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!
SEPTEMBER IS ALL ABOUT LAGERS & PILSNERS AT TAYLOR’S!
We’re are taking 20% off all Lagers & Pilsners for the entire month of September!
Here are some of the newest releases and craft beer arrivals to hit the shelves at Taylor’s Wine Shop!
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.
Fresh Squeezed IPA 6.4% ABV
A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle. This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of citra and mosaic hops. Don’t worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.
Black Butte Porter 5.2% ABV
This is the beer that started it all. A rich, creamy mouthfeel complements a layered depth, revealing distinctive chocolate and coffee notes. Full of flavor, yet easy to drink. Notes of rich chocolate and coffee, a luscious creaminess and a roasted finish.
21st Amendment Brewery
El Sully Mexican Style Lager 4.8% ABV
The sun was in our eyes and we did not get a good look, but you are closer to him right now than most will ever have the good fortune to be. Who is El Sully? Grab a can of this Mexican-Style lager, head to the nearest beach, even if it’s imagined, and perhaps he’ll come to you.
Lager of the Lakes 5% ABV
Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager Beer is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.
Hot Tub Scholarship Lager
A refreshing German-style helles lager, perfect for pairing with hot tub soaks. And 10% of the lager’s sales go to funding that same Jack Joyce Scholarship
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
HOP MADNESS® DOUBLE IPA – 8% ABV
Beware, drinker! Hop hysteria could happen to you! Especially after indulging in our dry-hopped Double IPA’s shockingly intense tropical aromas and hair-raising bitterness.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
LAKE ERIE MONSTER® IMPERIAL IPA – 9.1% ABV
Issue a small craft advisory: this South Bay Bessie-inspired brew launches an intense hop attack amid torrid tropical fruit flavors. Astonishingly full-bodied, with a leviathan load of American hops.
Mars Double India Pale Ale – 10.10% ABV
Released initially in August, 2014 as the first beer in the Bell’s Planets Series, Mars (The Bringer of War) is a double IPA with a complex hop character and a malty backbone. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, lemon, lime and pineapple are all present in both the aroma and flavor.
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. This IPA, liberally hopped with Loral, honors their intrepid overnight team.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
All Lagers & Pilsners are 20% Off for the entire month of September!
This is a great sale to take advantage of while we transition from Summer to Fall.
Traditionally, lagers have played a large role in signifying the end of the Summer season. This tradition is rooted in the brewing process of lagers dating back to the 19th century when refrigeration was nonexistent. Lagers brewed in warmer months would spoil because of the need for cooler temperatures to encourage fermentation of the lager yeast. To prevent this, brewers would ferment their lagers in the Winter months and then store them in cool caves during the Spring and Summer seasons. They would gradually drink from these stored casks throughout the warm months until the onset of fall. At this point, they would drain the barrels of the last remnants of beer so they could have a place to store the new batch for the upcoming Winter. This practice became synonymous with a celebration for the beginning of Fall. It is through this that the famous festival Oktoberfest was born. It is also how the lager style “Märzen” (meaning March, when the last lagers were brewed before spring) was made famous.
I decided to throw pilsners into the sale because they’re a type of lager! With origins in Bohemia (what we now call Czech Republic), the pilsner was created out of necessity. In the early 19th century, the Bohemians’ ales were being contaminated bynextraneous bacterias which meant a lot of spoiled beer was bring produced. Desperate for a solution, they learned the process of lagering from Josef Groll, a Bavarian brewer. The definitive ingredient that created a space just for pilsners outside of the standard category “lager” is the Saaz hops. This notable change is still present in the brewing process of pilsners today. Saaz hops are known for their aromatic properties: earthy, spicy, and floral. They also impart a lot of spice on the flavor of the beer, making the pilsner very different than any other style of lager.
Lagers to Try:
We have great examples of traditional style lagers that will get you excited for Fall:
Ayinger Brewery, Aying GER : Oktober Fest-Märzen available in 4 pack bottles $13.99 or singles $3.50
The Duck-Rabbit Brewery, Farmville NC : Märzen available in 6 pack bottles $11.99
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland VA : Vienna Lager available in 6 pack bottles $10.99
Pilsners to Try:
We have a few great traditional styles of pilsners in stock including:
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston NC : Park Day available in 6 pack cans $10.99
Raleigh Brewing, Raleigh NC : Moravian Rhapsody available in 6 pack cans $10.99
Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo MI : Lager of the Lakes available in 6 pack bottles $11.99
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