Monday, November 24, 2008

Tis the Season

If you haven't picked up a bottle or three of the Highland Cold Mountain, you may be out of luck. I have heard sales have been strong, and several places are out. If you can't find a bottle, you can always go out and have it on tap. I have seen it at Barley's, Jack of the Wood and the Thirsty Monk. Speaking of the Monk, on Wednesday evening they are featuring the Cold Mountain Ale for their pint night, and you will get a chance to meet the brewer and take home a glass.

In other local beer news, Jack of the Wood had a Russian Imperial Stout on tap, a perfect beer to take the chill off the unusually cold weather this fall. Later in the season, Wedge Brewing will also be featuring an Imperial Stout, as well as a dopplebock. Sometime in December we should also see the annual release of Pisgah's Baptista, which is always a treat.

In celebration of the coming holiday season, I am hoping to do a few special 'Beer of the Moments' that will feature some holiday beers from around the world that I picked up at Bruisin' Ales. Of course, don't hold me to it.

1 comment:

  1. Just thought that everyone would like to know that Highland Brewing starts bottling it new certified Organic beer - Black Mountain Bitter next week and will release it on January 12th.

    Here is an excerpt from the press release that is going out next week: "Highland recently became only the second North Carolina brewery to achieve full organic certification. This beer will be the first beer it has marketed as “organic” and the first in the bitter pale ale style. It will be made available in all of Highland’s sales area including North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, and packaged in both draught and six pack bottles. It will be sold to restaurants, grocery stores, and craft specialty shops."

    If you want more info...check it out at