New This Week 3/11/16

Posted Mar 11, 2016 in Beer, Brewpubs, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

wicked-weed-jester-king-parking-lotCompared to the last two weeks with 25+ different new arrivals, this is a small, quality week. Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s drink some beer!

Catawba Valley ‘Le Sexxxy Saison’
Catawba ‘Peanut Butter Jelly Time’ Cans
Fonta Flora ‘Bloody Butcher’ Grisette
Foothills ‘Hop of the Month – Topaz American Pale Ale’
Green Man ‘Wayfarer’ Summer IPA Cans
Left Hand ‘Hard Wired’ Nitro Coffee Porter
New Belgium ‘La Folie – 2106′
RJ Rockers ‘Palmetto Trail’ Pale
Weyerbacher ‘Blasphemy’
Wicked Weed ‘Bedeviled’
Wicked Weed x Jester King ‘The Parking Lot’

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

Thursday Tasting 3/10 5-7pm: Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Catawba Brewing

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

peanut-butter-jelly-timeCome on down and join us for a tasting with our friends from Catawba Brewing Company! We’ll be tasting the overwhelmingly popular Peanut Butter Jelly Time along with a few Catawba standards, and maybe a surprise or two!

White Zombie – “We named this beer as a Halloween seasonal brew. But its refreshing taste makes it a year round staple. Zombie is made according to the Belgian Witbier tradition of using unmalted wheat to create the light body and white sheen. Additions of coriander and orange peel give Zombie a fruity and spicy character, while the hops are subtle and lightly detected. Don’t be scared to blow the head off a Zombie and drink up!”

Le Sexxxy Saison - “Once made to quench the thirst of farm workers in Belgium, this unique brew is now available in the city. LeSexxxy flirts with your eyes as the pale orange glow emanates from the glass. Our exclusive blend of five Belgian yeast strains produces aromas of lemon, tangerine, pear, banana, spice, bread and cut grass. The flavor is a French kiss of honey, citrus, spicy yeast, hops and wheat bread. This beer finishes bone dry and begs for another sip. Yeah, we brought sexy back – in a beer!”

Astral Bootie IPA – “Bootie beers are a whitewater kayaking tradition where a paddler drinks beer out of their water shoe after flipping in a rapid and has to swim out of the boat. Catawba teamed up with the Astral Designs, a local manufacturer of the best paddling shoes on the market, to create the ultimate Asheville Bootie Beer. The result is the new Astral Bootie Beer – a sessionable IPA that delivers full flavor at a reasonable 4.5% ABV. Catawba used three different grains to build a suitable malt base, and balanced it with 40 IBU’s, adding several different hop varieties for dry hopping, including Citra and Amarillo, to give bright tropical fruit notes with stone fruit undertones. So next time you’re on the river and have to unexpectedly swim…make sure you have a can of Astral Bootie Beer close by.”

Rediculous Red IPA – “The first recipe from our assistant brewer, James, this Rediculous Red IPA turns standard India Pale Ale on its ear. Our brewers shore-up this brew with copious amount of crystal malt to create a sturdy red color and malty canvas. Then they paint a masterpiece of hop character using ridiculous amounts of Cascade and Citra hops both in the boil and in cold-conditioning. One sip will make you say ‘This thing is RED-iculously delicious!’”

Peanut Butter Jelly Time – “Remember when your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your lunchbox? The flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon! Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer. This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass.”

New This Week 2/27/16

Posted Feb 27, 2016 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

IMG_20160226_14083121st Amendment ‘El Sully’

New Last Week 2/20/16

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

IMG_20160219_143550Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier
Allagash ‘St. Klippenstein’
Bell’s ‘Consecrator’ Doppelbock
Blackberry Farm ‘Noble Cuvee Dry Hop’ Saison
Bull City ‘Off Main’ Cider
Burial ‘Bolo Coconut Brown’
Champion ‘Fruit Basket’ IPA
Coronado ‘Sock Knocker’ Imperial IPA 
Coronado ‘Stingray’ IPA
De Dolle ‘Evil Arabier’
Ecliptic ‘Hypernova’ Triple IPA
Evil Twin ‘Modern IPA’
Evil Twin ‘Retro IPA’
Grimm ‘Subliminal Message’ Sour Ale
Hi-Wire ‘Raspberry Wheatwine’
Knee Deep ‘Lupulin River’ Imperial IPA
Mikkeller ‘Nuclear Hop Assault’ Imperial IPA
Moylan’s ‘Hop Craic XXXX IPA’
Mystery ‘Barret’ Barrel-aged Saison
Off Color ‘Apex Predator’ Saison
Off Color ‘Bare Bear’ Sahti
Off Color ‘Troublesome’ Gose
PRAIRIE ‘Bomb!’ Imperial Stout
PRAIRIE ‘Funky Gold Simcoe’
Smuttynose ‘Really Old Brown Dog’
Stone ‘Old Guardian – 2016 Pekko Hops’
Triple C ‘Chocolate Covered Pretzel’ Stout
Troegs ‘Cultivator’ Hellesbock
Troegs ‘Jovial’ Dubbel
Troegs ‘LaGrave’ Tripel
Troegs ‘Nugget Nectar’
Troegs ‘Perpetual’ IPA
Troegs ‘Troegenator’ Dopplebock
Trois Dames x Jester King x Crooked Stave ‘Sin Frontera’
Wicked Weed ‘Black Angel’
Zebulon ‘Batch 01 – For Jean de Clerck’ Farmhouse Saison
Zebulon ‘Batch 02 – For David Lynch’ Smoked Stout with Co