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New This Week 10/3/15

Posted Oct 03, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

bruery-tonnellerie-ruedaTONS of new arrivals this week!

21st Amendment He Said, He Said Baltic Porter
21st Amendment He Said, He Said Pumpkin Tripel
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren ‘Hell’ Lager
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
Bell’s 30th Anniversary Imperial Stout
Big Boss Bourbon Barrel Aged Night Knight Ale
Big Boss Scarab
Bruery Mash Barleywine
Bruery Tart of Darkness
Bruery Tonnellerie Rue
Burial Skillet Doughnut Stout
Crooked Stave Hop Savant Brett IPA
Crooked Stave St. Bretta with Valencia Oranges
Double Barley Steakcake
Double Barley Wilma’s Wandering EyePA
Fantome Saison
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Dark Penance Black IPA
Freehouse Green Door Organic IPA
Grand Teton Snarling Badger Berlinerweiss
Green Man Harvester Ale
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
Lagunitas DoppelSticky Ale
Mystery Thornfield’s End
Nantahala Bryson City Brown
New Belgium Abbey Ale (New Recipe)
Ommegang x Game of Thrones 2+1 Gift Packs
Pisgah LEAF Amber
Scaldis Cuvee des Trolls
Schilling Dry Cider
Schilling Gold Cider
Schilling Mischief Maker Pomegranate Cider
Service Teufel Hunden Marzen
Sierra Nevada Abbey Golden Ale brewed with Pomegranate
Southern Tier 2XIBA
Stone Enjoy by 10.31.15 12oz
Stone Enjoy by 10.31.15 22oz
Wicked Weed Brett Tyranny
Wicked Weed Fille de Ferme

Thursday Tasting: New Belgium and the reboot of Abbey Ale

Posted Sep 30, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

152334 Bruisin Ales Sample 11x17 PRINT-smallThis Thursday, October 1, we’re kicking off the Fall tastings in style with New Belgium Brewing and the relaunch of Abbey Ale’s new recipe for 2015. Join us from 5:00-7:00pm in the wee tasting room.

Slow Ride: “Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time, and a few pals. SLOW RIDE SESSION IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of eight hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodied and extra quaffable, this sessionable India Pale Ale brings the finish line to you.”

Abbey Ale: “The story of New Belgium begins with an abbey: Not only were Belgium’s monastic beers the inspiration behind our Colorado brewery, but Abbey, a Belgian-style dubbel, was one of the first beers we released way back in 1991. Since then, it’s become our most award-winning offering, and in 2015, we updated the recipe. This garnet brown hued Belgian-style dubbel is strong on character and rich in flavor. Seven malts, including caramel Munich and chocolate, and a definitive Belgian yeast, waft off sweet, spicy aromas. Rich tones of chocolate and dark caramel mix with nuanced dried cherries, burnt sugar and figs. Sweet and roasty upfront, followed by a slightly bitter finish, Abbey is a lovely representation of the monastic beers of Belgium. Sip Abbey, and sip New Belgium’s tradition.”

Pumpkick: “What’s that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. Pumpkick is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but it’s the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your taste buds sailing.”

Transatlantique Kriek: “In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Oud Beersel of Belgium have partnered to create TRANSATLANTIQUE KRIEK , a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with sour cherries. This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Gert en Jos Christiaens’ brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Oud Beersel’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied Belgian golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek. The cherry nose gives way to a pleasingly sour flash across the palate that rolls gently into a slightly sweet finish. Crisp, effervescent carbonation keeps the mouthfeel bright and delightfully tingly.”

New arrivals 9/30/15

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals


New This Week 9/18/15

Posted Sep 18, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals


And the great beers just keep a’comin’! Here’s what new and back this week.

Remember, the humble storefront will be closed on Saturday, September 19 to support Brewgrass festival and Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. We hope to see you there! (And, our whole staff will be here on Sunday from 12:00-4:00 pm to help you with your Brewgrass recovery.)

Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter
Alewerks Secret Admirer Double IPA

Allagash Brewing Golden Brett
Big Boss Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale
Bison Organic Honey Basil (it’s back!)
Burial Scythe Rye IPA (fresh cans!)
Buxton x Evil Twin Anglomania English Barleywine
Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash
Devil’s Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
Double Barley Gourd Rocker
Eel River Organic Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Flying Dog ‘The Fear’ Pumpkin Ale
Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA
Foothills IPA of the Month “Coach”
Heavy Seas The Greater Pumpkin (Bourbon barrel)
Hi-Wire Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager
Ipswich Hop Harvest
Nantahala 4 Foot Drop Session IPA
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
Smuttynose Scotch
Sweetwater Hashbrown
The Unknown Vehopciraptor Double IPA
Triple C Kind of a Big Deal with Peaches
Victory Brewing Hoppy Quad
Victory Brewing Moonglow Weizenbock
Wicked Weed Pompoen
Wicked Weed Xibalba

New arrivals 9/16/15

Posted Sep 16, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

d9-whiskers-on-kittensAmager Bryghus x Goose Island RyeKing
Amager Bryghus x Surly Todd the Axe Man IPA

Bell’s Best Brown
Blaugies x Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise Saison
D9 Whiskers on Kittens Sour Blonde Ale
Doc’s Draft Hard Pumpkin Cider
Evil Twin James Beer

Evil Twin Matölen Blueberry Porter
Evil Twin x Amager Bryghus From Amager with Love Blueberry Stout
Founders ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA
Freigeist Kopenickiade Berliner Weisse
Fullsteam King Basil Biere de Garde
Grimm Rainbow Dome Wild Ale with Apricots
Kiuchi Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Lone Rider Addie’s Revenge IPA
Monarchy x Kissmeyer Viking Gose
New Belgium Le Terroir
Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo
Sweetwater Hash Brown India Brown Ale
The Unknown Vehopciraptor
Timothy Taylor’s Landord
To Øl Nelson Survin Sour Double IPA
To Øl Sort Maelk Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout
To Øl Sur Citra Dry-hopped Sour Pale Ale
Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique
Victory Moonglow
Wicked Weed La Bonte with Fig
Wicked Weed Medora
Wicked Weed Nectarphilia