“We’ve seen a drop in revenue, and it’s gotten to the point where it’s less expensive to close than to stay open,” Leager said. “With that in mind, we won’t be closed forever, it’s just a reboot. We’ll open again when the weather turns.”Read More
Mike and Dave talk to some of the people in the North Carolina craft beer scene, Here we have Deutsche Beverage and Durty Bull Brewing.
A new brewery is coming to Raleigh. But don’t expect to pull up a seat at the bar any time soon because there won't be a taproom – at least for its first year.
A group of diverse beer industry enthusiasts have created 1323 R&D, which is experimenting with new recipes and ideas that will be hitting local bars in the next few weeks. The brewery is led by former Lonerider and White Street brewer Ian VanGundy and a group of five others who have worked with local distributor R.A. Jeffreys.
VanGundy has received many accolades in the brewing industry during his past two endeavors, including gold medals in the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and the U.S. Open Beer Championship. He was also recognized as one of the 30 under 30 brewers in the country back in 2013 by All About Beer Magazine.
“The team covers a few different demographics and diversities,” VanGundy says. “We’re not just a group of dudes looking for the next beer hype.”
Read more https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/10/20/former-white-street-head-brewer-starts-new-brewery.html
Kristie Nystedt, the first woman to own a brewery in North Carolina, is CEO of Raleigh Brewing Company and it's sister companies Atlantic Brew Supply, and ABS Commercial, also known as the NeighBREWhood. Raleigh Brewing's taproom is located on Royal Street in the Hillsborough Street district of Raleigh, NC. #TapTheCapital #ShopSmall #DineSmall #YesWeAreOpen
What started as a collaboration among new friends and has evolved into Brewery Bhavana – a unique restaurant in downtown Raleigh with craft beer, dim sum, flower shop and bookstore – is opening tonight.
Vansana Nolintha, one of the three owners, said Brewery Bhavana will open at 5 p.m. with limited seating in the dining room to allow the kitchen time to ease into its menu of dim sum.
But, he said, the taproom is ready to go and will serve almost all of the beers created by owner and brewmaster Patrick Woodson. There also will be beers from Triangle breweries Trophy Brewing, Fullsteam Brewery and Ponysaurus Brewing.
“We’re excited, we’re nervous, all the feelings,” he said. “It’s an important, meaningful project for us.”
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/restaurants/article141452154.html#storylink=cpy
David Tingen is a Raleigh original. Tingen grew up in the Oakwood neighborhood and occupied his younger days by collecting antique beer and soda bottles. Fascinated by the brand logos, decorations and variety of colors of these unearthed treasures, he was later able to piece together stories of businesses gone by. Now at 74 years of age he has compiled what he has found into a bottle collectors reference book with photographs, vintage ads and other documents from that period.
Tingen learned a lot about brewing and distribution business as it was prior to prohibition laws set came to be in 1908 North Carolina. This is several years before the 18th Amendment created a Federal ban on all alcohol sales and production in 1920. Tingen explains that “Most beer in North Carolina came from Baltimore and Philadelphia and as technology progressed more beer came out of the Midwest.” The brewers in larger East coast cities had the advantage in both brewing and distribution. “Because of the warmer climate, the brewing industry in North Carolina became a winter time industry. But a lot of the Northern breweries in the 1880s developed artificial refrigeration to the point where they could pack rail cars with enough ice to bring barrels of beer into the Carolinas.”
While Tingen found bottles from all over the U.S., there was one beer maker that came up more often than others and that was Robert Portner of Alexandria, Virginia. “At one time Portner was sending 15-17 refrigerated rail cars per week into the Carolina’s and Georgia. He had an outlet of some type in every town in North Carolina that had a reasonable population. Either as a branch operation, an authorized bottler or a secondary handler that worked in conjunction with the local bottler.”
“Up until 1890 the revenue rules did not allow bottling directly from the tanks. The beer had to be put into kegs. Taxed per keg or per “barrel.” They went out, either across the street, to a bottling house owned by the brewery, or they went on a buggy or a train to wherever, to the local bottling house.”
Over a period of time there were six different bottlers of beer or soda here in Raleigh says Tingen: “There was one major bottler here in Raleigh that was under contract to Robert Portner and he had broad distribution that covered a multi county area. His name was Thomas Jones and his operation was located in downtown Raleigh and bottled Robert Portner’s beers for a number of years.”
While the proliferation of local brewers in the United States was way over 4,000 before prohibition began, Raleigh would never get a brewery started according to Tingen: “There was a charter formed for a brewery in Raleigh in 1902 but the prohibition and anti-saloon league advocates were so strong in Raleigh that they just bailed out and never pursued the brewery.”
David Tingen’s book North Carolina Brewers and Bottles 1774-1908 is available at raleighbottleclub.org
David Rogers works at Big Boss Brewing in Raleigh and tweets about beer, coffee and Star Wars at @craftbeernc
More on thier Facebookpage: https://www.facebook.com/masonjarlagers/
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