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Raleigh, NC — From the “Strange Cargo” series of oak aged ales Big Boss Brewing announces a trio of bottle releases.
Capturing the earthiness of brettanomyces, Brett Belle employs our Belgian ale, Hell’s Belle, as a catalyst to a dry funk finish. Approximately 120 days of conditioning in oak wine barrels gave way to a complete transformation to a distinctive barnyard flavor. 7% Alc By Vol
A new version of Prometheus Unbound we took our 8% stout base and aged it in oak bourbon barrels with cherries! Dark malt & chocolate notes blend with an added dimension of oak and Virginia bourbon melding together for it’s final presentation.
Our continuing sour offering, Saints & Sinners aged in oak foedres for six or more months. S&S is a Flanders inspired ale that captures a refreshing fruit and oak qualities of the vessel. Brewed with corn from Yates Mill, one of the oldest working stone mills in the country (established around 1756) is right here in Raleigh. 5% Alc By Vol
The indie, roots rockers’ free event is set for 6 to 10 p.m. at Trophy on Maywood, 656 Maywood Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 2.
The band is releasing a new music video shot with FuckBullshitCreateTruth and the brewery is releasing the “Pretty Money” Baltic Porter brew.
According to the event Facebook page, “this Baltic Porter displays a velvety mouthfeel with rich chocolate overtones and notes of coffee and hard caramel candies on the finish. Brewed with Durham malted Munich Light Malt and our house lager yeast.”
Band co-founder George Hage describes the “Pretty Money” video as a collection of footage inspired by old field recordings of individuals connected by the music.
X - 10 year anniversary ale brewed with a special yeast strain from the Belgian Ardennes region. This yeast provides a spicy , phenolic background to compliment the strength and bittersweet finish of this beer. Sales start at noon. 2 per person. First come first serve. Limited quantity available. Food trucks and local vendors here for your holiday shopping fun.Read More
Embrace all things LOCAL this holiday season at Raleigh Brewing's Annual Sip-N-Shop!
Local vendors will be at RBC from 12-5PM on December 10th with the perfect holiday gifts on display! Get something for someone you love or treat yourself!
RALEIGH, N.C. — A coveted location, adventurous bar food and a unique selection of beers is the recipe for Oak and Dagger, Raleigh's newest beerpub.
Oak & Dagger may seem like the new kids on the block, but the concept has been a dream for brewmaster Pete McCabe for almost 10 years! With around 15 original Oak & Dagger beers on draft at any given time, this is the place to try many different styles.
News & Observer Reports:
After eight years, Powers said they needed to make a change at Busy Bee Cafe with its extensive beer list. (Also closing after Jan. 1 is Busy Bee’s upstairs concept, Mash and Lauter.)
“We want to focus that energy on beer that we’re producing,” Powers said.
With that in mind, Powers said a bottling line has already arrived at Trophy Brewing Co.’s Maywood production facility, a canning line is arriving Friday and a 60-barrel fermentation tank is on its way.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/restaurants/article118478748.html#storylink=cpy
From N&O: Brice’s Brewing Company receives permit.
Craft brew lovers in this town have been logging miles to Raleigh for some time now to satisfy their cravings. But soon, they’ll be able to grab their homemade beer close to home.
The Garner Town Council unanimously voted to approve a special use permit for Brice’s Brewing Company at their council meeting Tuesday night. Expected to open this summer, Brice’s Brewing will become the first brewery in Garner. Other Triangle towns are also seeing craft breweries pop up in their towns as well. There was no opposition from council members. The few questions that were asked surrounded parking.
The brewery will be located on 1822 Garner Station Boulevard, off U.S. 401. The hours of operation will be Wednesday through Friday 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. They will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.It will have a tap room and a service area.
From INDYWEEk: Tucked on a side road between an Applebee’s and a Waffle House is a beer-lover’s multiplex at Raleigh Brewing Company. The twenty-barrel brewhouse and taproom are attached to a brewing supply store. Though that interior entices through the smell of sweet malt, an outdoor corral of picnic tables offers the best place to sit, sun, and sip on the brewery’s newest seasonal—a zippy blood orange wheat beer.
Originally known as the Big Squeeze, the draft took its name from a period of statewide economic hardship. Governor O. Max Gardner encouraged farmers to grow edible products, like corn and tomatoes, rather than the cash crops of cotton and tobacco. But when the bigger brewery Harpoon issued a shandy called the Big Squeeze, Raleigh Brewing reconsidered a name it had yet to trademark. The beer now goes by First Squeeze, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the original moniker.
From the News & Observer
Big Boss Brewing Co. was founded 10 years ago, but the building in which it is housed held five others before it showed up. The first tenant, Tomcat Brewing Co., opened 20 years ago in 1996. Founded by namesake Thom Tomlinson, Tomcat specialized in English-style beers bearing feline-inspired labels, such as Cougar Pale Ale, Bengal India Pale Ale and Lionheart Scottish Ale.
Though the young brewery ambitiously started distributing its beers in bottles and draft throughout the state, it closed its doors the next year. The mid-’90s saw breweries opening at record rates, but many would close around the turn of the century.
Pale Ale Brewery replaced Tomcat Brewing , but was just as short-lived. That brewery closed in 1999. Then Rock Creek Brewing had its turn. Though it would be many years before Big Boss Brewing set up shop, this is where Brad Wynn – the brewmaster at Big Boss – entered the picture. Rock Creek Brewing was founded in Virginia but also brewed under contract in Pennsylvania. Wynn was brewing beers for them on the weekends in Pennsylvania while he was working for another brewery in Virginia.
Winston-Salem, N.C. – The expanded and updated second edition of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries by Erik Lars Myers and Sarah H. Ficke is the most complete guide to the North Carolina craft beer scene. At the heart of the book are short profiles of 136 North Carolina breweries stretching from the mountains to the coast. From small nanobreweries to regional players, quirky brewpubs to polished production facilities, these authors provide the most comprehensive picture to date of North Carolina’s quickly evolving craft beer scene. The book contains each brewery’s story, told by the brewers themselves, as well as its history and the vision of its founders. A short historical overview of brewing in the state from the colonial period through Prohibition and to the present day, introductions to the brewing process and beer styles, and sidebars about hop farming, expansion breweries, and brewing in higher education combine to make this a reference for anyone interested in beer or beer tourism.
Going beyond the usual regional guidebook, the second edition also serves as an introduction for newcomers to the craft beer movement with a glossary of beer-related terms, a beer-styles reference section, and an introduction to craft beer and how it is made. Locals and tourists alike can use the brewery profiles to find locations, contact information, hours of operation, and tour times.
When Erik Lars Myers, president of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, wrote the first edition in 2012, profiling 45 breweries, his goal was to use the book to help North Carolina become an East Coast destination for beer. Four years later, North Carolina has exceeded expectations with its growing and thriving craft beer industry. North Carolina breweries have won more medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival than any other southern state. These breweries are leading the craft beer movement in the South and distributing their popular brews to other states. North Carolina now has roughly 10,000 jobs related to craft beer and the industry brings in an estimated $1.2 billion a year.
Now joined by his wife and fellow beer enthusiast, Sarah H. Ficke, Erik has taken on the challenge to expand North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries to cover the current market and legacy that North Carolina is creating. With more than triple the brewery profiles, the second edition seeks to encourage beer tourism throughout North Carolina.
ERIK LARS MYERS is the president of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild and the founder, CEO, and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough, NC.
SARAH H. FICKE received her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an assistant professor in the Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. In 2011, she put her academic research skills to work uncovering the history of brewing in the Tar Heel State for the first edition of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries. They live in Durham, NC.
JOHN F. BLAIR, PUBLISHER has been publishing books on the southeastern United States since 1954 and distributes books for nearly 35 independent presses, including Lookout Books, Hub City Press, and NewSouth Books. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this independent, family-owned company specializes in history, travel, folklore, biography, and fiction. Learn more at www.blairpub.com
Flying Saucer 16th Anniversary party 04/09 featuring these rare and one off beers
(328 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27601)
Sierra Nevada BA Rain Check
Lonerider 2013 Hangman
Foothills Jade IPA CASK w/Coconut, Ginger, and Meyer Lemon
Troegs Raspberry Gose
North Coast XVIII Barrel Aged Rye Old Rasputin
Victory 10 Year Alt
Terrapin Barrel Aged Peotch
Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast
Bell’s Deb’s Red Firkin
Unknown Awkward in Aukland
Oskar Blues Chaka Belgian Pale
Stone Xocoveza Charred
Anderson Valley Featherleggy Bulrusher
Big Boss Horsefly Sour
Wicked Weed S’Mores Stout
Sweetwater Imperial Stout
Green Flash Short Stack
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Boulevard Rye On Rye On Rye
Wicked Weed Amorous
Brooklyn Old Fashioned
Bell’s Oatmeal Stout
Among the hundreds of craft brewers at the World of Beer Festival Saturday was the Sheppard Brewing Lab, an NC State lab that brews its own beers. The Sheppard Brewing Lab attended the festival back in 2014, but the festival was different this year because they were licensed with an Alcohol Beverage Control permit.
“This February, we got our ABC permit,” said John Sheppard, a professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutritional Science. “So this year we are attending the festival as a licensed brewer.”
Sheppard also runs the NC State brewing program and the Sheppard Brewing Lab, located in Schaub Hall. “I got into brewing beer because as a chemical engineer, it has many aspects that are found in engineering principles,” Sheppard said. “Also, beer brewing has been the largest commercial application of biotechnology for the last 200 years or so.”
Follow this news and observer link for video of damage made to Boylan Bridge Brewpub.
The article goes on to state that building may be able to be saved.
“Construction crews will have to pull up the wooden deck patio above to fix the wall and install a new sprinkler line", he said. Rather than replace the wooden deck floor, Leager wants to leave it as concrete so he can potentially install a fireplace.
A new concrete floor would also allow Leager to enclose the patio in the winter, which could provide a huge boost to his business. He’d use glass – not plastic – to enclose it when it’s cold because plastic is harder to see through and sometimes has a strong smell, Leager said. He’d remove the panels on warm weather days.”