Wilmington NC Beer

As if owning and operating a brewpub isn’t challenging enough, Wilmington native Jud Watkins has decided to take on another one—cider. Brunswick Beer and Cider Company is coming soon(ish) to a Brunswick Forest near you. We sat down with Watkins to get the scoop. Ale Trail (AT): Congratulations! Let’s get the most annoying question out of the way first—what’s your timeline? Jud Watkins (JW): 2020 might be a little ambitious but I definitely hope to

Weekly Mixed Six January 12th

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  January 15, 2020

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Category: Blog, Breweries, Local Beer
A weekly roundup of local and craft beer that can be found around the area on tap, in bottles, or in cans. These are not beer reviews and should be used for entertainment purposes only. Wilmington Brewing Company Donut Party: 7.6% A collaboration with Wake N Bake donuts, this robust porter was brewed with chocolate coconut donuts. Broomtail Craft Brewery Nefarious Words: 5.8% The latest NE IPA brewed with South African Southern Passion hops. Salty

Looking Forward to 2020

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  January 8, 2020

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Category: Blog, Breweries, Local Beer
2020! A new decade! How exciting. (Yes, I know there wasn’t a year zero, so technically the new decade doesn’t start until next year, but culturally speaking we’re in a new decade. Don’t @ me.) The 2010’s brought us the rise of the milkshake and New England IPAs as well us everybody’s new favorite boozy bev, hard seltzer. The 20’s will surely bring us new trends to love and loathe. I asked local brewers to

Weekly Mixed Six January 5th

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  January 7, 2020

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Category: Blog, Breweries, Local Beer
A weekly roundup of local and craft beer that can be found around the area on tap, in bottles, or in cans. These are not beer reviews and should be used for entertainment purposes only. Flytrap Brewing Apricot Saison with Champagne Yeast: 6.9% A NYE release at Flytrap, this saison was bottle-conditioned with champagne yeast and is only available in bottles in the taproom. Front Street Brewery Be More Pacific: 9.5% From former Assistant Brewer

Weekly Mixed Six December 29th

Posted by Joan Wilkerson Hoffmann on  December 30, 2019

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Category: Blog, Breweries, Local Beer
A weekly roundup of local and craft beer that can be found around the area on tap, in bottles, or in cans. These are not beer reviews and should be used for entertainment purposes only. Mad Mole Brewing The Moledalorian: 8.6% From the brewery: An imperial stout brewed with coffee and vanilla it has enough flavor to knock baby yoda on his back. Salty Turtle Beer Company Beggin’ for Maple: 5.6% Notes of sweet donut glaze