Thursday Tasting 7/3/14: Dogfish Head

Posted Jul 02, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, Rarerities, Seasonals



Saison du Buff: This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA). Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. [6.8% abv]

Festina Peche: A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse, Festina Peche is available in 4-packs and on draft during the sweaty months. In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy! [4.5% abv]

60 Minute IPA: 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)
60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts! [6.0% abv]

61 Minute IPA: Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs. The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate. [6.5% abv]

Rosabi: The vivid rose hue of this imperial Pale Ale comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Louisiana, birthplace of musician and collaborator Julianna Barwick. Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Julianna’s love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi. What’s hoppy? … Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation. [8.0% abv]

(PLUS… There may or not be a few samples of 120 Minute IPA while it lasts.)

New This Week 7/1/24

Posted Jul 01, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals


Alvinne Extra Restyled IPA
Alvinne Gaspar
Alvinne Kerasus
De la Goute Charbionniere
De la Goute Chateau Rouge
De la Goute La Mome
Dogfish Head Saison du Buff
Evil Twin Mini Dingo
Guinness Foreign Export Stout
LoverBeer Madamin
LoverBeer Nebiulin-a
Montegioco Fumigant
Nebraska Melange-a-trois
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Toasted Chilies
New Holland Incorrigible
Smuttnose Bouncy House IPA
Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner
Terrapin Hi-5 IPA
Terrapin Rye Cubed
Thornbridge Hall Wild Raven Black IPA
Weyerbacher Nineteen

New this week 6/21/14

Posted Jun 21, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals


Sierra Nevada Rain Check (first bottles from Mills River, NC)
Founders Devil Dancer (limited!)
Dogfish Head Etrusca
Stone RuinTen
Hinterland Cherry Wheat
Hinterland Saison
Hinterland White Out
Green Man Rainmaker (got more!)
Oskar Blues Nitro Old Chub
Curious Traveler Shandy
Wicked Weed/Fonta Flora Collaboration “Hipster Nouveau” (very limited)
Pisgah Summer Ale (growler)
Olde Hickory Hefeweizen
Olde Hickory Wake up Bitter Coffee IPA
De Glazen Toren Saison D’Erpe-Mere
Urthel Saisonniere

Thursday Tasting 6/19 5-7pm: Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC

Posted Jun 19, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Goings on, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

Photo: Mother Earth Triple Overhead (aged in oak barrels) is here. Come & get it! #ncbeer #avlbeer

Tasting day! Jordan from Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, NC joins us tonight for a five-beer flight (plus some goodies, maybe?), so drop by between 5:00-7:00 p.m. this evening and check out what’s happening on the eastern part of our state.

Park Day Bohemian-style Pilsner: “Our traditional Bohemian style Pilsner is brewed with Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner malt and tettnang hops. Straw in color, this light-bodied, 4.8% session beer, offers a floral malty nose and a clean, crisp, malty hop taste. Enjoy Park Day for a day in the park or all year long.”

Endless River Kolsch: “A clean, crisp beer, Kolsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it. Expect to enjoy a slight tang in the finish.”

Sisters of the Moon IPA: “Made with hops grown in the good ‘ol USA… you’ll proudly support American farmers when you drink this beer! Light copper in color, it has an intense hop aroma and strong hop bitterness. Our hopback process uses fresh hop cones to take this IPA to unexpected places. Prepare for a mouthful of flavor.”

Dark Cloud Dunkel Lager: “Steeped in a long history dating back hundreds of years, this old-fashioned beer is again in vogue. Lager is the German word meaning ‘to store,’ so this beer ages three times longer than our ales do. ‘Dunkel’ means dark in German, but don’t let the color fool you, it is by no means heavy, overbearing or bitter. In fact, it proves to be a very drinkable session beer.”

Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel): “The flavors of our Belgian-style tripel keep rollin’ in; filling your mouth with perfect peeling waves of unexpected pleasure. Respectfully aged in seasoned bourbon barrels, this beer offers you an amazing zest, balanced with flavors of warming oak. The result? A complex sipping beer that finishes smooth and sweet, giving you a glide you won’t soon forget.”


New this week 6/14/14

Posted Jun 14, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals


Mother Earth Triple Overhead
Dogfish Head Rosabi (IPA with wasabi)
Moylan’s Orange & Black Congrats Ale
Moylan’s Hopsickle
Founder’s Rubaeus Raspberry
Foothills IPA of the Month – June
Bison Honey Basil
Petrus Aged Pale
Petrus Aged Red
Allagash Victor
New Belgium/O’Dell Brewing FOCOllaboration
Boulevard Entwined Ale w/ grape juice
Boulevard Zon Witbier
Boulevard Love Child No. 4
Crabbie’s Ginger Beer
Ballast Point Sculpin (cans)