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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]

New this week 2/10/15

Posted Feb 10, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

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Fun new libations this week! Kombucha Bourbon Peach Ale, Jasmine IPA, Chocolate Bourbon Cherries, Japanese Green Tea IPA, and more.

Anderson Valley Spring Hornin IPA
Appalachian Mountain Brewing Black Gold Porter 16oz Cans
Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 12oz Bottles
Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale 16oz Cans
Foothills February IPA of the Month
Heavy Seas Siren Noire
Hi-Wire Contortionist Black IPA
Hi-Wire Hop Circus Single Hop IPA Series – Simcoe
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad
Steamworks Jasmine IPA
Stone x Ishi x Baird Japanese Green Tea IPA
Terrapin Mosaic Rye IPA Cans
The Unknown Dirty Commie Heathen
The Unknown Over The Edge IPA Cans
The Unknown Silverback Stout Cans
Unity Vibration Bourbon Peach American Wild Kombucha Beer