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New This Week 8/28/15

Posted Aug 28, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, Mead, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

deep-river-mango-tangoEnjoy all the new items this week. It’s a big, big list full of delicious fermentables.

Aviator Pumpkin Beast
B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Mead
Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm Cream Ale
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Book Kriek Mariage Parfait
Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait
Boulevard Tell-Tale Tart
Burial Haysaw Saison (cans)
Burial Shadowclock Pilsner (cans)
Cascade Blackcap Raspberry Sour
Citizen Cider Wit’s Up (cans)
Deep River Mango Tango Foxtrot IPA (cans)
Devil’s Backbone Eight Point IPA
Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager
Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches (Limited! In-store only!)
Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus
Foothills Oktoberfest
Gizmo Tripel Digits
Goose Island Sofie
Haw River Regent’s Rye
Hi-Wire Lion Tamer Red Rye Ale
Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest
Howe Sound Pumpkineater
Knee Deep Hoparillo Triple IPA
Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXX IPA
Olde Hickory Oktoberfest
Pisgah x Burial Cemetery Gates
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge
Sonoma Reserve Series Dry Zider Barrel-aged Cider
Spaten Oktoberfest
Steel String Zupfen Gose
Stone Thunderstruck IPA (out of stock!)
Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest
Thirsty Dog Comet IPA
Wicked Weed Freak of Nature Double IPA
Wicked Weed Pernicious IPA
Wicked Weed Tyranny Red IPA

Asheville Grit: Be the #MayorOfBrewgrass

Posted in Beer, Beer Awards, Beer Places, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, Miscellany, People, Tech, The Beerlanthropy® Project

mayor-of-brewgrassVia Asheville Grit today. This seems like fun!

Do you want to be the #MayorOfBrewgrass?

Do you love all things about craft brews? Do you know the difference between Pale Ale and IPA? Are you ready for the beer adventure of a lifetime? Then you just might have what it takes to be the Mayor Of Brewgrass!
Brewgrass Festival along with Asheville Grit and iHeart Media are searching for the perfect person to be the Mayor of Brewgrass Festival 2015 by taking and posting a kick-ass pic. This lucky individual will claim this year’s amazing prizes and bragging rights for a year. The winner and their photo will be selected via a panel of judges and peers on ashevillegrit.com. You can also check out the stream of #MayorOfBrewgrass pics and start picking your favorites.

How to Enter:

First of all, you MUST be 21+ to enter and have a public Instagram account so that we can see your pics!
Between August 28th – September 4th, take a photo of yourself showing why you deserve to be the Mayor of Brewgrass Festival on Instagram using the #MayorOfBrewgrass hashtag.
Our panel of esteemed judges will select their favorite 5 photos to participate in an online voting poll. The finalists will be announced on September 7th.
Voting will be open to all from September 7th until September 9th at midnight.
The winner will be announced on September 10th.
More information can be found at AshevilleGrit.com/MayorOfBrewgrass.

As Mayor Of Brewgrass 2015 you will receive:

  • A one of a kind mayoral sash and tasting cup worthy of your title
  • Two (2) VIP Passes to Brewgrass Festival 2015 on September 19th at Memorial Stadium
  • Two (2) Invites to the Brewer’s Only Dinner on September 18th
  • A Gift Basket of Brewgrass Festival goodies from our participating breweries and sponsors
  • Two (2) Tickets to Brewgrass Festival 2016

#MayorOfBrewgrass Photo Judges Include:

Ayana Dusenberry > Asheville Grit
Jason Sandford > Ashvegas
Danny McClinton > Brewgrass Festival Organizer
Tom Best > iHeart Media
Crissa Requate > Mason Jar Media

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 craftcreativitydesign.org/blockparty or contact individual venues for details.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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.

WCQS
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.

ABOUT THE EVENT

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 8/20/15: Let’s Go to Belgium!

Posted Aug 19, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, The Beerlanthropy® Project

wettenBelgian beer fans will enjoy this Thursday night tasting of beers from the Wetten Importers portfolio. Great line-up of things you may have not discovered yet.

Join us any time between 5-7pm!

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor: “Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor completes the taste pallet of our Carolus beers. ‘Hopsinjoor’ derived from ‘Opsinjoor,’ the typical character of Mechelen and also because of the use of five different kinds of hops. These hops are fractioned at a different time during the cooking process in order to conserve a maximum of aroma. Concerning the taste, the Ale has a gentle taste with a slightly bitter finish. The beer is bottled unfiltered in order to preserve the bitterness of the hop as much as possible.”

Delirium Argentum: NEW to the Delirium brand. “Delirium Tremens, with its iconic pink elephant, is a quarter of a century old! And to commemorate this jubilant occasion — that is to say, its jubilee — Brouwerij Huyghe developed a very special, very limited edition version of the popular brew: Delirium Argentum. A name to befit the occasion, no doubt, as Argentum translates from the Latin as ‘silver’. The Belgian IPA was brewed using dry American hops, malted barley, and wheat malt. The head is frothy; the pour: a sweet, sweet amber.”

Straffe Hendrick Wild Tripel: An often-overlooked special treat. “Straffe Hendrik Wild is similar to other Straffe Hendrik beers with its strong flavor and blonde color. With a green and white label, this refreshing beer has a much fuller body and wild taste. The Halve Mann Brewery boasts this unique beer has a Straffe Hendrik Tripel with Brett added.”

Oud Beersel Oude Kriek: A classic! “Oud Beersel Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Oud Beersel is a classic among Belgian beers. Created by adding whole fresh cherries to young lambic, which provides both seasoning and sparks another fermentation resulting in a product of great complexity. It has the acidity of champagne, the bouquet and delicate flavor of cherries, and balance of almondy dryness. Kriek, wonderful as aperitif, improving for at least two years in the cellar.”

De Troch Oude Gueuze: Sublime, mellow gueuze. “The wild yeasts that are specific to lambic-style beers give gueuze a dry, cider-like, musty, sour, acetic acid, lactic acid taste. Many describe the taste as sour. Because of its carbonation, gueuze is sometimes called Brussels Champagne.”

New This Week 8/15/15

Posted Aug 15, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

bruery-gypsy-tartAsheville Brewing Fire Escape Jalapeno Pale
Anchorage Bitter Monk
Anchorage Love Buzz
Blue Mountain Brewery 13.FiveOFest
Blue Mountain Brewery Spooky Bourbon Pumpkin Ale
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2014 (330ml)
BFM “BATS” Tarry Suchong
BFM Cuvee Alex le Rouge Imperial Stout
Coronado Brewing Anniversary “19” Imperial IPA
Erdinger Oktoberfest
Foothills Oktoberfest
Freigeist Abraxxxas Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse
Freigeist Cherry Sour Porter
Freigeist Raspberry Sour Porter
Hofbrau Oktoberfest
Knee Deep Hoparillo Triple IPA
Mission Brewery Hard Root Beer
New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
New Holland Incorrigible Reserve
Olde Hickory Imperial Stout
Shipyard Pumpkinhead
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest (collaboration with Brauhaus Riegele)
SKA Decadent Imperial IPA
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Southern Tier Warlock
Terrapin Pumpkinfest
The Bruery Autumn Maple
The Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart
Uinta Punk’n
Westbrook Gose
Westbrook One Claw Rye Pale
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
Weyerbacher Tiny Belgian-style Imperial Stout (12oz)
Wicked Weed Black Angel
Wicked Weed Bombadile