New tees and a fresh batch of Dad Fuel Pale Lager to get you feeling ship shape. #craftbeer #ncbeer
On this day two years ago we hosted the first Cardinal Directions Beer Festival. We crunched 13 NC breweries and 650 people into the back 1/2 of our parking lot, and we had a great time. Two years later we have added a few more breweries, food trucks and attendees but our goal remains the same – showcase the best that NC Beer has to offer in a relaxed environment with good friends. Hope you will join us for year 3 on Sunday May 21st on the Carrboro Town Commons. #ncbeer #cardinaldirectionsbeerfest 📷: @beerstudy
We have an absurd tap list to start the week including a special preview of Staccato Signals our miso, ginger and yuzu unoaked sour ale. We got all sorts of fun planned this week, check it out!
Monday • $1 off all pints
Tuesday • Trivia w/ Monty 9pm, 5 rounds and beer prizes.
Wednesday • Pizza 🍕 Night w/ @napolifoodtruck get $2 off your pie when you order a pint.
Sex Ed Trivia at 7pm!
Thursday • 1/2 off bottles of wine.
Irish Music Jam☘️🎻
Saturday • UNC v Oregon 🏀8:30pm final four baby! Free pizza while it lasts.
Sunday • Really Hard Beer Trivia 1-3pm, come show off your beer knowledge, winners go on to 2nd round at Beer Study Durham.
Live Music: Guitartown Presents – June Star 4-6pm
#ncbeer #ncbeermonth #craftbeer #pizza #finalfour #uncbball
(Pick Up The) Tempo our hoppy table Saison makes its way into bottles for the first time today. Truly a sign that spring has arrived and it’s time get movin’, shake off them cobwebs and cut a rug. Even on a Monday this zippy little beer makes us feel like dancing. #ncbeer #craftbeer #saison
Many tbank to the folks that accidentally filled my 64 oz enjoyment of Big Mon IPA. North Carolina may be cursed by a few too many right wing nut jobs, but there are fantastic outlets for preserved barley, including three breweries within a mile of my home. Life isgood in Carrboro.
Come grab yo tix! Our annual celebration of NC spring and Saisons is coming quick. Cardinal Directions Beer Festival brings 20+ of the best breweries in NC, local food trucks, and live music to our backyard for an afternoon of fun.
Tickets are available online http://bit.ly/2njbhif also in the taproom and at both Beer Study locations. $20 plus tax and fees = festival entry, tasting glass and 5 samples.
It all goes down Sunday, May 21st 1-5pm on the Carrboro Town Commons.
#ncbeer #beerfest #saison
The Merry Franksters are back at it tonight with their killer hot dawgs, right up the street at Cliffs meat market. We suggest their Chicago dawg with a super fresh Cryin’ Holy, or check out their vegan roasted carrot dawg with a Brett Mon. It should be a lovely evening to get some patio time in. #ncbeer #hotdogsandbeer
A fresh batch of Cryin’ Holy DIPA on tap and in bottles is the first sign that this week is going to rule. Now that winter is officially over, bring on the patio weather.
Monday – $1 off all 🍺.
Tuesday – Trivia with Montgomery at 9pm.
Wednesday- Pizza Night with @napolifoodtruck $2 off your pie with the purchase of a pint.
Thursday – 1/2 off bottles of wine.
Saturday – Live Music 🎶- Robinson Lee Earle 3-5pm
This Saison is going to be hoppy, thats for sure. We are pitching 3 types of Brett and some Saccro should be real interesting. @saludcerveceria #brettanomyces #ncbeer #saison
We are hanging in Charlotte this weekend. Starting it off with a collab brew with @saludcerveceria @beardbeerbbqnc we’re making a petit dry hopped Brett Saison. This evening we’re tapping our Kvass collab w/ @fontaflorabrew and they’ll have some of their beers, oh and @burialbeer will have like a 100 beers on tap as well. It’s going to be a big ole thing at @saludnoda for St. Patricks.
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Tomorrow we are honored to pour at our first @brawleys Black and Blue. We are debuting our new unoaked sour ale Staccato Signals, with miso, ginger and yuzu zest. If you are in the Queen City, come find us!
Choco Freakness is almost here. After 3 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels it’s getting intimate with some Videri Chocolate Factory cocoa. Bottles and draft will be available next week. Our annual Choco Freakness Bake Off is happening Saturday April 8th, join us for some sweet desserts 🍫🍰🎂🍪🍩 soufflé the competition by entering your own dessert creation and win some awesome prizes. Check the Facebook event page for details. #barrelaged #bourbonbarrel
Dig the new Brett Mon packaging. It’s the beer inside that counts and this brew is slamming. On shelves in a shop near you real soon. #ncbeer #craftbeer #brettanomyces
Fresh batch of Brett Mon on tap now, bottles coming later this week. Fermented with a fruitastic brett strain and dry hopped bountifully this ale bursts with apricot, papaya, and candied orange flavors. The back end hits you with the funk and a pleasant but assertive bitterness. #ncbeer #craftbeer #brettanomyces
We’re thrilled to introduce Handsome Angeline on draft today in very limited quantity. More draft and 500 ml bottles will be available soon.
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Handsome Angeline is a Piedmont style Kvass brewed with 200 pounds of rye bread, fermented with a sourdough bread culture all curtesy of Chicken Bridge Bakery
Additions of foraged pine needles, Duncan grapefruit and fennel bring a wonderful layer of flavors to this unique brew.
We brewed this little(3.3%) beauty with the help of the sui generis Fonta Flora Brewery on the eve of the Sour Barn Bash.
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Handsome Angeline is very tart and zippy with a strong citrus and stone fruit flavor upfront, spicy rye and chewy bread notes on the finish. This beer defies easy categorization. #ncbeer #craftbeer #kvass
At this time four years ago Scott Nurkin of The Mural Shop was putting the final touches on this masterpiece. Will was troubleshooting our brand new brewing system, making certain every piece of equipment was correctly plumbed, wired and tested. Andrew and I were scrambling to ready the taproom for y’all, the fine people of Carrboro and all the craft beer lovers who would soon be enjoying their first Steel String brew. It’s a jolt to reflect back on this early chaotic period. Four years flew by in flash and we’re still doing the same ole thing – trying to make the best beer possible and deliver it to you in an enjoyable, comfortable setting. Thanks for having us Carrboro, I think we’ll stick around a while longer.
– Eric Knight, Hoopla Czar
Steel Chooglin’ returns Friday night with a killer vinyl dj set featuring all that good ole southern funk and soul.
We have this fridge full of flavor. Grab some beers to go on your next visit to the taproom.
Here is why you should make Steel String part of your plans this week –
Monday – $1 off all pints.
Tuesday – Trivia night with Monty 9pm
Wednesday – Pizza Night w/ @napolifoodtruck , buy a pint and get $2 off your pie.
Thursday – 1/2 off bottles of wine
Saturday – Live 🎶- Morgan Creek 3-5pm
Sunday – Live 🎶- Guitartown presents Hearts and Daggers 4-6pm
Well this is a first, we have too many great beers on tap. Come help us make some room so we can put on a fresh batch of Rubber Room Rye Pale and welcome back Brett Mon Brett IPA. Not that we’re complaining, we love to offer 10 or more dope brews for your drinking pleasure, hopefully this is the new normal. #ncbeer #craftbeer
Cardinal Directions Beer Festival returns Sunday, May 21st from 1-5pm. 20+ NC breweries pouring Saisons on the Carrboro Town Commons. Come celebrate spring and our NC brewing community. Tickets go on sale March 17th. More information to come soon. #ncbeer #saison #beerfest
Little Sadie, our house Saison, coming off the bottling line for the first time today. This is one of the first beers we ever released almost 4 years ago and its reemergence a sure sign spring is right around the corner. #craftbeer #ncbeer #saison