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New This Week 11/20/15

Posted Nov 20, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

burial-beer-hermit-saintsAnother big list this week of new arrivals. It’s officially the holidays! Don’t forget, you can by online and choose local pick-up at checkout!

Avery Jubilation Winter Ale
Avery Raja Double IPA
Avery Raspberry Sour Ale
Avery Twenty Two Anniversary
Bockor Kriek des Jacobins
Brasserie Lebbe L’ Amalthee Biere de Garde
Bruery 8 Maids-a-milking
Bruery Gypsy Tart
Burial x Nomada Hermit Saints Saison
De Troch Winter Gueuze
Ecliptic Filament Winter IPA
Ecliptic Pollux
Eggenberger Samichlaus Classic
Eggenberger Samichlaus Schwarzbier
Evil Twin Aun Mas Chili Jesus
Haw River Newlin’s Own Oatmeal Pale Ale
Hi-Wire ‘Pulcinella’ Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 22oz
Huyghe Delirium Noel
Mother Earth Windowpane Fig & Raisin
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale
Off Color Le Predateur Saison
Off Color Le Woof Biere de Garde
Prairie Christmas BOMB!
Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla
Robinson’s Trooper Gift Sets
Service Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout
Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad
Steel String No Quarter Breakfast Stout
Stillwater x Nomada Stoufft Chocolate Truffle Stout
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
Triple C White Blaze Winter Ale

New arrivals 10/10/15

Posted Nov 10, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project


Asheville Brewing ‘Fire Escape’ 22oz
Asheville Brewing ‘NinjaBread Man’ Porter 22oz
Cascade ‘Sang Noir’ Sour Ale 750ml
Ecliptic x Dogfish Head ‘Saggitarius B2N’ Ale 22oz
Kasteel ‘Barista’ Chocolate Quad 750ml
Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ 12oz Sgl
New Belgium ‘Ben and Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie’ 12oz Sgl
Olde Hickory Christmas Ale 22oz
Ommegang ‘Lovely, Dark & Deep’ Oatmeal Stout 12oz Sgl
Scaldis Noel 2015 750ml
Scaldis Prestige De Charmes 750ml
Scaldis Prestige De Nuits 750ml
Sierra Nevada Celebration 12oz Sgl
Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale 750ml
Silly ‘Scotch de Silly – Bourbon Barrel-Aged’ 750ml
Sweetwater Festive Ale 22oz
Van Steenberge ‘Gulden Draak – Brewmaster’s Edition’ 750ml
Vicaris Winter 750ml
Wicked Weed ‘Amorous’ 500ml
Wicked Weed ‘Black Angel’ 500ml
Wicked Weed ‘Pernicious’ IPA 330ml Sgl
Wicked Weed ‘Tyrant’ Double Red IPA 500ml

Meet our newest beerlanthropist, Scott Douglas

Posted Nov 06, 2015 in Beer, Coolness, Goings on, In the news, People, The Beerlanthropy® Project

imageBorn in Asheville and raised in Waynesville, Scott Douglas discovered craft beer ten years ago while studying film at Columbia University in New York.  Scott is the fourth generation of the Douglas family to work in the alcohol industry, but the first to focus on craft beer. 

In addition to working with the Bruisin’ Ales team, Scott is also a professional film critic and craft beer journalist. 

Scott’s favorite beers are Imperial Stouts and Belgian Quads, and he recently visited all of the Trappist Breweries in Belgium, so if you’re looking for malt-forward, high-gravity beers he’s the man to ask. 

Come meet Scott and his German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix, Ellie, here at Bruisin’ Ales.

(He also looks remarkably like Rasputin and his Halloween costume is just a wee bit famous. See photo!)

New LAST week (because we forgot)

Posted Oct 22, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

blackberry-farm-fall-saisonAllagash ‘Farm to Face’
Anchor ‘Big Leaf Maple’ Autumn Red
Anderson Valley ‘Pinchy Cheek Barl’
Ballast Point ‘Habanero Sculpin’ IPA
BFM ‘Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien – Grand Cru 2015 aged in Vin Jaune’
Blackberry Farms ‘Fall Saison’
Boulevard ‘Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry’
Brooklyn ‘Black Chocolate’ Stout
Brooklyn ‘Black Ops’
Brooklyn ‘Blast!’ Double IPA
Brooklyn ‘Cuvee Noire’
Brooklyn ‘Hand & Seal’
Brooklyn ‘Intensified Coffee’ Porter
Brooklyn ‘K is for Kriek’
Brooklyn ‘Local 1′
Brooklyn ‘Local 2′
Brooklyn ‘Sorachi Ace’
Brooklyn ‘Wild Streak’
Cambridge Brewing ‘The Great Pumpkin’ Ale
Crooked Stave ‘petite sour pure guava’
De Dolle ‘Oerbier Reserva 2013′
Del Ducato ‘My Blueberry Nightmare – Batch 4′
Ecliptic ‘Canopus’ IPA
Ecliptic ‘Electra Framboos’ Raspberry Ale
Ecliptic ‘Orbiter’ IPA
Evil Twin ‘Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room’
Freigeist ‘Abraxxxas – Apple Lichtenhainer’ Smoked Weisse
Freigeist ‘Abraxxxas – Pear Lichtenhainer’ Smoked Weisse
Fullsteam ‘Carver’ 16oz Sgl (can)
Great Divide ‘Fresh Hop’ Pale Ale
Green Man ‘Thriller’ Blood Orange Saison
Grimm ‘Double Negative’ Imperial Stout
Hofstetten ‘Heller Bock Saphir – 2012′
Lone Rider ‘Pistols at Dawn’ 16oz Sgl (Can)
Mystery ‘Triple Ginger Tripel – The Beer with no Soul’ 16oz Sgl (Can)
Mystery Thornfield’s End 16oz (Can)
Schneider ‘Tap X Eisbock Barrique – 2015′
Sinebrychoff ‘Porter 2009 Vintage’
Siren ‘Maiden – 2014′
Stone ‘Coffee Milk Stout’
Stone ‘Enjoy After 10.31.16′ Brett IPA
Uerige ‘Doppel Sticke 2009′
Weyerbacher ‘Double IPA #1′

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 10/22: Welcome back, Brooklyn Brewery!

Posted Oct 16, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

Brooklyn Brewery is back in a big way! Join us on Thursday 10/22 from 5-7pm and sample some brews that have been out-of-Brooklyn-Brewerymarket for years. Let’s give them a hearty Welcome Back!

Sorachi Ace: Named after the Sorachi region of Hokkaido, Japan, the Sorachi Ace hop was developed by a large Japanese brewery in the late 1970s. A cross between British Brewers Gold, Japanese “Beikei No. 2” and the famed Czech Saaz, it had a unique lemony, herbal scent, but this hop was deeemed “odd” and ended up quickly banished to a laboratory. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is sunshine in a glass, a shining example of the versatility of one of the world’s most intriguing hops. This beer is a superstar at the table, and we enjoy it with seafood dishes, fresh cheeses, poultry, barbecue, and even tomato-based pasta sauces. All by itself it puts on a great solo performance too, and we can honestly say that you’ve never tasted any beer quite like it. Go ahead, pour yourself some sunshine.

BLAST!: We use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA we call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.

Wild Streak: Brooklyn Wild Streak starts off as a Belgian-inspired golden ale. After fermentation and a brief conditioning, we then age the beer for several months in second-use bourbon barrels, giving it a soft, round character infused with nicely balanced oak flavors. Finally we bottle the beer flat and re-ferment it with blend of priming sugar, Champagne yeast and the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces. As the two yeasts do their cavorting, the beer gains its natural carbonation. The “Brett” takes many months to do its thing during bottle aging, but once it does, Wild Streak is enlivened by a wonderfully complex earthy funk.

Black Chocolate Stout: This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon “Russian Imperial Stout” became the toast of the Russian aristocracy. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and months of aging. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.