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New This Week

Posted Apr 15, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

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Against The Grain 35K
Against The Grain Citra Ass Down
Allagash Tiarna
Asheville Brewing Perfect Day
Cascade Kriek
Cascade Apricot
Cascade Blueberry
Cascade The Vine
Del Ducato Beersel Mattina
Founder’s Old Curmudgeon
Hanssens Oude Gueze (375mL and 750 mL)
Heavy Seas Oak Aged Big DIPA
Mystery Locksley
Mystery Beatrix
Mystery Black Thorne
Mystery Queen Anne’s Revenge
New Belgium Gruit
Oskar Blues Chaka
Parallel 49 Salty Scot
Pisgah Baptista
Pisgah Vortex I
Southern Tier Goat Boy Weizenbock
Terrapin Hopzilla IPA
Thomas Creek/Community Tap/Quest Brewing Trifecta IPA
Verhaeghe Barbe Ruby
Verhaeghe Barbe Black
Victory White Monkey
Wicked Weed Black Angel
Wicked Weed Amorous

NC Beer Month Thursday Tasting, 4/10, 5-7pm: Pisgah Brewing Co.

Posted Apr 09, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

pisgah-brewing-co-pisgah-baptistaPisgah Brewing is cranking out the beers for NC Beer Month! Join us tomorrow evening in the wee Tasting Room for a sampling of Pisgah Brewing’s specialty beers and the pre-release (and the long-awaited return) of Pisgah Baptista.

Metanoia: “A pale wild ale, inoculated with wild yeast and matured in oak casks for nearly a year. Flavors of sour grape skins meld with champagne-like effervescence yielding to a soft malted finish in our first patiently awaited sour experiment.” [5.6% abv]

Vortex I: “The hoppiest beer in Buncombe County!  With over 3.5 grams of four distinct varieties of super high alpha hops per glass, lupulin lovers rejoice! Triple Pale Ale!” [9.2% abv]

Chocolatized Vortex II: Pisgah’s big and beautiful Vortex II imperial stout made with organic chocolate nibs from French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Think of it as liquid chocolate. [11.2% abv]

Baptista: “This Belgian-style 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.” [11.5% abv]

New This Week 4/4/14

Posted Apr 04, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

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Allagash Saison
Anderson Valley Huge Arker
Beer Army Combat Brewery Battle of Brocks Mill
Beer Army Combat Brewery Fire in the Hole
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
Dark Horse Plead the 5th
Dark Horse Red Raspberry
Dark Horse Sapient Tripel
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
Dogfish Head Aprihop
Duck Rabbit Russian Imperial Stout
Evil Twin Ron and the Beast Ryan
Evil Twin Ryan and the Gosling
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc
Founders Imperial Stout
Lone Rider Addie’s Revenge
Nantahala Trail Magic Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Nantahala Trail Magic American Rye Wine
Nebraska Brewing IPA (cans)
Nebraska Brewing Pale (cans)
Ommegang Game of Thrones “Fire and Blood”
Ommegang Three Philosophers Vertical Set (’11,’12,’13)
Outer Banks Sour Weisscadine
Outer Banks Briny Deep Oyster Porter
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
Ska Vernal Minthe Stout
Schmaltz He’Brew Rejewvenator
Uinta Crooked Line Tinder
Weyerbacher Riserva

Thursday Tasting 4/3, 5-7pm: Allagash Brewing with Les Addis

Posted Apr 02, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week

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Les Addis from Allagash Brewing is pouring a four-beer flight just for you tomorrow. All Belgian styles. All FREE. Join us tomorrow evening between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Allagash White: “Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.” [5.0% abv]

Allagash Saison: !! NEW !! “Allagash Saison is our interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse style. It is a golden hued beer, brewed with a 2-Row blend, malted rye, oats and dark Belgian candi sugar. Saison is hopped with Tettnang, Bravo and Cascade hops. Fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain, Saison exhibits notes of spice and tropical fruit in the aroma. Citrus and a peppery spice dominate the flavor and make way for a pleasant malt character. Saison is full bodied with a remarkably dry finish.” [6.1% abv]

Allagash Curieux: “Allagash Curieux was our first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.” [11.0% abv]

Allagash Midnight Brett: “Midnight brett is chocolate brown in color, brewed with 2-Row, midnight wheat, raw wheat and rye malt. It was hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier and Simcoe hops, then fermented with our house strain of Brettanomyces in stainless tanks. The finished beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh berries, sour cherries and a slight roasted character. The finish is pleasantly tart and fruity, making this beer very drinkable.” [7.3% abv]

New arrivals!

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

Photo: In case you missed it yesterday. @bellsbrewery Oberon is in! #AVLBeer

Abita Strawberry Harvest
Anderson Valley Keebarlin’
Bell’s Oberon
Goose Island Sofie
Goose Island Matilda
Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime
Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown
Olvisholt Brugghus Lava
Original Sin Elderberry
Private Domain LabickX
Wicked Weed Black Angel
Wicked Weed Indulgence