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. Also available in cans in the tap room fridge!
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!
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 (10.1%) and bitterness (34 IBUs) and used a Belgian trappiest yeast for fermentation to add flavor complexity. This beer then spent ~4 months in 4 oak barrels that previously held rye whiskey. 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.
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 3.7 % 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.
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!
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.
Kitchen Blunders Porter – ON TAP!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.