Monthly Archives: August 2013

Crafted Newsletter #60 – Thomas Creek Returns

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

New Bottles and Cans
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest
Sam Adams Fat Jack
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
Shipyard Pumpkinhead
Sweetwater Danktank – The Price is Wrong
Orval Trappist Ale
Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Westbrook Gose
Westbrook IPA
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
Quest Kaldi
Stone Levitation
Aviator Mad Beach
Quest Golden Fleece
Stevens Point Raspberry Saison

Thanks to everyone that came out for our Westbrook can tasting this past Wednesday!  We had all four of their current canned offerings, including the Gose.  We hope people enjoyed getting to try the wide variety they have to offer.

Join us this upcoming Friday, September 6th, from 5-7 PM as we welcome the return of Thomas Creek!  They’ve been in once before for a wildly popular tap takeover and we thought now would be the perfect time to bring them back.  We’ll only have one of their year round offerings this time – the other three will all be seasonals and other rarities.  We’re still sorting out some swag, so be on the lookout for announcements about what we can get our hands on.

This week brought in another large selection of new pumpkin beers that we’ve had a lot of requests for.  Sam Adams Fat Jack was sought after last year, but we were unable to get our hands on it.  This year, we’ve managed to get it a little early.  Shipyard is another brewery that offers a few pumpkin selections that generate a lot of buzz.  Come in and give their Smashed Pumpkin or Pumpkinhead a shot while they’re still here!

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 #59 – Enjoy By 9.13.13

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

New Bottles and Cans
Stone Enjoy By IPA
Stillwater Classique
Erdinger Oktoberfest
Cisco Pumple Drumkin
Westbrook Gose
St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Thomas Creek Octoberfest
Terrapin Pumpkinfest
Terrapin RecreationALE
Allagash Fluxus 2013
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’
Stevens Point Octoberfest

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Westbrook Gose
Stone Enjoy By IPA
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Quest Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout
Highland Gaelic Ale
Aviator Mad Beach Wheat

Westbrook One Claw
Victory Golden Monkey
Stevens Point Raspberry Saison

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Tripel tasting this past Wednesday!  We had a blast showing everyone how different they really are.  We hope we helped find a few new favorites for everyone as well.

Join us this upcoming Wednesday, August 28th, from 5-7PM for an all-can all-Westbrook tasting.  We’ll run through all four of their cans, including the new Gose.  They brew a wide variety with their year round beers, and we wanted to help introduce people to their awesome line up.

Mark your calendars because on Friday, September 6th, we’re going to have Thomas Creek come out for a tap takeover from 5-7PM!  We’ll have four of their kegs on tap for your tasting enjoyment, as well as some brewery swag to give away with your Thomas Creek growler fill.  Last time they were here was a great time, and we can’t wait for their return.

This week marked the return of Stone’s ever popular Enjoy By IPA!  We received several cases, as well as a keg that we just tapped this morning for growlers.  They’ve brewed this to not last and it has to all be gone by 9.13.13, but chances are high that it won’t last that long.  You’ll want to get your hands on this one 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!

Thanks again,

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

Crafted Newsletter #58 – Belgian-style Tripels

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

New Bottles and Cans
Victory Festbier
Doc’s Cassis Cider
Newcastle Werewolf
Lagunitas Lucky 13
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager
Lakefront Belgian Style Apricot Ale

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Westbrook Gose
Coronado Stingray IPA
River Dog Chocolate Rye Porter
Quest Golden Fleece
Stone Levitation
Aviator Mad Beach Wheat
Left Hand Sawtooth ESB
Victory Golden Monkey
Stevens Point Raspberry Saison

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Lonerider tasting this past Wednesday!  We had fun welcoming their brews to the area, and hope everyone else enjoyed getting to try them out.  We’ve had a lot of positive response to all of them and can’t wait to see their seasonals start to hit our market.

Join us this upcoming Wednesday, August 21st, from 5-7 PM as we taste a selection of Tripels.  A lot of breweries have their own take on this style, so we thought it would be fun to pick a few from different breweries and different places around the world.  We’ve got several that have been favorites here at the store, so we thought we could help broaden some horizons for people that haven’t tried them yet.

This week marked the return of a few restocks and returns of some of fan favorites from last year.  Lagunitas stock has been relatively low up until this week with the return of Censored, Little Sumpin Sumpin, and more, along with the new arrival of Lucky 13.  If you were looking for something specific of theirs and were having trouble finding it, now’s a good time to check again!  Lakefront Pumpkin Lager and Newcastle Werewolf were both huge fan favorites for us last year.  If you missed out on these two brews they’re now in stock for this year and you’ll want to pick them up sooner than later, especially the pumpkin!

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/Crafted, the Beer Store

Crafted Newsletter #57 – Lonerider Brewing Company

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

New Bottles and Cans
Lonerider Sweet Josie Brown
Lonerider Peacemaker Pale Ale
Lonerider Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen
New Belgium Pumpkick
Southern Tier Pumking
Stone R&R Coconut IPA
Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout
Windy Hill Revah Pomegranate Cider
Rogue Honey Kolsch
Stillwater Cellar Door
Stillwater Stateside
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Great Divide Rumble
Riverdog Chocolate Rye Porter
Foothills Carolina Strawberry
RJ Rockers Red Glare
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Left Hand Sawtooth
Quest Smoking Mirror
Stevens Point Raspberry Saison

Thanks to everyone who came out this past Wednesday for our Founders hop tasting.  We ran through four increasingly hoppy selections from them just to see how different each offering really is.  Here’s hoping we helped discover some few favorites, or maybe helped broaden some hop horizons.

Join us this upcoming Wednesday, August 14th, from 5-7 PM as we welcome Lonerider to South Carolina!  They’re based out of Raleigh, North Carolina and have been generating more and more buzz recently.  As of right now, three of their brews are available in state and we’ll run through all of them.  They also cover a nice range of styles with a hefeweizen, a pale ale, and a brown ale.  Come help us give them a warm welcome to our shelves and to the state!

This week also marked a few other new arrivals worth mentioning.  If you’re a fan of pumpkin beer, Southern Tier’s Pumking is now available.  Stock is currently limited, but we’re hoping to get more later in the season for everyone that misses it the first no around – but no promises sadly!  We also received Stone’s R&R Coconut IPA.  This is another limited release collaboration from them, so you’ll want to pick one up sooner than later because chances are high of it not being available again in the near 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!

Thanks again,

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

Crafted Newsletter #56 – Dog Days of Summer

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

New Bottles and Cans
Anchor Big Leaf Maple
Westbrook One Claw
Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Foothills Oktoberfest
Foothills Cottonwood Pumpkin
Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti
Brew Dog Punk IPA

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Quest Ellida IPA
Lonerider Sweet Josie Brown
Foothills Carolina Strawberry
RJ Rocker’s Red Glare
Bell’s Two Hearted IPA
Founders Dirty Bastard
Quest Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout
Stevens Point Raspberry SaisonThanks to everyone who came out for our cider tasting this past week!  A lot of people were surprised at how flavorful ciders can be.  This week’s tasting will be on Wednesday, August 7 from 5 to 7 PM.  For this tasting we’re going to taste different levels of hoppiness by progressing through some of Founders ales.  We’ll taste:

  • Founders All Day IPA – a session ale
  • Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Founders Devil Dancer – a triple IPA

Even though it feels like summer has really just arrived here in the upstate, fall beers are starting to roll in.  We got four in this week – Foothills Oktoberfest, Cottonwood Pumpkin, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, plus a brand new beer, Anchor Big Leaf Maple.  We still have a few summer labels in stock, but they’re going fast.

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