Wilmington NC Beer

During this extremely trying and uncertain time of global pandemic, it is important for people to find means of comfort. Exercise, Netflix, and cleaning & organizing are all forms of self-care. And while the unfamiliar becomes the norm, finding the familiar can seem daunting.   We here at the Wilmington Ale Trail want to make sure that Wilmington area locals know what resources are available to them, specifically in the way of food and beverage. We’ve
Let us all raise a glass to Ogden bottle shop Fermental, as they have been named Best Beer Bar in North Carolina by the Brewers Association! Every year, CraftBeer.com (the Brewing Association’s consumer-facing website) invites their readership to nominate their favorite beer bars. According to the popular website, they’re looking for, “An impressive craft beer menu, a stellar atmosphere, and servers who know their stuff.” Anyone who’s been to Fermental knows that they have just

Weekly Mixed Six March 1st

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  March 4, 2020

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Front Street Brewery If You’ve Got It Braggot: 7.1% From Head Brewer Christopher, “This light, refreshing hybrid of beer and mead is brewed with 50% Magnolia House organic wildflower honey from the Amazon rainforest. It tastes crisp, dry, and remarkably easy to drink, with fragrant notes of exotic flowers.” Panacea Brewing Company Peach Ginger Molasses: 8.4% From the brewery, “A slightly sweet but tart brew, with brightness from ginger especially on the nose, and molasses

Weekly Mixed Six February 23rd

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  February 26, 2020

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Edward Teach Brewery Let’s Neck: 7.2% From the brewery, “This witbier with blueberries & black berries offers pleasant & delicate malt aromatics are balanced with fragrant spice characteristics. Subtle earthy notes in the flavor profile with Coriander & Grains of Paradise to complement a crisp finish.” Skytown Beer Company Pineapple Whip: 8.5% From the brewery, “Huge notes of pineapple, citrus and tropical fruits this milkshake IPA was dry-hopped with all Citra hops and then conditioned

Booch for the Masses

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  February 19, 2020

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Category: Blog, Breweries, Local Beer
Wilmington’s favorite kombucha brewery (boocherie?) has now expanded into a full restaurant! Situated at 4107 Oleander Drive, Panacea Brewing Company is now offering a menu filled exclusively with all of the vegan treats one’s heart desires. I haven’t been yet, but I’ve gazed lovingly upon their menu for tens of minutes and my first thought is that I’ll start with the black bean & lime soup and move on to the street tacos. But then