Archive for the ‘Brewpubs’ Category

New arrivals!

Posted May 16, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

irishwalkerBig huge list! Happy Beery Saturday, everyone!

Ace Black Jack Anniversary Cider
Against the Grain Kamen Knuddeln
Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout
Alewerks Jubilee VIII Ale Aged in Rum Casks
Allagash Mattina Rossa Ale
Anderson Valley Boont Barl 22oz
Asheville Brewing x Holy City ‘Holy Ninja’ Oyster Porter
Bell’s Saturn
Cascade Apricot
Cascade Blackberry
Crooked Stave Vieille ‘Cranberry & Spice
Dark Horse Smell’s Like a Safety Meeting IPA
Evil Twin Even More Jesus
Evil Twin ‘Femme Fatale Kabosu’ IPA
Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
Foothills Bourbon-barrel People’s Porter
Foothills Hopjob Session IPA
Fullsteam Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter
Granite Falls ‘Hoppalachia’ IPA
Green Man La Mas Negra
La Trappe Bockbier
Mother Earth Tripel Overhead
Mystery Jack Thorne 16oz Can
Mystery Queen Anne’s Revenge 16oz Can
New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer
Olde Hickory Event Horizon
Olde Hickory Irish Walker
Olde Hickory Omega Point
Olde Hickory Redeemer DIPA
Parallel 49 Tricycle Grapefruit Radler
Pisgah Leaf Amber 
Prairie Bomb! Imperial Stout
Prairie Ok-Si Imperial Stout Aged in Tequila Barrels
Prairie Prairie Somewhere Sour Farmhouse
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Siren x Stillwater When the Light Gose Out
Smuttynose Kindest Find Imperial Red Ale
Southern Tier Mokah
Southern Tier Tangier
Steel String Pretty Polly American Wild Ale
Steel String Pretty Polly Dry-hopped American Wild Ale
Stone Imperial Mutt Brown Ale
Stone Ruination 2.0
Stone x Wicked Weed x Ecliptic Points Unkown IPA
The Bruery Terreux Sour in the Rye
The Bruery Jardinier
The Bruery Or Xata
The Bruery Saison Rue
Thirsty Dog Cerberus Belgian Style Tripel

Victory Mad King’s Weiss
Weyerbacher Blasphemy Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad
Weyerbacher Tarte Nouveau Session Sour
Weyerbacher White Sun Wit
Wicked Weed Recurrant
Wicked Weed Take Take

Thursday Tasting 4.30.15: Sierra Nevada

Posted Apr 29, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Limited Release, People, Seasonals

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Hey, hey, hey, tomorrow is Tasting Day! Join us tomorrow along with the Sierra Nevada gang in the wee tasting room for a five-beer flight. FREE. Starts at 5:00 p.m., ends of 7:00 p.m. We’ll be serving the ol’ faithful and some other specialties!

Pale Ale: “The beginning. A classic. Our most popular beer. Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.”

Hop Hunter: “Intense wet hop flavor year round. Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle and makes for an incredible IPA experience.”

Ovila Saison: “Complex yet rustic farmhouse ale. An homage to the monks’ noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. The Mandarin oranges used to make this beer were locally grown, including a portion grown on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and picked by hand by the community of monks living there. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.”

Rain Check Spiced Stout: “A specialty beer brewed for Western North Carolina and several surrounding states. Rain Check was inspired by the tropical flavors often found in other favorite foul-weather drinks—fresh ginger, brown sugar, molasses, and tangy lime.”

Barrel-aged Bigfoot: “Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins.”

Special Friday Tasting with Don Chartier of Lagunitas 3/17/15, 5-7pm

Posted Mar 25, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Limited Release, People, Seasonals

Lagunitas-LogoIt’s going to be a great Friday! This week’s tasting will be held with Lagunitas’ Don Chartier, who always brings the fun to the humble storefront. Don’t miss this special tasting to kick off your weekend! FREE. 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’: “A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A filtered pale wheat ale that is great for both IPA and wheat beer fans.” [7.5% abv]

Lagunitas IPA: “This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.” [6.2% abv]

Lagunitas Sucks: “This beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats. Full of complexish-ness from the four grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.” [7.8% abv]

Maximus: “At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt that the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh hops and malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth. This is Lagunitas IPA pumped up by about 30%!” [8.5% abv]

Imperial Stout with Coffee: This special release is draft-only in WNC! The big, hoppy Lagunitas Imperial Stout infused with coffee. Zing!

 

New This Week 3/6/15

Posted Mar 06, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

foothills-marchipa2Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
Bruery Mischief
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Foothills IPA of the Month (March)
Founders Blushing Monk
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Green Flash Le Freak
Green Man Rambler
North Coast Puck Petite Saison
Pisgah x Burial ‘Winter’ Cemetery Gates
Quest Kaldi Coffee Stout
Quest Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Smoking Mirror
Smuttynose Imperial Stout
Terrapin x New Belgium Black is the new Wit
Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer

Thursday Tasting 2/26, 5-7pm: Beers of British Columbia

Posted Feb 25, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Seasonals

toquesSnow is coming, so it’s fitting we’re sampling beers from the snowy wonderland of British Columbia, Canada. Join us tomorrow 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the tasting room to sample beers from SteamworksParallel 49, and Howe Sound.

Steamworks Frambozen: “From Steamworks Brewing comes the Frambozen, a mild ale that uses raspberries, Pale and Munich Malts with Mt. Hood Hops. This Ruby red coloured beer is topped with two fingers of very quickly dispersing head leaving the glass clear of lacing. The smell is sweet and sour with strong raspberry tones taking charge in a raspberry juice like aroma.” [7.0% abv]

Parallel 49 Vow of Silence: “A Belgian-style dark strong ale that showcases notes of stone fruits and raisins. Dark amber in colour with a higher carbonation to keep the beer from feeling to heavy.” [9.8% abv]

Parallel 49 Toques of Hazzard: “An Imperial IPA made with wheat to keep the beer light bodied and a hazy white. Big hop flavours and aromas of tropical fruit and gooseberries from the Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops.” [9.2% abv]

Howe Sound Wee Beastie: “A rich, malty Wee Heavy style Scotch ale, brewed with 100% barley malt, hops, water and yeast. Peated malt provides a subtle smokiness to this beer, while medium toasted American oak imparts a silky smoothness and additional complexity. Named in honour of Scottish poet Robbie Burns’ famous poem, To A Mouse, written in 1785. Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie, O, what panic’s in thy breastie! A brave big bodied ale!” [7.0% abv]

Howe Sound Megadestroyer: “As the name suggests, is not for the faint-hearted. This beer is a strong, hearty stout brewed in a very limited quantity a few times a year. It is brewed with seven different barley malts, blackstrap molasses, hops, water, yeast, licorice root and star anise. It has an intense depth of roast earthy flavour, with a pleasant licorice aroma.” [10.0% abv]