Ant had a Highland Brewing St. Terese’s Pale Ale while we were enjoying the company of friends and our evening in front of Buddy’s Airstream.
Carolyn went with the classic Dos Equis Amber to pair with her tacos. High drinkability with a crisp clean finish, slightly malty on the tongue.
For dinner Freg picked out the Aventinus Eisbock to enjoy with dinner from Peabody’s Wine and Beer.
A delicious hoppy beer that isn’t too strong. Subtle hints of orange and a slight sweetness are present, also accompanied by some appropriate bitterness.
Natty Greene’s Old Town Brown Ale is a bit of a darker brew that is still easy to drink and was quite delicious this summer afternoon. The taste resembles something of caramel- quite sweet and tasty.
Ant enjoyed a couple of Flying Dog’s Gonzo Imperial Porter, a very thick and densely flavored beer sporting some sweet flavors like chocolate and coffee. Hops are quite present in the taste as well (along with a 9.2% ABV!)
A local brewed IPA from Asheville Brewing Co. which they named the Shiva. A bold and delicious IPA.
A Stuntman Ale a local beer from Asheville Brewing Co. This ale was full and delicious, a nice beer to end the evening on and one I could have drank many of.
We all ended up ordering a pint of the Green Man ESB. This brew was pretty tasty, it had a pleasant malty aroma and a nice hint of nut. Smooth and easy drinking.
Freg ordered the Brick Top IPA from Lexington Avenue Brewery. This IPA is a crazy hoppy brew, it really hits you in the face.
Ant ordered the Lexington Avenue Brewery Magic Carpet Rye. This rye was pretty hoppy, almost like an IPA.
Carolyn wanted something a bit more summery so she ordered a Lexington Avenue Brewery Belgian WIT. This beer had high floral and citrus notes. It was a somewhat heavy brew for a WIT.
Carolyn opted to try the Bohemian Pilsner from Brevard Brewery. She was not disappointed, this delicious brew was full of flavor though light and crisp. This is a great beer you could drink all day.
Freg decided to try the German Hefeweizen from Brevard Brewery. A great choice for summertime enjoyment. The hefeweizen was heavy in the floral notes, crisp, and refreshing.
Ant ordered the Munich Dunkel from Brevard Brewery. This dark beer was delicious and flavorful, yet was light enough that you could drink a few.
Ant checking out the tanks in the back room at Brevard Brewery. This is were the ‘magic’ happens and all the delicious beer you get to enjoy is made.
Carolyn gets her arm workout for the evening at Haus Heidelberg. Carolyn is a pro at beer drinking, especially from steins larger than her head.
Ant enjoying his 34 ounces of deliciousness at Haus Heidelberg. Beer steins and outside created quite the pleasant evening.
Freg ordered a couple of the Gaffel Kölsh yesterday evening. He enjoyed the beer and described it as being light and crispy.
Ant ordered a stein of Warsteiner to compliment his dinner. This classic German pilsner was a bit hoppy but light.
Carolyn tried a stein of Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen. The beer was very good and flavorful without being too heavy on the stomach, it provides very smooth drinking.
A pint of Abita Turbodog, which is a dark brown ale. This beer, though dark, was quite light on the stomach and had a refreshing taste with a hint of coffee. Overall very drinkable.
Carolyn switches things up for a bit and tried the Harpoon Cider. The cider was very good. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, all things you would expect from a cider. The harpoon cider is very clear in color because they add no preservatives and only use fresh apples.
And ordered a Victory Prima Pils, a German pilsener. Ant was not impressed with the taste of this brew.
Carolyn ordered an Abita Turbodog. Turbodog is a brown ale, it is a lighter drink but still has plenty of flavor, an after hint of coffee could be tasted.
Ant ordered a Green Flash West Coast IPA. Heavy on the hops and citrus Ant enjoyed his Green Flash experience.
Freg tried out the Anderson Valley Imperial IPA. He describes it as being dense, very hoppie and delicious.
To start of the afternoon Carolyn ordered a pint of Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale. A slightly hoppie amber ale that hit the spot.
Freg started things off with a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel. He throughly enjoyed the flavor of this dunkelweizen.
It was five o’clock somewhere and Ant started his cocktail hour off with a tripel karmeliet. He enjoyed his honey colored brew and appreciated the use of the proper glass.