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.