French Broad Brewing

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14 North Carolina Breweries Create Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Brews

14 North Carolina breweries got a shot at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp recently. The group created two beers – The Headliner (Black Ale), and Carolina Dreamin (Red Wheatwine). The 14 breweries are:

Green Man, Highland, Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley, Nantahala, Pisgah, Craggie, French Broad, Oyster House, Wedge Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery, Heinzelmännchen Brewery, & Southern Appalachian Brewing.

Look for kegs at any one of these breweries starting now!

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French Broad Wee-Heaviest Belgian Scotch Ale

2011 marks the 3rd year of this release from French Broad Brewing (Asheville, NC).  Wee-Heaviest Belgian Scotch Ale is of course the Belgian edition of French Broad’s flagship beer – Wee-Heavier Scotch Ale.

The brewers uses a Fantome yeast to “Belgianize” this scotch ale, along with streusel spalt hops.

Style: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

Taste Expectations: Big on malt, caramel with a touch of brown sugar.  Dark fruit & cherry surface from the Belgian yeast.

Availability: On tap at French Broad Asheville, 22oz bombers elsewhere. Winter seasonal release.

10.1% ABV

Posted in Casks, French Broad Brewing

CASK ALERT! French Broad – Wee Heavy-er

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Cypress Street will be featuring a cask of French Broad Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale.  This scotch ale has a lot of malt character, with sweet notes of caramel.  Wee Heavy-er is sweet and roasty.

Non cask versions of this scotch ale are available in 22 oz bombers, and draft.  French Broad hails from Asheville, NC.  French Broad is actually 1 of 7 breweries in just Asheville alone!  They first opened their doors in 2001.  Up next the brewery is a beer based on Wee Heavy-er, called Wee Heavy-est – a Belgian Scotch Ale.

Wee Heavy-er is – 7% ABV, 22 IBU’s.

Cask will tap at 7 pm (2/23), as a part of Cypress Street’s Beer Geek Tuesdays.

817 W. Peachtree Street

Suite E125

(located behind the Biltmore at the corner of 6th and Cypress Street)