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New This Week 5/20/16

Posted May 20, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

grand-teton-goseAllagash ‘Sixteen Counties’ A Maine-Sourced Ale
Alvinne ‘Sigma’
Amager x Cigar City ‘Orange Crush’ IPA with Orange Peel
Asheville Brewing ‘Ninja Latte’ Porter
Asheville Brewing ‘Viva La Shiva’ India Pale Ale

Avery ‘Expletus’ Ale Aged in Tequila Barrels with Cherries
Avery ‘Raspberry Sour’ Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
Bell’s ‘Oarsman’
Birdsong ‘Jalapeno’ Pale Ale
Blackberry Farm ‘Brune’ Belgian Style Abbey Ale
Cismontane ‘Double Rainbow’ Red Double IPA
Ecliptic ‘Callisto’ Tripel with Black Currants
Evil Twin ‘Liquid Double Fudge’
Evil Twin ‘No Hero’ Oatmeal Stout
Evil Twin ‘Wet Dream’ Coffee Brown Ale
Foothills ‘Hop of the Month – Mosaic IPA’
Grand Teton ‘Gose’ Ale brewed with Coriander
Hanssens ‘Experimental Raspberry’
Highland ‘Pilsner’
Mikkeller x Grassroots ‘Wheat is the Hew Hops’ Ale
North Coast ‘Old Stock Cellar Reserve – 2014 (Rye Whiskey Barrels)
Olde Hickory ‘Johannes Bar’ Dortmunder-style
PRAIRIE ‘Birthday Bomb!’ Imperial Stout
Triple C ‘Baby Maker’ Double IPA
Uinta ‘Hop Nosh’ Tangerine IPA
Victory ‘Cage Radler’
Wicked Weed ‘Recurrant’
Zebulon ‘Batch 06 – For Krishnamurti’ East India Pale Ale
Zebulon ‘Batch 07 – For Lemmy’ East India Porter

Bruisin’ Ales Asheville Beer Week Events

Posted May 11, 2016 in Asheville Beer Week, Beer, Beer Awards, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, People, Rarerities, The Beerlanthropy® Project

AVL_BW_2016Asheville Beer Week is upon us! We’re hosting four events at the store this year and hope you will join us for one or all four!

Friday 5/27, 5-7pm
Boojum Brewery Tasting
Cost: NO CHARGE

The Boojum Brewery crew takes over the wee tasting room to kick off Asheville Beer Week! Featuring: Mur Raspberry Saison, Graveyard Fields Blueberry Coffee Portyer, Reward Pale Ale, King of the Mountain Double IPA.


Wednesday 6/1, 5-7pm

Brewmaster’s Tasting/Meet the Brewer with Don Richardson of Quest Brewing 
Cost: NO CHARGE

Meet Quest Brewing Brewmaster, Don Richardson, for a tasting of Quest Brewing beers hand-selected by Don himself from the Quest vault. Don has been in the beer industry for over twenty years, the majority as a brewmaster.  He has gained a stellar reputation in the beer industry for his award-winning beer recipes while he brewed at Boulder Beer Co. in Colorado and Cottonwood Brewery in North Carolina. Richardson’s ties to WNC beer run deep. (He’s the “King Don” behind Catawba Brewing King Don’s Pumpkin.)

Featuring: Golden Fleece Belgian Pale Ale, Smoking Mirror Porter, Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison (World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner 2016!), Barrel-Aged Elegast (Flemish-style Sour aged for 18 months)


Thursday 6/2 5pm Blind IPA Tasting Cost: $6/pp

Think you know your favorite local IPA? Come find out! We’ll have a blind tasting of TEN Asheville and WNC IPAs that you will rate yourself with us giving the big reveal at the end. If you can also guess which IPA is which, you get bonus points and the chance to win prizes at the end of night. Only one question remains: How well do you know your palate and local beer?


Saturday 6/4, 6pm Flights & Bites Beer Pairing Cost: $20/pp + tax Maximum: (30) people *Please note: This event is standing room only.* Tickets: http://goo.gl/hkNwwu

Join us in the humble storefront for Flights & Bites, the second of our in-store food and beer pairing series.

1st Course Blackberry Farms Summer Saison 2016 Grilled Fingerling Potato, Asparagus, Pickled Red Onion, Spanish Ham

2nd Course De Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 2012 Sunburst Farms Hickory Smoked Trout Crostini with Beet And Garden Herb Cream Cheese

3rd Course Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien 2014 Duck Confit Stuffed Wonton with Hoisin, Coconut, and Green Onion

4th Course Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout 2016 Candied and Spiced Pecans, Walnut, and Aged Gouda

New This Week 4/29/16

Posted Apr 29, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

paradox-cerveza-provisional-mezcalAgainst the Grain ‘Citra Ass Down’ IPA
Alvinne ‘The Oak Melchior Double Barrel Aged’
Ballast Point ‘Indra Kunindra’ India-style Export Stout
Ballast Point ‘Sea Monster’ Imperial
Ballast Point ‘Thai Chili Wahoo’
Bell’s ‘Oatsmobile’ Pale Ale
Birds Fly South ‘Brand New Eyes’ Farmhouse Ale
Birds Fly South ‘Rustic Sunday’ Rye Farmhouse Ale
Burial ‘Ceremonial’ Session IPA
Buxton ‘Battle Horse’ Double Black IPA
De Struise ‘Pannepot Reserva 2012′
Dogfish Head ‘Squall’ IPA
Local Option x Central Waters ‘De Kleine Dood’ Barrel Aged Weizenbock
Oskar Blues ‘Beerito’
Paradox ‘Cerveza Provisional’ Mezcal Barrel-aged Sour Ale
Paradox ‘Skully Barrel No. 38′ Dry Hopped Sour Ale
Paradox ‘Tart Noire’ Barrel Aged Sour Black Ale
Stillwater x AZ Wilderness ‘Big Bunny’ Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
Stone ’6th Anniversary Porter’
Sweetwater ‘Goin Coastal’ IPA with Pineapple
Terrapin ‘Anniversary Ale’ Tart Belgian Red
Thirsty Dog ‘Maple Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels’
Two Metre Tall ‘Tasmanian Wild Ale’
Uinta ‘Cucumber Farmhouse’ Ale aged in Gin Barrels

New This Week 4/22/16

Posted Apr 22, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

wicked-weed-hop-burglarAmager x Jester King ‘Danish Metal’ Imperial Stout
Avery ‘Perzik’ Saison
Avery ‘Raja’ Double IPA
Blackberry Farm ‘Summer Saison’
D9 ‘Hakuna Matata’ Tropical IPA
D9 ‘Swell Rider’ Tangerine Session IPA
Evil Twin ‘Sour Bikini’ Cans
Flying Dog ‘Dead Rise”
Fullsteam ‘Fearrington Heritage Grain’ Farmhouse Ale
Grimm ‘Psychokinesis’ Sour Ale
Green Man ‘Rainmaker’ Double IPA
Great Divide ‘Yeti – Chocolate Oak Aged’ Imperial Stout
Highland ‘Early’s Hoppy Wheat’
Jester King ‘Autumnal Dichotomous 2015′
Jester King ‘Le Petit Prince’
Jester King ‘Mad Meg’
Jester King ‘Noble King’
Jester King ‘Simple Means’
Mother Earth ‘Tripel Overhead’
Mystery ‘Birthday 4 Pack’
Natty Greene’s ‘Lexington’ Smoked Peach IPA
New Belgium ‘Heavy Melon’ Ale
New Holland ‘White Hatter’ White IPA
Ommegang ‘Shadow Brewer’ Imperial Stout
Omnipollo ‘Bianca’ Mango Lassi Gose
Omnipollo ‘Symzonia’ Imperial Stout
Pisgah ‘Pilsner’ Cans
Quest x Holy City ‘Barrel Aged Figgy Marley’ Dubbel
Saint Somewhere ‘Athene’ Saison
Saint Somewhere x Jester King ‘Bouteille Vert’ (in-store only)
Sierra Nevada ‘Hoptimum’ Imperial IPA
Stillwater ‘Gose Gone Wild’
Stillwater ‘On Fleek’ Imperial Stout
To Ol ‘You Shall Nut Pass’ Hazlenut Stout
Weyerbacher White Sun Wit
Wicked Weed ‘Hop Burglar’ IPA
Wicked Weed ‘Myrtille’ Sour Ale
Wicked Weed ‘Tropicmost’ Passionfruit Gose

Newest arrivals

Posted Mar 09, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

benford-osooAlewerks ‘Cafe Royale’ Bourbon Barrel-aged Coffee Stout
Alewerks ‘Rapadou’ Imperial Porter

Anderson Valley ‘Briney Melon’ Gose Cans
Asheville Brewing ‘Carolina Mountain Monster – 2016′
B. Nektar Dwarf Invasion
Ballast Point ‘Ginger Big Eye’ IPA
Ballast Point ‘Homework Series Batch No. 6′ Robust Porter
Ballast Point ‘Mango Even Keel’ Session IPA
Ballast Point ‘Pineapple Sculpin’ IPA
Ballast Point ‘Watermelon Dorado’ Imperial IPA
Benford ‘O’soo Oyster’ Oatmeal Stout
Benford ‘Smoked O’Hickory’ Brown Ale
Benford x Evil Twin ‘The Problem Solver’ Imperial IPA 
Boulevard ‘Chocolate Ale with Raspberries’
Boulevard ‘Imperial Stout X – Coconut’ 
Frog Level ‘Nutty Brunette’ Brown
Frog Level ‘Salamander Slam’ IPA
Fullsteam ‘Common Good’
Highland ‘Tasgall II’ Scotch Ale
Hoppin’ Frog ‘BORIS the Crusher – Reserve’ Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hoppin’ Frog ‘Cafe BORIS’ Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hoppin’ Frog ‘Infusion A: Coffee Porter’
Hoppin’ Frog ‘King Gose Home’ Imperial Gose
Jolly Pumpkin ‘Bam Biere’ 
Jolly Pumpkin ‘Bam Noire’ 
Jolly Pumpkin ‘Oro de Calabaza’
New Belgium ‘Hoppy Blonde’ Ale
NoDa ‘Hop Drop n Roll’ IPA
Original Sin ‘Extra Dry’ Cider
Paradox ‘Hell for Stout’
Paradox ‘Skully Barrel No. 36 – Call Me in the Morning’
Paradox ‘Skully Barrel No. 37 – We Jam and they Jelly’
Sam Adams ‘Nitro Coffee Stout’ Can
Terrapin ‘Single Origin’ Coffee Stout
The Bruery ‘Or Xata’
The Bruery ‘Rueuze’
The Bruery ‘So Happens Its Tuesday’ Imperial Stout (in-store only)
Two Metre Tall ‘Original Soured Ale’
Two Metre Tall ‘Sour Cherry Ale’ 
Two Metre Tall ‘Wild Plum Ale’ 
Wicked Weed ‘Bourbon Barrel Aged Oblivion’ 
Wicked Weed ‘Bretticent’
Wicked Weed ‘Lunatic’ Blonde