CRAFT BEERS & MICRO BREWS
We pride ourselves in seeking out those hard to get, limited, seasonal and special releases of the best craft beers and microbrews! Although we do carry several brews from local breweries, we also stock up on the tastiest beers from all over! We still carry domestics and imports for those of you who rather kick back with ol’ trusty. Don’t forget to browse our events for any upcoming beer tastings!
For the entire month of March we are taking an additional 20% off all bombers!
CHECK OUT THESE NEW ARRIVALS:
CONSECRATOR DOPPELBOCK ABV 8%
A traditional Doppelbock fermented with an old world yeast. Reddish brown in color with a mild hop profile, Consecrator is a well-balanced, full-bodied lager with hints of caramel and molasses in its smooth, malty finish after spending 3 months maturing in our fermentation tanks.
21st Amendment Brewery
Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA ABV 7%
Because sometimes, real fruit just makes things even more delicious. Blood Orange Brew Free! is brewed like our original west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA, but with an abundance of fresh blood orange puree and a twist of citrusy dry hops. Refreshingly different. As Abe would say, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Highland Brewing Co.
Daycation IPA AVB 4.9%
Sit back and relax or grab your pack and go – this IPA is up for anything. Lively and light-bodied, Daycation celebrates Mosaic®’s stone fruit and herbal notes, while El Dorado®, and Azacca®™ dry hop adds layers of bright citrus. Balanced by a varied malt profile, with enough bitterness to satisfy hop enthusiasts, this beer is crafted to bring you back for more.
Terrapin Brewing, Athens GA
The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA – ABV 6.7%
Available in 6 pack cans $12.99
So excited about the latest arrival from Terrapin! This blood orange IPA is the official beer of The Walking Dead released just in time for the start of season 7. It’s been known that the guys making The Walking Dead really appreciate local craft beer. Case stacks from Terrapin and other breweries in Georgia, the same place The Walking Dead was filmed, have made appearances in previous episodes of the show. Showing even more appreciation for the craft, Terrapin and the show’s creator Robert Kirkman partnered together to brew a beer TWD fans would love. With a ton of fresh hops and blood orange peel, this IPA is juicy and fresh. A great and easy to drink IPA, this beer was made to be enjoyed while watching the show. Pair it with braaaains!
Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids MI
All Day IPA Session IPA – ABV 4.7%
Available in 15 pack cans $22.99 and 19.2 0z cans $2.00
Well known for being huge players in the extreme beer game, Founder’s has produced beers with some of the biggest flavors and the highest ABV’s craft beer culture has seen. So it’s a little surprising to see them brew a light session ale. Session beers are beers that have ABV’s that will never exceed 5% so you can enjoy multiple in one “session.” Staying true to their “brewed for us” mantra, the guys at Founder’s wanted to make a beer that fit their busy lifestyles. They created their first and only session IPA to pack in as much flavor and complexity as any of their other beers but with more drinkability. All Day has big floral aromas and a clean citrus taste with a slight bitter finish that lingers on the tongue. Not heavy on the malts so it’s pretty thin bodied but that makes this IPA that much more easy to drink.
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
Hell or High Watermelon American Wheat Ale – ABV 4.9%
Available in 6 pack cans $10.99 and 15 pack cans $28.99
The famous seasonal from 21st Amendment is back at Taylor’s! It started out as a traditional wheat beer and then underwent a second fermentation process using fresh watermelons. You can smell the sweet watermelon when you open the can! It may seem like the fruit would be the star here, but don’t forget this is a wheat beer first. The watermelon dances underneath those warm malty flavors and lingers on your tongue rather than dominates the entire experience. Definitely a must have Spring and Summer beer.
TRIPLE C BREWING CO.
NEW! CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL STOUT (W/ MINT)
New Release! Brewed with German Pilsner, Special B, Chocolate Wheat and White Wheat for the grain bill and also added cacao nibs and salt at various times of the brew process along with MINT and beer then aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. So Yummy!
TRIPLE C BREWING CO.
CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL STOUT
It Back! Brewed with German Pilsner, Special B, Chocolate Wheat and White Wheat for the grain bill and also added cacao nibs and salt at various times of the brew process, and then aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. This one will not last!
TRIPLE C BREWING CO.
CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL STOUT W/ COCONUT
This will make you go Coconuts! Brewed with German Pilsner, Special B, Chocolate Wheat and White Wheat for the grain bill and also added cacao nibs and salt at various times of the brew process along with COCONUT and beer then aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.
BEAR REPUBLIC BREWING CO.
CAFE RACER 15 DOUBLE IPA – ABV 9.75%
Café Racer 15™ features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are complimented by a dry malt finish. The result is a high revving Double IPA that is loud and assertive, much like the rebellious street racers who inspired it. Never ride alone…
ALE SMITH BREWING
SPEEDWAY STOUT W/ COFFEE – ABV 12%
(Rated 100 Points – RateBeer) Speedway Stout is a HUGE Imperial Stout, with pounds and pounds of coffee added during conditioning for a little extra kick! This will definitely get you racing! Jet Black, with a toast-brown head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramelly flavors. Finishes with a nice fullness but dry enough not to be cloying. Velvety smooth texture. Clean and crisp, full-bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel a bit. Still, you won’t fool your taste buds — this beer is HUGE!
WICKED WEED BREWING CO.
TROPICMOST PASSIONFRUIT GOSE – ABV 3.4%
“Pronounced “GOH-zuh”, this style of beer is traditionally brewed with the heavy use of wheat and spiced with salt and coriander. The second rendition of our ‘Most Gose’ series incorporates these traditional ingredients with the addition of passionfruit for a fruity aroma and refreshingly salty finish.”
WICKED WEED BREWING
BARREL AGED FRENCH TOAST IMPERIAL STOUT
We don’t recommend trying to drink from a bottle covered in syrup. It’s difficult. Sticky, also. French Toast Imperial Stout has finally made its way into package. Bourbon Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout is a delicious testament to smoldering intensity. Prepare for the smooth vanilla, zesty cinnamon, and sweet maple syrup of the original to be epically enhanced by the finest Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. This sweet treat’s time in oak barrels has forged an entirely new creation. Taste this beauty after its bourbon-barrel transformation, and give in to sweet intensity.
FOUNDERS BREWING CO.
FROOTWOOD BARREL AGED CHERRY ALE – ABV 8%
They took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that have held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy stint, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness. The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.
BALLAST POINT BREWING
RED VELVET ON NITRO – ABV 5.5%
GOLDEN OATMEAL STOUT WITH BEETS AND CHOCOLATE – This stout takes the cake.
Our Red Velvet oatmeal stout is a mind-bending beer. Like the cake that inspired it, the deep red color comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma. The foamy head of the nitro pour is our “icing”, adding a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. But this liquid dessert still finishes like a beer – not sweet, but just as satisfying.
ANDI’S BEER CORNER
The craft/micro -brew world is always changing. Keep an eye on this section so see Andi’s most exciting and newest additions.
Just a reminder… For the entire month of March we are taking an additional 20% off all bombers! Bombers are 22 oz. singles commonly used by a brewery to showcase a special or limited release beer. Rather than committing to a 6 pack, bombers are a great way to try something new. Larger than a single 12 oz. beer, they are easily shared. Yet smaller than a 40 oz. beer, they can be enjoyed alone. Most people associate this larger bottle with heavier styles of beer like porters and stouts or something that has been barrel aged. Nowadays breweries are using bombers as a format for all styles of beer!
Now check out what in Andi’s Beer Corner this week:
Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo MI
Oberon Wheat Ale ABV 5.8%
Available in 6 pack bottles $11.99
March 27th was the official release day of Oberon, the summer seasonal from Bell’s Brewery. It was first brewed and released in the mid 90s and has since developed a huge following especially in Michigan, the brewery’s home state. Each year’s release date is a state holiday called Oberon Day with events starting at midnight. The biggest drive for such a positive reception, aside from the taste and quality of the beer, is to celebrate the end of a long Michigan winter and the beginning of a highly anticipated warm season. Everything about this beer evokes a summertime feel right down to its name and label. You might recognize the name Oberon as the Fairy King in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It was this character and play that provided inspiration to founder Larry Bell who played the part of Oberon in the 6th grade. Bell’s recipe for Oberon has been the same since its creation using their signature house yeast and wheat malt that give this ale a smooth mouthfeel. The
addition of hops give the beer a little spice that complement the citrus and fruit aromas.
Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem NC
Haven IPA ABV 7%
Available in 22 oz. bombers
This is the second beer in the rotating hop series “Craft Happiness,” an IPA project that’s rooted in defining happiness and exploring what it means to make people happy. The guys at Foothills were influenced by their love for what they do, for crafting happiness, when they decided to start this project. But this IPA series is about a lot more than just celebrating the happy community of people dedicated to craft beer, it also raises awareness of issues in our communities that can have a negative impact on happiness. Every IPA in the series will focus on a human, environmental, or animal issue and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of that beer will go to help each cause. March’s Haven is dedicated to animal rescue. Double dry hopped like Domicile, the first release in the Craft Happiness series, this American style IPA packs a big citrus aroma. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and a dry and bitter finish.
Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton DE
SeaQuench Session Sour Ale ABV 4.9%
Available in 6 pack cans $12.99
Another experimental fruit beer from Dogfish Head, this sour ale is killer. Sours have been blowing up in the craft community and brewers are listening. This particular one is perfect for someone who is not a huge fan of the funk of sours but would like to try something with a bite. Prior to the actual production of this session sour, Dogfish Head donated $70,000 in cash and $30,000 in gifts to the National Aquarium. This generous donation will help the Aquarium in their research on sand tiger and sandbar sharks in Chesapeake Bay and will also help to promote more sustainability in the seafood industry. The relationship created between the brewery and the Aquarium has led to the collaboration of this ale. A combination of three German styles in one, SeaQuench is a beautiful blend of traditional Kolsch, salty Gose brewed with black limes and sea salt, and a Berliner Weisse brewed with lime peel and juice. These three different beers were combined during fermentation and produced quite a complex session sour. Very light with a slight malt backbone, it has a big tart lime flavor with a hint of salt. Incredibly refreshing.
Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland OH
Grandes Lagos Mexican Lager ABV 5.4%
Available in 6 pack bottles
Inspired by Spring fever, this Mexican lager arrived just in time for this warm and sunny weather we have finally been getting. Hibiscus flowers were used in the brew to give this lager a fresh floral aroma and a tart finish. Flaked corn was used to impart a nice smooth texture. You can really taste and see on the label that the brewery was inspired by vacation. Great Lakes is known for hiding images in the labels of their beers. These images mainly reflect inspiration behind the beer. When you drink one of these beers look out for a roller coaster celebrating the Great
Lakes’ amusement parks, a souvenir from a lakeside attraction, hibiscus petals that are the star ingredient of the beer, and a lime peel that is the recommended garnish for this lager.
LAST WEEK IN ANDI’S BEER CORNER
Oud Beersel Brewery, Beersel Belgium
Oude Geuze Vieille Gueuze Ale ABV 6%
Available in 375 mL corked and caged bottles, $8.99
A classic and traditional Belgian style of beer, gueuzes are a combination of different ages of lambic ales. Lambics are a wheat style specific to an area of Belgium near Brussels called the Pajottenland region. They contain malted barley and unmalted wheat, giving them more body than traditional American and German styles. They are also made with aged and dried hops which carry little traditional hop flavor but rather act as a preservative. In the brewing process, lambic beers are left in open wooden barrels to encourage airborne wild yeast and bacteria specific to the region to thrive. Each batch is different due to this level of spontaneity of the fermentation process. This natural method is the most effective during cooler months of the year to ensure “bad” bacteria common during the hot seasons don’t influence the taste of the brew by making it too sour. Oude Geuze Vieille is a combination of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambic. Light sour aroma with fruity oak flavors and a carbonation that complements the dry finish. This ale has been called the sparkling wine of beer.
Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton DE
Flesh & Blood IPA India Pale Ale ABV 7.5%
Available in 6 pack cans, $16.99
Dogfish Head has been experimenting with fruit IPAs since 1996 when they made Aprihop, an IPA brewed with apricots. Since that release, they have been committed to brewing delicious IPAs with fresh ingredients. Flesh & Blood is one of their more elevated offerings. Besides the missing “minute” in the name, it’s their first IPA to be available in cans. It also has a hearty fresh citrus ingredient list. It’s brewed with lemon flesh, blood orange juice, oranges, and lemon peels. Their mission is to brew using only all natural ingredients consumers will understand and recognize. Labels like “brewed with natural ingredients” and “natural flavors added” will never be seen on any of their brews! You can guarantee a fresh IPA bursting with citrus aroma and flavor. They experimented with several different hop combinations to ensure the perfect one would complement the added fruit. Centennial and warrior hops work together to bring out the citrus and floral notes and give it an extra kick. Aromas of caramel malt and citrus combined with a medium carbonated body make this IPA drinkable for any occasion. It’s also now available year round!
Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg CA
The Pitchfork Pear Cider ABV 6%
Available in 4 pack bottles, $11.99
The small town of Healdsburg is well known for its wine. It houses three prime wine producing regions which is one of the major drives for tourism in and around the area. Historically however, this town was known for its apple orchards some of which still exist today. The Gravenstein apple was the most well known crop in the area and gave rise to a huge cider movement. Although cider has taken the backseat to the wine culture in recent years, a cider resurgence fueled by big players in the game have restored some of that old country nostalgia. And they’re pretty good at it. Father and son owned Sonoma Cider has become one of those major players. Resulting from generations of family cider making, these guys are pretty good at what they do. They thoughtfully source all of their fresh and organic ingredients, celebrating the countless varieties of apples. They also take a lot of risks in the process. With many different styles of ciders from traditional to a little more innovative all named after different tools, you can tell they are dedicated to their craft. The Pitchfork is one of their more traditional styles. It’s a pear cider meaning its foundation is apples and pears were added unlike a perry cider which is made exclusively of pears. The result is a nice refreshing cider with a creamy mouthfeel. The cider maintains its crispness from the apples. And like every other one of their ciders, it’s certified organic and gluten free!
Southern Pines Brewing, Southern Pines NC
Mamba Bajamba Sour Stout ABV 4.9%
Available in 4 pack 16 oz. cans, $15.99
A sour stout may seem like an odd and conflicting combination of flavors but oddly enough Mamba Bajamba executes this combination perfectly. Created by the comic lovers at Southern Pines, this sour stout is inspired by the mythology surrounding superheroes and their alter egos. On the packaging of the beer, Mamba Bajamba takes the form of a badass killer wielding a katana. The splattered blood on the can combined with Mamba Bajamba’s clothing is very reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.” She is the representation of the two bold sour and stout flavors, ego and alter ego. She began as a stout and then tart cherries turned her into a cold blooded killer! The superhero inspiration doesn’t stop there, it maintains its presence until the very end. With each sip you feel the sour tart cherry linger on your lips and the tip of your tongue. You would think you were drinking a sour until it hits you! Dark, warm, creamy chocolate coffee warms the back of your tongue and throat. You can feel both flavors working together to create a new drinking experience. We can’t vouch for this beer enough.
HERE IS A LIST OF THE BRANDS THAT YOU CAN ALMOST ALWAYS FIND IN OUR STORE:
Anderson Valley Brewing
Ace Cider House
Dog Fish Head
Triangle Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Sierra Nevada
Innis & Gunn
Mad River Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing