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Go grab a local spring beer

Posted April 22, 2014

A look at the beer at Trophy Brewing Company in Raleigh.

After the crazy winter we had, it’s time to grab spring by the horns! Dust off all that pollen from your patio furniture and chill with these great spring beers that say goodbye to the cold weather and hello to the freshness of spring.

White Street Brewing Black Falls is a spring seasonal Black IPA. The darkest beer of the group, it has rich chocolate flavors and aromas matched with a bunch of fruity hops. This is a season transition beer that gives you the dark colors of winter with the fresh hops of summer, and what’s in between those seasons? Spring!

Trophy Brewing – A Spring Bock is a German-style Bock celebrating the coming of spring. Golden Goat is a sweet and refreshing beer that defines the season with every sip.

Big Boss BrewingThe Centaur is a Mosaic dry hopped Saison. What screams the move to warmer weather better than the fresh, tropical flavors of Mosaic hops in a nice, easy to drink Saison?

Natty Greene’s BrewingElm Street English IPA delivers a delicious malt-forward character with an American twist – the addition of three Oregon hops. What you get is a fruitier peach-like flavor bundled with bold English maltiness.

Carolina Brewing Company – The Carolina Spring Bock was brewed in the style of a German Maibock, a beer customarily brewed for celebrations in the spring, more specifically, May. It delivers a fresh, malty flavor with a little alcohol warming sensation – great for those slightly chilly nights!

Carolina Brewery – The Bullpen Pale Ale is made for the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It has a soft malty flavor balanced with an American hop character. This is the beer to have when you’re sitting in the stadium watching the Bulls play!

Gizmo Brew Works – The Alternating Current Altbier is an easy drinking German-style brown ale. It has a nice smooth malty sweetness and a clean finish.

Raise a pint or two in celebration of spring and try to forget that your face is mostly just collecting pollen these days!

Remember: "Drink Local and Keep Your Beer Dollars in North Carolina."

Dave Tollefsen and Glenn Cutler are regular guys living in central North Carolina with their families who share a love for craft beer and homebrewing. They work together as the NCBeerGuys. They can be found online at ncbeerguys.com promoting North Carolina craft beer, providing information about the folks who produce local beer and writing about beer adventures, activities and events across North Carolina.

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  • Justin Case Apr 22, 2014
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    We went to Brueprint in Apex last week and tried 3 of their 4 year-round beers and they were all excellent.