These are beers that we have brewed but aren’t currently available in our taproom. Be on the lookout for them to make a reappearance though, and tell us what beers you miss!
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 4.3 % ABV and 36 IBU, you can feel good having two. Consider it your adult apple a day to keep the doctor away!
Barrel Aged Manneken Stout
Using a similar roasted grain bill as our Uisce Mona Stout, we boasted the base malt and hops to achieve a higher ABV (6.8%) and bitterness (34 IBUs) and used a Belgian trappiest yeast for fermentation to add flavor complexity. This beer then spent ~10 weeks in white oak barrels that previously held rye whiskey and bourbon. The beer was blended back together for carbonation and kegging. Whiskey flavors and aroma dominate this full-bodied stout, enjoy this beer on those chilly NC days.
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%
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 alcohol level, this beer will become your favorite session sour.
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.