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Thursday Tasting 3/19/15, 5-7pm: Olde Hickory Brewery

Posted Mar 18, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, People, Rarerities

olde-hickoryJoin us tomorrow in the wee Tasting Room with Curtis from Olde Hickory for a five-beer tasting flight. We’ll be pouring from 5:00-7:00pm.

Hefeweizen: “A Bavarian style wheat ale with hints of banana, bubblegum, coriander and clove. Our Hefe-Weizen is brewed with a special strain of yeast from the Weihenstephaner brewery in Freising, Germany dating back to 1040 AD. Sometimes served with a lemon slice, and that’s ok.”

Piedmont Pils: “A Premium Pilsner Lager Beer brewed with the finest pilsner malts and hops from Germany and the Czech Republic. Piedmont Pilsner is light in color and easy drinking with a clean crisp finish.”

Ruby Lager: “A deep amber hue invokes a refreshing taste in this smooth brew. Slightly nutty, Ruby Lager has a dry finish, leaving one with a satisfying, warm glow, reminiscent of Ruby’s color. Ruby Lager is brewed with choice imported malts and hops carefully blended together yielding a smooth complex taste for the beer drinker who desires more in their beer.”

Death by Hops: “71lbs of high alpha hops were used to make this beer. That’s just over 20 grams of hops used for each pint! DBH was brewed with 2 row barley, Carapils and Crisp Crystal 45 malts and fermented to 7% alc/vol. DBH was hopped with 5 different West Coast hops: Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade. Additionally, DBH was twice dry hopped with different combinations of these hops. The net result is an amazing aroma of ripe juicy fruit mixed in with a bouquet of spring flowers. DBH was brewed to a level of bitterness of 108 IBU’s, and leaves a lingering bitterness; it is, after all, a double IPA!”

Event Horizon: “The Event Horizon- an annual release. We barrel age an imperial stout in oak bourbon barrels, from several bourbon varieties, and blend the results. Dark and rich with bourbon flavors- once this beer grabs you you’ll never escape. Winner of a World Beer Cup (R) 2012 bronze award in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category.”

Omega Point: “Omega Point is a blend of bourbon barrel aged barley wines.  54 bourbon barrels were used in the blend.  Some of them were aging for 7 years.  No beer was less than 1 year old.  Over the years, each time we brewed Irish Walker we would fill some barrels and set them aside.”

New This Week 3/6/15

Posted Mar 06, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

foothills-marchipa2Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
Bruery Mischief
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Foothills IPA of the Month (March)
Founders Blushing Monk
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Green Flash Le Freak
Green Man Rambler
North Coast Puck Petite Saison
Pisgah x Burial ‘Winter’ Cemetery Gates
Quest Kaldi Coffee Stout
Quest Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Smoking Mirror
Smuttynose Imperial Stout
Terrapin x New Belgium Black is the new Wit
Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer

Thursday Tasting 2/5/15, 5-7pm: Foothills Brewing

Posted Feb 04, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

SexualChocolateThis week, join us and Tyler from Foothills Brewing for a four-beer flight, including Sexual Chocolate!

February IPA of The Month: “Meet Charlie The Corgi, whose impressive online following is matched only by his energy and “extreme cuteness”. To complement that robust personality, it only made sense to brew an IPA with bold experimental hops and a unique malt bill that, like Charlie, will lend a little sweetness to you life.” [6.5% abv]

Jade IPA: “Jade. Exotic jewel of the orient. Now a gem of an IPA. Bold, citrusy Pacific Jade hops lend striking tropical fruit notes and a hint of peppery finish to this easy-drinking IPA. Dry hop additions of Chinook and Citra add heady aroma and bold flavor. A special beer to charm the hop lover in you. Go ahead. Get Jaded.” [7.4% abv]

Foothills Stout: “Is there a more appropriately named beer style than stout? Dark, robust, opaquely possessive of heady aromas and rich fulfilling flavor, its name defines its assets. Ours is brewed with layers of roasted barley and black malts, and just enough flavor hops for a balanced smooth finish. By any definition, a superior beer.” [7.0% abv]

Sexual Chocolate: “A cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.” [9.75% abv]

New This Week 1/24/15

Posted Jan 24, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

carolina-mountain-monsterAsheville Brewing Carolina Mountain Monster
Asheville Brewing/Hi-Wire Happy New Beer Imperial Red w/ Honey

Angry Orchard Muse
Cascade Blueberry
Coronado/Devil’s Backbone Brewing Devil’s Tale IPA
Evil Twin Biere Blanca Blanc
Evil Twin/Amager Bryghus From Amager with Love
Foothills IPA of the Month January 2015
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
Gulden Draak Brewmaster’s Edition Whiskey Barrel-aged
Hof Ten Dormaal Zure Van Tildonk 2014
Howard Brewing Lake Fever Black IPA
Howard Brewing Trail Maker Pale Ale
J.W. Lee’s Harvest Ale Port Barrel-Aged
Lone Rider Deadeye Jack Porter
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
Silly Scotch de Silly Cognac Barrel-Aged
Southern Tier Crème Brulée
Stone Delicious IPA (gluten-reduced)
Sweetwater Spinnerbait Belgian-style Red Ale
Wild Beer Co. Evolver IPA

New This Week 1/9/15

Posted Jan 09, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

de-struise-nuptiale-A2Lots of special goodies to start 2015 off the right way!

Crooked Stave Surette Autumn
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Simcoe Edition
Evil Twin Mosaic DIPA American Wheat Lager
Mystery Annabel
Mystery Ballantrae
Mystery Hornigold
Mystery Six Impossible Things
North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin
North Coast Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve
Ommegang Tripel Perfection
Struise Black Damnation II Mocha Bomb Imperial Stout
Struise Black Damnation III Black Mes Imperial Stout
Struise Black Damnation XII Nuptiale A2 Imperial Stout
Terrapin Turtleneck Gingerbread Winter Warmer Ale
Victory 19th Anniversary Session IPA
Victory Helios Saison
Victory Old Horizontal
Wicked Weed Genesis Blonde Sour aged in White Wine Barrels
Wicked Weed Lusus Naturae Wild Double IPA w/ Brett