Thursday Tasting: Devil’s Backbone TONIGHT

Posted Sep 17, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on

devilsbackbone-coasterdevils-backbone-brewing-logoDevil’s Backbone just recently came to the WNC market and tonight we’ll be tasting three beers from their core line-up. Come try their award-winning beers tonight at the humble storefront between 5:00-7:00 pm.

Come on down to help us welcome Devil’s Backbone to WNC!

Gold Leaf Lager: “Gold Leaf Lager harkens back to the days when refreshing beers were made 100% from malted barley. Gold Leaf Lager is pale gold, light to medium bodied with subtle fresh bready notes, and a clean crisp finish.” [4.5% abv]
*GABF Winner, American-Style or Int’l-Style Pilsener*

Vienna Lager: “With its amber chestnut colored good looks and smooth malty finish, Vienna Lager was an obvious choice to put into bottles. It blends color and flavor without heaviness or bitterness. Just as Vienna Lagers historically inspired Munich’s Oktoberfest beers to evolve, this amber lager has evolved since we opened in 2008 into the award winning beer it is today. Experience the taste and tradition.” [4.9% abv]
*GABF and World Beer Cup Winner, Vienna-style Lager*

Eight Point IPA: “This is the first batch of beer we brewed after the conception of Devils Backbone Brewing Company in 2008. Our brewmaster Jason Oliver was thinking about how to design the IPA when he heard a rustle near his fence line (just touching the woods) where he saw two young proud eight point bucks walking along it. He decided to name the beer after those young bucks as it seemed to fit the spirit of the beer,which is proud, brash, youthful, yet approachable.” [5.9% abv]

New arrivals 9/16/15

Posted Sep 16, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

d9-whiskers-on-kittensAmager Bryghus x Goose Island RyeKing
Amager Bryghus x Surly Todd the Axe Man IPA

Bell’s Best Brown
Blaugies x Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise Saison
D9 Whiskers on Kittens Sour Blonde Ale
Doc’s Draft Hard Pumpkin Cider
Evil Twin James Beer

Evil Twin Matölen Blueberry Porter
Evil Twin x Amager Bryghus From Amager with Love Blueberry Stout
Founders ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA
Freigeist Kopenickiade Berliner Weisse
Fullsteam King Basil Biere de Garde
Grimm Rainbow Dome Wild Ale with Apricots
Kiuchi Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Lone Rider Addie’s Revenge IPA
Monarchy x Kissmeyer Viking Gose
New Belgium Le Terroir
Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo
Sweetwater Hash Brown India Brown Ale
The Unknown Vehopciraptor
Timothy Taylor’s Landord
To Øl Nelson Survin Sour Double IPA
To Øl Sort Maelk Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout
To Øl Sur Citra Dry-hopped Sour Pale Ale
Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique
Victory Moonglow
Wicked Weed La Bonte with Fig
Wicked Weed Medora
Wicked Weed Nectarphilia

Newest Arrivals 9/9/15

Posted Sep 09, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals

nantahala-noon-dayAvery Maharaja Imperial IPA
Ayinger Oktoberfest 500ml
BFM Cuvee du 7eme Biere de Garde
Coronado ‘Punk’in Drublic’ 12oz Sgl
Del Ducato Beersel Mattina
Dogfish Head Kvasir
Duck Rabbit Marzen
Hi-Wire Collaboration Oatmeal Pale Ale
Hi-Wire Farmhouse Series Vol. 1 Belgian Style Saison
Hi-Wire Hop Circus Vol. 2 with El Dorado and Azacca Hops
Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel aged B.O.R.I.S the Crusher
Hoppin’ Frog D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer
Local Option Mourning Wood
Mystery King of Ashton Golden Ale
Nantahala Dirty Girl Blonde 12oz Bottles
Nantahala Noon Day IPA 12oz Bottles
Nebraska Wick for Brains Pumpkin Ale
New Belgium Pumpkick
Prairie Tulsa Rugby Pale Ale
Red Brick 3 Bagger Oak aged Tripel
Schmaltz x Terrapin Reunion Ale ’15
Schofferhofer Grapefruit Weiss Radler
Scotch de Silly Bourdeaux Barrel Aged
Service Brewing ‘Compass Rose’ IPA
Terrapin x Cigar City Vapricot Imperial Apricot Ginger IPA
Uinta Crooked Line Oak Jacked
Weyerbacher D’Tango Unchained
Wicked Weed Medora
Wicked Weed Pearfigt IPA with Pear and Fig

New This Week 8/28/15

Posted Aug 28, 2015 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, Mead, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals, The Beerlanthropy® Project

deep-river-mango-tangoEnjoy all the new items this week. It’s a big, big list full of delicious fermentables.

Aviator Pumpkin Beast
B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Mead
Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm Cream Ale
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Book Kriek Mariage Parfait
Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait
Boulevard Tell-Tale Tart
Burial Haysaw Saison (cans)
Burial Shadowclock Pilsner (cans)
Cascade Blackcap Raspberry Sour
Citizen Cider Wit’s Up (cans)
Deep River Mango Tango Foxtrot IPA (cans)
Devil’s Backbone Eight Point IPA
Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager
Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches (Limited! In-store only!)
Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus
Foothills Oktoberfest
Gizmo Tripel Digits
Goose Island Sofie
Haw River Regent’s Rye
Hi-Wire Lion Tamer Red Rye Ale
Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest
Howe Sound Pumpkineater
Knee Deep Hoparillo Triple IPA
Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXX IPA
Olde Hickory Oktoberfest
Pisgah x Burial Cemetery Gates
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge
Sonoma Reserve Series Dry Zider Barrel-aged Cider
Spaten Oktoberfest
Steel String Zupfen Gose
Stone Thunderstruck IPA (out of stock!)
Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest
Thirsty Dog Comet IPA
Wicked Weed Freak of Nature Double IPA
Wicked Weed Pernicious IPA
Wicked Weed Tyranny Red IPA

Asheville Grit: Be the #MayorOfBrewgrass

Posted in Beer, Beer Awards, Beer Places, Coolness, Events, Goings on, In the news, Miscellany, People, Tech, The Beerlanthropy® Project

mayor-of-brewgrassVia Asheville Grit today. This seems like fun!

Do you want to be the #MayorOfBrewgrass?

Do you love all things about craft brews? Do you know the difference between Pale Ale and IPA? Are you ready for the beer adventure of a lifetime? Then you just might have what it takes to be the Mayor Of Brewgrass!
Brewgrass Festival along with Asheville Grit and iHeart Media are searching for the perfect person to be the Mayor of Brewgrass Festival 2015 by taking and posting a kick-ass pic. This lucky individual will claim this year’s amazing prizes and bragging rights for a year. The winner and their photo will be selected via a panel of judges and peers on You can also check out the stream of #MayorOfBrewgrass pics and start picking your favorites.

How to Enter:

First of all, you MUST be 21+ to enter and have a public Instagram account so that we can see your pics!
Between August 28th – September 4th, take a photo of yourself showing why you deserve to be the Mayor of Brewgrass Festival on Instagram using the #MayorOfBrewgrass hashtag.
Our panel of esteemed judges will select their favorite 5 photos to participate in an online voting poll. The finalists will be announced on September 7th.
Voting will be open to all from September 7th until September 9th at midnight.
The winner will be announced on September 10th.
More information can be found at

As Mayor Of Brewgrass 2015 you will receive:

  • A one of a kind mayoral sash and tasting cup worthy of your title
  • Two (2) VIP Passes to Brewgrass Festival 2015 on September 19th at Memorial Stadium
  • Two (2) Invites to the Brewer’s Only Dinner on September 18th
  • A Gift Basket of Brewgrass Festival goodies from our participating breweries and sponsors
  • Two (2) Tickets to Brewgrass Festival 2016

#MayorOfBrewgrass Photo Judges Include:

Ayana Dusenberry > Asheville Grit
Jason Sandford > Ashvegas
Danny McClinton > Brewgrass Festival Organizer
Tom Best > iHeart Media
Crissa Requate > Mason Jar Media