Booch for the Masses

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 my mood shifts and I think instead I’ll do the house-blended burger with a side of fries and beet ketchup. The Santa Fe salad also appeals to me. No matter what I know that I’ll leave fed—both body and soul—and that my body will be grateful that I’ve taken a break from my normal dumpster diet.

Panacea is also serving up their usual menu of delicious, nurturing kombuchas (I like to take home the one that helps calm my mind during sleep so that I have good dreams), their boozy booch, and now a lineup of cocktails. I saw an instagram post about the “Love Potion” which includes Cape Fear Maritime gin, lime juice, elderflower liqueur, and rosé prosecco. Yes please!

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 9pm, but the taproom is open everyday during those hours. Their menu is listed online, but specials and creative concoctions can be found on their Instagram and Facebook.

Weekly Mixed Six February 16th

Waterman’s Brewing Company

Moon Fire: 7.2% From Head Brewer Alexis, “A sweet, chocolatey stout with a spicy surprise. This “Mexican Hot Chocolate” style stout sat on cocoa nibs, cinnamon sticks, and a dash of cayenne pepper. The combination of flavors provides a full mouthfeel and a warm, lingering spice on the finish.”

Front Street Brewery

Sinful Stout: 6.1% From Head Brewer Christopher, “The mocha latte of beers. This luxurious indulgence is brewed with chocolate coffee beans and golden naked oats for a silky, sensual experience, while roasted black malt imparts a bittersweet, dark chocolate intrigue. Each sip will leave you craving more. ”

Mad Mole Brewing

Ledermolesen: 4.8% From the brewery, “This Bavarian style Pilsner is light, crisp and clean with a welcomed bitterness to round out the bready finish.”

Wilmington Brewing Company

Lemur Party: 8.2% A milkshake double IPA dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo, Cashmere, and Idaho 7 hops, and brewed with mangoes and lactose. Available in 4 packs of 16 ounce cans.

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Kleptocracy: 7% From the brewery, “A Barrel Aged Saison aged for 3 years in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and finished with cranberry, plum, and guava. Available in 500ml bottles.”

Panacea Brewing Company

Raspberry Honeybush Saison: 6.8% From the brewery, “Alcoholic kombucha brewed with saison yeast. Tart, crisp, very dry, slightly sour, nice balance of raspberry.”

Weekly Mixed Six February 9th

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.

Flying Machine Brewing Company

Electronic Fog: 6.3% From the brewery, “This Hazy IPA is 6.3% with notes of grapefruit and pineapple and the brightness of this libation will make it explode off of your tongue.”

Salty Turtle Beer Company

The Fog of Topsail: 5.9% Now available in cans! From the brewery, “Tropical notes of kiwi, mango, and starfruit are at the forefront of this bright IPA. Delicate citrus and candied lemon coat the palate and hop bitterness carries the finish. This beer is a great middle ground between West Coast and New England IPAs.”

Bill’s Brewing Company

Merganser: 5.9% From the brewery, “This lager is super clean, with a light body and notes of roast and chocolate.”

Skytown Beer Company

Doormouse Porter: 5.5% From the brewery, “Back to back Best in Show winning porter! Light-bodied, notes of coffee, chocolate, smoke, and soy.”

Waterline Brewing Company

Tripel: 10% From Head Brewer Dani, “This brew features big classic Belgian flavors against a malty sweet body.”

Weekly Mixed Six February 2nd

Wilmington Brewing Company

Sup Bräu: 4.9% A super crispy crusher that’s extra light with a hoppy kick on the finish.

Front Street Brewery

The Grind: 7% From the brewery, “We know the daily grind. So does Port City Java. We’ve both been brewing tasty beverages in Wilmington for 25 years. So we teamed up at what we do best. This brew is for people who take their coffee black. Roasty depths of cold-brewed Sumatra coffee beans permeate the dry malt richness of our oatmeal stout, whose hops help keep it fresh.”

New Anthem Beer Project

Midnight Sunroof: 7.3% An American IPA brewed with Cascade and Citra hops.

Flytrap Brewing

Falconer’s Flight: 5.9% A traditional pale ale brewed with Falconer’s Flight hops.

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Cape FEAR Beer: 6% From the brewery, “Fermented with yeast harvested from Middlesound Loop, isolated, cleaned and banked now by White Labs -then “dry spiced” with local Jalapeño. Super delicious, perfect flavor and not too much heat. Taste True Local Flavor!”

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Chocolate & Toasted Coconut Porter: 5.7% From the brewery, “Think of the box of chocolates, except this is the one you want to get!!”

Weekly Mixed Six January 19th

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

Tart Cherry & Boysenberry Gose: 4.1% A fruit-filled sessionable sour brewed with Sea Love sea salt.

Skytown Beer Company

Me So Corny: 6.8% From the brewery, “Me So Corny was brewed with 2 full pans of Chef Stephen’s cornbread and caramelized honey! You’ve gotta try this lightly tart, highly complex brew!!”

Makai Brewing Company

‘Ula ‘Ula: 4.5% From the brewery, “‘Ula ‘Ula mean’s red in Hawaiian. There’s your lesson of the day! Dry but sweet, malty but balanced, delicious but even more delicious.”

Mad Mole Brewing

Rufus Saves the World: 7.3% From the brewery, “New England IPA, deep and hazy with a palate of grapefruit mingled with hints of Apricot.”

Front Street Brewery

Hoppy 2020: 5.9% From the brewery, “The perfect marriage of malty amber lager and American hops. Our gold-medal winning Oktoberfest simply shines with citrus and floral notes from the novel addition of Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. Imagine America’s favorite pale ale transformed into a clean, crisp lager!”

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Chocolate Covered Strawberries: 4.0% Chocolate stout with dark chocolate and fresh strawberries.

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