All The Beers We’ve Brewed!

1711 Burst Ale

A simple American Pale Ale exploring a new hop developed at NCSU and grown in Chatham County at Bee Hoppy Farms. This is a single hop ale using 1711 for bittering, flavor, and aroma. How do you like it? Should more be grown?

Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Märzen

Having a craft distillery right across the lane has its advantages, such as finding a freshly emptied Fair Game Apple Brandy barrel sitting outside our front door one morning!! We filled it with our new Märzen and aged it for 60 days. The resulting beer has a strong apple nose with a smooth flavor and finish. Collaboration is one of the highlights of being located at the Plant, and we are definitely happy with the results of this one! Checking in at a reasonable 6.2 % ABV and 22 IBU, you can feel good having two. Consider it your adult apple a day to keep the doctor away!

Achromatic India Black Ale

A spicy, roasty, 5.6% abv IPA with moderate bitterness and piney citrus hop flavors from a combination of Chinook, Amarillo, Cascade, and Citra hops weighing in at 69 IBU. A tasty, dark alternative take on a classic style made for enjoying a Fall day.

Appalachian Trail Amber Ale

This beer pays homage to the beauty (and tastes) of the Appalachian Trail. Brewed with rosemary-infused honey, this ruby beer will remind you of the sights and sounds of the Appalachian mountains. Earthiness on the nose and finish from Saaz dry hops give this beer a distinctive personality. 6.6% ABV, 37 IBU.

Baby’s Oatmeal Stout

Baby’s Oatmeal Stout is a nod to Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a Presidential Cabinet.  A workers right advocate, she was Secretary of Labor under both Roosevelt and Truman.  This stout boasts toasted oats, a local grain bill, and honey for depth. Baby is a reference to her namesake, Frances Houseman, and we hope that no one puts Baby’s Oatmeal Stout in a corner.

Barrel Aged Manneken Stout

This Belgian stout is the perfect winter beer with a higher ABV (10.1%) and bitterness of just 34 IBU. Using a roasted malt bill and Belgian Trappist yeast for fermentation, this complex stout is full of body and the tingling sensation of alcohol. This beer spent around 10 weeks in white oak barrels that previously held rye whiskey. Whiskey flavors and aroma dominate this full-bodied stout.

Barrel Aged Uisce Móna Stout 

Irish stout with roasted barley and dark crystal malt complexity. 4.8% ABV with 23 IBU of bitterness from Centennial hops, finished with East Kent Goldings for hop aroma. Barrel aged for 2 months in Smooth Ambler Bourbon Barrels! It has subtle sweet undertones of the bourbon on the aroma and the finish.

Black as My Heart India Pale Ale

This black IPA is crafted with the toasty and roasted malts of a stout paired with a distinctive hoppy bitterness (75 IBU). Cascades and Willamette dry hops provide a unique hop profile on the nose and on the tongue. Enjoy this big (7.9% ABV), dark beer and its refreshing bitterness any time of the year.

Black Squirrel English Style Brown Porter brewed with coffee

A frisky version of the historic English brown porter containing a high percentage of brown malt. Moderately roasty with bold coffee enhancement from cold-brewed Aceh Sumatra and fresh roasted Kanyon Mountain Farm Kenyon beans. Moderate bitterness from Northdown hops and an ABV of 4.3%

Blood Moon India Pale Ale

Brewed with 88 pounds of blood orange puree, the bitterness of this beer (63 IBU) is balanced by smooth citrus flavors and aroma and earthy Idaho #7 hops, which impart notes of tangerine and Earl Gray tea. This beer balances sweet and tart blood orange with the added bitterness of Pacific Northwest hops to create a truly unique beer that any appreciator of IPAs will love. 7.4% ABV.

Broken Foot Belgian Style Dubbel Ale

Sometimes the simple act of carrying a box of bamboo flooring can lead to a person breaking a foot and allowing them time to come up with a new beer recipe!  This classic dubbel has 43 IBUs from Brewer’s Gold and EKG hops, sports a 5.8% ABV, estery nose and rich mouthfeel.

Buddy’s Pale Ale

An English style pale ale featuring Epiphany Foundation malt and East Kent Goldings hops. Buddy (always referred to as “my male dog, Buddy”) was the owner’s favorite dog and deserves to have a beer named after him. All humans should be so lucky to have a buddy dog. 5.3% ABV, 34 IBU.

Bumbles Bounce Maibock

We’re releasing this Maibock a bit early. Maibock translates to “Month of May” and is brewed to be enjoyed at spring festivals. Lagered for 6 weeks at 34°F, this beer boasts 8% ABV, hints of caramel, 28 IBU of bitterness so this friendly monster of a traditional German beer will help you welcome spring in the best way possible.

Butt Sniff Tango Mango Sour Ale

Dogs are the most interesting creatures, and they are interested in getting to know each other in the strangest way possible! Don’t let the name fool you, this sour is filled with mango fruit that comes through in the nose and taste, with a high level of sour. Sit back with a couple of your favorite four-legged friends, a group of human friends, a few of these sours and watch the dog tango in action. With only 5.4 % ABV and 30 IBU’s, enjoy more than one!

Cascades of Insanity IPA

An English IPA based on an overabundance of Cascade family hops for bitterness, flavor and aroma. As IPAs have trended to more and more bitterness and hops flavors, when can we say we have reached maximum hop overload and just end the insanity? Not yet! 7.4% ABV, 49 IBU.

Copeland’s Best Bitter

An English-style pale ale brewed with Copeland Springs Farms sweet potatoes grown right outside our front door. A balanced malt profile and earthy hop notes derived from an experimental hop developed at NCSU and grown here in Chatham County by Bee Hoppy Farms. This collaboration beer is 5% ABV and only 34 IBU.

Copeland’s Sweet Potato Nut Brown Ale

Biscuit and cocoa malt flavor with earthy hops balanced to provide a smooth and drinkable ale. Lightly accented with autumn spices. A rich orange-amber color from specialty grains and Copeland Springs sweet potatoes. 25 IBU and 4.9% ABV.

Cottidae Grapefruit India Pale Ale

West Coast-Style IPA with plenty of citrus highlights from Simco, Amarillo, and Cascade hops enhanced with grapefruit zest and finished with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice.  Hopped to 70 IBU and fermented to 7.5% ABV.  Inspired by Sculpin!

Covfefe Coffee Blonde Ale

Coffee Blonde is our first Beverage District collaboration beer.  Brewed with cold brew concentrate from Vortex Roasters Sumatra Manheling coffee, this beer also boasts Epiphany Foundation and Vienna malts with Cascades bittering and Simcoe aroma hops. 4.6%ABV, 18 IBU.

Crooked Fence Imperial Pilsner

It’s good to be the king! Featuring Epiphany Pilsner malt with 7.2 % ABV and 27 IBU of crisp Nobel hop bitterness, this lager is characterized by a malty smoothness highlighted by 2 months of cellaring at near freezing temperatures. Dry hopped with 2 pounds/barrel of Saaz hops, this beer will make you feel regal and ready to take on the world!

Dinkel Tinkel Saison Farmhouse Ale

Dinkel Tinkel is a traditional farmhouse ale in the French Saison style brewed with 30% malted spelt grain. Dry and fruity with moderate bitterness. An experimental New Zealand hop provides citrus, hay and soft spiciness. 6.3% ABV and 40 IBU.

Don’t Fear the Reaper Ale

This spicy coriander ale  is an ode to NC grown peppers. Carolina Reapers provide a refreshing forward heat that doesn’t linger, while Aji Dulce Red peppers from Heart Song Farm in Silk Hope impart peppery, floral, and sweet notes on the nose and tongue. This recipe is a collaboration with local homebrewer Allen Parker, who lent his talents to producing this one-of-a-kind pepper beer for this year’s Pepperfest. At 6.8% ABV and 35 IBU, this refreshing beer is a great way to celebrate NC agriculture and enjoy the spice and flavor of two distinctive pepper varieties. 

Easy Strider German Style Lager

Easy Strider is made in the Leichtbier style (meaning “light beer” in German), a refreshing option that offers a crisp  and delicate flavor profile. Pale golden hue with mild maltiness balanced by a light hop character, resulting in a smooth and easy drinking experience. A lighter choice without compromising on taste. At 4.3% ABV and 36 IBU’s, this beer is perfect for post-run rehydration.

Fancy Pants India Pale Ale

This IPA boasts Simcoe hops and is as hoppy and refreshing as any summer night in the mountains and valleys of Western Massachusetts. 6.8%ABV, 51 IBU.

Golden Moments Belgian Pale Ale

Belgian pale ale made with Vienna and Pilsner malts from Epiphany Malt in Durham, NC. This beer is 7.0% ABV with 22 IBU from Hallertau Blanc and Saaz hops to finish. A light and refreshing traditional Belgian beer. Enjoy this drinkable beer while contemplating life and all the moments that made you, you.

GRIM Ale with Ginger and Rosemary

How bad could it be to load up some of our Small American Ale with ginger and rosemary flavors? Turns out it results in a great, drinkable beer with sharp ginger flavor and spectacular rosemary aroma and subtle flavor profile. Not grim at all!!! With 3.3% ABV and only 11 IBU of bitterness, this drink highlights some of the available flavors found growing right here at the Plant and grown locally on Chatham County farms.

Hopper’s German Wheat Ale

A traditional German style wheat beer brewed in homage to Grace Hopper, a ground-breaking female computer scientist and one of the first woman admirals in the US Navy. Only the third person in the world to program Harvard’s Mark I computer, Admiral Hopper used her visionary talent to conceive of a wider audience for computers based on machine-agnostic languages that any programmer could learn and use. 4.8% ABV, 16 IBU.

Ignoble Bohemian Pilsner

A lager brewed in the old world way with bready malt flavors and a hint of sweetness balanced by a rounded, spicy hop bitterness from traditional Saaz hops.  4.9% ABV, 42 IBU.

In Flight Snack Ale

Inspired by Biscoff cookies, this sweet brown ale has strong notes of vanilla and brown sugar in its aroma and taste. Lactose adds a smooth mouthfeel to this delicious beer. Enjoy a pint while dreaming about airplane trips to far off destinations. With a gentle hop profile (21 IBU) and a low ABV (5.1%), feel free to enjoy another!

Kitchen Blunders Porter

It’s dark beer season and we (luckily!) brewed this accidental porter in time for winter. What started out as a “use up what’s in the kitchen” turned into a delicious dark beer with caramel and chocolate undertones. This is a nice sessionable porter with 4.7% ABV and low hoppy bitterness with only 23 ibu.

Lime After Lime Sour Ale

Lime sour?  Why not!  We added 11 pounds of lime puree per barrel for some extra special tartness.  This beer has sour on the front and lime tartness on the finish.  It’s totally refreshing! Only 5.4% ABV and 21 IBU.

Local Yokel Landlord’s Epiphany India Pale Ale

We thought we would brew a beer based on the grain bill used for a malt whiskey wash and cleverly call it a malt liquor. Instead, our aggressive bittering and dry hopping of the resulting wort led to a great West Coast IPA, but nothing resembling a malt liquor. We present to you our latest IPA, 7.6% ABV, 71 IBU of bitterness, hoppy nose and clean finish, perfect for enjoying here at the Plant!

Lemon Pepper German Wheat Ale

Hopper’s wheat beer with added lemon zest and a kick from Tobago peppers. This is bmc brewing’s special beer in honor of Pepperfest.  All proceeds will be donated to Abundance NC to support their outstanding work with the community.

Lemon Sqwheat

Hopper’s wheat beer with added lemon zest. This beer will quench your thirst during those blazing hot Carolina summer days. 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU.

McClintock’s Tiara Red Ale

A traditional Irish ale brewed to honor the pioneering female corn geneticist Barbara McClintock, this beer contains flaked corn, leading to a drier finish. Also, to honor all of the women in our lives, wear that tiara proudly and be yourself! 4.3% ABV, 22 IBU.

Mendel’s Dominant Recessive Kölsch

Kolsch is a German-style ale  traditionally brewed in and around Koln, Germany.  We brew our Kolsch-style ale using a traditional German ale yeast but use North Carolina-sourced hops and grain. This beer honors the father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, and his world-changing hereditary research based on seven characteristics of pea plants. Over several years, he tracked plant height, along with the color and shape of the pea pods, seeds, and flowers, which established the initial rules now known as Mendelian inheritance. 4.8% ABV, 24 IBU.

Mexia Mexican Style Lager

This lager honors Mexican American botanist Ynes Mexia (b. 1870), one of the most successful botanists of her time. She spent 13 years traveling the Americas alone, collecting and categorizing plants. She discovered Mimosa Mexia, the first of many plants named for her. Assertive and brave, she challenged racism, ageism, and sexism over her impressive career. A smooth lager weighing in at only 5.1% ABV and 16 IBU, this pairs well with spicy food but holds its own by itself.

Moonlight Bright Belgian Tripel

A pale Belgian ale with mild spicy malt and complex yeast character. Low bitterness with a dry finish and smooth alcohol warmth. 9% ABV.

Mug Shot Coffee Cream Ale

This beer is a twist on the classic American cream ale, known for its light body and dry finish (5.3% abv and 15 IBU).  We added a Vortex Roasters exclusive blend, Squalls and Doldrums, which adds both the rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma of dark roasted coffee as well as the sweet, clean notes of a light roast.  The result is a light beer that allows the amazing and complex flavor and aroma of coffee to truly shine.

New England India Pale Ale

This IPA boasts Simcoe hops and is as hoppy and refreshing as any summer night in the mountains and valleys of Western Massachusetts. One sip of this beer will transport you to the stunning views from the Goat Peak observation tower or to the quiet tranquility of the Montague Book Mill and Lady Killigrew Cafe. 6.8%ABV, 51 IBU.

Off Island Oyster Stout

Designed to capture the meroir of the Outer Banks using wild NC oysters and shells in the boil of a rich, bittersweet British stout. Bittering around 39 IBU and fermented to 6.3% ABV. Cheers to North Carolina’s most important mollusk!

Oktoberfest 285 Lager

Rich, malty lager balanced with clean German noble hop bitterness. With notes of toasted bread and honey, this Märzen-style Oktoberfest is a perfect brew to celebrate our delightful Fall weather.

Oud Mullet Barleywine (BOTTLES ONLY)

A strong ale with toasty, rich malt body and a solid pine and citrus hop backbone. Clocking in at 11.1% ABV, the alcohol warmth makes this a great beer for North Carolina fall and holiday sipping.

Peace Love Paws Blonde Ale

At 4.7% ABV and just 15 IBU, this easy drinking blonde is a smooth American classic that any beer lover can enjoy. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer helps to support the mission of Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), so this is the perfect brew to enjoy with your furry friend (or friends) right by your side. 

Pit Pucker Peach Sour Ale

Yeast hunters identified a unique Lachancea yeast strain collected in Philadelphia that produces both lactic acid (sour) and ethanol in the same fermentation. We used this new yeast strain in our first sour and added over 2 lbs per gallon of peach puree to the fermentation. With 26 IBU of bitterness and a moderate (5.4%) alcohol level, this beer will become your favorite session sour.

Right As Rain Session India Pale Ale

Do you love hazy in your IPA but are looking for an ABV that will let you have more than one pint? We got you covered with this hazy session IPA. We scaled back the starting gravity, but kept the complex hop profile from our NEIPA to make this easy drinking session your new summer favorite. At just 4.5 ABV and 40 IBUs, feel free to have more than one!

Strawberry Blonde Belgian Style Ale

This true-to-style Belgian Blonde was enhanced with dried strawberries and some additional strawberry puree. She’s a beauty!

Super Torula Belgian Pale Ale

A complex, dry Belgian-style ale with both fruity and earthy flavors along with a special funk imparted by secondary fermentation with a Brettanomyces yeast in an oak barrel. This beer boasts 7.9% abv and 40 ibu.

Starr Bite Braggot (fermenting)

Anticipation! Wait for it. Coming in Fall 2023. Collaboration with Starrlight Mead. (See what we did there?)

Teutonic Lager

Based on our Octoberfest 285 Märzen, this version retains the rich, malty lager and balanced German Noble hop bitterness characteristics of the original formulation. We changed up the lager yeast strain and added an additional 3 months of cold conditioning at 34 degrees to produce this current version of a smooth drinking Märzen lager. A bit lower in ABV (4.3 %) and a tad sweeter than our Octoberfest, this sessionable lager is worthy of year-round consumption.

Trudy’s 1918 Milk Stout with Vanilla

Born in 1918, Trudy Elion was a biochemist/pharmacologist right here in North Carolina.  In 1988, she shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George Hitchings and Sir James Black for their use of innovative methods of rational drug design for the development of new drugs.  Her work led to creation of AZT and acyclovir (anti virals) and azathioprine, and anti-rejection drug. She spent her life encouraging women to pursue science careers, so this vanilla milk stout is a tribute to her and all women in the sciences.

Uisce Móna Stout (ish-ka moan-a) 

A Gaelic phrase roughly translating to “bog water.” We have an Irish friend who must be the lone Irish citizen on the face of the earth who does not like stout, and we can credit her for the name. This beer will also be used as the basis for stronger barrel-aged beers. A version known as Manneken Stout  will also be produced on a regular basis, with our Irish Stout made stronger by the addition of Belgian candied sugar and fermented with Trappist yeast. 4.8% ABV, 23 IBU.

Von Frisch Dancing Bee Honey Brown Ale

This brown ale was made with local epiphany grains to give it not only a malty backbone, but a nutty finish. A lighter color brown that will make you think you have a glass of honey in your hand. Brewed with American wildflower honey straight from the hive, this brown ale tastes so good it will have you dancing like a bee! 5.6% ABV and 31 IBU.

Waddle of Penguins Amber Ale

This sessionable amber is the perfect beer for a hot summer day and has just a touch of refreshing malty sweetness with a caramel finish. The slight sweetness is balanced by a soft 26 IBU of bitterness provided by English hops. Sip on this 4.3% ABV brew while enjoying its gentle profile and balanced taste.

Washington’s Revenge Sour Cherry Ale

Our peach and mango sours were so wildly popular, we decided to try something different. We still used Lachancea yeast but in the spirit of our first president, we added sour cherry puree to give this next bmc sour ale a more adult feel. The sour cherry on the nose is the perfect addition to a crisp, sour ale!

Witty Heart Song Wit

Wit beers are closely related to German wheat beers, with large percentages of wheat in the grain bill, feature a hazy appearance, and characteristic yeast flavors. Belgian Wits also feature coriander and orange peel. Our Wit has distinct coriander notes coming from locally grown seeds provided from our good friends at Heart Song Farms. At 4.4 ABV and a low 16 IBU, this will be your spring go-to beverage as you sit and enjoy our beautiful accommodations here at bmc brewing.

Zöe’s Small American Ale

Zöe was a small, sleek, black, short-hair domestic cat that ruled the house, in spite of her diminutive size. This small American ale is brewed with a traditional Midwestern lager grain and hop bill. Corn and low bitterness (11 IBU) dominate with a clean finish. At less than 3.5% ABV, feel free to enjoy several of these beers while remembering your favorite feline friend.