Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 12/10: Ballast Point Brewing

Posted Dec 09, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Seasonals

bp-logo8Join us Thursday December 10, 5-7pm, for a tasting with Rick Sprink of Ballast Point Brewing!

Grunion Pale Ale: Our Grunion Pale Ale wasn’t born on a beach, but in a backyard.  Originating from an employee-only home brew contest, this award-winning hoppy pale ale is named after the tiny local fish known for late night frolics on shore.  A pair of new hop varieties lend strong yet balanced summer melon aromas and herbal flavors, while a soft caramel malt sweetness holds it all together. [5.5% abv]

Sculpin: “Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.” [7.0% abv]

Grapefruit Sculpin: “Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.” [7.0% abv]

Habanero Sculpin: “Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.” [7.0% abv]

The Commodore: The Commodore came out of our search for a medium-bodied American Stout. The recipe began at our R&D pilot brewery, but quickly became a favorite of our crew. Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish. One sip of this gold medal-winning stout will have you ready to take command of your own fleet. [6.5% abv]

Victory at Sea: “Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.” [10.0% abv]

 


Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 12/3: Green Man Brewery & Holly King Release

Posted Dec 02, 2015 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

HollyKing-01-400x400Join us Thursday from 6 – 8 pm for a celebration of Green Man Brewery! We’ll have samples of the full Green Man lineup as well as the Forester Winter Stout and the release of Holly King Bourbon Barrel Aged Holiday ale.

**As a special way to say “Thank you” we will be sharing rare, sour, and limited special releases from the past throughout the evening!**

ESB: A malty amber ale boasting rich toasted and caramel flavors, Green Man ESB is one of our award-winning signature brews. Our blend of authentic British malts and hops creates a nutty aroma, full body, and a sweet finish. Prepare yourself for a truly exceptional interpretation of a traditional English style.

IPA: Green Man India Pale Ale is delectably hoppy with a properly balanced body. Generous hop additions give it a wonderful bitterness and pleasant floral nose, while our combination of traditional British malts creates a rich, satisfying flavor and alluring copper color. This authentic English-style IPA is our flagship ale.

Porter: Dark, full-bodied, and rich in flavor, Green Man Porter is wonderfully easy to drink. It offers a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and finishes with distinctive chocolate notes. This traditionally crafted, award-winning British-style Porter, like a true rock star, enjoys a legendary following.

Forester Winter Stout: This time of year demands a bold flavor. Green Man’s beloved stout delivers. An impressive blend of roasted black and chocolate malts creates an opaque color and alluring depth. A distinctive blend of hops allows the balanced flavor to shine. The Forester personifies a trustworthy companion for winter’s unpredictable darkness.

Holly King: This rich holiday ale is perfect to warm away the winter chill. Extended barrel aging delivers unrestrained oak and bourbon flavors. Tasty hints of chocolate, vanilla and tobacco round out the complex notes. The Holly King personifies the nature of the Green Man in all his winter glory.


New for Thanksgiving Weekend 11/25/15

Posted Nov 25, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

olde-hickory-event-horizonHappy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’ll be closed tomorrow and reopen at noon on Friday for Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Release Day.

21st Amendment Toaster Pastry India Red Ale
Domaine Dupont Jus de Pomme Pétillant
Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout

Evil Twin Biscotti Break Natale
Founders Backstage Project Pam
French Broad Wee-Heavy-est
Goose Island Lolita 2015
Grimm Barrel-aged Double Negative
Grimm Purple Prose
HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk Sour Ale
HaandBryggeriet Odin’s Tipple Stout
Hi-Wire Smoked Mexican Lager
Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca
Jolly Pumpkin Fuego de Otono
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
Kulmbacher EKU 28
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
Mikkeller Big Blend

Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper
Mikkeller Spontangreenapple
Mikkeller Spontanwatermelon
Olde Hickory Event Horizon
Ridgeway Bad Elf
Ridgeway Santa’s Butt
Robinson’s Trooper 666
Smuttynose Cherry Short Weisse
Smuttynose S’mistletoe Christmas Ale
Stone Xocovesa Mocha Stout
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green, Green
Terrapin Tiramisu-Hoo
Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged 12 Dogs of Christmas 1.5L
Thirsty Dog Wulver Barrel Aged Wee Heavy
Unknown x 7th Sun Rise Against Clowns
Weyerbacher Quad
Wicked Weed Cherry Go Lightly Sour Ale
Wild Beer Modus Vivendi
Wild Beer Somerset WIld


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 This Week 11/14/15

Posted Nov 14, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

foothills-frostbite2Drink up! Loads of new arrivals this week.

Brouwerij Kees! Export Porter 1750
Burial Beer Bolo Coconut Brown
Catawba Valley King Winterbolt
Celis Grand Cru
Crooked Stave Hop Savant Brett IPA – Citra
Crooked Stave Hop Savant Brett IPA – Galaxy
Crooked Stave Progenitor
Crooked Stave St. Bretta Witbier – Gold Nugget Mandarins
Del Ducato x Oxbow Oud Brunello
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Pennsylvannia Tuxedo
Evil Twin Geyser Gose
Foothills Frostbite Black IPA
Harvey’s Christmas Ale
Left Hand Wake up Dead Nitro
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve – Coffee & Chocolate
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve – Toasted Chilies
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve – Triple Mash
New Holland Hopivore Harvest Ale
New Holland Mischievous
Omnipollo Barrel Aged Agememnon
Oskar Blues Death By Coconut
Pisgah Chocolatized
Pisgah Double IPA
Sam Adams Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout
Southern Tier Choklat
Steel String Brett Mon
Steel String Hush My Mouth Sweet Potato Ale
Stone Brewing Bastard Bomber Set
Stone Brewing Crime Chili Beer
Stone Brewing Southern Charred Double Bastard
Victory Harvest Wet Hop Ale