What better guidelines could you look for in a brew? Pouring a sparklingly bright orange hue with a lasting head white head that laces your favorite beer glass, Vitruvius IPA captivates with its juicy hop aroma. This brewery mainstay is bursting with hop presence ranging from pine to grapefruit due to massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter. Utilizing Millennium, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops, this beer is a symphony of hop weaving. Best enjoyed FRESH and often!
Medieval Middle Eastern blacksmiths created Damascus steel, an art that is lost to us today. Thankfully, brewing isn’t a lost art. Like the swirling dark matrix of Damascus steel, our stout features an aromatic mix of chocolate and roasted malts, blended with a touch of barley and just the right amount of hops to create a solid, satisfying beer with a rich black over ruby hue, creamy tan head.
This pub essential has a woody aroma that brings to mind the paneled comfort of an English pub. Rich mahogany in color, our ESB tempts with aromas of orange marmalade, balanced by soft malt toffee. The hops impart grassy, peppery notes alongside hints of citrus fruit – while the Pale Ale and Crystal malts bring distinctive biscuity flavors. Like a skilled carpenter, our brewer has joined the sides of malt and hops perfectly to bring you this version of the original session beer.
Our Pale Ale is a bright-hued beer of medium body with a subtle floral hop character and very mild bitterness. While the malt, bittering hops, and yeast don’t change, we have a rotating dry hop on this Pale Ale to keep your palate learning and searching for new aromas and flavors. Don’t worry, we will rotate back to your favorite hop eventually. Explore your boundaries and enjoy the journey.
The Tessera Golden Ale is brewed with our friends and neighbors at Coronato Pizza in the forefront of our minds. It is a tribute to the ancient staples of the Roman table. Fresh cereal grains of barley and wheat combined with noble hops, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise spices offer a variety of sensory experiences. This bright ale is light in body with a lasting head that finishes with hints of Rome in every sip. Saluti!
Playing their lutes, the troubadour rock stars took the center stage in 14th century England. But to us the real rock star was the Luthier. The craftsman who lovingly carved the wood and shaped the instrument that was the source of the music. Like the Luthier, our mild-mannered Mild Ale sits in the background doing its yeoman’s work of satisfying your palate with smooth malt-centered flavors, while you perform the music in your world. Don’t let its humility fool you, this is a masterpiece.
The Awl Point Pilsner is our version of the world’s most popular beer style…a style that originated in Bohemia more than 100 years ago. Ours is a medium bodied Lager with a dense, white head. Unlike mass market “pilsners” bastardized with corn & rice, Awl Point is built with 100% pale malt and Saaz and Spalter Select hops, much like the original brewers of this style intended. Sharp like the point of its namesake, this crisp lager is perfect for a hot Carolina day.
When we serve beer from a cask, that means it’s not artificially carbonated, but pumped using room air. There’s nothing wrong with artificial carbonation; most professionally beers (including ours) is carbonated that way. But serving beer from a cask, using a hand pump called a Beer Engine, comes closer to how beer was served for hundreds of years in Europe. The result is a softer mouthfeel, and oftentimes with more hoppy beers, a more intense and pleasant aroma. Serving from a cask is just another way to experience and enjoy beer while learning about its history. You can see our beer engine almost in the center of our bar. Next time you’re in, ask what’s on cask and give it a try.
The floral Gewurztraminer-like nose of this refreshing cider from our friends at Botanist and Barrel, melds into a tart dried apricot flavor. Over 5 pounds of apricots were used per gallon. Sounds like a lot to us!
We trust that you will find this Imperial Stout nothing short of a spectacular experience. This seasonal offering is an inky black beast featuring three powerful, yet well balanced components: rich roasty malt, cold brewed coffee from local coffee roaster Alamance Kaffee Werks, and velvety ground cocoa. Sometimes you get a beer that is not as promised. Not with this one. Cheers!
Warp and Weft is a hefty, hop forward barleywine. Like the perpendicular supporting lines of fabric, the deep malt presence blends with the massive hop load and holds this brew together. In addition to the 90 IBUs worth of hops, this brew is aggressively dry hopped to add an invigorating citrus and floral aroma that invites you into its depths. Ultimately, the big body, succulent sweetness, and massive hop character blanket your palate with the ultimate in brewing luxury.