Beer for Bahamians

Beer for Bahamians

Julie’s House on Treasure Cay

By now everyone has seen the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and in particular in the Abaco Islands.  My friend, Julie, has a house in Treasure Cay in the Abaco Islands.  Luckily, it is still standing and has been able to offer people shelter during and after the storm.

The level of devastation is unprecedented and basic needs are not being met for many people.  Most of those that have been displaced by the storm only have the clothes on their back and are being shuffled around to different facilities.  Families are separated and scattered among various Bahama islands. Some have been trying to get on flights to the US but they cost $150 ( as of this post) and many cannot access their money.

There is a large Haitian community as well as the local Bahamians that work on the island. There is no infrastructure left. They need money.  To get off the island. To get shelter. To just get a beer.  So through Julie, we are going to send them money.  Yesterday, she was able to talk to some of her friends and that is the best way we can help.

Through September and October every Wilmington Ale Trail passport sold we will be giving away 50% of the sales. To be clear, this money is not going through a non-profit. It is going directly to someone in the Bahamas in need, most of who were in the service or tourism industry, bar tenders, shop clerks, resort workers, tour guides, etc.   There are also no string attached.  We are just trying to make their day a little brighter.  Use code 4TreasureCay to take $5 off.

Buy your passport here.

If you don’t want to buy a passport but want to donate directly to these people, here is a link to Julie’s gofundme page.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Jeremy Tomlinson
Wilmington Ale Trail
jeremy@wilmingtonaletrail.com

Passport Picks: Waterline Brewing

Passport Picks: Waterline Brewing

The Wilmington Ale Trail Passport is an opportunity for visitors and locals to receive vouchers at participating local breweries, bottle shops, and craft beer-focused bars and restaurants. Our weekly Passport Picks blog post will focus on the “best bang for your buck” at one of our participating venues.

Waterline Brewing
721 Surry St
Brewery
Voucher: $5 off beverage, food, or merchandise

Waterline Brewing, located under the Cape Fear Memorial bridge, is a great spot to listen to live music on the weekends while sipping on some of the area’s best locally made beer.  As the weather gets a little cooler, their outdoor beer garden is an ideal location to bring friends or family to enjoy the outdoors. Don’t forget to checkout their Oktoberfest and many other events.

If you need a little more “culture” in your life, the other half of the building houses the Art Factory which showcases local artist. Wander around and look at paintings, sculptures, photographs, furniture , and other art available for purchase.

Your Wilmington Ale Trail passport includes a $5 voucher and I think the best time to use would be on “Thirsty Thursdays”. Select drafts are just $3. All day.  Get the Black IPA. It’s a local favorite.

Purchase a passport, and receive a $5 voucher to Waterline and additional vouchers at over 20 area locations.

https://passport.wilmingtonaletrail.com

Passport Picks: Fermental

Passport Picks: Fermental

The Wilmington Ale Trail Passport is an opportunity for visitors and locals to receive vouchers at participating local breweries, bottle shops, and craft beer-focused bars and restaurants. Our weekly Passport Picks blog post will focus on the “best bang for your buck” at one of our participating venues.

Fermental
7250 Market Street
Bottle Shop
Voucher: $5 off beverage, food, or merchandise

If you have not been to Fermental, it is a must stop on your Wilmington Ale Trail journey.  With live music every Friday and Saturday, a free wine and beer tasting on Friday, and a general house party atmosphere in their expansive beer garden, Fermental is a great place to grab your favorite craft beer or glass of wine.

Your Wilmington Ale Trail passport includes a $5 voucher and I think the best time to use would be on “Mediocre Mondays”. All drafts are $3. All day.  The goal is to kick the kegs left over from the weekend and can include local favorites from Waterline or New Anthem to a heavy hitter like Founder’s KBS.  It’s just a luck of the draw.

Purchase a passport, and receive a $5 voucher to Fermental and additional vouchers at over 20 area locations.

https://passport.wilmingtonaletrail.com

NC Brewer’s Cup Results

NC Brewer’s Cup Results

Each year the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild puts on the NC Brewers Cup inviting North Carolina Commercial Breweries to enter their beer in to a BJCP sanctioned competition. This year 10 different local Wilmington-area breweries won 14 medals including 5 gold medals. See all the results from the  NC Brewer’s Guild.   NC Brewers Cup Results

Wilmington Brewing Company Best of Show HM Gold Gold
Flying Machine Brewing Company Bronze
Makai Brewing Company Silver Gold
Bill’s Brewing Company Silver
Waterline Brewing Co Silver Silver
Mad Mole Brewing Silver
Wrightsville Beach Brewery Bronze
Edward Teach Brewing Gold
Front Street Brewery Gold
Red Hare Bronze

 

Weekly Mixed Six April 22 2019

Weekly Mixed Six April 22 2019

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.

Bill’s Brewing Company

Orange Blossom Wit: 4.9% A light summer witbier exhibiting bright citrus flavors from orange blossom honey, and sweet orange peel. Balanced by a touch of toasted coriander and a clean, refreshing finish.

Salty Turtle Beer Company

Dank’s Revenge: 7.6% Sweet & juicy up front, with a bitter dankness on the back end. This west-coast inspired IPA was double dry-hopped with citra, mosaic, and ekuanot.

Front Street Brewery

El Hefe: 4.6% This wheat beer is the boss of all summer beers: bright, crisp, thirst-quenching, and crushable.   Invigorating citrus and dried berry notes replace the tired old banana-clove flavor combo of lesser wheat beers.  Take your taste buds on summer vacation: this is a boss you won’t mind working for.

Waterline Brewing Company

Cream Ale: 5.2% Super clean and crisp and perfect for those warm, sunny days!

Flytrap Brewing

Black Tea Peach Saison: 6.5% Flytrap’s classic saison aged on whole peaches and cold-steeped with black tea.

Ironclad Brewery

Hoppy Wheat Ale: 5.7% This new brew was forged with the combined hop powers of huell melon and motueka.