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Thursday Tasting 7/17: Pisgah Brewing & Burial Beer “Seven Feet Under” Tasting & Bottle Release

Posted Jul 15, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, In the news, New this week, People, Rarerities

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We’re digging deep this week for a collaborative “Seven Feet Under” tasting and bottle release with the fine folks from Pisgah Brewing and Burial Beer. Enjoy SEVEN beers: Two vertical tastings of Pisgah Baptista and Pisgah Solstice, plus two other cellared beers—Cosmos, Hellbender—and a sampling of the breweries’ new collaboration and bottle release, Cemetery Gates Belgian IPA. We’ll also have the Damon from Sunbird Honey Farms, who is the producer of the honey used in Cemetery Gates!

$10/pp at the door, bottles sold separately. Details:

Winter 2007 vs. 2014 Baptista Belgian-style Noël: “This Belgian Noel takes its name from Jan Baptista Van Helmont, the Flemish chemist and physician who first discovered CO2 and coined the word ‘gas’ by recognizing the existence of gases distinct from air. This energy luminary was the founder of pneumatic chemistry and also the first to bridge alchemy and early chemistry. Hats off to the man behind the bubble! Made with homemade candy sugar.”

March 2008 vs. 2014 Solstice Tripel: “Our triple ale contains moderately fruity esters of banana and spicy clove mixed with an alcoholic complexity supported by a soft malt character. One of Pisgah’s most celebrated efforts, this Belgian classic is pale gold in color and comes in at 9.5% abv.”

February 2008 Cosmos Belgian-style Baltic Porter: “Pisgah’s tribute to the Belgian tradition and our home-brewing roots, this recipe comes directly out of Dave’s old homebrewing notebook. We combine the rich flavor of a Baltic porter with the subtleness of a special Belgian yeast strain, imagine bananas dipped in dark chocolate liquified in your beer glass. Honor tradition, Respect beer.”

April 2008 Hellbender Barleywine: “Organic brown sugar and Centennial hops give this English-style barleywine its smooth finish and extra body. At a hefty ABV, this beer is a tribute to North America’s largest salamander, the Hellbender.”

Cemetery Gates Belgian IPA: “A collaborative brew forged by a couple of friendly brewers, inspired by the same loud noise resonating in their heads. Pisgah Brewing Bo. and Burial Beer Co. offer a modern favorite grounded in practical tradition. Made with a favorite Belgian yeast, local honey and a blend of citra and mosaic hops, this beer is sure to please the curious Asheville beer palate. Unfiltered and unfettered, for your drinking pleasure.” [6.7% abv]

Thursday Tasting 7/3/14: Dogfish Head

Posted Jul 02, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Saison du Buff: This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA). Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. [6.8% abv]

Festina Peche: A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse, Festina Peche is available in 4-packs and on draft during the sweaty months. In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy! [4.5% abv]

60 Minute IPA: 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)
60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts! [6.0% abv]

61 Minute IPA: Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs. The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate. [6.5% abv]

Rosabi: The vivid rose hue of this imperial Pale Ale comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Louisiana, birthplace of musician and collaborator Julianna Barwick. Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Julianna’s love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi. What’s hoppy? … Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation. [8.0% abv]

(PLUS… There may or not be a few samples of 120 Minute IPA while it lasts.)

Thursday Tasting 6/19 5-7pm: Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC

Posted Jun 19, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Photo: Mother Earth Triple Overhead (aged in oak barrels) is here. Come & get it! #ncbeer #avlbeer

Tasting day! Jordan from Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, NC joins us tonight for a five-beer flight (plus some goodies, maybe?), so drop by between 5:00-7:00 p.m. this evening and check out what’s happening on the eastern part of our state.

Park Day Bohemian-style Pilsner: “Our traditional Bohemian style Pilsner is brewed with Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner malt and tettnang hops. Straw in color, this light-bodied, 4.8% session beer, offers a floral malty nose and a clean, crisp, malty hop taste. Enjoy Park Day for a day in the park or all year long.”

Endless River Kolsch: “A clean, crisp beer, Kolsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it. Expect to enjoy a slight tang in the finish.”

Sisters of the Moon IPA: “Made with hops grown in the good ‘ol USA… you’ll proudly support American farmers when you drink this beer! Light copper in color, it has an intense hop aroma and strong hop bitterness. Our hopback process uses fresh hop cones to take this IPA to unexpected places. Prepare for a mouthful of flavor.”

Dark Cloud Dunkel Lager: “Steeped in a long history dating back hundreds of years, this old-fashioned beer is again in vogue. Lager is the German word meaning ‘to store,’ so this beer ages three times longer than our ales do. ‘Dunkel’ means dark in German, but don’t let the color fool you, it is by no means heavy, overbearing or bitter. In fact, it proves to be a very drinkable session beer.”

Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel): “The flavors of our Belgian-style tripel keep rollin’ in; filling your mouth with perfect peeling waves of unexpected pleasure. Respectfully aged in seasoned bourbon barrels, this beer offers you an amazing zest, balanced with flavors of warming oak. The result? A complex sipping beer that finishes smooth and sweet, giving you a glide you won’t soon forget.”

 

Thursday Tasting 5/22 5-7pm: Green Man Brewing

Posted May 21, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, New this week, Seasonals

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TOMORROW! Green Man Brewing is joining us from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to sample their latest seasonal, Wayfarer Summer IPA, along with the rest of the packaged line-up. Won’t you join us? FREE.

ESB: “A malty amber ale boasting rich toasted and caramel flavors, Green Man ESB is one of our award-winning signature brews. Our blend of authentic British malts and hops creates a nutty aroma, full body, and a sweet finish. Prepare yourself for a truly exceptional interpretation of a traditional English style.”

Porter: “Dark, full-bodied, and rich in flavor, Green Man Porter is wonderfully easy to drink. It offers a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and finishes with distinctive chocolate notes. This traditionally crafted, award-winning British-style Porter, like a true rock star, enjoys a legendary following.”

IPA: “Green Man India Pale Ale is delectably hoppy with a properly balanced body. Generous hop additions give it a wonderful bitterness and pleasant floral nose, while our combination of traditional British malts creates a rich, satisfying flavor and alluring copper color. This authentic English-style IPA is our flagship ale.”

Wayfarer Summer IPA: The latest seasonal offering, a white IPA with a hoppy citrus aroma.

 

#AVLBeerWeek EXTRAS

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Events, People, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

Tuesday, May 27  ~ Sam Adams Utopias ~ 2:00-4:00 p.m. ~ $5/pp for WNCA

As a fun extra, we’ve got Kevin from Sam Adams coming in to the wee tasting room between 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. $5 donation for WNCA gets you a sample of one of the world’s rarest (and most expensive) libations in the beer world, plus some other goodies from Sam Adams.

 

Tuesday, May 27 ~ Thomas Creek Beer Tasting ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m. ~ FREE ~

Casey from Thomas Creek Brewery join us for this line-up:

Vanilla Cream: “Our Spring Seasonal is a light-bodied and golden American style cream ale with a highly refreshing palate and an undertone of pure vanilla essence from an infusion of Tahitian and Madagascar bourbon vanilla.”

Doppelbock: “A full-bodied German-Style dark Lager with a rich creamy flavor, roasted nut tones and an easy finish with notes of coffee and toasted chocolate.

Chocolate Orange IPA: “Crisp and citrusy, this India Pale Ale derives its atypical dark copper brown color from malted chocolate wheat.  Heavily hopped, the Chocolate Orange IPA’s bitterness blends with the dark chocolate flavors of the cocoa nibs added during fermentation.  Those subtle chocolate notes rest behind a floral bouquet, enhanced by additions of bitter orange peel and dry hopping with Citra.

Up The Creek Etreme IPA: “Up The Creek is mashed in at a low temperature to increase the amount of fermentable sugars while reducing residual sweetness. This creates a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its ABV well hidden under heavy layers of malt. UTC is designed to be dangerously drinkable, so use caution or you’ll be Up The Creek!”