at Tröegs, we blend these super-fresh hops into an Imperial Amber Ale. Excessively dry-hopped, Nugget Nectar is an explosion of pine, resin and mango.” [7.5% 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.

Join us for the Broadway Block Party on Saturday!

Posted Aug 27, 2015 in Beer, Beer Art, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, Merchandise, Music, People, Specials

broadway-block-partyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Saturday August 29th, arts organizations and businesses in the Broadway Arts District (B.A.D.), Asheville’s newest downtown cultural hub, will be hosting a free block party featuring exhibitions, installations, performances, hands-on activities, food trucks, and more.

The Broadway Block Party will take place from 10 am to 7 pm, spanning Broadway from the Masonic Temple to Mellow Mushroom with all-ages events open to the public throughout the day. For full schedule, visit or contact individual venues for details.


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
CCCD presents the third event in the Back to the Drawing Board series of 24-hour gallery take-overs. Performances by artists Jennifer Bueno (Penland, NC), Aram Han (Chicago, IL), and Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL) on August 28 – 29.

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and Media Arts Project
The MAP and BMCM+AC present DOUBLETAKE, featuring documentary footage from the annual {Re}HAPPENING. Installations, video montage, artist discussions, and live music throughout the afternoon. Across the street in the covered garage, {Re}HAPPENING participants Kehren Barbour and Michael Luchtan will set up an augmented piano harp for public participation.

Visitors are invited to use the open studio to record themselves answering questions related to their own experiences with art to be broadcast in a future series on WCQS.

2015 Summer DanceFest hosted by Lindsey Kelley Dance
A festival celebrating modern and contemporary dance. Participating artists include choreographer Carson Reiners (Chicago, IL), Jacqueline Dugal (Tampa, FL), Janice Lancaster (NYC and Asheville), choreographers Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Meredith Bove (Washington, DC), plus local dancer and choreographer, Sara Keller. With guerrilla-style performance by

Asheville’s Dance Improv Company, The Accidentals.
$10/suggested donation. Performance length approximately 1 hr, 15 min. Events will take place at 67 Broadway, on the 2nd floor of CCCD.

Window (Re/production | Re/presentation)
Temporary public mural by Rubén Ortiz-Torres at the Masonic Temple. Curator’s talk with Amy Galpin at CCCD. Exhibition of Asheville portraits by Kevin Miyazaki on view at 54 Broadway.

Maison Mary
Live musical performances by HotPoint Trio (Ashevile-based gypsy jazz swing).

Counter Culture Coffee
Iced coffee brewing demos and tastings from 10 am – 2 pm.

Bruisin’ Ales
Tweet @bruisinales or check-in on Facebook with photo & hashtag #beerlanthropy for free beer merchandise with purchase.

Satellite Gallery
A discussion with artist Hannah Dansie and collaborators on Satellite’s current exhibition, The Fishwife: An Exploration in to Folklore, Myth & Legend.

Root Down and Farm to Fender Food Trucks
On site at The Masonic Temple parking lot.


The Broadway Block Party is a neighborhood event promoting and celebrating creativity in downtown Asheville’s Broadway Arts District. Participants include: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Window (Re/production | Re/presentation), Satellite Gallery, WCQS, Lindsey Kelley Dance Company, The Media Arts Project, Maison Mary, VaVaVoom, Willow’s Dream, Counter Culture Coffee, Bruisin’ Ales, Root Down, and Farm to Fender. The event is organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and receives in-kind support from Henco Reprographics, Mellow Mushroom, and The Asheville Masonic Temple.

Thursday Tasting: Burial Beer Can Celebration Launch

Posted Jun 17, 2015 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Coming Soon, Coolness, Events, Goings on, People

skilletJoin us on Thursday, June 18 from 5:00-7:00pm with the gang from Burial Beer. We’re celebrating their packaging launch. Skillet Donut Stout cans are already in-stock and both Bolo Coconut Brown and Scythe Rye IPA will be available the beginning July.

Bolo Coconut Brown: “The cleaver’s blade is strong enough and sharp enough to crack the toughest of coconuts. Easy drinking without lacking flavor, the addition of coconut is the perfect compliment to the subtle sweetness and nutty undertones present from the specialty malts.” [5.6% abv]

Scythe Rye IPA: “An aggressive harvest tool with a dynamic history, the scythe is traditionally used for harvesting crops. But it was adopted by the lower class as an implement of death during times of war and protest. Our Rye India Pale Ale also has a dual nature with the nose of your traditional IPA and the incredible malt complexity of your European pale ale. We use a healthy dose of malted Rye and Belgian Crystal malts while Summit and Chinook hops add that delicious hop flavor and the exclusive addition of Mosaic in the whirlpool and dry hop adds a profoundly unique blueberry and pineapple aroma.” [7.0% abv]

Skillet Donut Stout: “The perfect beer for your morning– a cup of coffee and a chocolate-glazed donut. Just like a well-seasoned skillet, this beer has all the right flavors-thanks to a healthy dose of Nugget hops and milk sugar, 6-row Pale malt from Riverbend Malt House and a 50/50 blend of cold pressed Hologram and Big Trouble coffees from Counter Culture Coffee.” [8.0% abv]

New This Week 2/9/12 (The Before Friday Edition with Kujo)

Posted Feb 09, 2012 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, People, Seasonals

BOULDER Mojo Risin’ 22 oz.
BAIRD Dark Sky Imperial Stout
BALLAST POINT Victory at Sea
EPIC BREWING Hop Syndrome Lager
EPIC BREWING Utah Sage Saison
EPIC BREWING Santa Cruz Brown
EPIC BREWING Smoked Porter
EPIC BREWING Big Bad Baptist
EPIC BREWING Brainless on Peaches
EPIC BREWING Brainless on Cherries
FLYING DOG Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout
FOOTHILLS Torch Pilsner
NEW HOLLAND Blue Sunday Sour
WINDY HILL Ginger Gold Apple Cider (York, SC)

(Check out the Flying Dog Blog with Ralph Steadman.)


EPIC Epicurean Coffee & Fig
MAHR’S Mastodon
MAHR’S Weiss
MIKKELLER BooGoop (collaboration with Three Floyds)