Huske Hardware House Restaurant and Brewery
Huske Hardware House Restaurant and Brewery is located in downtown Fayetteville NC. The building is 100 years old and has been renovated to include a 365 seat restaurant and a 15 BBL brewhouse. We distribute kegs statewide to other restaurants and bars.
♦ Ale Yeah Pale Ale
a classic american pale ale brewed with cascade hops and crystal malt
♦ Watermelon Wheat Beer
a fruit wheat style with fresh watermelon added during conditioning
♦ Spring of Perles
a pilsner, light easy drinking beer
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB), Charlotte’s oldest microbrewery, produces premium, all natural beer right here in the heart of south Charlotte’s warehouse district and delivers it fresh weekly to bars, restaurants and retailers in the region. OMB uses only the finest ingredients available worldwide and employs traditional, intensive brewing methods to transform those raw materials into world class beer that’s full-flavored yet amazingly refreshing. Although our methods are more costly, we think you’ll agree the results are worth it. Look for OMB on tap throughout the Charlotte region, in bottles at your local retailer or just come straight to the brewery and taste the difference.
♦ Alt (pronounced ‘Aahlt’)
literally means “old” in German, as in “old school.” In other words, it’s beer the old fashioned way. Technically, OMB Copper is an ale due to the type of yeast it’s made from (Obergärig or top fermenting yeast). However, a long time ago the folks in Düsseldorf learned that by lagering their Alt for several weeks after primary fermentation they could produce a full-flavored yet crisper, cleaner, smoother and more refreshing beer. OMB uses authentic ingredients in our Copper Altbier, including expensive (but worth it) noble Bavarian hops. We also adhere to traditional, time consuming, costly decoction brewing techniques to produce this copper hued, amazingly satisfying “lagered ale.”
♦ Captain Jack Pilsner - Captain James Jack Pilsner
A classic northern German “Pils”, this straw-colored lager is crisp and smooth, with a subtle yet assertive hoppiness that doesn’t overwhelm your palate or the beer’s malt backbone. OMB developed this smooth, refreshing pilsner beer as our salute to the spirit, courage and resolve of Captain Jack and the members of the Mecklenburg Convention (see www.May20thSociety.org for more information). fruit wheat style with fresh watermelon added during conditioning
♦ Rein Pale Ale
The Rein Pale Ale (RPA) is a cross between an American-style pale ale and a German-style lagered ale. A beautiful light amber color, this moderately bitter pale ale is an enjoyable selection for almost any occasion. And like all OMB beers our RPA is brewed in strict accordance with the world famous German “Reinheitsgebot” beer purity law of 1516. That means it’s all natural, with no chemicals, preservatives or cheap adjunct ingredients. Malt, hops, water and yeast. Nothing else. Taste the difference!
Blind Squirrel Brewery
The Vance Toe River Lodge was originally built in 1919 as the T. B. Vance General Store. After trading hands through the years and seeing its fair share of abuse it was renovated by the Young family and continues to evolve. What started as a B&B eventually moved to become a small family owned resort now offering an array of activities and attractions making Plumtree, NC a true destination. After a few years of avid homebreweing, the dream to add a brewery to the line-up slowly moved towards reality. After a few more years of recipe formulation and piles of paperwork later, the Blind Squirrel Brewery finally opened in August of 2012. We are excited to be able to live in such a wonderful place and still have the ability to follow our passions. Come out to Plumtree so we can prove to you that we’re nuts about beer!!
The Blind Squirrel was born and raised in Avery County in the small township of Plumtree, NC. After years of making and consuming wood alcohol he began to go blind. After a visit to the doctor he quickly determined that he must improve the quality of his beverages or his sight would be completely lost forever. The Blind Squirrel is now considered to be legally blind, but he still manages to brew up some of the tastiest beer in the high country. Don’t let the condition of his sight fool you as he plays a mean round of disc golf and there are two courses on-site to enjoy!
♦ American Pale Ale
Our Pale Ale is a full-bodied ale that’s deep copper in color. The malty sweetness of the mash is offset by a generous amount of Magnum bittering hops. The remainder of the late addition hops contribute a delightful citrus/floral note that will lighten anybody’s spirits.
♦ Amber Ale
There is a broad spectrum of Amber Ales in this country. Some in this style have a very malt forward presence with restrained hop bitterness, while brewers on the west coast have popularized bigger hoppier versions of the style. We prefer to take things a little easier in the high country, so we brew our Amber Ale to be an easy drinking, well balanced beer that starts with a soft hop nose and finishes with a nice malty sweetness.
♦ Cream Ale
Our Cream Ale began its life as a summer seasonal, but quickly turned into one of the staples of our lineup. Our Cream Ale is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking light hybrid beer. The hops provide a subtle spicy/sweet aroma while the yeast produces a nice crisp finish due to the cooler fermentation temperature.
♦ India Pale Ale
Many examples of American IPAs tend to be hop “bombs” that will make you pucker up with that “bitter beer face”. We brew our IPA with just the right amount of bittering hops, but we make sure to focus on the more delicate qualities of humulus lupulus. That’s why we load it up with late addition hops that inundate the senses with piney, citrusy and floral contributions.
♦ Nut Brown Ale
We selected certain malts for our grain bill that give it that nutty/toasted flavor that squirrels love. We keep the hop additions to a minimum in order for those malty flavors and aromas to shine through. We ferment with a clean neutral yeast that provides for a nice smooth malty finish with just enough residual sweetness that will keep you wanting more.
The specialty grains and fresh yeast provide a wonderful complex beer that delights even the most discernible palate. The roasted character will dominate the first sip, but easing right in behind it will be hints of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and other wonderful toasted flavors and aromas.
♦ Belgian Tripel
If you like big complex beers, look no further. Our Tripel is brewed using a simple malt bill and only a few hop additions. While the malt and hops do contribute to the final product it’s really the yeast that’s on display here.
We’ve had guests tell us they taste hints of raisins, plums, apricots, tangerines, and some spicy notes they can’t quite explain. Neither can we, because we don’t add anything other than the basic four ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast). However, due to the strain of yeast and the fermentation process, it produces all these wonderful flavors.
♦ American Hefeweizen
This is a great addition to the summer line-up. A delightful light wheat beer that is smooth with a light citrus finish. The Willamette and centennial hop additions impart a wonderful flavor and pleasant aroma with fruity notes. Enjoy
Flat Top Brewing Company
Flat Top Brewing Company is Banner Elk’s Craft Brewery. While we are not yet open to the public, we certainly invite everyone to stop by our brewery in historic downtown Banner Elk (only 4 short miles from Sugar Mountain Resort) and get a sneak peak of our 20 barrel brewing system. Flat Top Brewing Company is proud to be the first brewery in the High Country to offer its beer in CANS! We specialize in Refreshingly Elevated beers that are of the highest quality while being easily drinkable. Flat Top Brewing Company is committed to bringing the best beer possible to the marketplace. This commitment begins with the pure mountain spring water we haul in daily from our personal spring on Flat Top Mountain, which is only 2 miles away as the crow flies from here. Our experienced team of brewers is not afraid to experiment with new techniques and different ingredients in order to bring exceptional beers to the High Country and beyond.
Flat Top Brewing Company is pleased to present 4 of our Refreshingly Elevated beers here at SugarBrew. Once open to the public, we will have 8 beers on tap including our 4 stalwart year-round brews, 4 delicious seasonal brews, and numerous small batch whimsies. Our beer will be available in most restaurants and specialty stores in the High Country on draft and/or in cans. Beer will also be available from our tasting room at 567 Main Street East in Banner Elk by the pint and growlers-to-go! Please visit our website or like us on Facebook for more info: www.flattopbrewing.com .
♦ Pale Ale
We designed this beer to be well balanced between the malt and bittering hops to provide an easy drinking pale ale. We add generous amounts of late addition Centennial hops to provide a flavorful finish to this beer.
We keep this beer light with a simple malt bill that adds body without contributing a lot of color. This also allows our many hop additions to delight your senses as you work your way through those wonderful Pacific Northwest hops.
♦ Brown Ale
Falling into the American Brown Ale category we set out to create a full bodied beer with complex malt flavors. With hints of caramel and roasted flavors this beer really lets the specialty grains shape the flavor profile.
♦ Double IPA
This is a big bold beautiful beer. If you love hops then this is your stop. With a solid bittering hop foundation we continue to use copious amounts of hops all throughout the boil to assert its Hop Dominance. This beer will leave you with flavors of grapefruit, apricot, pine, and all the wonderful aromas of those great American hops. Take your time with this one, that way you can enjoy another.
Thomas Creek Brewery
Thomas Creek Brewery is located in Greenville, SC. Since the brewery’s inception in 1998, we have been winning the hearts and taste buds of beer enthusiasts all across the southeast and beyond. Our brewing operation consists of both 30 and 3 1/2 barrel systems that allow us to produce both large quantities of our year-round releases as well as smaller batches of seasonal and specialty brews.
Being located in the heart of the upstate has its advantages. We are fortunate to be part of a consistently growing community of industrious and innovative business owners, non-profits, and like-minded individuals committed to making the upstate a great place to live. ThomasCreek is devoted to serving our community by both delivering an exceptional product to our fans in addition to giving back through reducing environmental impact.
We recycle our spent grain into cattle feed for local farmers; we also recollect and reuse water through various stages of the brewing process. Our primary goal is to make the finest hand-crafted beer around while sustaining a positive relationship between ourselves, our fans, and our community.
♦ Dockside Pilsner
A light-bodied and golden German-Style Pilsner with a very light and clean finish and just enough hop complexity to keep its microbrewed integrity.
Style: German Pilsner | Color: Golden Straw
ABV: 5.0% by volume | IBU: 26
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Idapils
Hops: Hallertauer, Perle, Tettnanger
♦ River Falls Red Ale
Our flagship beer, this is a medium-bodied, extremely smooth Irish-Style Red Ale with an evenly roasted malt character from start to finish.
Style: Irish Red Ale | Color: Deep Copper
ABV: 6.2% by volume | IBU: 25
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel 30, Carapils
Hops: Perle, East Kent Golding, Tettnanger, Willamette
♦ Appalachian Amber Ale
Full-bodied, crisp and refreshing American Amber Ale with a malty flavor, rich caramel color, smokey notes and a smooth aromatic finish.
Style: American Amber Ale | Color: Dark Amber
ABV: 6.8% by volume | IBU: 40
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Carapils, Caramel 10, Caramel 60, Black Patent
Hops: Hallertauer, Tettnanger, East Kent Golding
♦ Deepwater Dopplebock Lager
A full-bodied German-Style dark Lager with a rich creamy flavor, roasted nut tones and an easy finish with notes of coffee and toasted chocolate.
Style: German Doppelbock | Color: Chocolate Brown
ABV: 7% by volume | IBU: 30
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Munich Bonlander, Caramel 20, Caramel 60, Chocolate, Black Patent
Hops: Cascade, Tettnanger, Hallertauer
♦ Up The Creek Extreme IPA
Up The Creek is mashed in at a low temperature to increase the amount of fermentable sugars while reducing residual sweetness. This creates a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its alcohol well hidden under heavy layers of malt. UTC is designed to be dangerously drinkable, so use caution or you’ll be Up The Creek!
Style: Imperial IPA | Color: Red Mahogany
ABV: 12.5% by volume | IBU: 143
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel 20, Special B, Caramel 120
Hops: Warrior, Nugget, Amarillo, Willamette
♦ Banana Split Chocolate Stout
This dark, chocolately libation boasts caramel, toffee and roasted malt flavors. It is crisp and smooth, allowing distinct banana overtones to satiate you daily dose of sinful indulgence.
Style: Chocolate Stout | Color: Black
Malts: Pale, Black Patent, Chocolate, Crystal, Roasted Barley and Flaked Oats
Hops: Chinook, Warrior, Cascade
ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 52
♦ Castaway Chocolate orange IPA
Crisp and citrusy, this India Pale Ale derives its’ atypical dark copper brown color from malted chocolate wheat. Heavily hopped, the Chocolate Orange IPA’s bitterness blends with the dark chocolate flavors of the cocoa nibs added during fermentation. Those subtle chocolate notes rest behind a floral bouquet, enhanced by additions of bitter orange peel and dry hopping with Citra.
Style: Hybrid | Color: Dark Amber
Malts: Chocolate Wheat, Honey Malt, 2Row, Black Patent
Hops: Citra, Magnum, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, Orange Peel
ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 100
♦ Coffee Oatmeal Stout
A creamy oatmeal stout with a dark roasted flavor and coffee aroma.
Style: Oatmeal Stout |Color: Black
Malts: Pale, Black Patent, Chocolate, Crystal, Roasted Barley and Flaked Oats
Hops: Chinook, Warrior, Cascade
ABV: 8% |IBU: 62.4
Oskar Blues Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery is located in Longmont, Colorado – east of the original OB Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, Colorado. Oskar Blues Brewery cans craft-brewed beer. The brewery is owned by Dale Katechis. Dale owns “Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids” Restaurant in Longmont, Colorado in addition to the Brewery and Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, Colorado. A new Brewery has recently opened in Brevard, North Carolina.
Oskar Blues Brew and Grill opened in 1997. Oskar Blues launched the canning operation in a 60-year-old barn next door to the pub in the fall of 2002. They were the first American Craft Brewery to brew and can their beer; today over 150 craft breweries are doing it. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a table-top machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 41,000 barrels in 2010 and grew to 59,000 in 2011.
♦ Dales Pale Ale:
America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a voluminously hopped mutha that delivers a hoppy nose, assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops from start to finish. First canned in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty (6.5% and 65 IBUs), critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer.
♦ Mama’s Little Yella Pils:
Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pills is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While it’s rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.
♦ Old Chub:
This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a kiss of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.
♦ Deviant Dales:
Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins with a copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable finish. The 2011 GABF Silver Medal Winner (American IPA Category) is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping. Oskar Blues’ southern spirit caught a northbound blues bus to ColoRADo to deliver the boundary bustin’ brewery’s first 16 oz. tallboy can
Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown. For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to www.N3978Y.com. G’Mornin’. G’Day. G’Knight.