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!
JUNE IS CRAFT WHEAT BEER MONTH!
TAKE 20% OFF WHEAT BEERS (Including Singles)!
Here are some of the newest releases and craft beer arrivals to hit the shelves at Taylor’s Wine Shop!
Stone Brewing Co.
Ghosthammer IPA – 6.7% ABV
A fermenting beer never slumbers. Consequently, there is always scattered activity tending our precious beers throughout the dark hours. In these late nights and wee hours that hallowed responsibility falls to the shoulders of the overnight Brew Crew. These brewing soloists brave the long nights, often alone, to do what needs to be done. Most areas of the brewery are dark or in shadows. Throughout the night the cellars resonate with the occasional knocking of expanding and contracting pipes. It can be a bit spooky to hear the brewery creak and groan as if possessed by a spirit randomly knocking about with a mallet. This IPA, liberally hopped with Loral, honors our intrepid overnight team by naming it after their mischievous poltergeist companion – the Ghost Hammer.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Fugli – 5.8% ABV
Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions twisted together with the blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic make for a tangy, juicy, zesty array of aroma and flavor. Salivation will instantly ensue with one sniff of this crushable brew (5.8% ABV, 60 IBUs) that was inspired by a Yuzu brew we made with some brewing friends in Japan.
Coronado Brewing & Surfside Foundation
CoastWise Session IPA – ABV 5%
A collaboration between Coronado brewing Company and the Surfrider Foundation, CoastWise is inspired by a shared love of the coastal lifestyle and a desire to protect the natural environment that inspires it.
Oarsman Ale – ABV 4%
Tart and refreshing, this sessionable, bright Wheat Ale exudes citrus and lemony aromas from Cascade hops and trades sour intensity for finesse. A perfect companion for any occasion, Oarsman Ale is a beer based in tradition, but with that distinctive Bell’s twist.
Coronado Brewing Co.
Orange Ave. Wit- ABV 5.2%
This So-Cal take on a traditional witbier honors Coronado’s main street, which is home to our brewpub and was once lined with orange trees. Bolstered by orange zest, coriander and orange blossom honey, it’s Belgium by way of Coronado. Expect a refreshing, light-bodied brew rife with citrus zing and a hint of earthy spice.
Radler Zitrone Lemon
This Zitrone Lemon is pale, yellow gold with an average white head with Pale citrus and lemon on the nose. This brew is zesty, light and definitely different with a bit of sweet lemon and honey in the background. This is a malt beverage specialty that pair perfectly with summer!
Southern Pines Brewing Co.
Off She Gose – ABV 5.5%
Off She Gose is a sweet, refreshing wheat beer that is contradicted by a sour, salty finish. Slamming doors, tears in your beers, and passive aggressiveness compliment the sour and salty spirit of this beer. The zesty citrus and silky wheat will remind you of the small victories that lead to the overall defeat. When its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn’t been real fun, the break up in a can you’ve been looking for is Off She Gose.
Wicked Weed Brewing
COOLCUMBER GOLDEN ALE – ABV 6%
Wicked Weed’s most popular summer beer is back!! Coolcumber Golden Ale! “Summer in Carolina is a time when days grow long, life slows down, and friends draw near. Gardens burst with brisk basil and fresh cucumbers, fireflies illuminate the night sky, and warm days leave us lounging late, our glasses brimming with golden nectar. Summer in the South is best served cool.”
Stiegl Radler Grapefruit
The Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit is a mix of Stiegl-Goldbräu and fruit juice that is invariably natural and has no artificial sweeteners added to it. The grapefruit juice lends this a naturally cloudy appearance and a tangy fruit flavor, creating a succulent and fruity taste sensation with a refreshing finish.
WICKED WEED BREWING
Fille de Ferme – ABV 4.1%
The changing seasons never cease to inspire those who grow, craft, and create. Looking towards spring, we source citrus fruits from the heart of winter and the first flowers after the frosts to herald the extension of the light. Spring stretches out before us, and our days grow longer, lending sunlight and joy to guide the work of our hands. Fille de Ferme is a foeder-rested, brettanomyces farmhouse ale. Fermented with honeysuckle and fresh orange zest, this lightly tart ale is their homage to the rustic spirit of old world Belgian-style farm beers.
WICKED WEED BREWING CO.
Devilwood – ABV 10%
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Ale
The demons of Devilwood strike without warning! Their run on barrel-aged Belgian beers continues. Devilwood is their Bedeviled Golden Ale aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Warming and complex, Devilwood reveals an enrapturing coconut flavor from bourbon barrels interacting with their Belgian yeast.
Great Lakes Brewing
Steady Rollin’ Session IPA – ABV 4.8%
Inspired by the Great Lakes region, their single hop Session IPA is brewed for days when you can only guess the time based on where the sun sits in the sky. A vibrant landscape of tropical, fruity Mosaic hop aromas and smooth sailing malt flavors.
DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWING
Vienna Lager – ABV 5.2%
Available in 24 pack Tall Boys (16 oz cans)
With its amber chestnut colored good looks and smooth malty finish, Vienna Lager was an obvious choice to put into package. 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. Mild, Toasted, Caramel.
Cigar City Brewing
Guayabera citra pale ale – ABV 5.5%
Bright berry, lime leaf and tangerine aromas and flavors imparted by our exclusive use of Citra hops are deftly balanced by an assertive bitterness and moderate breadiness from a simple malt bill. Infinitely quaffable but worthy of careful consideration.
STONE BREWING CO.
All IPA Mixed 12 Pack
This Special Release includes:
STONE HOP REVOLVER IPA: The aim of this experimental, hop-centric series is to demonstrate just how dramatically a single hop can impact a beer.
STONE DELICIOUS IPA: A citrusy IPA with Lemondrop & El Dorado Hops; Crafted to reduce gluten.
STONE PATASKALA RED X IPA: A massively dry-hopped deep crimson IPA (A redder shade of IPA).
STONE RUINATION DOUBLE IPA 2.0: A liquid peam to the glory of hop!
STRAIGHT TO ALE BREWERY
LILY FLAGG MILK STOUT – 5% ABV
Lily Flagg Milk Stout is named for Huntsville’s most famous quadruped. A prize cow owned by local plantation owner Samuel B. Moore, Lily Flagg was honored as one of the world’s best butterfat producers in 1892 at an exposition in Chicago. This dark, rich beer contains tons of roasted malt goodness, hints of chocolate and coffee and a creamy mouth feel from the addition of milk sugars during the brewing process.
VICTORY BREWING CO.
HOPDEVIL IPA – 6.7% ABV
Bold, spicy and Menacingly Delicious™, this American-hopped IPA offers an aromatic punch and follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish. Pine and citrus filled nose from the American hops. Malt sweetness in there as well. Drinkable hop juiciness is the key while remaining balanced with ample caramel presence. Pairs perfect with Cheddar cheese, BBQ ribs and grilled meats!
BLAKE'S HARD CIDER CO.
GRIZZLY PEAR – 5% ABV
Their first pear hard cider, Grizzly melds soft notes of pear & prickly pear cactus balanced with a sharp apple finish with a hint of elderflower. No bears were harmed in the making of this product.
We’re excited to announce that we are now an Untapp’d Verified Venue! For those of you who are not as familiar with or have not used Untapp’d, here’s a little bit of information:
Untapp’d is is a social community of cider, mead, and beer drinkers with an unlimited amount of information about different kinds of beer from all over the world. Users can check in to different locations, earn badges, and share the beers they are drinking. You can also build a wishlist of beers you’re excited about or simply view information about a beer you want to try. You can see what people around you are enjoying and you can see local events that are coming up that you would be interested in. You can also rate beers and review them through the site and see other ratings as well. As of early 2017, Untapp’d has reached 5 million users! It’s a great tool for people who would like to be more active in the craft beer community.
Right now, our beer menu is on our Untapp’d page as well as on the Ben’s Bottle Shop Facebook page. This list makes up our entire inventory! Beers are organized by style and then listed alphabetically by brewery. You can search within the menu if you are looking for something specific. This is a live list and will be updated consistently to best reflect what we have in stock at any time. The menu will also always have information on the current monthly sale we have going on at the top of the menu page. Separate menus will be posted before our tasting dates so you can see what we will be pouring! You will be able to view all of our Parking Lot Party dates and Beer Tasting events on our Untapp’d page as well. You can subscribe to us on Untapp’d and will be notified of any events, special release beers we have available, or any other important information we need to share with you!VIEW US ON UPTAPP’D
OTHER RECENT ARRIVALS!
BLAKE'S HARD CIDER CO.
THE TONIC, CUCUMBER & GINGER – 6.5% ABV
Refinement gets a refresh! The Tonic is our spring/summer seasonal that paris well with warm weather, sunshine, and everything outdoors. The crisp cucumber notes meld well with the fresh ginger we juiced and added in at the end of fermentation. The Tonic is being realeased this 2017 season for the first time in cans due to a high volume of requests.
Tröegs INDEPENDENT BREWING
JAVAHEAD STOUT – 7.5% ABV
JavaHead is like a day at Tröegs; it’s hard to tell where the coffee ends and the beer begins. This creamy oatmeal stout is infused with locally roasted, cold steeped coffee through our HopBack vessel releasing subtle hints of cocoa, roasted nuts and dark mocha.
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.
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.
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.”
Tröegs Independent Brewing
First Cut Mango IPA – 6.2% ABV
Each spring, hop growers dust off their pruning shears and trim the first shoots, bolstering the bines for a rich growing season. First Cut – a mouthful of silky Simcoe and a touch of mango – is a nod to this ritual, without which the world would be a less hoppy place.
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.
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!
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.
Now through June 30th – All craft wheat beers will be an additional 20% off including singles!
Wheat beers have maintained their popularity through their versatility and easy drinking characteristics. Although the category of wheat beer is broad, many styles that use more wheat than any other grain share a lot of similarities. Wheat beers are very light and refreshing with a nice smooth and silky mouthfeel that makes them great for warmer months. They have a mild aroma and flavor easily enhanced by spices and fruits to give them interesting complexity and depth without compromising that refreshing and clean nature.
The varieties of wheat beers are rooted in German and Belgian styles. A standard Belgian wheat beer will contain orange peel and coriander. Expect a spicy citrusy aroma and flavor. German wheat beers are a little more complex with sour and tart variations. Expect those same refreshing characteristics but aromas can vary between banana and clove to other fruits. Tart flavors result from the addition of lactic acid. This is true for the Gose style. Salt is often added to give a bite and heighten that thirst quenching aspect. There are many styles that fall under the umbrella of wheat beers and we have a fair amount in stock at Taylor’s!
Now check out some of the WHEAT BEERS brewing in Andi’s Beer Corner this Week:
GERMAN STYLE WHEAT BEERS:
LONERIDER BREWING, RALEIGH NC
Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen
Available in 6 pack cans $11.99
DESTIHL BREWING, NORMAL IL
Counter Clockweisse Berliner Weisse
Available in 4 pack cans $10.99
WESTBROOK BREWING, MT. PLEASANT SC
Available in 6 pack cans $13.99
BELGIAN STYLE WHEAT BEERS:
CIGAR CITY BREWING, TAMPA FL
Florida Cracker Witbier $11.99
Available in 6 pack cans
MOTHER EARTH BREWING, KINSTON NC
Weeping Willow Witbier
Available in 6 pack bottles $11.99
OSKAR BLUES BREWING, LONGMONT CO
Available in 6 pack cans $11.99
LESS TRADITIONAL STYLES:
BELL’S BREWING, KALAMAZOO MI
Oarsman Tart Pale Wheat Ale
Available in 6 pack cans $10.99
THE BRUERY, PLACENTIA CA
White Oak Wheatwine aged in Bourbon Barrels
Available in 750 mL bottles $17.99
TRIPLE C BREWING, CHARLOTTE NC
Kind of a Big Deal Imperial Honey Wheat Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels
22 oz Bobmers $17.99 – Available in 3 flavors (Ginger & Boysenberry, Strawberry, Cherry)
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