Bruisin’ Ales beer stats through 6/30/15

Posted Jul 03, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, History, In the news, Miscellany, Reports, Tech, The Beerlanthropy® Project

reportsHere is some nerdy stuff for you. J ran some data reports for the first half of the year that we think are pretty interesting. All reports are by consumer dollar sales in descending order. There are some surprising things here. For the first year ever, our Top Beer by Brand is not from Asheville. And, Green Man, Olde Hickory, and Wicked Weed all pushed into the top five our of the Top Breweries, knocking down some older, familiar players.

Top 20 Countries

  1. USA
  2. Belgium
  3. England
  4. Germany
  5. Denmark
  6. Scotland
  7. Italy
  8. Canada
  9. Austria
  10. Switzerland
  11. Iceland
  12. Netherlands
  13. France
  14. Sweden
  15. Japan
  16. Ireland
  17. Spain
  18. Sri Lanka
  19. Finland
  20. Poland

Top 50 Breweries

  1. Green Man
  2. Olde Hickory
  3. Wicked Weed
  4. NoDa
  5. Pisgah Brewing
  6. Foothills
  7. Nantahala
  8. Stone Brewing
  9. Asheville Brewing
  10. Boulevard
  11. Epic Brewing
  12. Hi-Wire
  13. Burial Beer
  14. Dogfish Head
  15. Evil Twin
  16. Bell’s
  17. Catawba
  18. Cascade
  19. Founders
  20. New Belgium
  21. Terrapin
  22. Sierra Nevada
  23. Rogue Ales
  24. Fullsteam
  25. The Bruery
  26. Knee Deep
  27. Southern Tier
  28. Allagash
  29. Highland
  30. Duck Rabbit
  31. French Broad
  32. Oskar Blues
  33. Anchorage
  34. Westbrook
  35. Sweetwater
  36. New Holland
  37. Victory
  38. PRAIRIE Artisan Ales
  39. Triple C
  40. Anderson Valley
  41. Lagunitas
  42. Mother Earth
  43. Dark Horse
  44. Weyerbacher
  45. Mystery
  46. Steel String
  47. Alvinne
  48. Thirsty Dog
  49. Twin Leaf
  50. Ommegang

Top 50 Beers by Brand

  1. NoDa Hop Drop ‘n Roll
  2. Olde Hickory Event Horizon
  3. Olde Hickory Omega Point
  4. Wicked Weed ‘Genesis’
  5. Wicked Weed ‘Oblivion’
  6. Epic Big Bad Baptist
  7. Green Man Nocturne Barrel Aged Smoked Imperial Porter
  8. Pisgah Pale Ale
  9. Green Man Holly King
  10. Olde Hickory Death by Hops
  11. Green Man The Dweller
  12. Wicked Weed ‘Amorous’
  13. Burial ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ Saison
  14. Green Man Demon Dweller
  15. Boulevard Love Child
  16. Foothills IPA of the Month
  17. Pisgah Greybeard IPA
  18. Green Man Rainmaker
  19. NoDa Coco Loco
  20. Nantahala Barrel Aged Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
  21. Green Man None More Black
  22. Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot Ale
  23. Wicked Weed ‘Bretticent’
  24. Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
  25. Southern Tier Creme Brulee
  26. Duck Rabbit 10th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Anarchy
  27. Foothills Jade IPA
  28. Pisgah Red Devil
  29. Pisgah x Burial Cemetery Gates
  30. Twin Leaf ‘MDXXI’ Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout
  31. Stone Enjoy By IPA
  32. Knee Deep Simtra Triple India Pale Ale
  33. Catawba Valley Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  34. Green Man IPA
  35. Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout
  36. Pisgah Valdez
  37. Bell’s Hopslam
  38. Pisgah Tripel
  39. Dogfish Head American Beauty
  40. Cascade Figaro
  41. Pisgah Oak Aged Pale P.O.A.P.
  42. New Holland Dragon’s Milk
  43. Founders ‘Backstage’ Blushing Monk
  44. PRAIRIE ‘Funky Gold Amarillo’
  45. Nantahala Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout
  46. Green Man ESB
  47. Burial ‘Skillet Donut Stout’
  48. Green Man Bootsy
  49. Ilkley The Mayan
  50. Wicked Weed ‘Take Take’

A little of this, a little of that. New for 6/26/15

Posted Jun 26, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

champion-shower-beerIt’s Friday! You made it! Here’s what’s new this week at the humble storefront.

21st Amendment ‘Hop Crisis’ Imperial IPA
Blue Mountain ‘A Hopwork Orange’ Orange-infused IPA
Breckenridge ’72 Imperial’ Chocolate Cream Stout
Cascade 2013 Sang Rouge
Champion ‘Shower Beer’ Czech Pilsner
Champion ‘Tart’ Berliner Weiss
Del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare (Batch #3)
Evil Twin ‘Aún Más A Jesús’ Imperial Stout
French Broad Uluru Pale Ale
Green Man ‘Wayfarer’ Summer IPA (back in stock!)
Off Color ‘Fierce’ Kettle-soured Berliner Weiss
Red Brick Beard Envy Barrel-aged Barleywine
Southampton Abbot 12
Sweetwater ‘Hop Hash’ Double IPA (back in stock!)
Terrapin ‘Liquid Lunch’ Peanut Butter & Jelly Porter
Terrapin ‘Maggie’s Blackberry Cobbler’ Imperial Farmhouse Ale
Triple C ‘Kind Of A Big Deal’ Imperial Honey Wheat (w/cherries, aged on bourbon)


New, new, new beers! 6/20/15

Posted Jun 20, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

scythe-bullietBallast Point Sculpin IPA
Burial Beer Scythe Rye IPA (aged in Bulliet Rye Barrels)
Chimay Dorée Patersbier
Coronado Sock Knocker Imperial IPA
Dogfish Head Beer American Beauty
DuClaw Serum XXIPA
DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Dupont Saison Cuvèe Dry-Hopping 2015
Evil Twin Brewing + Beavertown XXX Imperial Mild
Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast
Lagunitas Brewing 2015 OneHitter Citrusinensis Pale
Lone Rider The Hops You Rode In On Session IPA
New Belgium Brewing Yuzu Berliner-Weiss
Omnipollo Table Beer Milk Pale Ale
Stone Brewing Delicious IPA (gluten-reduced)

Thisted Bryghus Limfjords Porter
Westbrook Gose


Thursday Tasting: Burial Beer Can Celebration Launch

Posted Jun 17, 2015 in Beer, Beer Art, Breweries, Coming Soon, Coolness, Events, Goings on, People

skilletJoin us on Thursday, June 18 from 5:00-7:00pm with the gang from Burial Beer. We’re celebrating their packaging launch. Skillet Donut Stout cans are already in-stock and both Bolo Coconut Brown and Scythe Rye IPA will be available the beginning July.

Bolo Coconut Brown: “The cleaver’s blade is strong enough and sharp enough to crack the toughest of coconuts. Easy drinking without lacking flavor, the addition of coconut is the perfect compliment to the subtle sweetness and nutty undertones present from the specialty malts.” [5.6% abv]

Scythe Rye IPA: “An aggressive harvest tool with a dynamic history, the scythe is traditionally used for harvesting crops. But it was adopted by the lower class as an implement of death during times of war and protest. Our Rye India Pale Ale also has a dual nature with the nose of your traditional IPA and the incredible malt complexity of your European pale ale. We use a healthy dose of malted Rye and Belgian Crystal malts while Summit and Chinook hops add that delicious hop flavor and the exclusive addition of Mosaic in the whirlpool and dry hop adds a profoundly unique blueberry and pineapple aroma.” [7.0% abv]

Skillet Donut Stout: “The perfect beer for your morning– a cup of coffee and a chocolate-glazed donut. Just like a well-seasoned skillet, this beer has all the right flavors-thanks to a healthy dose of Nugget hops and milk sugar, 6-row Pale malt from Riverbend Malt House and a 50/50 blend of cold pressed Hologram and Big Trouble coffees from Counter Culture Coffee.” [8.0% abv]


New beers for the weekend!

Posted Jun 13, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

insulaWhat a great week for beer! Here are all the latest arrivals for your camping, picnics, and grilling.

Avery Fortuna
Avery Insula multos Collibus Sour Cherry
Avery Raspberry Sour (in-store only)
Avery Samael’s
Burial Beer Crucifix Tripel aged in Red Wine Barrels
Evil Twin Aun Mas Chili Jesus (in-store only)
Foothills IPA of the Month: June, Prince Wally
Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA
Lagunitas Sucks 12oz
Mont des Cats Trappist Amber
Mystery Brewing Faulkner Sour Peach
Olde Hickory Bee Student Honey Ale
Olde Hickory Omega Point
Orkney Dark Island Reserve
Smuttynose Spank Hoppy Farmhouse (in-store only)
Sonoma Cider ‘The Crowbar’ Habanero Lime Cider
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Oak-aged (Calvados)
Steel String Cryin Holy IIPA
Steel String Chocothickfreakness Imperial Cocoa Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels
Stone Brewing Enjoy By 07.04.15 12oz
Stone Brewing Enjoy By 07.04.15 22oz
Stone Brewing Bourbon-Barrel Arrogant Bastard
Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
Wicked Weed Genesis
Wicked Weed La Bonte Pear