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Thursday Tasting 7/18 5-7pm: Sweetwater & Save The French Broad Campaign

Posted Jul 17, 2013 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Seasonals, Sports, Travel

We’re proud supporters of the Save The French Broad campaign, so for this week’s tasting, Sweetwater Brewing will be in the house. All we ask is a $5 donation to the Campaign. More about Save The French Broad: “Get ready for the Save the French Broad Raft Race this summer, but make sure to stop by one of our great partners to buy a $1,$5, or $10 fish. All the money will go build the French Broad River Paddle Trail. The paddle trail will link over 140 miles of the French Broad River with campsites and additional access points.”

Beers for tasting:
Waterkeeper Hefeweizen: “Perfect for a float down the Hooch or just grillin’ in the backyard, Waterkeeper Hefeweizen is our go to summer brew. Picks up with notes of banana and clove and light enough to drink all day. … Waterkeeper Hefeweizen continues our mission to raise awareness for Waterkeepers and assist them in their fight to preserve our rivers, streams, and coastlines. Waterkeeper® Alliance is a global movement uniting 200 Waterkeepers that focuses citizen advocacy on the pollution issues that impact our waterways and communities.” [5.7 abv]

Sweetwater IPA: “This mammouth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. Our IPA is unfiltered and as always, not pasteurized, leaving all the natural flavors intact.” [6.3% abv]

Dank Tank: Some Strange Double Black IPA: A big, black IPA with citrusy hops. Sneaks up on you at 10.0% abv.

Sweetwater Happy Ending: “This seasonal ‘Catch and Release’ Imperial Stout is a dry hopped stiffy, leading to an explosive finish at 9% ABV that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.” [9.0% abv]

Asheville Beer Week is upon us & we’ve got some events going on

Posted May 22, 2013 in Beer, Beer Humor, Beer Pairings, Beer Places, Books, Breweries, Events, Goings on, History, In the news, Limited Release, People, Sports, The Beerlanthropy® Project










It’s almost Asheville Beer Week! At Bruisin’ Ales, we’ve planned a bunch of events at humble storefront and with some colleagues about town. A few details to work out, but we’re all in! We hope you’ll join us!

Sunday, May 26, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
What: LaZoom Sunday Beer Run
 On the big, purple bus!
Tickets: $25.00/pp, Buy online

Hop on the big, purple bus! Asheville’s Feral Chihuahuas, Bruisin’ Ales and LaZoom team up to bring you a beer and comedy explosion tour not to be missed. Wrap your mind around the area’s beer history—as told by local funny guys, The Feral Chihuahuas. Includes beer on the bus and at least one brewery stop along the way! **This is event is close to selling out. 

Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 pm
What: Asheville Tourists & Bruisin’ Ales present “Belgian(style) Beer at the Ballpark”
McCormick Field, Oskar Blues Party Pavilion
Tickets: $60/pp,

Asheville Tourists and Bruisin’ Ales bring Belgian pub food and Belgian-style beer to the Tuesday, March 28 home game at McCormick Field. Nine innings–Nine breweries! Beers so far, below. More a’coming!

Liefmans: Goudenband, Cuvee Brut, Fruitesse
Het Anker Gouden Carolus: Hopsinjour, Easter Ale, Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw
Allagash Brewing: Blonde, James Bean (Curieux w/ coffee), Midnight Brett
Brewery Ommegang: Biere d’Hougoumont, Rare Vos, Gnommegang
The Bruery: Saison Rue, Mischief Golden, Tradewinds Tripel w/ Thai Basil
Boulevard Brewing: Tank 7, Nommo, Sixth Glass
Pisgah Brewing: White Ale, Solstice Tripel, Baptista
New Belgium Brewing: Biere de Garde, Peach Porch Lounger, Cascara Quad
Weyerbacher Brewing: Verboten, Quad, Tiny

• Chicken Leg Quarters marinated in New Belgium Biere de Mars
• Fresh Greens with Raspberry and Rare Vos Vinaigrette
• Choucroute Garni Nommo: A traditional Belgian “stew” with bratwurst, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and potatoes sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and caraway, cooked with Boulevard Nomma Dubbel.
• Weyerbacher “Tiny” Brownies

All breweries are bringing THREE selections. Brewery reps will be on-hand and we’re excited to welcome the brewer of Boulevard Brewing to Asheville for the first time. Join us for a casual night in the brand new Oskar Blues Party Pavilion at McCormick Field while we cheer on The Tourists! $60/pp, includes game ticket, private seating area, all-you-can-eat buffet, and beer samples (while they last).

Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 pm
What: Retail Bottle Releases of ABA Hoppy Saison Collaboration Beer & Green Man Brewing Raugupatis

Where: Bruisin’ Ales

The ABA Hoppy Saison—made with North Carolina honey, and around 6.5% abv—is the first-ever collaborative brew to come from the Asheville Brewers Alliance. Twenty different breweries came together for this creation: Altamont Brewing Co., Asheville Brewing, BearWaters Brewing Co., Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub, Burial Beer Co., Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewing Company, Green Man Brewery, Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Nantahala Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Pisgah Brewing Company, Riverbend Malt House, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Tipping Point Brewing, Wedge Brewing Company, Wicked Weed Brewing.

Green Man Brewing’s 750′s of Raugupatis, Baltic Porter Aged in Whiskey Barrels will also be released that day.

**Please note: Both beer releases are on-premise only for Asheville Beer Week attendees. No shipping. No pre-orders or hold-by-phone. Quantities per person will be announced as soon as we receive our allocation numbers. **

Wednesday, May 29, 6:00-8:00 pm
What: Meet-n-Greet & Book Signing with Brewmaster Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing
Where: Bruisin’ Ales

Join us for a tasting and meet-n-greet with Mitch Steele, Brewmaster of Stone Brewing Company, California. He’ll be signing his new book, IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale. Get a signed copy of the book (while supplies last) and a flight! Stone’s flagship IPAs: Stone IPA, Stone Ruination, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, and Stone Cali-Belgique.

FREE entry. Books are $24.95.

Thursday, May 30, 6:00-9:00 pm
What: The Market Place & Bruisin’ Ales present: Small Plates & Allagash Pairing
 The Market Place
Tickets: $40/pp w/ tax + gratuity.

The Market Place and Bruisin’ Ales welcome Allagash present a casual, small plate tasting and beer pairing. Come mingle! Bring your reservation anytime between 6-8:30, at your leisure, and chill out in the bar area good eats, great beer and live Moog jazz and funky beats by Ben Hovey.

Tasting Plate:
Single lady oyster, Allagash white mignonette, toasted coriander, seaweed & cucumber salad. | Paired with Allagash White.

Looking Glass Creamery chocolate lab cheese, local lavender flower honey, sorghum glazed hazelnut & arugula salad. | Paired with Allagash Victoria.

Braised pork shank & mushroom ragu, local chevre & spring onion grits. | Paired with Allagash Dubbel.

Pecan tart, caramel sauce, bourbon macerated raspberry. | Paired with Allagash Bourbon-barrel Black.

[EVENT] Beer & Baseball with Asheville Tourists, Aug. 28

Posted Aug 15, 2012 in Beer, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Sports

We haven’t done an event at the baseball field in a few years and we’re thrilled to be invited back to the Asheville Tourists for Beer & Baseball on Tuesday, August 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 17, at Bruisin’ Ales. Come in person or call 828-252-8999.

This unstructured beer event features:

  • Early entry to the ballpark
  • VIP box seats to the game
  • All-you-can-eat Burger & Hot Dog bar with Fixin’ Station, baked beans, chips, cookies, soda, and water
  • A variety of (10) different beers to choose from during the game
  • $35.00/per person

What beers you ask? You have these to choose from. We’re offering this for variety and choice. Please drink responsibly!

Caldera Pale (US/Oregon/American Pale/5.5% abv)
Coniston Bluebird Bitter (England/ESB/4.2% abv)
Dark Horse Kmita Kolsch (US/Michigan/Kölsch/5.5% abv)
Hook Norton Hooky Gold (England/English Pale/4.2% abv)
Inveralmond Lia Fail (Scotland/Scottish Ale/4.7% abv)
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere (US/Michigan/Saison/4.5% abv)
Lighting Brewery Elemental Pilsener (US/California/German Pilsener/5.5% abv)
Nils Oscar India Ale (Sweden/English IPA/5.3% abv)
Peak Organic Hop Noir (US/Maine/American Black IPA/8.2% abv)

[THURSDAY TASTING] Sweetwater “Save The French Broad” 6/28, 5-7pm

Posted Jun 27, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Coolness, Events, People, Seasonals, Sports

Our tasting tomorrow benefits “Save The French Broad” campaign with Sweetwater Brewing. Pay $5 for a fish and drink beer. Easy! Hartwell Carson, the French Broad Riverkeeper, will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the program and his work in saving the river.

This is the fifth year of the French Broad Riverkeeper has worked with Sweetwater Brewing Company to help “Save the French Broad River,” and thanks to the support from the community last year was our most successful campaign to date, raising over $36,000 to help cleanup the French Broad River and build the paddle trail! A special thank you goes to REI, Parsec Financial, Sweetwater, and each and every volunteer that helped saw, dig, cut, and plant overgrown tangles of invasive species into a beautiful riverside campgrounds.

Waterkeeper Hefeweizen: Sweet, traditional German-style hefeweizen. [5.9% abv]

Exodus Porter: “First brewed on Bob Marley’s birthday, this Legend-ary porter initially delivers distinct irie hop notes which transcend into rich waves of chocolate, creating a multidimensional taste experience!” [6.2% abv]

Sweetwater IPA: “This mammouth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. Our IPA is unfiltered and as always, not pasteurized, leaving all the natural flavors intact.” [6.3% abv]

Last day for holiday orders, Thursday Dec. 16

Posted Dec 10, 2010 in Beer, Breweries, Miscellany, Sports, Travel

We are off to the Windy City of Chicago to tour some breweries, beer bars and see a little football game on Sunday. Please note, the last day to submit your holiday shipping orders is Thursday, December 16. The last day for Fedex Ground is Dec. 17. We are waiting for some product to fulfill existing orders and will process the remainder Wednesday through Friday of next week.

Enjoy your weekend and be sure to drop in this weekend for some liquid happiness!