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New This Week 7/18/14

Posted Jul 18, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Cave Creek Chili Beer
Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout
Coronado Idiot IPA
Coronado Orange Avenue Wit
De Block Satan Red
Foothills IPA of the Month
Fullsteam Cackalacky Cans
Heavy Seas Plank III
Hoppin’ Frog Hop Heathen Imperial Black IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi Double IPA
Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin Extra
Nantahala Trail Magic American Rye Wine
Nantahala Trail Magic Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Nantahala Trail Magic Oak Aged Imperial Wit w/ Blackberries
Pisgah/Burial Cemetary Gates
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp West Coast Double IPA
Tilquin Queze
B. Nektar Wildberry Pyment Honey Wine
Doc’s Draft Sour Cherry Hard Apple Cider
Windy Hill Hoppin’ Johnny Dry-hopped Hard Cider
Windy Hill Revah Pomegranate Hard Cider

New This Week 7/15/14

Posted Jul 15, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Wicked Weed Bretticent
Wicked Weed Serenity
Wicked Weed Genesis
Wicked Weed Malice
Allagash Confluence
B. Nektar Wildflower Mead
Bockor Framboise MAX
St. Bernardus Extra 4
21st Amendment Hop Crisis
Doc’s Draft Sour Cherry Cider
AVBC Summer Solstice
Highland Clawhammer
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Thursday Tasting 7/17: Pisgah Brewing & Burial Beer “Seven Feet Under” Tasting & Bottle Release

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Events, In the news, New this week, People, Rarerities

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We’re digging deep this week for a collaborative “Seven Feet Under” tasting and bottle release with the fine folks from Pisgah Brewing and Burial Beer. Enjoy SEVEN beers: Two vertical tastings of Pisgah Baptista and Pisgah Solstice, plus two other cellared beers—Cosmos, Hellbender—and a sampling of the breweries’ new collaboration and bottle release, Cemetery Gates Belgian IPA. We’ll also have the Damon from Sunbird Honey Farms, who is the producer of the honey used in Cemetery Gates!

$10/pp at the door, bottles sold separately. Details:

Winter 2007 vs. 2014 Baptista Belgian-style Noël: “This Belgian Noel takes its name from Jan Baptista Van Helmont, the Flemish chemist and physician who first discovered CO2 and coined the word ‘gas’ by recognizing the existence of gases distinct from air. This energy luminary was the founder of pneumatic chemistry and also the first to bridge alchemy and early chemistry. Hats off to the man behind the bubble! Made with homemade candy sugar.”

March 2008 vs. 2014 Solstice Tripel: “Our triple ale contains moderately fruity esters of banana and spicy clove mixed with an alcoholic complexity supported by a soft malt character. One of Pisgah’s most celebrated efforts, this Belgian classic is pale gold in color and comes in at 9.5% abv.”

February 2008 Cosmos Belgian-style Baltic Porter: “Pisgah’s tribute to the Belgian tradition and our home-brewing roots, this recipe comes directly out of Dave’s old homebrewing notebook. We combine the rich flavor of a Baltic porter with the subtleness of a special Belgian yeast strain, imagine bananas dipped in dark chocolate liquified in your beer glass. Honor tradition, Respect beer.”

April 2008 Hellbender Barleywine: “Organic brown sugar and Centennial hops give this English-style barleywine its smooth finish and extra body. At a hefty ABV, this beer is a tribute to North America’s largest salamander, the Hellbender.”

Cemetery Gates Belgian IPA: “A collaborative brew forged by a couple of friendly brewers, inspired by the same loud noise resonating in their heads. Pisgah Brewing Bo. and Burial Beer Co. offer a modern favorite grounded in practical tradition. Made with a favorite Belgian yeast, local honey and a blend of citra and mosaic hops, this beer is sure to please the curious Asheville beer palate. Unfiltered and unfettered, for your drinking pleasure.” [6.7% abv]

New for The 4th

Posted Jul 04, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Avery Karma Belgian-style Pale
Bold Rock Virginia Apple Hard Cider
Bold Rock Virginia Draft Hard Cider
Caldera Lawnmower Lager (cans)
Founder’s All Day IPA (cans)
Hi-Wire Uprisin’ Hefeweizen
New Belgium/Three Floyd’s Collaboration Grätzer Ale
Picobrouwerij Alvinne Omega Belgian Sour Blonde Ale
Rogue American Amber Ale (16oz cans)
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler
Terrapin Guano Loco (Chili Pepper Brownie)
Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

Thursday Tasting 7/3/14: Dogfish Head

Posted Jul 02, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Saison du Buff: This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA). Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. [6.8% abv]

Festina Peche: A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse, Festina Peche is available in 4-packs and on draft during the sweaty months. In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy! [4.5% abv]

60 Minute IPA: 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)
60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts! [6.0% abv]

61 Minute IPA: Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs. The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate. [6.5% abv]

Rosabi: The vivid rose hue of this imperial Pale Ale comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Louisiana, birthplace of musician and collaborator Julianna Barwick. Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Julianna’s love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi. What’s hoppy? … Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation. [8.0% abv]

(PLUS… There may or not be a few samples of 120 Minute IPA while it lasts.)