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!
NOVEMBER’S BOMBER BLOWOUT SALE!
We’re are taking 20% off all Bombers for the entire month of November!
Here are some of the newest releases and craft beer arrivals to hit the shelves at Taylor’s Wine Shop!
Highland's Cold Mountain Winter Ale
Winter Ale: 5.9% ABV – 28 IBU
Their spiced winter seasonal complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with a delicious mix of spices that vary from year to year as we search for the best vanilla, hazelnut, and other flavors. If you see it in the store, don’t wait!
Mother Earth's Silent Night
Stout: 9% ABV – 55 IBU
Invite friends, stoke the fire, and uncork a bottle of indulgence. Silent Night offers a coffee aroma and the taste of an exceptionally rich malty flavor. Robust yet smooth and black as coal, each sip is a delightful gift. Old man winter gave you just what you were hoping for.
Blake's Hard Cider Archimedes
Cider: 6.5% ABV – No IBU
A wise old owl lived in an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard, down below the peoples excited word, of a mythic cider and how merry that combination of vanilla and elderberry!
Southern Pines Brewing Holiday IPA
IPA: 7.4% ABV – 79 IBU
We’re kicking off the holiday season by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to select the most important of Christmas symbols. A Holiday IPA! Brewed with Simcoe and resinous Chinook hops, we added fresh spruce tips to the kettle, filling your senses with nostalgia from that favorite tree. Healthy additions of cranberries into the fermenter add a beautiful read hue and slight tartness that are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin.
Stone Brewing Enjoy By 12-25-17
IPA: 9.4% ABV – 100 IBU
For this version of Stone Enjoy By IPA we thought: “We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer?” By skipping a step and letting this devastatingly fresh, golden-hued double IPA go un filtered, the beer takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified. So though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep. Like the other IPAs in this series, this version is brewed specifically NOT to last.
Aviator Brewing Mezzanotte Porter
Porter: 5.4% ABV – No IBU
Mezzanotte combines the sweet Italian desert flavors of Cappuccino and Tiramisu to create an exciting flavor profile.
Big Boss Bad Penny
Brown Ale: 5.2% ABV – 25 IBU
This dark brown ale is slightly sweet with a caramel and dark fruit finish. A show case of fine English malts, floor malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate, and crystal malts to produce a complex, but easy drinking dark ale. Very reminescent of northern English ales.
Big Boss Blanco Diablo
Wit: 4.5% ABV – 16 IBU
A traditionally spiced wit, brewed with orange peel, coriander and fermented with a traditional Belgian wit yeast. It has a dry, thirst quenching finish.
Brown Ale: 6% ABV – 30 IBU
Brace yourself for a refreshingly tart snap. Tartastic’s lacto sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, sessionable sip. A refreshing sour ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of juicy lemon and ginger
Westbrook Dark Helmet
Schwarzbier: 5.9% ABV – 25 IBU
Dark Helmet is a German-style black lager (or Schwarzbier) brewed with 10% malted rye. Chocolate and Carafa malts give this beer its dark color and ludicrously smooth, roasty flavor. May the Schwarz be with you!
Service Compass Rose
IPA – IPA: 6.6% ABV – 56 IBU
Like a ship charging across friendly waters, this American IPA balances a medium-bodied malt presence with a bitterness that does not overpower. With its hop forward taste and refreshing citrus and floral notes, this is a brew for the high seas.
New Belgium Tartastic
Sour: 4.5% ABV – No IBU
Brace yourself for a refreshingly tart snap. Tartastic’s lacto sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, sessionable sip. A refreshing sour ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of juicy lemon and ginger.
Straight to Ale Monkeynaut
IPA: 7.25% ABV – 70 IBU
Albert. Able. Gordo. Miss Baker. Bonny. Goliath. Between 1948 and 1961 these primate pioneers and others bravely went where no man had ever gone before, paving the way for manned U.S. spaceflight. This hoppy little monkey of a beer is a tribute to those Simian heroes of yesteryear. It has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, a strong malt body and a crisp finish.
Evil Twin Pink Lemonade
IPA – IPA: 7% ABV – 70 IBU
A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop-cultural symbol of emancipation. Whatever the association we teamed up with good old Swedes, Henok and Karl of the fashionable Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old-fashioned memories. Perhaps you can taste the dishonesty, it’s all over your breath -it’s Lemonade.
Bells Black Note Stout
Stout: 10.8% ABV – 65 IBU
One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell’s history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso & dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout and bourbon aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.
WINTER WEATHER SEASONAL SELECTIONS
Winter weather is right around the corner and we have the perfect brews to get you in the mood. Stop in the shop and look for these “Seasonal Selections” or ask our new Craft Beer Manager, Johanna, and she will help you find them.
Our Winter Weather Seasonal Selections are a selection of craft beers that will get you and your taste buds into the holiday spirit. Our selection features brews from Deschutes Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Boulevard, Shiner, Victory Brewing, Southern Pines, Bells and more. We are bringing you the seasons hottest (or coldest, if you know what I mean) flavors in Wheats, Belgians, Lagers, Stouts and even IPAs.
WINTER WEATHER SEASONAL SELECTIONS SINGLES
We understand wanting to have your Christmas cookies and eat them too. We also understand not wanting to eat the whole plate, but maybe just a nibble. That’s why we decided to give you the gift of choice this Christmas season. Build your own six pack of any of our Winter Seasonal Selections and get the nibble you need, without the sugar rush.
Here are a few of the Winter Weather Seasonal Selections:
Jubelale (a Festive Winter Ale) 6.7% ABV
Cocoa, dried fruit, and toffee notes. A robust ale with a warming spice. Warm spiciness and tradition grace this bold, complex winter ale. The deep garnet color pairs perfectly with holiday celebrations. To celebrate the 30th bottling, for the first time ever, this year’s packaging features not one, but a series of custom snowflake themed illustrations.
N’Ice Chouffe 10% ABV
When the little animals in Fairyland hibernate, the Achouffe gnomes love to gather in their cottage. By the gentle firelight, they spend long evenings telling the best Ardennes stories while enjoying a delicious N’Ice CHOUFFE. Smooth and strong, with spicy notes of thyme and Curacao, this dark beer warms both hearts and atmospheres, making even the coldest winters joyful.
Snow & Tell (Oak Aged Scotch Ale) ABV 6.3%
A perfect winter beer for curling up by the fireplace, this malt blanket features prominent toffee and caramel notes with just a hint of smoked malt. A subtle spiciness is provided by hopping with Magnum, Chinook and Styrian Goldings.
Winter Cheers Wheat Ale ABV 6.7%
Winter weather may drive us indoors but cannot dampen our spirits when hearth, home and hops meet in jubilation. Hoisted high in its golden glory, Winter Cheers lives up to its name, fueling festive times and chasing winter’s chill. Glowing and glimmering, frothy and shimmering, our celebratory wheat ale features luscious fruity and spicy notes, making it a perfect brew to brighten spirits even on the deepest of nights.
Holiday Cheer 5.4% ABV
This old-world dunkelweizen is brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans, perfect for cracking open in front of a crackling fire.
Scaldis Noël (Bush de Noël) 12% ABV
This is a sweet beer with a pleasant flavour of hops. Indeed, for Bush de Noel, the brewer uses a traditional process which consists in placing hops flowers in the vats where the beer rests for four to six weeks by which time it will have reached full maturity, giving it a very distinctive taste.
Great Lakes Brewing
Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 5.4% ABV
Dark and roasty yet light and smooth as a fresh coat of snow, this Oatmeal Stout will kick your cabin fever and inspire you to toss another log on the fire.
The Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery
Märzen 4.6% ABV
The lightest of our German-style lagers with soft malt flavors taking the center stage here.
Great Lakes Brewery
Christmas Ale 7.5% ABV
Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors. A Yuletide’s worth of holiday spices and sweet honey to keep you a-wassailing all season long.
Jack's Hard Cider Co.
Fireside Cider 5% ABV
Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and vanilla, this hard cider is well balanced with our sweet and tart apples.
Winter Ale 5% ABV
An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Winter White is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Winter White is a beer for embracing winter.
King Winterbolt 7% ABV
Brewed with crystal and black malts, King Winterbolt is a full-bodied ale, rich and dark, at 7% ABV. Its malt sweetness is enhanced by spicy notes from generous hop additions of Sorachi Ace, East Kent Golding, and Cascade. King Winterbolt was brewed in Catawba’s production brewery in Morganton, NC.
OTHER RECENT ARRIVALS!
The Dissident – Sour: 10.5% ABV – 25 IBU
A distinctive Belgian-style brown ale. Fermented with wild yeast, we have to isolate this brew so as not to influence the others. Otherwise, we might have anarchy on our hands. So, here’s to solitary confinement.
Terrapin Brewing Co.
So Fresh & So Green, Green – IPA: 6.6% ABV – No IBU
So Fresh & So Green, Green features Styrian Golding hops, flown in overnight from Washington and added straight into our brew!
Cherry Stout – Stout: 7% ABV – No IBU
Tinted ruby-black, Cherry Stout gains its signature tartness from 100% Montmorency cherries grown in Michigan’s Traverse City region. Rather than doubling up on sweetness, this tart cherry varietal serves as a counterpoint to the warm, dark chocolate notes from the malt bill. Lightly hopped for balance, this stout is one of the cornerstones of our stout portfolio.
DuClaw Brewing Co.
Sweet Baby Jesus! – Porter: 6.2% ABV – 53 IBU
Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter with natural flavors. First brewed in 2011, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by strong notes of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter, and balanced by a subtle hop character and moderate 6.5% abv. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry and roasty with notes of chocolate, espresso and peanut butter so rich, you will exclaim its name!
Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout – Stout: 5.3% ABV – 30 IBU
Gansett’s limited-edition Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout is a custom blend of Narragansett’s bittersweet milk stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee makes for a delightful beer that is more Rhode Island than Roger Williams himself. Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites. With more than 100 years of shared heritage, the two local legends joined forces to celebrate the art of craft brewing and bring New England an emblematic brew that pays homage to their history. The full-bodied milk stout is enriched with the robust flavor of Autocrat Coffee to achieve an extraordinary taste experience. Brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin, Narragansett’s Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout delivers a flavorful, smooth, dark brew with notes of roasted barley, chocolate malt and rich crystal malt. The exacting touch of hops provides just the right amount of bitterness to balance the sweet notes of the malts and milk sugar.
Fortnight Call the Hops – IPA: 6% ABV – 68 IBU
This beer needs to be locked up. Wanted for the theft of prized Mosaic, Citra and the most valuable Amarillo hops from the Fortnight hop security vault as well as numerous other serious crimes against taste buds. On the run from the law, known to be armed to the teeth with flavor and has a tendency to jump out of refrigerators.
Fortnight has issued this warning: Be vigilant, be careful, Be warned!
A criminally delicious and juicy New England style IPA.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Dark Age Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout ABV 12%
Humanity’s path out of the Dark Age is one without end. This path carries us away from the mystical to the measurable, from the magical to the mathematical, and is a meticulous tale of progress from madness to method. Yet, we still find wonder in the magic, and extraordinary potential in the mystery. Out of this yearning for the old ways, Dark Age Imperial Stout emerges from the Whisky Barrel, its dark malt complexity and bold, yet balanced, sweetness softened by its mystical evolution in oak.
Southern Tier Brewing
BlackWater Series – Salted Caramel Imperial Stout ABV 10%
Dessert beer brewed with himalayan pink sea salt and notes of caramel. In the same vein as salted caramel chocolates and truffles, Southern Tier’s Salted Caramel stout is the perfect balance of sweet decadence and savory salt. Perfect alone, or enjoyed as a float.
Pacific Wonderland Lager 5.5% ABV
We’ve always believed the best way to respect tradition is to brew the unexpected. So when we set out to create a sessionable lager befitting of the Pacific Northwest, our sense of exploration led us to this dry-hopped wonder befitting of everyday adventure. Citrusy Tettnang Mandarina hops combine with the crisp, bright character of a traditional lager to deliver a beer that is truly refreshing, and undoubtedly worth sharing.
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
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