D9 Brewing Company is proud to announce the first ever bottling of one of their Fanatical AlesTM, Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour. To celebrate this milestone, their first batch is going to be a taproom only Special Edition bottle release. On June 20th, starting at noon, they will be releasing 120 cases of 500ml, bottle conditioned Viking Fraoch Scottish Sours. Each bottle will be capped with the same crowns that were used as tokens during their production brewery Grand Opening.
This will be the only batch that will feature these gold crowns to differentiate them as their first bottles ever produced. Additionally to mark the significance of these bottles in their history, each bottle will be numbered and signed by a member of the D9 Brewing team for collectors and enthusiasts alike. There will be a limit of 4 bottles per person and each bottle will be priced at $11.99 each.
Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour is the first Fanatical Ale in their Ancient Sour Series. Viking Fraoch (Fraoch is Scandinavian for Heather, a flower native to that area) is a 4,000 year old Viking Heather Flower Ale combined with an 18th Century Scottish Ale that is spontaneously soured with a rich brown hue, balanced tartness and hint of heather flowers. Flavors of caramel, bold tartness and ripe stone fruit give way to lingering flowers and clean, crisp mouthfeel.
GRAINS: 2-Row, Crystal 60, Honey Malt, Aromatic Malt, Torrefied Barley, Wheat Malt
Hello Beer Lovers,
Carolina Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary is One Month Away!
They have so much to celebrate and they want to share it with you! They have rebranded their logo for the first time EVER. They love the original lion, but it was designed in 1995 and they felt its time was up. Their updated lion design will appear on all of their 6 packs and should start showing up in the market over the next month or two. Here is a sneak peak!
The first package to see with the new logo is their brand new CANS! Another brewery first for them. They did a run of about 300 cases of CPA in 16oz cans in 6-packs. Just say no to 12oz! Great for the beach, the pool, the golf course, and all those other places you can’t take a bottle.
Construction on the TAPROOM is under way! The old bar that had been in their tasting room for 20 years is gone and things are a little torn up now, but they are excited to see the change happening. Sadly it will not be done in time for the Anniversary but it should be finished not long after it.
They have introduced their first new addition to their year round lineup in the last 9 years: Hop Roar, a West Coast Style IPA. This is the beer they made for NC Beer Month this year and it was so well received it has made the starting lineup. It is full of hops that give it a citrus and fruity aroma and flavor and nice bitterness. It will be draft only until the 6-packs come out this fall.
They have brewed two special beers to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. They are the annual fan favorite Imperial IPA and a Belgian IPA. Both will be available at the end of June and will be at their anniversary party.
The Summer Seasonal Summer Ale is available now.
Plan to join them for their Anniversary Party. As always, it will be at their very first account, 42nd St Oyster Bar in Raleigh on Friday July 3. They will also be having a special 20th Anniversary Tour on Friday July 3rd at 1pm. They will be closed Saturday July 4th.
With the recent arrival of the Holly Springs Salamanders baseball program, a few local breweries have been given the opportunity to sell their beer. Aviator Brewery, in Fuquay-Varina, has brewed a beer – StitchBuster, a pale ale – exclusively for the complex. Carolina Brewing is a sponsor, and fans will also find beer from Bombshell Beer Company of Holly Springs and Draft Line Brewing of Fuquay-Varina.
The Holly Springs Salamanders are members of the Coastal Plain League, which consists of 15 teams throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. The CPL is a collegiate summer league. Players compete for their respective universities during the school year and then join their CPL teams from May to August. The CPL offers scouting exposure for players who are looking to be drafted by Major League teams.