beerA bit about Beer


An ale yeast is called top fermenting because of its tendency to flocculate (gather) at the surface of the brew during the first few days before settling to the bottom.To brew an ale, fermentation must take place in warmer temperatures for the yeast to multiply and do its magic. Ales are usually higher in alcohol and will be noticeably fuller and more complex.


The lager yeast simply flocculates (not at the surface) and sinks to the bottom. Therefore it is known as bottom fermenting. Lager yeasts need cool temperatures during fermentation to perform their magic. Lagers tend to be lighter in color and usually taste drier than ales. They are generally less alcoholic and complex. This is the most common beer type sold in the U.S.

Specialty Beers

Specialty beers are either ales, lagers, or a hybrid of the two that will contain other ingredients that cause it to not fit into a true ale or lager style

Brands that we carry

  • Delirium Tremens
  • La Fin Du Monde
  • Maredsous
  • Duvel
  • Duvel Special Edition Tripel
  • Chimay Grand Reserve
  • Chimay Cinq Cents
  • Ommegang
  • Trappistes Rochefort
  • Gouden Carolus Noel
  • Westmalle
  • St. Martin Tripel
  • St. Martin Dark
  • St. Martin Blonde
  • Eel River Porter
  • Eel River IPA
  • Smuttynose IPA
  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
  • Ayinger Dunkel
  • Ayinger Celebrator
  • Lhasa
  • Bitburger
  • Kostritzer
  • Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter
  • Breckenridge Brewery Lucky U IPA
  • Bad Penny – Raleigh, NC
  • Sisters of the Moon – Kinston, NC
  • Sierra Nevad Tumbler
  • Allagash White
  • Blue Moon Winter Abbey
  • Founders Dirty Bastard
  • Maisel’s Weisse
  • Maisel’s Weisse Kristall
  • Erdinger
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Wild
  • Lagunitas Pils – Czech Style Pilsner
  • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  • Lagunitas Maximus
  • French Broad 13 Rebels – Asheville, NC
  • French Broad Anvil Porter – Asheville, NC
  • Highlands Gaelic Ale – Asheville, NC
  • Arrogant Bastard
  • Arrogant Bastard