Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Beer Thursday: French Broad Wee-Heavy-est Release @ Bruisin' Ales

Asheville’s French Broad Brewery returns for this week's tasting with the kick-off of the Wee-Heavy-est ‘09. Won’t you join us at Bruisin' Ales this Thursday, November 19th, 5-7 p.m.?

13 Rebels ESB: “French Broad Brewery’s interpretation of the classic UK Extra Special Bitter. A bright copper color with a complex malt palate is complemented by traditional British hops, notably East Kent Golding. French Broad has made this classic public house session beer a cult classic with its skull and crossbones artwork.” [5.2% abv]

Rye Hopper: “The Ryehopper began as a fall seasonal and has now found it’s way into our regular line-up. The brewers noticed a lack of rye beers in the Asheville area and wanted to fill that gap. This beer represents assistant brewer Chris Richards’ first recipe released by the brewery. The malted rye contributes both a rounded maltines and a sharp earthy flavor, bridging the maltiness of the barley and the bitterness of the hops. In essence, the Ryehopper is a hoppy rye beer. Seriously, what else did you expect?” [5.9% abv]

Wee Heavy-er: “Our Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale is based on our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale recipe, but with a little more-er alcohol. This traditional Scotch Lowland ale is one of our most popular brews. Some of you may remember the original Wee-Heavy from the days when North Carolina brewers could not brew beers containing more than 6% ABV. We would like to take a moment and thank the people of Pop-the-Cap for all their hard work.” [7.0% abv]

Wee Heavy-est: Same recipe as the popular Wee Heavy-er, but with a Belgian yeast strain! [9.0% abv]

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