Monthly Archives: May 2013

Crafted Newsletter #46 – Railhouse Brewery

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

New Bottles and Cans
Westbrook Mexican Cake
Westbrook Bearded Farmer #3 “Thomas”
Coast Simcoe Pale Ale
Chimay Tripel (11.3oz)
Terrapin Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison
Anchor Summer Beer
New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek
Widmer Hopside Down
Widmer Alchemy Ale
Southern Tier Gemini
Southern Tier Oak Aged Back Burner
Railhouse Mastiff Stout
Railhouse Pale Ale
Railhouse Ka-Bar Brown

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
RJ Rockers Son of a Peach
Dogfish Head Rhizing Bines
Thomas Creek Vanilla Cream
Great Divide Nomad
Westbrook Bearded Farmer #3 “Thomas”
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold
Bell’s Two Hearted
Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout
Anderson Valley Boont Amber
Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA tasting!  We found some distinct flavor differences between the two even though the recipe hasn’t changed, so we thought everyone would enjoy a chance to find out for themselves.  Opinions on which was better seemed to be split 50/50, depending on if people liked more citrus or more maltiness.

Our free tasting this upcoming Wednesday, May 29th, from 5-7PM will feature our new arrivals from Railhouse Brewery.  They’re a small brewery from Aberdeen, North Carolina, and we thought this would be a good way to introduce everyone to them.  They have a few more labels that we didn’t bring in this week, but if everyone enjoys what they’ve got to show then we’ll have to bring them in sooner rather than later.  Join us any time during that two hour window to get a sample of their Mastiff Oatmeal Stout, Ka-Bar Brown, and Pale Ale.  We can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks!

We’ll be open normal hours this Memorial Day weekend.  If you need some last minute beer for your cookout on Monday, or for whatever other reason, be sure to drop in.  Just in case you’ve forgotten, this means we’ll be open 1PM – 5PM on Sunday and 11AM – 9PM on Monday.

This week marked the return of Westbrook Mexican Cake.  We’re down to the wire with our shipment, and only have a bottle or two remaining.  If you wanted a chance to try this anniversary Imperial Stout brewed with habanero, you’ll want to come in immediately.  This stout is making huge waves amongst stout fans, and in the beer trading community.

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!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store

Crafted Newsletter #45 – Chocolate Orange IPA

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

New Bottles and Cans
Bell’s Oberon party can
Sweetwater Blue
Brasserie du Bocq Blanche de Namur
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest
Samuel Smith Organic Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Organic Apple Cider
Southern Tier Live
Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA
Southern Tier Choklat

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Stone IPA
Thomas Creek Vanilla Cream
RJ Rockers Fish Paralyzer
Westbrook New Rye Pale Ale
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale
River Dog IPA
Evil Twin Biscotti Break
Anderson Valley Boont Amber
Thomas Creek River Falls Red

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our American Craft Beer Week tasting this Friday where we featured a selection of South Carolina brews.  We had a lot of fun bringing breweries from all over the state to our taps.  Our state is already going strong, and is only going to keep getting better as all of these new breweries continue to pop up.

Join us this upcoming Friday, May 24th, from 5-7PM for a tasting event featuring the new Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA!  They’ve finally brought this fan favorite from kegs to bottles, and we’re going to see how the two of them compare.  With every growler fill or 4-pack purchase, you’ll also secure yourself a Thomas Creek pint glass while supplies last.

This week brought us a small portion of Bell’s Oberon party cans.  We had a few of the Two Hearted party cans when they released a few months ago, and they sold extremely quickly.  If you’re looking for one of these for your weekend getaway, or maybe for a small party, you’ll want to consider getting it sooner than later.  They’re 1.3 gallons, and perfect for a group of people to share and enjoy.

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!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store

Crafted Newsletter #44 – American Craft Beer Week

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

New Bottles and Cans
Doc’s Pear Cider
Victory Summer Love
New Belgium Rolle Bolle
Lakefront Wisconsinite
Flying Dog Underdog
Sierra Nevada Torpedo can
Victory Hop Wallop
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
River Dog American Red
River Dog El Dorado Pale Ale

Thanks to everyone who came out for our River Dog tap takeover yesterday!  You all really blew this one out of the water and made it a huge success.  There isn’t much left in any of their kegs, so you’ll have to come in soon if you’d like to try one or get a refill.  We would also like to extend a special thank you to the owner, Josh, and their distributor, Jason, for taking time out of their schedules to be here for it so you could all know the brewery and their beer a little better.

This upcoming week is American Craft Beer Week, so we’re going to take this opportunity to have a tasting of South Carolina beer on Friday, May 17th.  Come join us from 5-7PM as we taste a selection of local favorites, and maybe a hidden gem or two you might not have tried before.

We’ll be tapping a lot of new kegs throughout the weekend thanks to the huge success of our tap takeover.  Be on the lookout for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and our website.  We didn’t want to let it delay our newsletter since we still have new arrivals here as well.

This week marked the arrival of a few more summer seasonals, as well as Sierra Nevada Torpedo in cans.  As the weather continues to warm up, we’ll be picking up more cans for your outdoors needs.  More and more breweries are starting to can, and we want you to be able to enjoy some of their creations wherever you are.

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!

Thanks again,
Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
http://www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store

Crafted Newsletter #43 – River Dog Tap Takeover

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

New Bottles and Cans
Lindeman’s Cuvee Rene Gueuze
Stevens Point Raspberry Saison
Great Divide Heyday
Great Divide 19th Anniversary Ale
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout
Avery Karma
Ballast Point Sculpin (12oz)
Red Brick Black-Eye Rye
Red Brick Hoplanta
Red Brick Laughing Skull
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Shmaltz He’Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale
Ommegang Hennepin
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Bell’s Oberon
Allagash White
Anchor Zymaster Flying Cloud Stout
Sweetwater Road Trip

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Saison tasting!  We hope everyone had as much fun as we did, and enjoyed the further introduction into spring beers.  Ommegang’s Hennepin seemed to be one of the big standouts, and we hope that’ll introduce a few more people to the brewery in general.

Make sure you’ve got time reserved for our tasting this upcoming Friday, May 10th, from 5-7PM.  We’ll have River Dog Brewing from Ridgeland, SC here to taste a selection of what they’ve got brewing.  Their owner will be here to give us the run down on everything that we taste, and we should have some swag to give away as well.  They’re a young brewery, but they’ve already had an awesome showing and we can’t wait to introduce more people to them.

Red Brick Brewing Co from Atlanta, GA has hit our shelves!  Come help us give them a warm welcome, and check out their two year-round brews (Hoplanta, Laughing Skull), and their seasonals (starting with Black-Eye Rye, an India Black Ale made with rye).

We also received a shipment of Anderson Valley’s Bourbon barrel Stout.  They’ve formed a partnership with Wild Turkey to use their barrels, and we had a keg of this at our tap takeover with them.  If the bottles are anything like the keg, we’ll run out very quickly so you’ll want to try one of these soon.

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!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
(864) 757-1217
www.craftedbeer.net
@craftedbeer
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store