No better time than the present, here is a round up of our most recent, favorite beers! We braved a few bottle shares, tap take overs, and can releases to bring you this vital news. Might have even died. Twice.
NoDa Brewing – OG
We rediscovered our love for NoDa Brewing at the OG! With these freezing cold nights and hating to leave our pupperinos behind, we are grateful for dog friendly places. With a lovely staff and twinkle lights to entertain the girls, we came for one, and had four (and a half) – SOML.
Enderly Coffee IPA 6% – A west coast IPA brewed with a base of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, then infused with coffee. Enderly Coffee Co. is local to Charlotte closer to the Wesley Heights neighborhood. Their blend of Guatemala and Colombian coffee beans is a great twist to this bright, hoppy brew.
Winter Bock 6.2% – A traditional bock, mildly toasty and biscuity lager that is perfect for this cold weather! For a hop head, I realllly enjoyed this beer.
Captain Peanut Butter’s Chocolate Revenge Imperial Stout 9.2% – An imperial brewed with cocoa nibs and roasted peanut butter for a dark, malty, smooth finish. Kinda dangerous!
Sorry Not Sarlacc Sour 7% – From their Boba Brett series, a killer sour refermented from yeast on skin of hand puréed fresh peaches and figs for extra funk. Dan was a huge fan of how well it all complimented each other.
Brewers at 4001 Yancey
This beautiful establishment with lovely humans and a full service bar with beers from near and far and the best elevated bar food in the city stays with a rotating tap list! We are lucky enough to keep up with Chef Drew fairly frequently, so we stopped in to check on him from the holiday’s and catch up on the newest beers, especially the CLT Brew’d ones. Did you know they’ve added Bold Rock to their brewery list that already includes Six Point, Victory, and Southern Tier?
Puff Puff DIPA 9.8% – Sixpoint Brewery – To understand Puff, you have to imagine Resin in its raw form, pulled straight from the tanks for extra potency. Puff Puff has the special blend of dry-hops x 2. You are not seeing double.
Rose Hard Cider 6% – Bold Rock – Aside from craft beer, I might take the occasional shot. Sometimes I’ll even indulge in Rose, so this was surprisingly good. I loved the crisp finish with very little sweetness.
Mirror Image DIPA 8.4% – Sixpoint Brewery – Galaxy, Vic Secret, and Enigma hops bringing in some potent, tropical bombs.
Funky Spritzer Wild Ale 7.9% – Sixpoint Brewery – OK we may be big Sixpoint fans. Full wild fermentation in barrels for over a year, this funky brew is then refermented with grapes. Digging the dry wine-y, crisp vibes this ale brings.
Yam Bam Sweet Potato Lager 5.8% – Victory Brewing – Sweet potatoes roasted on site in the Yancey kitchen! Toasty lager with subtle, seasonal flavor and super easy drinking.
Pop The Top
A taproom/bottle shop that we frequent rather often. Pop The Top always has a fresh tap list on deck along with a cooler to grab equally delicious cans from. Most recently, they hosted a Resident Culture Brewing tap takeover including Other Half collaborations. (Yes – we had them already but they were so good!)
Resident/OH, Sleeping On the Blacktop TIPA 9.5% – Quite literally cannot put in to words how awesome this is. Hopped with 2019 select Citra, Simcoe, and HBC 692. Last one is new to me, but if you can get your hands on this, run like the wind. Or share with others I guess.
Dssolvr and Troon Brewing, The Pain of Killing DIPA 7.9% – Another one hard to put into words! With lime & orange peel, pineapple, orange juice, coconut, nutmeg, and lactose. Hazy, juicy perfection. Going to Asheville IMMEDIATELY. Drink everything Dssolvr! Pilsner, cream ale, etc.
New Anthem Beer Project, Steez IPA 7.3% – I would go to Wilmington just to visit New Anthem. Pale Malt Wheat and Munich. Mosaic and Citra, well balanced and tasty.
This brewery has made every beer list we’ve created this year! So, both of them. Hehe. Awesome food trucks, puppies, lots of games, and constant beer releases!
Carolina (Peach) Cobbler Pasty Berliner 6% – Massive amounts of peaches, Madagascar vanilla, graham crackers, cinnamon, and lactose. Extremely subtle flavors with no sweet/tartness present.
Cherry Connick Jr Berliner 4.6% – Brewed with montmorency and sweet cherries, lactose is added during the boil along with vanilla to level it out. MIX WITH THE PEACH COBBLER FOR A TRULY DELECTABLE TREAT!
In Good Company Blonde Stout 7% (ft Good Brand Company & The American Heart Association) – Brewed with cinnamon, Good Brand Coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla and lactose. Light in the coffee, rounded out with the vanilla. So good.