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
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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
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Crafted Newsletter #126 – Season’s Drinkings

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

New Bottles and Cans
Bell’s Venus
COAST HopArt (Can)
COAST Kolsch (Can)
Ballast Point Big Eye
Ballast Point Sculpin
Founders Big Lushious
Erdinger Schneeweise
Prairie Bomb!
Prairie Christmas Bomb!
Bell’s Java Stout
Stone Enjoy By 12/26
Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Stillwater Of Love & Regret
Upright Four
Upright Five
RJ Rockers First Snow
Sweetwater Festive Ale
Boulevard Dark Truth
Terrapin WnB Stout
Great Divide Hibernation Ale

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

Thanks to everyone who came out for our River Rat tap takeover, and a huge shout out to their brewmaster Drew for joining us!  We hope everyone had a blast tasting some special brews including their brand new My Morning Stout, created as the perfect start to your day.  Their Barrel Aged DIPA has also had time to calm down and is ready for your growlers!

Join us this upcoming Thursday, December 11th, from 5-7 PM for a winter seasonal tasting!  Breweries bring out a variety of styles to help stay warm during the colder months of the year.  Join us any time during the two hour window for a sampling of some of our favorite labels that are only available this time of year.

We’ve got another great tap takeover lined up for Friday, December 19th, withBoulevard 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 extra brews we’re trying to secure for the event.  This will be a great pre-Christmas event so bring in your guests to taste some new brews!

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 #125 – King Rat Cometh

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

New Bottles and Cans
COAST Dead Arm Pale Ale
COAST Say HEY Son
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout
Avery The Reverend
Green Flash Le Freak
Weyerbacher Tiny
Samuel Adams Merry Maker
Allagash Tiarna
Natty Greene’s Red Nose

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

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Now that everyone has (hopefully) had a break, it’s time to kick things back into high gear.  We’ve got several great tasting events coming up, so get ready to mark your calendars and make some plans for the upcoming holiday season.

Join us on Friday, December 5th, as we welcome Columbia’s River Rat Brewery to the store!  We’ve been huge fans of theirs since they opened and are excited to have them stop by.  Join us, their brewmaster, and their owner for a sample flight of what they’re brewing up.  We’ll have some really cool stuff on tap, including a barrel aged double IPA!

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 extra brews we’re trying to secure for the event.  This will be a great pre-Christmas event so bring in your guests to taste some new brews!

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 #124 – Happy Turkey Day!

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

New Bottles and Cans
Allagash Interlude 2014
Westbrook Udderly Stout
Sierra Nevada Barrel-aged Narwhal
Anchor Christmas Ale 2014
Harpoon UFO Gingerland
Highland Cold Mountain
Terrapin MooHoo
Brouwerij de Landtsheer Malheur 10
Lazy Magnolia Black Creek Stout
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

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

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our wet hopped ale tasting this past Thursday!  Several breweries took advantage of the recent hop harvest and brought out these delicious, hoppy creations.  Victory‘s Harvest Ale was one of the most popular of the evening with its unique hop profile and aroma.

Due to the holidays, there won’t be a tasting this upcoming Thursday.  Instead, join us on Friday, December 5th, from 5-7 PM as we welcome Columbia’s River Rat Brewery to the store! We’ve been huge fans of theirs since they opened and are excited to have them stop by.  Join us, their brewmaster, and their owner for a sample flight of what they’re brewing up.  We hope you’ll help us pack the house for this great South Carolina brewery!

With Thanksgiving this upcoming week, our hours for Thursday, November 27th, will be shorter than usual.  In case you need some last minute emergency beer, we’ll be open 11 AM – 3 PM.  The rest of the week will be unaffected, so stop in and see us!

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 #123 – Wet-hopped

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

New Bottles and Cans
Shmaltz He’Brew Gift Pack
Duvel Gift Set
Samuel Smith Gift Pack
Lindemans Lambic Pack
St Bernardus Abt 12 Magnum Edition 2014
Stone Double Bastard 3L
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
Harpoon Grateful Harvest
Harpoon Chocolate Stout
Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness
Stone Double Bastard
Stone Lukcy Basartd
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chocolate & Orange Peel
Bell’s Expedition Stout
Bell’s Christmas Ale
Bell’s Winter White Ale
Green Man Toad The Wet Hop Ale
Green Man Forester

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

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Movember / No Shave November tasting this past ThursdayHoly City‘s Chucktown Follicle Brown came out of the gate swinging, pleasing even the pickiest of drinkers.

Join us this upcoming Thursday, November 20th, from 5-7 PM for a wet hopped ale tasting!  We’ll have a selection of three great seasonal / limited release brews that all focus on one important ingredient – hops.  Wet hopped ales feature hops that have been picked off the bine and added to the brew kettle within 24 hours without drying the hops.  The goal is to keep as many of the oils and as much of the hop flavor as intact as possible.

This week brought us several special releases from Stone Brewing Co just in time for the cold weather.  Their newest twist on their Smoked Porter features chocolate and orange peel for a semisweet, citrus nuanced porter reminiscent of a chocolate orange ball.  Stone‘s Lukcy Basartd has also joined our shelves for the first time.  This special “Basartd” is a blend of their famous Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard, and Oaked Arrogant Bastard.

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 #122 – Earth, Wind, and Beer

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

New Bottles and Cans
Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Gueuze
Off Color Scurry
Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Wild
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout
Bell’s Cherry Stout
Southern Tier Choklat
Victory Harvest Ale
Victory Winter Cheers
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
The Unknown Over the Edge IPA
The Unknown Vehopciraptor
Sierra Nevada Estate
Anchor Winter Wheat
Uinta Baba Black Lager
Uinta Hop Nosh IPA
Uinta Trader Session IPA
Uinta Wyld Pale Ale
Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus

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

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our saison tasting this past Thursday!  This quickly growing style provides a lot of freedom for brewers to experiment.  The biggest surprise of the evening was Stillwater‘s dark saison, A Saison Darkly.  Roasted malts along with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, and Schisandra berries gave it qualities closer to a spiced stout.

Join us this upcoming Thursday, November 13th, from 5-7 PM for a No Shave November / Movember tasting!  Since both of these great causes are going on this month, we wanted to help bring some awareness to them.  Join us as we taste a selection of brews all picked for the glorious facial hair on each label.  If you’d like to learn more about either cause, please visit their websites at http://www.no-shave.org/and http://us.movember.com/ – both were created to help raise awareness for men’s health.

This week brought the arrival of Uinta Brewing, a new brewery for the Upstate to enjoy!  They’ve been brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah since the early 90s.  So far four of their labels have made their way into the Upstate, including two of their organic brews – Baba and Wyld.  Stop in and pick up a few cans and be on the look out for more arrivals from them in the future!

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