Crafted Newsletter #133 – Happy National Beer Can Day!

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
Highland Devil’s Britches
COAST Brewing Pilsner
Doc’s Dry Hopped Apple Cider
Red Hare Cotton Tail Pale Ale
Windy Hill Strawberry Pippin
Highland 20th Anniversary Weizenbock
Green Man The Dweller
Harpoon The Long Thaw
Big Boss Aces & Ates
Natty Greene’s Old Town Brown
Radeberger Pilsner
Stillwater Night Vision

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

Thanks to everyone who came out last night for our Oskar Blues tap takeover!  We were blown away by the turnout and everyone’s patience and generosity.  We’d also like to give a special thanks to Brent from Oskar Blues for helping us run such a fun event.  If you missed out, don’t worry because you’ll definitely see Oskar Blues for another event in the future.  Thanks again for helping kick off 2015 with a bang!!

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Join us this upcoming Thursday, January 29th, from 5-7 PM for a tasting featuring Brouwerij St. Bernardus.  This classic Belgian brewery is best known for their Abt 12 Quadrupel which was actually one of the original recipes for the world famous Westvleteren 12.  Stop in any time during the two hour window for a taste of the Abt 12 as well as several of their other Belgian ales.

With today being National Beer Can Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to Red Hare Brewing from Marietta, Georgia!  Red Hare cans all of their year round offerings and just added another brew to the lineup – Cotton Tail Pale Ale.  Previously a seasonal, Cotton Tail features Zythos hops for light citrus and floral notes.  This 5.5% ABV ale is flavorful and refreshing, perfect for a lazy day around the house or while out on an adventure.

If you’ve got a kegerator at home and you’ve found yourself hunting to get your CO2 refilled, we’ve got great news.  You can now stop in and we’ll trade out CO2 canisters with you.  At this time, we’re only exchanging 5 pound cylinders but might have more options in the future.  We can also help out with your keg needs, so drop in and let us know how we can help!

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!  If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
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Crafted Newsletter #132 – CAN you dig it?!

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Schwarzes
Crooked Stave Table Beer
Left Hand Oak Aged Wake Up Dead
New Belgium Portage
New Belgium Slow Ride
River Rat Winter Warmer
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Ballast Point Longfin Lager

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Barleywine tasting this past Thursdayevening!  We’d also like to give a special thanks to Adam from Firebirds on Woodruff who brought some delicious appetizers to taste as well.  Uinta‘s Cockeyed Cooper proved to be one of the most popular offerings of the night due how well the bourbon barrel aging balanced out the sweetness.

Join us this upcoming Friday, January 23rd, from 5-7 PM for our Oskar Blues tap takeover!  We’ll be joined by Brent from the brewery to talk about all of the great things they’ve got brewing up in Brevard, NC for 2015.  Fan favorites G’Knight and Ten FIDY will be on tap along with their new Pinner Throwback IPA and Christmas Old Chub with cocoa nibs and spruce tips.  We’ll have glassware to give away with your growler fills, too.  This is one event you definitely won’t want to miss!

If you’ve got a kegerator at home and you’ve found yourself hunting to get your CO2 refilled, we’ve got great news.  You can now stop in and we’ll trade out CO2 canisters with you.  At this time, we’re only exchanging 5 pound cylinders but might have more options in the future.  We can also help out with your keg needs, so drop in and let us know how we can help!

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!  If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook.com/Craftedbeer

Crafted Newsletter #131 – Barleywines

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Dogfish Head Raison d’Extra
Terrapin Turtleneck
Foothills Stout
Ace Honey Apple Cider
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
Brewdog Cocoa Psycho
New Belgium Trippel
Founders Imperial Stout
Founders Black Rye
Crooked Stave St Bretta (Autumn)
Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer
Boulevard Smokestack Sampler Pack

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Stout and Porter tasting this past Thursdayevening!  We had fun (re)introducing everyone to some of our regional favorites. Thomas Creek’s Coffee Oatmeal Stout and Unknown’s Silverback Stout were the two big standouts with their fantastic aromas and drinkability.  We’ve got plenty more great options to help you stay warm!

Join us this upcoming Thursday, January 15th, from 5-7 PM for a free tasting featuring Barleywines.  In another effort to help people stay warm during the transition months, we wanted to highlight this big and bold style.  Barleywines are often characterized by their higher alcohol content and the accompanying sweetness.  We’ll have some of our favorites on hand and we can’t wait to share with them everyone.

You’ll want to mark your calendar for our Oskar Blues tap takeover on January 23rd! We’re still finalizing kegs, but expect to see fan favorites like Ten Fidy and G’Knight along with a few specialties.  We’ll have a rep from the brewery here to talk about everything they’ve got brewing up, and we’ll have some swag on hand to give out.

If you’re a fan of Founders then you’ll want to stop in and grab a few bottles of their returning Black Rye.  This Black Rye ale is a trailblazer for the Black IPA style that is slowly becoming more popular today.  Founders hasn’t brewed this one for several years and they’ve picked the perfect time for its return.

If you’ve got a kegerator at home and you’ve found yourself hunting to get your CO2 refilled, we’ve got great news.  You can now stop in and we’ll trade out CO2 canisters with you.  At this time, we’re only exchanging 5 pound cylinders but might have more options in the future.  We can also help out with your keg needs, so drop in and let us know how we can help!

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!  If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook.com/Craftedbeer

Crafted Newsletter #130 – Hello 2015!

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Unknown Brewing Silverback Stout

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

We hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year and that you’re all ready to kick off 2015 with a bang! We’re working on lining up as many awesome events as we possibly can, so be on the lookout for what’s to come.

Tastings resume this upcoming Thursday, January 8th, from 5-7 PM with a selection of Stouts and Porters. We’ve still got a little time to spend with the cold air, so we’ll have some of our favorite offerings to help knock the chill off of your bones. Like always, our tastings are completely free so invite your friends and stop in to sample some great brews!

You’ll want to mark your calendar for our Oskar Blues tap takeover on January 23rd! We’re still finalizing kegs, but expect to see fan favorites like Ten Fidy and G’Knight along with a few specialties. We’ll have a rep from the brewery here to talk about everything they’ve got brewing up, and we’ll have some swag on hand to give out.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future. If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it! Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more! If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook.com/Craftedbeer

Crafted Newsletter #129 – Happy New Year

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Sweetwater Spinnerbait
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad
Conquest Brutus
Benford Smoked Hickory Brown
Benford Irish Honey Ale
Benford O’scoo Oyster Stout
Benford Southern Tater
Benford World’s Problem Solver

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and you’re all gearing up for a safe and fun New Year’s Eve.  We’ll be open normal hours every day except for New Year’s Day when we’ll be open from 1 PM to 5 PM.

We wanted to give a huge thanks to the generosity of the community and our customers.  If it wasn’t for all of you, our 2014 wouldn’t have been as great as it was.  We can’t wait to provide everyone with more fantastic beer and events in 2015 and onward!

Due to both Christmas and New Year’s falling on Thursdays, our tastings will resume on January 8th.  You’ll also want to mark your calendar for our Oskar Blues tap takeover on January 23rd!  We’re still finalizing kegs, but expect to see fan favorites like Ten Fidy and G’Knight along with a few specialties.  We’ll have a rep from the brewery here to talk about everything they’ve got brewing up, and we’ll have some swag on hand to give out.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!  If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook.com/Craftedbeer

Crafted Newsletter #128 – Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Westbrook 4th Anniversary Chocolate Coconut Almond Imperial Stout
Stone Master of Disguise
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean
Ommegang and Boulevard Spiced Saison Collaboration
Ommegang Tripel Perfection
Uinta Crockeyed Cooper
Dogfish Head Olde School
Dogfish Head Beer Thousand

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

Thanks to everyone who made our Ommegang and Boulevard tap takeover a huge success!  We’d also like to give a special thank you to Michael from Duvel USA who took the time to join us for the event.  We had a blast sharing some of our favorites from these great breweries with everyone.  If you’d like to explore these breweries further, we’ve got a great selection of each with even more to come in 2015.  This was our last tasting for 2014, but we’ll come back swinging next year.

As we roll into the week of Christmas, we wanted to let everyone know about a few holiday hour changes.  On Christmas Eve, we’ll be open from 11 AM until 5 PM – just enough time for any of your last minute needs.  We’ll be closed Christmas day and will resume our normal hours the day after.

Westbrook‘s 4th Anniversary beer arrived at the tail end of this week and it’s poised to be another winner.  This year, they’ve taken a 10% Imperial Stout and aged it on toasted coconuts, roasted almonds, and vanilla beans, to create the perfect dessert in a bottle.  If you’ve kept up with past Westbrook releases like this one you know it won’t last long, so you’ll want to pick it up as soon as possible.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!  If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,
Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook.com/Craftedbeer

Crafted Newsletter #127 – Duvel USA Takeover

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

New Bottles and Cans
Dogfish Head Piercing Pils
Dogfish Head American Beauty
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Imperial Stout
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
Off Color Dinosmores
Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Single Hop Simcoe
Victory Hop Ranch
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus
Corsendonk Christmas Ale
Warwick Valley Doc’s Draft Cranberry Cider
Avery The Czar
Avery duganA
Weyerbacher Quad
Harpoon Black Forest Cherry Chocolate Stout
Sierra Nevada Harvest #5 – Neomexicanus
Stillwater Lower Dens Remastered with Brett
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

For our current list of kegs on tap, please click here.

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Christmas tasting this past Thursday!  We hope everyone enjoyed the wide range of styles from winter warmers all the way to old ales.  Great Divide‘s Hibernation Ale gained several new fans thanks to its malty richness and dry-hopped finish.

We’ve got another great tap takeover lined up for Friday, December 19th, with Boulevard and more of the incredible Duvel family!  Join us from 5-7 PM that evening as we taste a lineup of Boulevard as well as a few of the Ommegang Game of Thrones brews.  This will be a great pre-Christmas event so bring in your guests to taste some new brews!

If you’ve ever asked us for IPA recommendations, you’ve probably heard us say Dogfish Head 75 Minute several times.  This occasional rarity is a blend of 60 and 90 Minute with maple syrup that is then bottle conditioned.  Dogfish Head also dry hops 75 Minute with whole-leaf Cascade to help create this complex but velvety smooth treat.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!  If you’d like daily updates and information about kegs as they’re tapped, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook.com/Craftedbeer