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!
~ FEBRUARY’S BREW SALE ~
We’re are taking 10% off select Valentine’s Brews the entire month of February!
YEAR OF THE DOG EVENT
SHOP WITH US ON FEBRUARY 16TH
February 16th is the Chinese New Year and 2018 is the year of the dog.
To celebrate we are donating 10% of all craft beer sales for the day to the Wake County Humane Society.
Here are some of the newest releases and craft beer arrivals to hit the shelves at Taylor’s Wine Shop!
Gizmo's Bee Keeper Honey Wheat Ale
Hey guys what’s all the buzzzzz about?”Gizmo Brew Works has stepped it up and canned their Beekeeper 🐝 Honey Wheat Ale. Don’t fret, no bees were harmed in the making of this brew. But man after one sip you want to thank the little buggers for making something so yummy. Oh, and the bees too I suppose.
Owl's Brew The Blondie and That's My Jam
Bringing in two new brews from a fantastic new company. Owl’s Brew creates something halfway between beer and other. The Blonde features a wheat malt with spices blended with black tea, citrus juices and agave nectar. That’s My Jam is a ambler ale blended with Darjeeling tea, hibiscus flower, lemon peel, fruit juices and agave nectar. Branch out this spring with something in between.
Ace Space Bloody Orange Craft Cider
This unfiltered addition of ACE is to honor the owner, Jeffrey House’s wife who played Brea Tonnika in the cantina scene in the original Star Wars. Her picture is featured on the bottleneck. This limited edition cider comes in a clear bottle so you can see the vivid orange hue. ACE Space Bloody Orange is out of this world!
Southern Pines Brewing Mosaic AF IPA
IPA: 7% ABV – 60 IBU
Bougieness in a glass, this is an on fleek New England IPA. This hazy and chewy beer is totes mcgotes a juicy lavish luxurious liquid of Epic proportions. It’s floral & dank & fruity & tropical with savage amounts of hops added to make this Lit IPA. The creamy texture feels like unicorn milk on your palette.
Oak & Dagger When Life Give You Hops Sour
Gluten Free Sour: 4.5% ABV
When Life Give You Hops – Gluten Free Sour: Brewed right here in Raleigh, this gluten free sour is a brand new release!
Oak & Dagger Coole Beans Coffee Brown Ale
Brown Ale: 6.3% ABV
Coffee Brown Ale with Oak City Roaster Burundi coffee.
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.
Jo’s Beer Blog
President’s Day is a day to celebrate all past and present Presidents and their love of beer!!read more
Join us for a very special craft brew dinner at Oak & Dagger Public House Brewery on March 8th from 7-9pm for a 5 course meal with beer pairings.read more
Each year, and over the course of centuries, trends that flow with each pour of beer vary as much as the common style of fashion.read more
It is a New Year and I resolved to make everyone’s first week of 2018 just a bit better by introducing my Top 5 Favorite Coffee Brews.read more
This week in Jo’s Beer Corner features the 12 Brews of Christmas! We will also have Craft beer bombers 20% off through the end of December!read more
Saturday December 9th is our Winter Wonderland and 12 Brews of Christmas Special Tasting Event with Food Truck Cuisine and Escazu Chocolates!read more
OTHER RECENT ARRIVALS!
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.
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.
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