Archive for the ‘Brewpubs’ Category

New This Week

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

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Against The Grain 35K
Against The Grain Citra Ass Down
Allagash Tiarna
Asheville Brewing Perfect Day
Cascade Kriek
Cascade Apricot
Cascade Blueberry
Cascade The Vine
Del Ducato Beersel Mattina
Founder’s Old Curmudgeon
Hanssens Oude Gueze (375mL and 750 mL)
Heavy Seas Oak Aged Big DIPA
Mystery Locksley
Mystery Beatrix
Mystery Black Thorne
Mystery Queen Anne’s Revenge
New Belgium Gruit
Oskar Blues Chaka
Parallel 49 Salty Scot
Pisgah Baptista
Pisgah Vortex I
Southern Tier Goat Boy Weizenbock
Terrapin Hopzilla IPA
Thomas Creek/Community Tap/Quest Brewing Trifecta IPA
Verhaeghe Barbe Ruby
Verhaeghe Barbe Black
Victory White Monkey
Wicked Weed Black Angel
Wicked Weed Amorous

Thursday Tasting, March 7, 5-7pm: Blue Mountain Brewery (VA)

Posted Mar 05, 2014 in Beer, Beer Places, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, People

 

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This Thursday, we welcome David Wrenn of Blue Mountain Brewery into the wee Tasting Room. Enjoy a four-beer sampling, including specialties from their Blue Mountain Barrel project, too. All ratings in the high 90s!

Steel Wheels ESB: The music of The Steel Wheels and the beer from Blue Mountain are both original and handcrafted, with inspired Americana flavors from the heart of Virginia. Our collaboration E.S.B. draws from the past with British crystal malts and Scottish yeast, but uses American hops to put our own stamp on the creation. Like this beer, The Steel Wheels draw you in from the first sip…not because their music is loud or in your face, but because it’s surprising and original, and because its inspirations – a story, a character, a memory – have been brewed with just the right ingredients. Take time to drink slowly and listen truly. Wherever you are, get ready to sing along, to harmonize. Maybe even get up and dance. [6.5% abv]

Local Species Belgian-style Golden: A hybrid beer unlike any other. Belgian fermentation, American hops, Virginia foothills deep-well water and Kentucky bourbon barrels. Bizarrely delicious. [6.6% abv]

Evil 8° Belgian-style Dubbel: A truly spiritual ale, Evil 8° will blur the lines of what you think you know about American beer.  Brewed in the Belgian Abbey style using caramelized Biscuit malt, Goldings hops and a unique strain of brewers’ yeast. Available January-April. [7.7% abv]

Dark Hollow: Dark Hollow blends the miracle of two crafts–brewing and distillation–to create a work greater than the sum of its parts. An Imperial Stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels still dripping with uncut whiskey. For 100 days the young beer patiently breathes in and out of the wood, gaining complexity, character, and serious attitude. This ale is always bottle conditioned and can be enjoyed immediately upon its release from the brewery…or five years later, when you dust off the last vintage bottle from your cellar to share with good company. [10.0% abv]

Thursday Tasting [2/27/14, 5:00-7:00]: Breweries of British Columbia

Posted Feb 23, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Seasonals, Travel

beerImg_TOH IPAWe’re heading to beautiful British Columbia! Join us on Thursday, February 27 from 5-7 pm to sample some of the leading craft breweries from Canada’s western coast.

Howe Sound Brewery | Squamish, BC

Total Eclipse of The Hop: A high gravity India Pale Ale brewed with 100% barley, six varities of hops, water and yeast. Extra barley malt nicely balances the huge volume of hops in this brew. Produced as part of the John Mitchell Series. Turn around bright eyes!

Wee Beastie Scotch Ale: 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!

Parallel 49 Brewing Co. | Vancouver, BC

Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter: The base of this beer is a robust porter that uses large amounts of chocolate malts to acheive a chocolaty flavour. Pumpkin is used in the mash along with traditional pumpkin pie spicing in the brew kettle. An English strain of yeast is used to give this beer a slightly fruity yeast derived flavour.

Vow of Silence Belgian Strong Ale: Dark, strong, roasty, with the beautiful effervescence Belgian yeast. Brewed in the Trappist tradition with hints of plum, dark cherries, and spices.

NEW for Small Business Saturday 11/30/13

Posted Nov 30, 2013 in Beer, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

It’s Small Business Saturday, everyone! Please support your local, independent beer retailer today!

GOOSE ISLAND Bourbon County Stout (sold out!)
GREEN MAN Dweller
GREEN MAN Holly King
LAGUNITAS Hairy Eyeball
OSKAR BLUES Chaka
SWEETWATER Whiplash White IPA
TERRAPIN Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
TERRAPIN White Chocolate Moo-Hoo (sold out!)

Thursday Tasting 11/7, 5-7pm: New Holland Brewing

Posted Nov 07, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, People, Seasonals

Join us tonight in the Tasting Room with Brandon from New Holland. Two lip-smacking IPAs are on deck along with three of the high-grav series.

Mad Hatter IPA-”Dry-hopped for a distinctive, floral hop aroma; subtly balanced with delicious malt notes.” [5.8% abv]

Imperial Hatter-”Assertive dry-hopping provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the robust, bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes.” [9.4% abv]

Beerhive Tripel-”Local bees create a spring wildflower-honey that lends a sweet, earthy complexity to a traditional style of beer with a balancing snap of ginger in the finish.” [8.5% abv]

Dragon’s Milk-”A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.” [10.0% abv]

El Mole Ocho-”Our exploration into the flavors of mole, the legendary sauce of central Mexico. Malty aroma and rich, cocoa-laden body laced with an invigorating tinge of dried chilies and coffee.” [9.8% abv]