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Thursday Tasting 4/28 5-7pm: D&V International Belgian Portfolio

Posted Apr 27, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on

D&V_internationalJoin us and Jesse Mogk Thursday, April 28 from 5-7 pm and enjoy some of the classic Belgian offerings from D&V International Importers!

St. Bernardus Extra 4 - The Extra 4 is brewed in the classic ‘single’ style and is a light gold colored beer with a ABV of only 4.8%. It is a beer of high fermentation, bottle conditioned and full of flavours. It is brewed with more hops than usual for the other beers of Brewery St. Bernardus.

Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier - Echt Kriekenbier is as the name suggests a cherry beer that is manufactured with only the real fruit of cherries instead of with flavor enhancers or extracts of cherries. The fruit is sourced from the region around Sint-Truiden in Limburg (Belgium). Unlike the most famous fruit beers is the basic beer of the “real cherry beer” not a Lambic but a West-Flemish red-brown ale aged in oak wood. About mid-July at the picking, the Northern cherries are brought in at the brewery and laid in on the base beer. Because the taste of the cherry fruit varies from year to year and this according to the number of hours of sunshine or rain, the kriekenbier at its final composition is blended with cherry beer from the year before and two-year-old cherry beer.

Val-Dieu Tripel - The Val-Dieu Triple is the result of a long fermentation, scrupulously followed by the brewmaster. Its deep yet soft bitterness does not interfer with the discovery of its components. The taste of the hop comes through, naturally aromatized, accompanied by an alcoholic after taste. It can be associated with refined dishes and ranks among the great beers. It may be found in the some of the most exclusive restaurants.

Caracole Nostradamus - Nostradamus from Brasserie Caracole is a very complex artisanal Wallonian brown ale, rich, warming, little piquant in the mouth with liquorice, mocha flavors, pear and toasted bread background notes, perfect after-dinner drink or night cap.

St. Bernardus ABT 12 - The St.Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV) Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.

Thursday Tasting 4/21 5-7pm: New Holland Brewing (Michigan)

Posted Apr 20, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

new-holland-logoCome sample some of our favorites from Michigan brewery New Holland! Tomorrow, Thursday, April 21 anytime between 5-7pm.

White Hatter IPA - Flavorfully blends the soft malt, fruity esters and delicate spicing of a Belgian White with hoppy citrus notes of an IPA. Pleasant hints of orange are framed with chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise.(Pair with fish, grilled chicken, hard cheeses.)

The Poet Oatmeal Stout - Oats bring a creaminess and soft mouth-feel to rich, roasty malt character. (Pair with mushrooms, beef, blooming, soft-ripened cheeses and chocolate.)

Pilgrim’s Dole - A barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call a wheatwine. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character.

Dragon’s Milk - A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath. (Pair with red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese and dark chocolate.)

Thursday Tasting 3/10 5-7pm: Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Catawba Brewing

Posted Mar 09, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

peanut-butter-jelly-timeCome on down and join us for a tasting with our friends from Catawba Brewing Company! We’ll be tasting the overwhelmingly popular Peanut Butter Jelly Time along with a few Catawba standards, and maybe a surprise or two!

White Zombie – “We named this beer as a Halloween seasonal brew. But its refreshing taste makes it a year round staple. Zombie is made according to the Belgian Witbier tradition of using unmalted wheat to create the light body and white sheen. Additions of coriander and orange peel give Zombie a fruity and spicy character, while the hops are subtle and lightly detected. Don’t be scared to blow the head off a Zombie and drink up!”

Le Sexxxy Saison - “Once made to quench the thirst of farm workers in Belgium, this unique brew is now available in the city. LeSexxxy flirts with your eyes as the pale orange glow emanates from the glass. Our exclusive blend of five Belgian yeast strains produces aromas of lemon, tangerine, pear, banana, spice, bread and cut grass. The flavor is a French kiss of honey, citrus, spicy yeast, hops and wheat bread. This beer finishes bone dry and begs for another sip. Yeah, we brought sexy back – in a beer!”

Astral Bootie IPA – “Bootie beers are a whitewater kayaking tradition where a paddler drinks beer out of their water shoe after flipping in a rapid and has to swim out of the boat. Catawba teamed up with the Astral Designs, a local manufacturer of the best paddling shoes on the market, to create the ultimate Asheville Bootie Beer. The result is the new Astral Bootie Beer – a sessionable IPA that delivers full flavor at a reasonable 4.5% ABV. Catawba used three different grains to build a suitable malt base, and balanced it with 40 IBU’s, adding several different hop varieties for dry hopping, including Citra and Amarillo, to give bright tropical fruit notes with stone fruit undertones. So next time you’re on the river and have to unexpectedly swim…make sure you have a can of Astral Bootie Beer close by.”

Rediculous Red IPA – “The first recipe from our assistant brewer, James, this Rediculous Red IPA turns standard India Pale Ale on its ear. Our brewers shore-up this brew with copious amount of crystal malt to create a sturdy red color and malty canvas. Then they paint a masterpiece of hop character using ridiculous amounts of Cascade and Citra hops both in the boil and in cold-conditioning. One sip will make you say ‘This thing is RED-iculously delicious!’”

Peanut Butter Jelly Time – “Remember when your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your lunchbox? The flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon! Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer. This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass.”

Tröegs WNC Launch & First Squeeze 2016 Nugget Nectar Celebration

Posted Feb 11, 2016 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Coming Soon, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, People, Seasonals

troegs-eventJoin us on Thursday, February 18, 4:00-6:00pm, as we celebrate the WNC launch of Tröegs Independent Brewing with one of their national First Squeeze events for the knock-your-socks-off-hoppy 2016 Nugget Nectar. Meet some (really, really) cool people from the brewery, pick up an art print, beer swag, and of course, a beer tasting!

Troegs ‘Cultivator’ Hellesbock — “Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, our Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops.” [6.9% abv]

Troegs ‘Troegenator’ Dopplebock — “Monks had fasting figured out. No food? No problem. Just drink a Double Bock. Thick and chewy with intense notes of caramel, chocolate and dried stone fruit, ‘Nator (as we call him) serves as a tribute to this liquid bread style.” [8.2% abv]

Troegs ‘Jovial’ Dubbel — “Originally brewed for Chris’ wedding, we decided Jovial was just too good a union of dark stone fruit character and evocative notes of toffee, chocolate and molasses to make only once. You may kiss the beer.” [7.0% abv]

Troegs ‘LaGrave’ Tripel — “Named after our fave French backcountry ski town, LaGrave’s rare yeast produces a rocky head releasing aromas of crusty bread and earthy spices. Our Triple Golden Ale carves out flavors of ripe pear, straw and black pepper with a dry, champagne powder finish.” [8.0% abv]

Troegs ‘Perpetual’ IPA — “At Tröegs, artisanal meets mechanical in a state of IPA we call Perpetual. Cycling through our HopBack vessel and dry-hopping method, this bold Imperial Pale Ale emerges rife with sticky citrus rind, pine balm and tropical fruit.” [7.5% abv]

Troegs ‘Nugget Nectar’ — “It’s impossible to forget your first squeeze. Once a year, as the newest humulus lupulus harvest arrives at Tröegs, we blend these super-fresh hops into an Imperial Amber Ale. Excessively dry-hopped, Nugget Nectar is an explosion of pine, resin and mango.” [7.5% abv]

Thursday Tasting 1/7 5-7pm: Terrapin Beer Co.

Posted Jan 07, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Terrapin-logoPoivre Potion: NEW! Traditional beers with a twist on their style has been a Terrapin ritual since the beginning. In keeping up with tradition, our 2015 employee beer Poivre Potion Dry Hopped Imperial Pink Peppercorn Saison, fits the bill. Brewed with pink peppercorns for a complex spice, and dry hopped for some extra aroma, this multifaceted beer will keep you guessing on which flavor comes next.

Hi-5 IPA: Like a memorable adventure along U.S. Route 101, Hi-5 California Style IPA leads you down a road of pure adrenaline and beauty. Capturing the majestic flavor of citrusy hops that roll off your tongue like a white cap on an ocean wave, this scenic wonder will keep you in awe, sip after sip. 

Moo-HooThe Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An  appetizing cold weather treat this sweet stout is rich creamy and uniquely satisfying. Beer and Chocolate together they truly make one of life’s great indulgences.

Wake-n-Bake: Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with a special blend of beans from all over the world developed and roasted specifically for Terrapin by our friends at Jittery Joe’s Coffee right here in Athens, GA. This unique blend of coffee produces a robust and flavorful beer that will leave you asking “Why not Beer?” for breakfast!

Cinnamon Roll’d Wake-n-Bake: Like your favorite breakfast treat and a great cup of coffee, Cinnamon Rolled Wake-n-Bake hits on all cylinders. Starting with a delicious coffee aroma, a touch of Cinnamon gives way to a sugary sweet icing flavor as a buttery nuttiness fills out the last drop of this breakfast in a glass.