Beers From Here, our partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy fueled our creativity and refined our approach to working with ingredients that grow wildly in our region. We set out with the goal of making one beer this fall utilizing ingredients foraged from forests and fields of the Triangle, we ended up making three.
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This week we will debut our official Beers From Here brew, Unconditional Skies, a Grisette bittered with Juniper and Rose hip and fermented with Maypops, our native Passion flower fruit. Join us next Saturday at TLC’s Irvin Nature Perserve, 10 minutes from the brewery, for a banquet celebrating this project, featuring 4 unique forage inspired beverages and a meal provided by some incredible local chefs. Head to triangleland.org/events for more info.
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We will carry this inspiration forward, to be more mindful of the land that sustains us and to create beers uniquely tied to our region and the seasons. #ncbeer #craftbeer #foragedbeer #beersfromhere #grisette #maypops
“I am honored to serve our Hang Up Your Hang-ups Herb Grisette at this years Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference social hour tomorrow evening! This beer features herbs from two local farms and getting to pour it for our farm community is beyond humbling. Playing a small role in building an equitable and sustainable food system is a major reason I get out of bed each morning.” – Eric Knight, Hoopla Czar. #ncbeer #craftbeer #grisette #sustainablefarms #sustainablefoodsystems
The Beers From Here banquet is next Saturday from 5-7pm at Irvin Nature Preserve in Chapel Hill! Do you have your tickets yet? Try 4 unique brews inspired by walks in local nature preserves and an excellent meal provided by some of our favorite local chefs. Partial proceeds will go directly to Triangle Land Conservancy.
Blue Laurie, is an oak aged Saison (single culture, brett anomala) that rested on 500 pounds of NC blueberries after spending 6 months in Sauvignon Blanc barrels and shows some of the funkier brett characteristics we’ve ever bottled along with, of course, big blueberry notes.
Myth of Fingerprints is a mixed culture saison (pitched with saison yeast, brett, and souring bugs) that was aged only in stainless for 6 weeks with persimmons we foraged up in Reidsville. Lots of stonefruit, like cherry and apricot and a touch of acidity.
Two totally different expressions of “sour” beer.
Little Sadie, our house Saison has been back on tap for a little while now but on this warm and pleasant Halloween afternoon it’s drinking extra nicely. We’re open regular hours today except Our normal trivia with Monty has been cancelled, sorry for the inconvenience. You should still totally drop by in your costume, Steven and Carly want to see what you have come up with! #ncbeer #craftbeer #saison #halloween
Eric is picking up a whole bunch of Lemongrass from Transplanting Traditions Community Farm at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market this morning for our upcoming collaboration with Trophy Brewing Company 🏆🍻🤜🤛
We are brewing a lemongrass and lychee Berlinerweisse to help support the mission of Transplanting Traditions, 10% of all sales will go directly to their awesome community building farm! #ncbeer #collaboration #craftbeer #supportlocalfarmers #berlinerweisse
Blue Laurie is here, fix your peepers on that color💥 👀🙏. This 100% Brett Saison born and raised in Sauv Blanc barrels and refined on 500 pounds of NC blueberries is beautiful inside and out, deeply complex, vinous, oaky, with pronounced funk throughout with an acidic blueberry finish. #ncbeer #craftbeer #barrelaged #fruitedsour #saison #brettanomyces
Today, for the first time ever we put Dad Fuel in bottles. Dad Fuel is our Helles style Pale Lager, It’s clean and crisp with a doughy malt body and grassy hop finish. Nicely priced at $6.75 per 4 pack of 12 oz bottles, it makes the perfect accompaniment to fall spooky time festivities and fireside hangs.
Live music from Simone Finally this Sunday 4-6pm!
Fresh (Pick Up The) Tempo Table Beer in bottles and on tap today. Our light, zippy, and hopped just right, session Saison is back and we’re damn happy about it. Eric likes to keep some in his fridge at all times as it’s the perfect thirst quencher year round. #ncbeer #craftbeer #saison #sessionbeer
There have been few moments in our 4 and 1/2 year history when we have filled all our taps with our own beer. Brewing on a relatively tiny 7bbl system and putting more beer than ever out in package, it’s often been a struggle to keep the taproom stocked. Will and Heath have been brewing like crazy to make sure we have a top notch selection of beers that represent the breadth of what we make, and something to suit every type of beer drinker. We love offering fruited mixed culture ales next to traditional German Altbier, or our unique Picklemania dill Gose and of course Big Mon IPA. Something challenging and new next to something comforting and classic. It’s not always an easy balancing act, so come savor the moment any which way you please. #ncbeer #craftbeer #allthebeers #allthefeels
Join us at the Local 506 this Sunday for a show benefitting Tim Elinoff, a local contractor who was recently injured in a bad car wreck. We are donating beers for the show, so go enjoy some local tunes with a Steel String brew and help Tim and his family stay afloat while he gets back on his feet.
Two funky and fruity beers drop in bottles this week! Today we release Myth of Fingerprints, a mixed culture Saison refermented on foraged persimmons. Myth of Fingerprints has been available on tap for a few weeks now, now you can bring it home with you.
The second beer is Blue Laurie, our white wine barrel aged Brett Saison refermented on heaps of NC blueberries. We’ll put this beer on tap and in the fridge closer to the weekend, as our taps are bursting at the seams at the moment. Blue Laurie is a beautifully complex beer marrying white wine and tannic oak flavors with blueberry acidity and a deep Brett funk.
These beers represent different ends of the spectrum of what is possible with fresh fruit and Brett cultures. #ncbeer #craftbeer #brettanomyces #saison #mixedculture #bottlerelease
This weekend tap list is 👌. Shady Grove on tap for a very limited time. Something for every beer lover on today. #ncbeer #craftbeer
Transferring Lonesome Ellen, our dark sour ale, off of Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels back into stainless steel and on top of a few hundred pounds of NC blackberries. We’ll let it sit on the fruit for a bit before bottling it, letting it condition until its ready for all of you. #ncbeer #craftbeer #bourbonbarrel #sourbeer #fruitedsour
It’s 🍕 night in the taproom. Napoli Wood-Fired Pizza is ready and waiting for you to pick up the phone, free delivery and $2 off your pie.
When you try to find an ingredient in the wild and fail, kickass local farms make for a great back up plan. We’re putting loads of Maypops from Orby Dare Orchard in our Beers From Here brew. #ncbeer #craftbeer #foraged #sortof #beersfromhere
We are looking to forage some fall tree nuts for our upcoming Beers From Here beer. If you have knowledge of Pecan or Shagbark Hickory trees that are currently dropping their fruit that we could collect from, we are happy to exchange beer for their whereabouts. Please send us a direct message if you can help us out.
Cheers, Steel String Czars
If continuous 80 degree weather in the middle of October fills you with existential dread then come soothe your soul with a delicious Sound City Altbier and the eclectic sounds of Steel String favorite @petepawsey at 4pm. #ncbeer #livemusic #altbiernotalternativefacts #craftbeer #climatechangeisreal
New Beer 🍻- Hang Up Your Hang-ups, Herb Grisette 5%. This is our base grisette with holy basil and lemon
verbana from Hannah @poppysolnc and shiso and pineapple sage from sunshine farms. We further aged it on sassafrass wood spirals. Upfront the aroma presents like an amaro or herbal liquors like fernet and absinthe. There is a pleasant lemon quality throughout and slight tannic finish. Overall a really nice balance between herbal complexity and refreshing Saison dryness. #ncbeer #craftbeer #grisette