Throwback Thursday: Unibroue Brewery La Fin Du Monde

Originally posted on March 8th, 2014.

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The Unibroue brewery in Chambly, Québec, Canada is probably one of the best breweries’ to come out of that country. They brew mostly the Belgian style of beer. In my opinion, Unibroue’s beer seems to have a classy aria about them, and have some of the coolest labels on their bottles. Here is one of their fine beers, La Fin Du Monde (The End of The World), 9.0% ABV a Triple. This is a bottle refermented, which means that it goes through another fermentation in the bottle, and yes there is yeast at the bottom of the bottle. La Fin Du Monde pours a hazy light golden color with a thin three finger head that is quick to fade away into light lacing. There are nice amounts of light streaming through the chalice with lots of carbonation bubbles racing to and fro. The aroma is slightly spiced and has a nice scent of a light apple and some pineapple along with a yeast character. The taste is big with lots of light spices, probably coriander, and you do get a nice yeasty fruity flavor that is slightly sweet with a bigger booziness alongside a nice effervescence. The mouthfeel is medium to almost a fuller feel with a nice spicy yet sweet finish that leads into a nice yeasty fruity sweet finish that lingers for a short while, just enough to enjoy. La Fin Du Monde is great from start to finish, so La Fin Du Monde gets an A+. I really love the Triple style of beer very much, and this Unibroue La Fin Du Monde is one of the best in my own opinion. It looks great, smells great, and tastes great. It is a top beer for sure. So go out and try this Unibroue La Fin Du Monde and see what you think of it, I highly recommend you do! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly

The Beer News

Here are this week’s news and events happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!

  • Wednesday, January 29th. Beer & Wine Tasting. NoDa Company Store. 6 pm-8 pm. Join us for a FREE tasting with Faber from Mutual and our friends and D9 Brewing Company – plus Lobster Dogs-Food Truck will be on hand with their lobster rolls and avocado bowls!D9 will have:
    Whiskers
    Superstitious Pigeons
    Defying Gravity: Infinite Improbability

    And Faber will be bringing:
    Proverb Chardonnay (2018)
    Storypoint Pinot Noir (2017)
    Proverb Pinot Noir (2017)
    Barone Fini Merlot (2017)
    Edge Wines Cabernet (2016)

 

  • Wednesday, January 29th. Resident Culture Event. Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Rea Farms. 6 pm-8 pm. We’re showcasing one of Charlotte’s favorite breweries… Resident Culture Brewing! Stop by for FREE swag & beer samples!On tap:
    Double Universe
    Free Skate
    Turn Style
    Re-Up Pilsner

 

  • Thursday, January 30th. Battle of the Brews Battle Royal! Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 6 pm-11 pm. We’re bringing back all of our 2019 Battle of the Brews winners for a Battle Royale competition! The first keg to kick or most pints sold wins a dedicated tap at Carolina Beer Temple!2019 Winners Competing for include:
    Lenny Boy Brewing
    Great Lakes Brewing
    Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing
    Catawba Brewing
    Dirty Bull Brewing
    Primal Brewing
    Sugar Creek Brewing
    Town Brewing

    Come out and support your favorite brewery! Tap list TBA!

  • Thursday, January 30th. McScotchy McScotchface Wee Heavy.  Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Deep ruby red in color, this Scotch ale has aromas of sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and a hint of fruitiness. Full-bodied and malt flavors of caramel covered candied apple, toffee bar, and warming alcohol notes.10.2% ABV

 

  • Friday, January 31st. Früh Bock Beer Release. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am-11 pm. For your drinking pleasure, we are releasing Früh Bock this FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st!“Früh” (pronounced “froo”) means “early” in German. Our seasonal “Early Bock” combines a slight malty sweetness with a refreshing touch of citrus aroma from its noble Bavarian hops. The result is an amazingly fresh, crisp beer that masks a higher alcohol content in its smooth character. Big bodied and warm enough for chilly evenings, but bright and aroma-hop forward enough to compliment beers on the patio.

    Like all OMB beers, Früh Bock is all-natural — brewed in strict accordance with the famous German beer purity law of 1516: the “Reinheitsgebot.” In line with Reinheitsgebot, it was brewed using natural carbonation from the pure CO2 produced by the yeast during fermentation. We pull our brews from our lager tanks weekly, so you know it’s fresh. And, it was kept cold from production to delivery to you, because all beer should be kept cold to maximize freshness. We hope you enjoy this pure, fresh, cold beer. Prost!

    Under 21 welcome at OMB. Pets welcome outside in our Biergarten.

    Visit our website for more info on Früh Bock: https://www.oldemeckbrew.com/beer/fruhbock

 

  • Friday, January 31st. Tart t Finish Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*Join us for a Kettle Sour fermented on tart cherries and raspberry purée, resulting in a tart and fruity easy-drinking beer. Sitting at 4.5% ABV, this brew is the perfect combination of both light and flavorful.

 

  • Saturday, February, 1st. Queen City Brewers Festival. Queen City Brewers Festival 800 Briarcreek Rd. 10 am-9 pm, Tickets go on sale Friday, November 29th, come try our new beer releases at the festival.

 

  • Saturday, February 1st. PTT X Burial Beer Co. Tap Takeover. Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 12 pm-11:30 pm. This seems to be a reoccurring theme that we can’t help but get excited for EACH.AND.EVERY.TIME! Another Burial Beer Co. tap takeover. This time it’s on the 1st day after Dry January!! Wet your whistle. Don’t sleep!// Imbibable Liquids // ** NOT yet finalized**

    > Finite Spectrum of Existence- Hazy Triple IPA // 10% ABV // – TDH w/ more than 6lbs/barrel of Citra, Strata, Mosaic, & Cashmere hops

    > The Savages of Ruminating Minds – Hazy IPA // 7.2% ABV // – DDH w/ copious Mosaic, Motueka, & Idaho 7 hops

    > A Doom For The Superorganism – Hazy Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // – DDH w/ 100% Oregon-grown Mosaic hops. Made with Wheat & Lactose

    > A Modern Ballad of Self-Torture – Hazy IPA // 7.5% ABV // – DDH w/ 2019 crop of Galaxy, Simcoe, and Sabro, and finished with some Simcoe Cryo

    > The Inception of Ritualistic Malice – Hazy IPA // 6.8% ABV // – DDH w/ 2019 hand-selected Cashmere & Citra, and finished with dank Enigma hops. Imbibe among berry-soaked dank, strawberry cream and tropical citrus candies

    > Display of Vulgarities – Hazy Double IPA // 8.5% ABV // – DDH w/ Mosaic, Vic Secret & El Dorado hops

    > Gang of Blades – Hazy Double IPA // 8.3% ABV // – DDH w/ Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado, and Amarillo Cryo

    > To Wear The Feathers of Slain Beasts – Sour Ale w/ Peaches // 4.5% ABV // – Mixed culture ale aged for several months in the taproom oak puncheons. Then racked into steel upon 2000lbs of Carolina peaches. The resulting aromas are peach rings, white peach LaCroix, minerals, and prickly wine

    > Griddle – Imperial Espresso Stout // 10% ABV // – Roasted coffee beans from Asheville’s Penny Cup Coffee and lactose sugars. The resulting aromas offer bold roast, dark fruit and the mild smokiness that drives the aroma

    > The Mercy – Coconut Porter // 6% ABV // – Made with dark malts and a simple dose of lactose and experimental hops. The beer was actively fermented atop more than 10lbs/barrel of raw macaroon coconut. Think roasted coconut treats, mocha, tropical cherry cola and more.

 

  • Sunday, February 2nd. Superbowl LIV (54). A TV near you! 6:30 pm. 

Throwback Thursday: Duck-Rabbit Brewing Milk Stout

Originally posted February 18th, 2013

Well, it still is wintertime outside, well it sure looked like it here over the weekend with big snow hitting the Charlotte area, and I thought that would call for a nice dark stout. So I pick a few, one being The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, 5.70% ABV. This is a sweet full-bodied stout, brewed in Farmville North Carolina. This milk stout uses lactose or milk sugar to give this its nice sweetness. They also a nice amount of highly roasted gains. Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout pours a thick black color with a quarter finger tan head that quickly dissipates and does leave tiny amounts of lacing. There was no light coming through the glass and I found no traces of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is big sweet and roasted with a hint of bakers chocolate. The aroma reminded me a little of coffee with cream. The taste is first sweet followed be a chocolate roasted coffee flavor with a hint of baker’s cocoa. The mouthfeel is more on the full side, the flavor really coats your mouth to leave a full finish with an aftertaste of sweet roasted chocolate coffee. But I thought that this Duck-rabbit was easy to drink. I am giving this an A. Good flavors all around on this, and they all work well with one another to create one heck of a good beer. Nothing about this beer is overly done or bad. I do recommend this beer and will certainly have this again. Please go out and get yourself a bottle to try and see what you think of The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!  

The Beer News

Here are this week’s news and events happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!

  • Thursday, January 23rd. Small Batch Release: Tequila’n Me Softly. GoodRoad CiderWorks. 4 pm-10 pm. We’re tapping our first small batch of 2020 this Thursday, January 23! Tequila’n Me Softly is a cider with notes of oak, tequila, and citrus! Great with or without a salt rim.Very small quantity available, so come taste it before it kicks!

 

  • Thursday, January 23rd. New Release: Dressed to Chill Winter White Ale. Birdsong Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. We’ve got a brand new seasonal coming and we can’t wait to share it with you! Join us for the release of Dressed to Chill Winter White Ale with Tangerine and Spices on 1/23/19! Dressed to chill will be released on draft AND in cans at 3p!Balanced and refreshing, Dressed to Chill has pleasant aromas of tangerine with complimentary spice notes of cardamom, coriander, and clove. With an unbeatable depth of flavor, our latest White Ale is perfect for celebrations or just relaxing in your PJs.

 

  • Friday, January 24th. Small Batch Release: Blueberry Crumble A Nitro Cider. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. This month’s small batch is the Blueberry Crumble, a semi-sweet blueberry cider with vanilla, caramel, a touch of cinnamon and served on NITRO!Available in our taproom on draft only!

 

  • Friday, January 24th. Strataganza Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*Strataganza is a single-hopped lower-carb IPA featuring the amazing new hop variety Strata. 🤤 Strata offers an amazing complex aroma and flavor profile full of tropical and citrusy notes all in a lower-carb beer.

    The beer still has an ABV of 6% and full of hop character but comes in a reduced carb package for those trying to keep their carb count in check.

 

  • Saturday, January 25. 2020 Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 9 am-11 am. Purchase tickets here:
    https://shop.oldemeckbrew.com/collections/frontpage/products/barrel-aged-fat-boy-breakfast-ticket
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    Join us on Saturday, January 25th for our 6th Annual Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast! The event will start at 9am and run until 11am. This is one of OMB’s most fun and unique events, so you don’t want to miss this!

    This year’s batch of BA Fat Boy was aged for 2 months in Great Wagon Road Distilling’s Fat Boy Rúa barrels.

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    ** NEW FOR 2020 ** 3 new Barrel-Aged Fat Boy variants **

    – Fat Boy aged in Great Wagon Road Distillery’s Rúa Port Wine Barrels

    – Fat Boy aged in Muddy River’s Queen Charlotte’s 4yr Reserve Rum Barrels

    – Fat Boy aged in Doc Porter’s Bourbon Barrels

    *Available only on draft at OMB on the day of the event

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    TICKETS

    We will be mailing tickets to you this year. Please bring your ticket(s) with you on the of day of the event to gain entry. We will be checking everyone in by the main entrance.

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    $40 ticket includes:

    Admission
    One 22oz Bomber of BA Fat Boy
    OMB Snifter Glass with gold detail
    Pour of BA Fat Boy at event
    Buffet Breakfast (all you can eat)

    $50 ticket includes:

    Admission
    Two 22oz Bombers of BA Fat Boy
    OMB Snifter Glass with gold detail
    Pour of BA Fat Boy at event
    Buffet Breakfast (all you can eat)

    BA Fat Boy Buffet Breakfast Menu:

    Fat Boy Waffles and Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes (Attended) –
    Maple Lager Syrup and Candied Pecan Butter

    Freshly Cooked Eggs (Attended) –
    Scrambles or omelets your way! Cheese, peppers, onions, mushrooms, shredded cheddar, avocado, and spinach

    Freshly Sliced Fruits and Berries –
    Pineapple, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Strawberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries.
    Yogurt Dip and Nutella

    Cheese and Cured Meat Board –
    Assorted Meats and Cheese, Jams, spreads and freshly baked bread

    Freshly Baked Pastry Board –
    Blueberry Muffins, Croissant, Danish, Mini Eclairs, Cinnamon Buns, Fat Boy Biscuits

    Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Javesca Coffee and Decaf

 

  • Saturday, January 25th. 2019-ish Chili Cook-Off. The Unknown Brewing Company. 12 pm-4 pm. Tickets at eventbrite.com.There’s always tons of chili cook-offs, but only ONE that matters in the Queen City! (We meant to have it last year, but something came up).
    But January 25th, 2019-ish, 15 of Charlotte’s best amateur chefs battle for Chili supremacy!
    $10 gets you endless samples of Chili, then you vote for the fan-favorite! Paired with live music + special guest judges + vendors + a portion of proceeds going directly to Purple Heart Homes to assist our Veterans! I will be attending this event! If ya see me say hi!

Throwback Thursday: Highland Brewing Company Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

Originally posted on January 25th, 2014.

Brewer’s today use a vast array of ingredients to be many different types of beer, and more and more experimenting with new ingredients to brew with. One of my favorite ingredients to use in brewing a beer is coffee. Coffee is generally used in Porters and Stouts, and rarely used in IPA’s. Here is a local North Carolina beer, Highland Brewing Company (Asheville, NC) Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, which uses fresh fair trade/organic coffee beans from Black Mountain NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co. Thunderstruck pours a deep black color with a two and a half finger beige head that sticks around for a little while then forms thick ropes of lacing. I couldn’t see much light coming through the glass, but when held to the light the beer has a dark ruby color. I also found no signs of carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Thunderstruck is like a fresh cup/pot of coffee. There is a big roasted aroma that reminds of fresh coffee beans/grounds. There is also a slightly sweet scent. The taste on Thunderstruck is roasted like a nice cup of coffee with hints of faint sweetness and touches of bitterness. I found a nice hint of a chocolate note on the taste as well.  As this beer warms it beings to have less of a roasted taste and more of the sweetness comes through with more hints of bitterness. The mouthfeel is full with a nice richness and has a nice coffee-like finish with little roasted sweetness. The aftertaste is like finishing a semi-sweet cup of fresh coffee. I enjoyed this Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, so I am giving it A-. Highland Brewing really did a good job of brewing a solid coffee porter, and not some ‘coffee-like porters’. Thunderstruck has a good balance among the coffee flavors and the porter flavors and really shines through on the aroma and the taste. I would love to have this again, and I do highly recommend this Thunderstruck Coffee Porter. So go out and try Highland Brewing Company’s Thunderstruck Coffee Porter and see what you think of it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

The Beer News

Here are this week’s news and events happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!

  • Friday, January 17th. Citrus Pale Ale Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*

    Join us for a refreshing Pale Ale brewed with Citra hops, sitting at 5.10% ABV. This zesty brew was fermented on Valencia orange peel for the perfect combination of flavors.

 

  • Friday, January 17th. Apricot Head Rush Brett Beer. Triple C Brewing Company.  4 pm-10 pm. We took our base Brett beer and added a copious amount of apricots. We re-fermented the fruit in the base beer after primary foeder fermentation to extract the aromatics and flavors of the fruit. Apricots lend this beer a vibrant golden orange color and aromas of peach cobbler and preserves. The fruitiness of the nose is accompanied by undertones of wet oak along with a touch of barnyard and earthy funk.

 

  • Saturday, January 18th. Other Half Collab Can Release. Resident Culture Brewing Company. 12 pm-6 pm. A few weeks ago, we had the honor of hosting our friends at Other Half Brewing Company from Brooklyn for a double brew day.

    We’re celebrating these beautiful beers being ready with a bottle share patio party to kick things off, and Other Half Tap Takeover hitting the taproom, and releasing 4x new cans (2x OH collab cans).

    Super excited to share these tropical bombs with you, along with a few others.

    Doors open at Noon, NO NUMBERS.

 

  • Saturday, January 18th. Picobath: Yes Ma’am Brett IPA. Thirsty Nomad. 1 pm-10 pm. A fruit-forward, dry, and moderately bitter IPA. Brett IPAs predate and presage the juicy craze and stand out like a signpost on the road to more flavorful hop-forward beers. Fermented in a barrel, this was a fun experiment that we’ll likely never do again. All things must pass.

    As most of our experiments, quantities are extremely limited and only available at Thirsty Nomad’s taproom. These things go quick, get it while you can!

 

  • Sunday, January 19th. PTT x Resident Culture Brewing Tap Takeover! Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 12 pm-10:30 pm. We’re partnering up with our funky friends from Plaza Midwood for our first tap takeover in the new decade! This one is going to be pretty special as there are 2 special collaboration beers from Other Half Brewing that you don’t want to miss!

    // DA BEERS//

    > SLEEPING ON THE BLACKTOP – Collab with Other Half Brewing – Hazy Triple IPA // 9.5% ABV // DDH with our 2019 Citra, Simcoe, and the experimental variety HBC 692. A giant burst of fruit juice, sunshine, and cosmic vibes.
    > BEAUTY HAS IT HARD Collab with Other Half Brewing – Rustic Table Lager // 3.5% ABV // Hopped with aged hops and Mandarina Bavaria. Earthy, herbal, hay-like, bitter, and super dry & CRUSHABLE.
    > SECOND COMING – Hazy IPA // 6.5% ABV // Dry Hopped with three of the new crazy sexy cool hops: Strata, Sabro, and HBC692. Minty pineapple juice with hints of coconut and mango. A total standout and one of the more unique hop profiles to ever come out of our brewhouse.
    > RE-UP PILS – Kellerpils // 5% ABV // – Hopped with Summer and French Aramis. FYI Kellerpils is an unfiltered lager and is typically not lagered quite as long as others which results in the haze. Crisp and dry with a nice little hop bite.
    > DOUBLE UNIVERSE – Hazy Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // DDH with 100% 2019 Citra hops. Tropical Fruit notes & dank orange peel all up in your mouth hole.
    > EMERGENCY MEDITATION – Hazy Pale Ale // 5.8% ABV // Hopped w/ Strata, Vic Secret, & Mosaic Cryo

    > A surprise Hazy Double IPA will be the 7th keg to be put on!

Beer & Chips Pairing: Terra Chips Sweet Potato & 21st Amendment Brewing Monks Blood.

Beer & Chips Pairing is back with Terra Chips Sweet Potato & 21st Amendment Brewing Monks Blood, 8.3% ABV. Terra Chips are a dark orange color similar to the inside of a sweet potato with ridges giving off a salted sweet potato aroma. Taste is what you’d expect with a good amount of sweet potato sweetness with some salt with good a crunch. 21st Amendment Brewery Monks Blood has just the right amount of sweetness to go along with the sweetness of the Terra Chips. The beers’ sweet but strong flavor is muted a bit by the chips and the chips salty flavor is washed out by Monks Blood. Terra Chips Sweet Potato is average getting a C+ but paired with 21st Amendment Brewing Monks Blood this pairing is an A-. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Crafted Cocktail: TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey Carolina Sour

Here I have another monthly review of Crafted Cocktail: TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey Carolina Sour. TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey is distilled in Chapel Hill North Carolina and is 46% ABV distilled from one-hundred percent wheat. This is bottle contains one chip of vanilla oak which is one of the eight kinds of wood used to finish this whiskey. A Carolina Sour is a local spin of the Whiskey Sour cocktail, 1 1/2 oz TOPO Eight Oak Whiskey, 3/4 oz lemon juice, 3/4 oz lime juice, 3/4 oz simple syrup, a dash of Angostura Bitters and optional orange slice. Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until very cold. Pour into and rock glass over ice and if you prefer to garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. This Carolina Sour pours a light brown lemon-lime color with a fruity sour-sweet aroma with a citrus fruit flavor with a bit of a whiskey bitterness on the back of the tongue with a bitter citrus slight sour finish. You then get a lemon-lime aftertaste with a bit of a faint vanilla whiskey with a light mouthfeel. This is a nice take on a traditional Whiskey Sour with an interesting whiskey form North Carolina. I say that this TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey Carolina Sour is good I give this a B+. This whiskey flavor is muted in the other flavors and if it came through more this would get a higher grade but it’s was good and a bit refreshing. If you have these ingredients then this is one you should whip of and give it a try! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Kona Brewing Company Aloha Series Pipeline Porter

Originally posted on October 18th, 2013


Aloha! One ingredient used in beer that is enjoyed with or with being brewed into a beer is coffee beans. Coffee beans are used in IPA’s, Stouts, and Porters. The roasted taste of the beans goes well with the roasted malts use in most dark beers. But using them in IPA’s is a new thing and not used so much. This beer Kona Brewing Co.’s Aloha Series Pipeline Porter 5.4% ABV comes all the way from Kona, Hawaii. Pipeline uses one hundred percent Hawaiian Kona Coffee. Pipeline Porter pours a deep and rich black color with a three finger rocky beige head that stays very well and leave nice whiffs of lace behind. I found no light coming through the glass and very little amounts of carbonation bubbles due to the dark color. The aroma on this porter is like freshly roasted dark coffee beans and hints of dark malts. The taste on Pipeline Porter is rich a roasted with hints of semi sweetness that is a big chocolate flavor. I found the tiniest hint of bitterness but one it come it then went away. There is a hint of roasted malts there as well. This Kona Porter, taste like a nice cup of coffee with a hint of sweetness. The mouth feel is medium to almost heavy and is smooth to drink. Pipeline finishes bit roasty with hints of sweetness, and has a semi roasted coffee aftertaste. I enjoyed this Pipeline Porter. It does not over power you with coffee or roasted flavors and isn’t the slightest bitter from the coffee. So Kona Brewing Co.’s Aloha Series Pipeline Porter get an A here. I would defiantly have this Porter again. I recommend that you try this too if you have not yet. Cheers and mahalo! Please enjoy responsibly!

The Beer News

Here are this week’s news and events happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!

  • Wednesday, January 8th. Co-Pilot Release Amanda’s Wind Shear Witbier. Pilot Brewing. 2 pm-9 pm. Join us for the special release of Amanda’s Wind Shear Witbier, an unintentional test batch for a new big batch of witbier coming soon. Don’t miss this sneak peek and the chance to give Amanda a high-five!

 

  •  Wednesday, Perennial Tap Takeover! Protagonist. 3 pm-10 pm. Our friends at Perennial Artisan Ales are taking over our taps again for an awesome post-holiday lineup on Wednesday, January 8th. The lineup:

    Vanilla Abraxas – 11.5% – Additional Vanilla Beans added to our Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness

    Coffee Abraxas – 11.5% – Imperial Stout with Ancho Chilies, Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans and Dark Matter Coffee’s Pacas Vieja from Santo Petrona

    Honeydewdz – 8% – Honeydewdz is a DDH DIPA we brewed in collaboration with Resident Culture Brewing Company with honey supplied by the National Honey Board! Built around a sturdy malt bill of Golden Promise and Malted Oats, we threw some delicious MO Wildflower honey and NC Sourwood honey into the whirlpool with a heavy hand of Simcoe and finally dry-hopped twice with Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe Cyro

    Polite Nodding – 5.5% – Polite Nodding is our next “Hazy Lite” rolling out of the brewery. Each version displays a sturdy malt bill with rotating hop selections. This version is hopped with Ekuanot Cryo and Citra. Notes of citrus, honeydew, fresh-cut grass, and the dankness, with a cereal finish to balance. Reminds us of hot-boxing your car in the college parking lot right after breakfast

    Prism – 5.5% – This Prism utilizes the same simple grist and classic Belgian yeast strain, and is dry-hopped with German-grown Mandarina Bavaria and Spalt. This beer reminds us of peeling an orange by the pool in July, black pepper Wheathins, humid bike rides to the Botanical Gardens, and taking a shower after mowing the grass.

    Crowlers available while supplies last and rumor have it we may have a few bottles of the big guns available too. Don’t miss out!

 

  • Thursday, January 9th. Honey Pie IPA Release. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. It’s no secret that our Honey Pie Double IPA is often referred to as “Heaven in a glass.” In this limited release brew, a solid malt foundation is complemented by a generous amount of locally harvested honey from Cloister Honey, and you guessed it… HOPS! Our unique blend of hops will deliver you aromas of honeydew and grapefruit, and will have you pouring the second beer before you’ve finished the first!

    Join us for the release of Honey Pie Double IPA on Thursday, 1/9/20! CANS and draft will go on sale at 3pm and will be first come, first served.

    ***Limit will be once case per customer, this is subject to change based on availability.

 

  • Thursday, January 9th. Schwarzbier Release! Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte. 3:30 pm-10 pm. It’s time to join the dark side.

 

  • Friday, January 10th. Captain Peanut Butter’s Chocolate Revenge Release! NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*

    It’s back! Join us for a big, malty and smooth Imperial Porter, sitting at 9.2% ABV, which will be available on draft and in cans at both of our taproom locations. 🍺This Imperial Porter was brewed with a massive load of cocoa nibs to give dark chocolate notes, and roasted peanut butter to add a rich twist to this imposing dark beer. 🍫 🥜

    While you’re at our NE location, enjoy grub from TIN Kitchen. They’ll be joining us at 5 pm. 🌮

 

  • Friday, January 10th. Dark Days of Winter. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11 pm. It’s cold outside. Really cold. And dark. But hey, guess what? So is our beer. Escape the dreariness of January with some of the best dark beers on tap anywhere in Charlotte. This is a great 2 Night Event. No one ever said that the Dark Days of Winter can’t be filled with great beer and even better company, did they?

    Tap List
    Sierra Nevada Brewery, Asheville, NC Narwhal (2016) Imperial Stout
    Casita Something So Sincere Imperial Stout
    Hi-Wire Brewing 10W-40 Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout

 

  • Saturday, January 11th. Winter Warmer Festival. Lenny Boy Brewing Co. 11 am- 11 pm.  Our annual Winter Warmer Festival is Saturday, January 11th.

    We are releasing new beers and variants of your favorite classics 🍻

    We’ll have Free Smores for everyone to make by the fire and snack on while enjoying our new releases. We will also have a new soup on the menu that day to try out.

    And both of our Barrel-Aged Stout’s will be served with donut holes on Saturday 🍻

    NEW RELEASES:
    Vanilla Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout / we release this limited variant once a year. We blend a small batch of our seasonal Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout with Vanilla each year for Winter Warmer. 5.3% abv.

    Seven O Quad / a strong Belgian ale with a bready maltiness, red fruit flavors, and tons of seasonal spice notes. 11% abv

    Magellan / a spiced brown ale with notes of cinnamon and raisins. This beer will remind you of your favorite oatmeal cookie! 5% abv.

    Coffee & Vanilla Kombucha – this is a new blend using Pure Intentions Coffee. Our kombucha brewer is excited to use a specialty coffee blend made for us in this kombucha.

    Other Winter Warmer Beers that you must try:
    Crown Town Stout / a Horchata inspired Imperial Stout aged in Crown Royal barrels blended with cacao nibs, cinnamon, and vanilla. Enjoy this warm twist on a Latin American classic. 10% abv.

    Breakfast in Heaven / our annual bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout rested in Heaven Hills barrels and blended with Counter Culture coffee, Madagascar vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and lactose. 10% abv.

 

  • Saturday, January 11th. Co-Pilot Release: Chai Porter. Pilot Brewing. 11 am-10 pm. Join us for the release of a new Co-Pilot batch, Chai Porter! This American porter was brewed with chai spices with help from a recent Brewer for the Day winner!