Archive for March, 2007


Posted by Pop The Cap on March 21st, 2007

Over 20 beer events in 8 days, this is a concentrated beerapalooza in the Queen City. Tons of educational and recreational events centered around better beer. Impressive stuff!

RALEIGH: Homebrew competition

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 20th, 2007

The CARBOY homebrew competition is almost upon us (happening Saturday, March 24), and I want to make sure all on this list are invited to enter beers and volunteer as judges or stewards. Please sign up on the website. Registration has begun and runs through 3/17. We need all the local judges and stewards that we can get!

If you haven’t been involved in a competition before, they are interesting, fun and semi-educational. History would say we should expect about 300 entries.

More detailed info here —


RALEIGH: It’s the World Beer Festival!

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 20th, 2007

April 28th 2007

Downtown Raleigh, NC
Moore Square
1st Session: 12 noon to 4 pm
2nd Session: 6 pm to 10 pm

More information

Beerinator forum discussion

Beerinator / PTC / If-you’re-reading-this-you’re-invited meetups:
First Session — 1:30 pm at the All About Beer tent
Second Session — 6:30 pm at the All About Beer tent

WINSTON-SALEM: Foothills dinner at the Piedmont Club

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 20th, 2007

Foothills Brewing Beer Tasting
Date: March 29
Time: 6:00pm

PRIMEXECS presents
Foothills Brewing Beer Tasting
With Brewmaster Jamie Bartholomaus
$29.99++ (plus tax and gratuity)

Raise your beer steins high as you toast with your friends at this fun evening, hosted by PRIMEXECS, “A Network of Developing Professionals.” Foothills’ Brewmaster Jamie Bartholomaus will explain his hand-crafted beers, as you enjoy tasting five beers. In addition, Executive Chef Gabe has paired each beer specifically with a four-course meal for your enjoyment.

Foothills Brewing opened its doors in downtown Winston-Salem in 2004 and is one of the most up-and-coming establishments in the Triad. Their beers are brewed fresh with the finest ingredients to ensure a high quality tasting experience. “We believe drinking truly fresh beer is one of the greatest pleasures in life.” – Jamie Bartholomaus, Brewmaster at Foothills Brewing


Welcome Beer
Torch Pilsner

Pilot Mountain Pale Ale
Pan-seared Quail with a Sweet Chili Sauce

Hurricane Hefeweizen
Arugula with Sundried Tomato, Lemon, and Calamari

People’s Porter
4oz NY Strip Roulade with Asparagus, Sweat Potato Fries, and a Foothills People’s Porter Reduction

Seeing Double IPA
Club-made Raspberry Espresso Ice Cream, with a Foothills Seeing Double IPA drizzle

For reservations, please call 336-724-7077.

GREENSBORO: Foothills dinner at Ganache

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 20th, 2007

$45 per person
“A gastronomic exploration of fine cuisine and carefully crafted beers with Chef Ben Sullivan and Cabell Philpott of Foothills”

RSVP @ 336.230.2253 or

RALEIGH: Big Boss Cask Ale

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 20th, 2007

From the Big Boss (formerly Edenton) Brewery:

Alright, so here’s the deal. We’ve got this beer called the Horniblows Tavern. It’s an English ale. Some of you may be familiar with it. So about a month ago we decided to put it in a cask with some hops and some other things. And then we let it sit. Haven’t touched it, just stared at it a lot. Well we think it’s time to drink it now,and we we’re hoping to get a little help. So I was wondering,is there anyone out there willing to help us drink this beer? If so, be at the tavern on Thursday. We’re tapping the cask promptly at 6 p.m., so be here, ready to drink. For those of you who came out for the last one, you know how quick the cask will kick. 1 hour, 15 mins for the last one, if i’m not mistaken! So come out this Thursday and get yourself some real ale! I’ll see you then!


ASHEVILLE: Free beer tasting at Bruisin’ Ales

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 18th, 2007

Free beer at Bruisin’ Ales, tasting thanks to Newcross Distributing!

Stop by and sample these fine gems:

EKU Pilsner (Germany)
Gavroche (French red farmhouse ale)
Wee Beast (Scotch ale, Scotland)
Goliath (Tripel, Belgium).

Tasty stuff!

Bruisin’ Ales
66 Broadway Street, Suite 1
Asheville, NC 28801
t: 828 / 252-8999

Winston-Salem: Foothills Second Anniversary

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 12th, 2007

From Jamie and Scott of Foothills…

Come celebrate inside and out with a 20′x50′ tent outside/ Fourth St blocked, tent pouring from approx. 4:00. Come help us set a record–can we beat the 2500 pints we poured on March 17,2005??? 10 beers will be flowing all night inside with four outside.

Foothills Brewing

DURHAM: PTC’s “Beer 201″ for the Duke Class of 2007

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 12th, 2007

Attendance mandatory for graduating seniors. No, not really! But we do expect up to 300 Duke seniors at this fun, informative seminar and tasting. We’ll cover some myths about beer, sample some great local beer as well as a few international favorites.

Lesson 1: Fresh and local is always a solid choice
Guilford Golden Ale
Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co., Greensboro, NC

Lesson 2: Beer is a seasonal beverage
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE

Lesson 3: Canned beer can be great beer
Old Chub Scottish-Style Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons CO

Lesson 4: Great food deserves a great beer
Saison duPont
Brasserie Dupont, Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Courtesy of Vanberg & DeWulf and All Good Brands

Lesson 5: Know your hops
90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery , Milton, DE
– or –
“Heavy Seas” Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale
Clipper City Brewing Company, Baltimore, MD

Lesson 6: Shock your boss…order a beer for dessert
Storm King Imperial Stout
Victory Brewing Company , Downingtown, PA
– or –
Kalamazoo Stout
Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI

Huge thanks to the following North Carolina distributors and importers:
Tryon Distributing
All Good Brands
Long Beverage

And, of course, major props to the breweries themselves. They deserve your support.

Asheville: Beer tasting at Bruisin’ Ales

Posted by Pop The Cap on March 7th, 2007

From the good folks at Bruisin’ Ales…

This Thursday, we’re sampling the under-the-radar beers of Unibroue. This FREE tasting from 4:00-6:00 p.m. will be held in collaboration with Tryon Distributing. On the tasting menu: Ephemere, Chambly Noire, Don de Dieu … and the just-released-last-week … Unibroue “16″.

See you there. Cheers!


Bruisin’ Ales
66 Broadway Street, Suite 1
Asheville, NC 28801
t: 828 / 252-8999
f: 828 / 252-8991