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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.

Thursday 12/17, 5-7pm: 9th Annual Benefit Holiday Tasting with Pisgah Brewing for Be Loved

Posted Dec 16, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

pisgah-logowpid-wp-1450217461698.pngCome join us for our 9th Annual Holiday Tasting with Pisgah Brewing Company! Tickets will be available at the door ($5/pp) and all proceeds will go to Be Loved House Asheville. We will waive the fee for anyone that brings donations from their needs list:

  • Canned Food / Pasta
  • Clothing (huge need for mens clothing)
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Drink Mixes

If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation to Be Loved Asheville, please click here.

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Valdez: This robust Coffee Stout is a mouthful of flavor! A dark, roasty grain bill stands as the backdrop for a galaxy of coffee aroma and flavor, made possible by local organic bean roasters Dynamite Roastery. A Pisgah fan favorite, Valdez is brewed bi-annually and never lasts as long as the flavor. 6.5% ABV

Red Devil: This 9% Belgian-style ale was originally brewed to commemorate Pisgah’s 200th batch. Packed with over one pound of cherries and raspberries per gallon, the Red Devil balances delicately between tart and not-too-sweet. pisgah-logopisgah-logopisgah-logo

Vanilla Porter (New!): We have taken our classic Porter recipe, added some appropriate “umph” in the already diverse roasted grain bill, and then finished on raw Vanilla Beans from Madagascar. The result is a full-bodied brew of dark color, with subtle sweetness noticed on the first approach while the calming Vanilla flavors ease the palate before the roasted notes fill out the flavor profile. Salud!

10th Anniversary Cosmos (Vintage bottles from the cellar!): Dark and mysterious, this Pisgah beer is a tribute to Belgian tradition and our home brew roots. Combining the rich flavor of the Baltic Porter with the subtleness of a special Belgian yeast strain, the Cosmos is born.

10th Anniversary Double IPA: Using nothing but whole-cone Citra and Simcoe hops, which is accompanied by a medium bodied grain-bill, the Pisgah DIPA boasts an 8.1% ABV and comes in at around 120+ IBUs. Once poured, the nose is immediately greeted with tropical notes of pineapple and grapefruit. A pleasant bitterness ensues moments later as this ale approaches the end of the palate, while the ale visually pleases with a medium-light color and appropriate head. pisgah-logo

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 12/10: Ballast Point Brewing

Posted Dec 09, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Seasonals

bp-logo8Join us Thursday December 10, 5-7pm, for a tasting with Rick Sprink of Ballast Point Brewing!

Grunion Pale Ale: Our Grunion Pale Ale wasn’t born on a beach, but in a backyard.  Originating from an employee-only home brew contest, this award-winning hoppy pale ale is named after the tiny local fish known for late night frolics on shore.  A pair of new hop varieties lend strong yet balanced summer melon aromas and herbal flavors, while a soft caramel malt sweetness holds it all together. [5.5% abv]

Sculpin: “Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.” [7.0% abv]

Grapefruit Sculpin: “Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.” [7.0% abv]

Habanero Sculpin: “Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.” [7.0% abv]

The Commodore: The Commodore came out of our search for a medium-bodied American Stout. The recipe began at our R&D pilot brewery, but quickly became a favorite of our crew. Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish. One sip of this gold medal-winning stout will have you ready to take command of your own fleet. [6.5% abv]

Victory at Sea: “Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.” [10.0% abv]

 

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 12/3: Green Man Brewery & Holly King Release

Posted Dec 02, 2015 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

HollyKing-01-400x400Join us Thursday from 6 – 8 pm for a celebration of Green Man Brewery! We’ll have samples of the full Green Man lineup as well as the Forester Winter Stout and the release of Holly King Bourbon Barrel Aged Holiday ale.

**As a special way to say “Thank you” we will be sharing rare, sour, and limited special releases from the past throughout the evening!**

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.

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.

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.

Forester Winter Stout: This time of year demands a bold flavor. Green Man’s beloved stout delivers. An impressive blend of roasted black and chocolate malts creates an opaque color and alluring depth. A distinctive blend of hops allows the balanced flavor to shine. The Forester personifies a trustworthy companion for winter’s unpredictable darkness.

Holly King: This rich holiday ale is perfect to warm away the winter chill. Extended barrel aging delivers unrestrained oak and bourbon flavors. Tasty hints of chocolate, vanilla and tobacco round out the complex notes. The Holly King personifies the nature of the Green Man in all his winter glory.