All our beers are brewed on site using ingredients sourced as locally as we can get them! We try to stay true to style with traditional grains, yeasts, and hops when possible. In addition, bmc brewing is proud to showcase the extraordinary brews of the North Carolina Homebrewer’s Association very first Brewer of the Year (Carolina Fermentations Unlimited). These small one-barrel batches of beer are guaranteed to move fast, so get them while they’re on tap!
Scroll down for a list of beers currently on tap.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Feel 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A variety of specialty and seasonal beers, including Bite My Pickle Sour, Kid Spit Double Rye IPA, Crushed Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin Ale, and many more will also be offered on a rotating basis. These will be part of a line of beers known as “Stay tuned” and will be offered throughout the year, with particularly popular beers joining our regular line of taps.