We’re introducing ANTEBELLUM ALE for Craft Beer Week!
~ Introducing Antebellum Ale ~
An 1840s American recipe using water, yeast, molasses, ginger and spruce tips. The ingredients from the historical drink have been adapted into a flavorful modern day beer incorporating malt and hops. ABV 5.0%
Wed., 5/19 — AA Tasting at Craggie’s Public House
Wee Willi Tasting AND Willi Wednesday!
Wee Willi Tasting:
The first 50 people to arrive at Craggie’s Public House between 4-7pm, will drink Antebellum Ale from a wee Willi (tasting glass) FOR FREE!
For those of you who don’t quite get here fast enough to get a wee Willi of your own… no worries, it’s also WILLI WEDNESDAY when our 21.5 oz bigWillis are ONLY $3.25!
And sure… when folks decide that they’re done with their wee Willi… we’ll wash ‘em and pass ‘em on to the next lucky patron.
What’s a Willi? Willibechers (Willi): A glass designed for session beers. The style chosen to feature our beers’ color and aroma.
Thurs., 5/20 — AA Cask at Thirsty Monk South
Craggie’s Antebellum Ale cask will be at Thirsty Monk, South beginning at 4pm. Bill Drew (Craggie Brewing Company’s owner/Brewmaster) will be there from 6-9pm to shake hands, sign autographs and kiss babies.
What’s the deal with beer in a cask anyway?
While it’s still fermenting the beer is transferred to an eleven gallon barrel (instead of it finishing out in a large fermenter). The publican (public house manager) is then responsible for the conditioning and serving of the casked beer. THIS is the traditional method of serving real ale.
Fri., 5/21 — AA and Hop AA Ice Cream Floats at Bruisin’ Ales
Join Craggie Brewing and The Hop at Bruisin’ Ales from 5-7p for Antebellum Ale floats!
For ONLY $6 you’ll get a 16oz Craggie Willi filled with Antebellum Ale and Antebellum Ale ice cream AND, you can keep the glass!
Two of Asheville’s locally owned businesses have joined together to create one delicious ice cream. The wort is boiled out of Craggie’s Antebellum Ale and the alcohol-free syrup is transformed into The Hop’s creamy, malty frozen dessert.
Bring some extra cash for the Antebellum Ale growlers and the Antebellum Ale ice cream pints you’ll want to take home with ya too!
Sat., 5/22 — Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass at Pack’s Tavern
Buy the beer… keep the glass! When you purchase Antebellum Ale, you get to keep your Willi. Jonathan will be there to talk “beer” from 6:30-9:30pm.