Archive for May, 2012

Hopportunity knocks

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Corny enough for you? I’ve also been tooling around town thinking about how explosive a Hoppenheimer Ale might be; just what shade of rose tint a cold glass of Hoptimism might lend your vantage; or, say, imagine a nice big mug of fiberHoptics, a means by which the slow-tech-inclined of you loosen your…creative energies. Wow, the universe of Dismal Pun really opens up when you lower the bar, doesn’t it? Well, we’re not lowering our bar, folks, not today: we’re elevating it with the addition of casked IPA.

The crafty grain-dishers of the French Broad have tweaked the dry hop recipe a skoosh for this choice firkin. Those beerded sommeliers among you will cry “Centennial!” and “Columbus!” after, with delight, you’ve plunged the first mouthful down your happy gullet. Recall, imbibers: this is the same IPA that bested the class and took home gold in this year’s Carolinas Championship of Beers. Only, these ten gallons aren’t for “the Carolinas”–they are for you, Asheville; they are for you, visitor; they are for you, the curious and thirsty, who happen in to our dark and cozy environs on a special day.  Nostrovia.

It’s beer week in Asheville! Which is close but not exactly the same thing as saying: it’s a week in Asheville! Come celebrate with us! Leigh Glass Thursday! Peggy Ratusz Friday! Tina and her Pony Saturday! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip!:

-D.W.

Roof on!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Our Habitat build day was Sat 12 May, and French Broad folk helped slap a roof on a nice lady’s house. More of us will be out on Sat 19 May, and you can help! We’ve got those thingies you pay like a buck to write your name on at the tasting room, and we’re always in the market for volunteers to help build. No experience necessary – in fact, you’ll probably learn something!

We live and brew beer in a great town, and we’re happily happy to help.

-A.D.