Archive for the ‘Beer’ Category

New This Week 5/20/16

Posted May 20, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

grand-teton-goseAllagash ‘Sixteen Counties’ A Maine-Sourced Ale
Alvinne ‘Sigma’
Amager x Cigar City ‘Orange Crush’ IPA with Orange Peel
Asheville Brewing ‘Ninja Latte’ Porter
Asheville Brewing ‘Viva La Shiva’ India Pale Ale

Avery ‘Expletus’ Ale Aged in Tequila Barrels with Cherries
Avery ‘Raspberry Sour’ Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
Bell’s ‘Oarsman’
Birdsong ‘Jalapeno’ Pale Ale
Blackberry Farm ‘Brune’ Belgian Style Abbey Ale
Cismontane ‘Double Rainbow’ Red Double IPA
Ecliptic ‘Callisto’ Tripel with Black Currants
Evil Twin ‘Liquid Double Fudge’
Evil Twin ‘No Hero’ Oatmeal Stout
Evil Twin ‘Wet Dream’ Coffee Brown Ale
Foothills ‘Hop of the Month – Mosaic IPA’
Grand Teton ‘Gose’ Ale brewed with Coriander
Hanssens ‘Experimental Raspberry’
Highland ‘Pilsner’
Mikkeller x Grassroots ‘Wheat is the Hew Hops’ Ale
North Coast ‘Old Stock Cellar Reserve – 2014 (Rye Whiskey Barrels)
Olde Hickory ‘Johannes Bar’ Dortmunder-style
PRAIRIE ‘Birthday Bomb!’ Imperial Stout
Triple C ‘Baby Maker’ Double IPA
Uinta ‘Hop Nosh’ Tangerine IPA
Victory ‘Cage Radler’
Wicked Weed ‘Recurrant’
Zebulon ‘Batch 06 – For Krishnamurti’ East India Pale Ale
Zebulon ‘Batch 07 – For Lemmy’ East India Porter

Bruisin’ Ales Asheville Beer Week Events

Posted May 11, 2016 in Asheville Beer Week, Beer, Beer Awards, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, People, Rarerities, The Beerlanthropy® Project

AVL_BW_2016Asheville Beer Week is upon us! We’re hosting four events at the store this year and hope you will join us for one or all four!

Friday 5/27, 5-7pm
Boojum Brewery Tasting
Cost: NO CHARGE

The Boojum Brewery crew takes over the wee tasting room to kick off Asheville Beer Week! Featuring: Mur Raspberry Saison, Graveyard Fields Blueberry Coffee Portyer, Reward Pale Ale, King of the Mountain Double IPA.


Wednesday 6/1, 5-7pm

Brewmaster’s Tasting/Meet the Brewer with Don Richardson of Quest Brewing 
Cost: NO CHARGE

Meet Quest Brewing Brewmaster, Don Richardson, for a tasting of Quest Brewing beers hand-selected by Don himself from the Quest vault. Don has been in the beer industry for over twenty years, the majority as a brewmaster.  He has gained a stellar reputation in the beer industry for his award-winning beer recipes while he brewed at Boulder Beer Co. in Colorado and Cottonwood Brewery in North Carolina. Richardson’s ties to WNC beer run deep. (He’s the “King Don” behind Catawba Brewing King Don’s Pumpkin.)

Featuring: Golden Fleece Belgian Pale Ale, Smoking Mirror Porter, Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison (World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner 2016!), Barrel-Aged Elegast (Flemish-style Sour aged for 18 months)


Thursday 6/2 5pm Blind IPA Tasting Cost: $6/pp

Think you know your favorite local IPA? Come find out! We’ll have a blind tasting of TEN Asheville and WNC IPAs that you will rate yourself with us giving the big reveal at the end. If you can also guess which IPA is which, you get bonus points and the chance to win prizes at the end of night. Only one question remains: How well do you know your palate and local beer?


Saturday 6/4, 6pm Flights & Bites Beer Pairing Cost: $20/pp + tax Maximum: (30) people *Please note: This event is standing room only.* Tickets: http://goo.gl/hkNwwu

Join us in the humble storefront for Flights & Bites, the second of our in-store food and beer pairing series.

1st Course Blackberry Farms Summer Saison 2016 Grilled Fingerling Potato, Asparagus, Pickled Red Onion, Spanish Ham

2nd Course De Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 2012 Sunburst Farms Hickory Smoked Trout Crostini with Beet And Garden Herb Cream Cheese

3rd Course Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien 2014 Duck Confit Stuffed Wonton with Hoisin, Coconut, and Green Onion

4th Course Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout 2016 Candied and Spiced Pecans, Walnut, and Aged Gouda

Thursday Tasting 5/12/16 5-7pm: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Limited Release

Sierra_Nevada_Brewery_logo_WEBCome on down Thursday for a special tasting event with Sean from Sierra Nevada! We’ll be sampling some of our favorite offerings from SN and trying out the Ovila abbey ale variants that you can only find in the Ovila Mixed Pack. There will also be complimentary Ovila glassware for anyone that purchases the pack!

Otra Vez – “On our search for the perfect warm weather beer, we wanted something light bodied and thirst quenching, yet filled with complex and interesting flavors. We stumbled across the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, native to California. This tangy fruit is a great complement to the tart and refreshing traditional gose style beer. Otra Vez combines prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a refreshing beer that will have you calling for round after round. Otra Vez!”

Summerfest – “Since their invention in the 1840s, Pilsener-style beers have become the world’s most popular style. With a nod toward the original Czech tradition, Summerfest is brewed to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor and spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm weather beer.”

Ovila Mixed Set – “Our Ovila® Abbey Ales series is a collaboration with the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA. Each beer is a modern twist on a traditional Belgian-style abbey ale—monastic inspiration and American innovation.”
1) Ovila Saison with Sage
2) Ovila Abbey Brown with Mandarins & Cocoa
3) Ovila Quad with Cherries

New This Week 5/8/14

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

asheville-brewing-perfect-day-cansBurial ‘Scythe’ Rye IPA (Extremely Fresh!)
Asheville Brewing ‘Perfect Day’ IPA Cans
B. Nektar ‘Dragons Are Real’ Barrel aged Mead
B. Nektar ‘Stupid Man Suit’ Cider
B. Nektar ‘Tuco-Style Freakout’ Mead
Blackberry Farm ‘Blonde’ Belgian Style Abbey Ale
Buxton ‘Red Raspbery Rye’ Berliner-style Weisse
Catawba Valley ‘Brown Bear’ Ale
Catawba Valley ‘Queen Winterkill’ Wheat Ale
d’Achouffe ‘La Chouffe’
Duck Rabbit ‘Doppelbock’
Founders ‘Sumatra Mountain Brown’ Ale
Goose Island ‘Halia – 2016′ Farmhouse Ale
Heavy Seas ‘Plank IV’
La Choulette ‘Ambree’ Biere de Garde
Nantahala ‘App Trail’ Xtra Pale Ale
The Bruery ‘Tart of Darkness’ Sour Stout
The Bruery ‘White Oak’ Bourbon Barrel aged Wheatwine
Wicked Weed ‘Ferme de Grand-pere’ Farmhouse Ale
Zebulon ‘Batch 05 – For Yoko Ono’ Tokyo Style Gose 
The Bruery ‘Or Xata’
Stone ‘Enjoy By 05.30.16‘ Tangerine IPA
Sierra Nevada ‘Beer Camp Across American’ Variety Pack 12oz (Box of 12)
Nantahala ‘Little Tennessee Logger’ Dry-hopped Golden Ale

New This Week 4/29/16

Posted Apr 29, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

paradox-cerveza-provisional-mezcalAgainst the Grain ‘Citra Ass Down’ IPA
Alvinne ‘The Oak Melchior Double Barrel Aged’
Ballast Point ‘Indra Kunindra’ India-style Export Stout
Ballast Point ‘Sea Monster’ Imperial
Ballast Point ‘Thai Chili Wahoo’
Bell’s ‘Oatsmobile’ Pale Ale
Birds Fly South ‘Brand New Eyes’ Farmhouse Ale
Birds Fly South ‘Rustic Sunday’ Rye Farmhouse Ale
Burial ‘Ceremonial’ Session IPA
Buxton ‘Battle Horse’ Double Black IPA
De Struise ‘Pannepot Reserva 2012′
Dogfish Head ‘Squall’ IPA
Local Option x Central Waters ‘De Kleine Dood’ Barrel Aged Weizenbock
Oskar Blues ‘Beerito’
Paradox ‘Cerveza Provisional’ Mezcal Barrel-aged Sour Ale
Paradox ‘Skully Barrel No. 38′ Dry Hopped Sour Ale
Paradox ‘Tart Noire’ Barrel Aged Sour Black Ale
Stillwater x AZ Wilderness ‘Big Bunny’ Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
Stone ’6th Anniversary Porter’
Sweetwater ‘Goin Coastal’ IPA with Pineapple
Terrapin ‘Anniversary Ale’ Tart Belgian Red
Thirsty Dog ‘Maple Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels’
Two Metre Tall ‘Tasmanian Wild Ale’
Uinta ‘Cucumber Farmhouse’ Ale aged in Gin Barrels