Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals New Sarum Brewery

New Sarum Brewery Spencer: The New Sarum Brewery opened up in Salisbury, NC as a nano-brewery (very small brewery usually owned by a sole entrepreneur that brews in small batch quantities) in 2012. New Sarum Brewing derives its name from the original settlement name of Salisbury’s Sister City “Old Sarum” England. Fast forward to 2016 and you have a new NC Craft micro-brewery that is brewing some top notch beers! About the Roundhouse Robust Porter: This American style porter is on the high end ABV side at 7% but drinks more like an everyday Porter. This dark, rich ale has
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals Big Bear Black Stout

  Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals Big Bear Black Stout Spencer: Bear Republic opened in wine country, Sonoma County in 1995.  In 1996 they were named “Small Brewing Company of the Year” and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival.  The beer that put them on the map is the Racer 5(India Pale Ale) but we sampled the Big Bear Black Stout. Weighing in at 8.1% ABV this is definitely a “Big” beer! Lots of caramel and roasty flavors finish this smooth Russian Imperial Stout with the addition of Centennial and Cascade hops.
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Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Washington’s Porter from Alewerks Brewing

Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Washington’s Porter from Alewerks Brewing: Williamsburg, VA From Spencer: “Williamsburg AleWerks is located in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Chuck Haines opened up this brewery in 2006 with the vision of bringing fine craft beer to back Williamsburg.  These guys make a wide range of beers from IPA to Pumpkin to Milk Stouts.  The beer that I’m sampling right now is called the Washington Porter.  This is an English style porter being rich and malty with a nice chocolate backbone that finishes with a slight roasted malt flavor.  This is a perfect winter beer that is not too
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Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Cold Mountain Winter Ale From Spencer: From Spencer: I still get excited every year when the Cold Mountain Winter Ale is released.  The ever-changing Winter ale usually has notes of vanilla, spice, hazelnut and a sweet biscuit flavor that finishes with a slight hoppy balance.  People always talk from year to year about how last year was better than this year, but for me it always gets the winter season rolling…… City Beverage has been selling Highland beers since the mid-90s. Oscar Wong, the founder of the brewery really knows what it takes to brew good beer.  He also knows
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