BREWERS OF TASTY LIQUIDS SINCE 1995
Carolina Pale Ale
5.1% ABV • 36 IBU
This golden colored beer is an American style pale ale. Three varieties of American grown hops create a pleasing bitterness, aroma and lingering hop taste. Our Pale Ale's medium-light body and clean taste make it an excellent accompaniment to a fine meal or a satisfying drink all by itself.
6.3% ABV • 54 IBU
Wiggo! is a malty, copper-colored IPA. There is a lot of dark caramel malt to balance the aroma and flavor from the hops. We use Nugget and Cascade hops in the boil with Mosaic and El Dorado for dry hopping. Cascade brings the classic pine and grapefruit while Mosaic and El Dorado add aroma and flavor of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy, and pine.
4.9% ABV • 21 IBU
A medium bodied, dark brown ale with a complex chocolatey, toasted malt taste. It has a dry finish that makes it distinct from some of the sweeter brown ales. We use five different types of malted barley to give the beer its color and variety of malt flavors.
Hop Roar West Coast Style IPA
7.5% ABV • 85 IBU
This light bodied brew uses pale, caramel 10, carapils, and Caravienne malts. Hops include Columbus, Centennial, and Citra in the boil with Chinook, Amarillo, and more Citra in the dry hop. This beer has lots of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, spice, floral, among other aromas and flavors.
Manestay Kölsch-Style Ale
4.8% ABV • 27 IBU
Our newest year round offering! Manestay is our take on the classic Kölsch-Style Ale. It is light bodied with a pale golden color. Fermentation at a cooler temperature than standard ales and tank conditioning for several weeks creates this light refreshing brew. The addition of malted wheat enhances the clean, crisp taste and finish. We give it an American touch by lightly hopping with Cascade to add a subtle pine and citrus aroma and flavor.
The goat will always be back! Brewed in the style of a German Maibock, expect a smooth, fresh, malty taste and a slight alcohol warming sensation from this pale lager beer. It is brewed from pilsner, munich, carapils and caramel malts and Hallertau hops. Available March through May.
4.7% ABV - 22 IBU
We have a new recipe for 2018. This is a variation of our old Summer Wheat. Malted wheat makes up 30% of the grain and combined with the light caramel malt it has a light body and crisp refreshing taste. Nugget, Crystal, and Amarillo are the hops varieties used. Nugget for bittering with Crystal and Amarillo for aroma. The aroma hops add soft earthy, floral, herbal, and citrus notes. Available June through August.
The Oktoberfest Lager is a smooth, amber lager in the Marzen style with caramel and toffee malt flavors, noble hop flavors and a slight warming sensation from the higher than average alcohol content (5.6% ABV). Balance is important. Fermentation and lagering take place over a six week period at cool temperatures to produce the smooth round flavor. Available September and October.
Our winter Porter is a dark, black ale brewed in the style of a robust American Porter. It is a balance of roasted malt flavor from black and chocolate malts combined with hop bitterness and citrusy hop aroma from Cascade hops. Available November and December.
7.1% ABV • 64 IBU
Released as a second Winter Seasonal in January! The Crystal in the name refers to the hop that is the focus of this beer. We used Caramel, Carapils, and Blackprinz malts combined with Nugget, Cascade, and Crystal hops. Crystal is the aroma addition and then used again to dry hop. The result lets the spice, herbal, fruit, and floral aroma and flavors shine through. Available January and February.
9.5% ABV • 74 IBU
This dark roasted ale gets its color and flavor from crystal and black malt and roasted barley. Nugget and Willamette provide the hop character. The flavor is loaded with intense roasted coffee, bitterness, and dark chocolate notes. It has a dry edge with a nice alcohol flavor all making for a great winter beer. No groundhogs were harmed in the making of this beer. Available February 2.
9.1% ABV • 95 IBU
Imperial IPA is hopped in the kettle with Columbus for bittering a ridiculous amount of Cascade, more Columbus, Centennial, Zeus, and Comet. Then we dry hopped with more Centennial, Zeus, and Comet. There is just enough malt character to hold it all together. The result is intense pine and citrus with softer flavors and aromas of spice, herbal, and earthy. It finishes with a big bitter punch. Look for it around Thanksgiving.
Be Like Mike New England IPA
5.8% ABV • 47 IBU
For our 23rd Anniversary we brewed our take on the hottest beer style out there. This New England IPA is juicy, fruity, and of course hazy to go with a mild bitterness. We used Golden Promise and Gambrinus Honey malts to sweeten it and lots of flaked oats and wheat to create the mouthfeel and haze. Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and El Dorado are the hop varieties. This combination of hops brings lots of citrus, tropical and stone fruits to the aroma and flavor.
Buffalo Trace Rye Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel
8.6% ABV • 22 IBU
Our Belgian Tripel is a deep golden colored ale with complex fruity ester (banana), phenolic (clove), peppery spice, and bubble gum aroma and flavor. There is also a definite warming feeling from the high alcohol. It is made with a large amount of pilsner malt with some caramel malts for a little sweetness and color. It also has a dose of Belgian Candi Sugar to add to the alcohol and give a slightly dry edge to the mild sweet finish. It is hopped with Hallertau and Saaz hops. The whiskey barrel aging adds vanilla, more banana, a spiciness from the Rye, and charred oak flavor to the finished beer.
Holiday Belgian Tripel
8.6% ABV • 22 IBU
Our Belgian Tripel is a deep golden colored ale with complex fruity ester (banana), phenolic (clove), peppery spice, and bubble gum aroma and flavor. There is also a definite warming feeling from the high alcohol. It is made with a large amount of pilsner malt with some caramel malts for a little sweetness and color. It also has a dose of Belgian Candi Sugar to add to the alcohol and give a slightly dry edge to the mild sweet finish. It is hopped with Hallertau and Saaz hops.
Adam Gose Wild
6.0% ABV • 8 IBU
This Taproom only batch is a Blueberry Lemon Imperial Gose. It has a sweet-tart flavor with a salty finish due to addition of salt in the brew. We amped it up to an "Imperial" level with an ABV of 6.0%. The lemon adds to the tart character while the fresh NC blueberries bring a sweetness to the beer. We used Lemondrop and Pacific Gem hops to further enhance the lemon and blueberry flavors.
Five Star Coffee Porter
5.1% ABV • 37 IBU
We collaborated with our local roaster on this great Coffee Porter. This is a blend of Five Star’s Finca Santa Lucia Medium Dark Roast and our Winter Porter. There is a pronounced coffee nose of chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness which blends with the roasted malt flavor from black and chocolate malts. The coffee adds a creaminess to the beer while not overpowering the Porter. Hop bitterness is from Nugget hops with citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor from Cascade hops. Look for it again Fall of 2018.