Meeting Schedule

Sample brews with friends, old and new. Join us for our bottle share every second Tuesday, 7pm, at Advantage Beer & Wine Supplies, Barley Market, or Newton Depot.

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Bring (3) 12-ounce bottles or (2) 22-ounce bombers of a commercial brew in the monthly beer style and your latest homebrew project.

Is your homebrew something other than beer? We’re happy to try your Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or Sake.

This meeting is for homebrewers and beer enthusiasts. We also host a separate meeting, exclusively for homebrewers, to critique and talk shop.

First-timers are welcome to enjoy without bringing beer. You must be 21+ years old to participate.

2024 CLASS Syllabus

January 9, 2024
Wood & Barrel Aged Beers (not sours)
Location: Advantage Beer & Wine

    • Bourbon-barrel Aged – Olde Hickory Event Horizon, Epic Big Bad Baptist Stout, Stone BBA Arrogant Bastard, Goose Island Bourbon County, New Holland Dragon’s Milk, Anderson Valley Bourbon Stout
    • Barrel-conditioned – Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster, Foothills Barrel Aged People’s Porter, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, Innis & Gun Oak Aged

February 13, 2024
Barleywines & Old Ales
Location: Barley Market

    • English Old Ale – Theakston’s Old Peculiar, Thomas Hardy, Howard General Lenoir
    • English Barleywines Young’s Old Nick, Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf, Olde Hickory Irish Walker
    • American Barleywines – Anchor Old Foghorn, Sierra Nevada Big Foot, Great Divide Old Ruffian, Dogfish Head Old School, Avery Hog Heaven
    • Triple IPA – Stone RuinTENation, Founders Devil Dancer

March 12, 2024
Stouts & Porters
Location: Advantage Beer & Wine

    • Dry Stout – Guinness Draught, Murphy’s
    • Oatmeal Stout – Anderson Valley Barney Flats, Young’s, Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
    • Foreign & Imperial Stout – Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin, Great Divide Yeti
    • Milk Stout – Left Hand, Terrapin Moo Hoo, Duck-Rabbit
    • Brown Porter – Anchor, Sam Smith’s Taddy Porter, Foothills People’s Porter
    • Robust Porter – Sierra Nevada, Highland Oatmeal Porter
    • Baltic Porter – Duck-Rabbit, Devil’s Backbone Danzig

April 9, 2024
Brown, English, Scottish & Irish Ales
Location: Barley Market

    • Scottish Light, Heavy & Export – McEwen’s Export, Belhaven, MacAndrews
    • Scotch Ale – McEwen’s, Traquair House, Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy, Great Divide Claymore
    • English Brown – Samuel Smith, Newcastle, Tilburg, Green Man
    • American Brown – Duck-Rabbit, Brooklyn Brown
    • Ordinary Bitter – Boddington Draught, Mystery Locksley
    • Special Bitter – Young’s Ramrod, Fuller’s London Pride
    • Extra Special Bitter – Fuller’s, Olde Hickory, Green Man

May 14, 2024
Adjunct Beers: chili, chocolate, fruit, honey, herb, spice, field & more
Location: Advantage Beer & Wine

  • Chili – Rouge Ales Chipotle ale, Birdsong Jalapeno pale ale or MexiCali stout, Flying Dog Bloody Mary ale, Westbrook Mexican Cake
  • Fruit & Field – Founders Rubaeus, Anita Purple Haze, RJ Rockers Son of a Peach, Brouwerij Huyghe Delirium Red, Wicked Weed Coolumber, Fonta Flora Strawberry Saison
  • Herb & Spice – Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Ginger beer, Not your father’s root beer
  • Pumpkin – Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

June 11, 2024
India Pale Ales
Location: Barley Market

    • English IPA – Green Man, Carolina Brewery Flagship, Sam Smith’s India Ale
    • American IPA – Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Olde Hickory Death by Hops, Westbrook, Wicked Weed Pernicious, NoDa Hop, Drop n Roll
    • Imperial/Double IPA – Southern Tier 2XIPA, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, Wicked Weed Freak of Nature
    • Black IPA – 21st Amendment Back in Black, Heavy Seas Black Cannon, Uinta Dubhe, Olde Hickory Black Raven
    • White IPA – Mendocino, Saranac, Sam Adams

July 9, 2024
Lagers, Wits, Summer, Cream & Pale Ale, Red/Amber
Location: Newton Depot

    • Light Lagers – Victory Lager, Bitburger, Stella Artois
    • Pilsner – Victory Prima Pilsner, Foothills Torch, Pilsner Urquell
    • Wit/White Ale – Mother Earth Weeping Willow, Hoegaarden, Catawba Valley White Zombie
    • Summer Beers – Bell’s Oberon, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
    • Cream Ales – Catawba Valley Farmer Ted, Genessee
    • English Pale Ale – Samuel Smith’s, Bass
    • American Pale Ale – Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
    • California Common – Anchor Steam, Fullsteam

August 13, 2024
Belgian Ales
Location: Barley Market

    • Single – La Trappe, Witkap Pater
    • Dubbel – Affligem, La Trappe, Ommegang, Allagssh
    • Tripel – Westmalle, St Bernardus, Blind Squirrel Dubbel
    • Quadrupel – Boulevard, Sierra Nevada Ovila
    • Strong Golden & Dark Ales – Orval, Duvel, Chimay, Unibroue

September 10, 2024
Oktoberfest, German & German-style ales/lagers
Location: Advantage Beer & Wine

    • Oktoberfests – Paulaner, Spaten, Sierra Nevada, Olde Mecklenburg Mecktoberfest
    • American Oktoberfests – Victory, French Broad, Sam Adams
    • Munich Dunkel – Spaten
    • Schwarzbier – Köstritzer, Dark Horse, Duck-Rabbit
    • Bock – Paulaner, Ayinger, Abita Mardi Gras, Yuengling
    • Helles/Maibock – Ayinger, New Belgium Hoppy Bock
    • Rauchbier – Aecht Schlenkerla, Devils Backbone Smokehouse
    • Dopplebock – Aventinus, Ayinger, Paulaner

October 8, 2024
North Carolina Beer Month
Location: Barley Market

    • Share your favorite unique brews from NC, VA, TN, GA or SC
      Olde Hickory The Event Horizon, Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Wicked Weed Black Angel Cherry Sour, Red Oak Amber, Weeping Radish Black Radish Dark Lager, NoDa Hop, Drop ‘n Roll, Fullsteam Cack-a-lacky Ginger Pale Ale, Fonta Flora Bloody Butcher

November 12, 2024
Saisons, Farmhouse, Gose, Berliner Weisse, & Sours
Location: Barley Market

    • Biere de Garde – Jerlain, Ommegang
    • Saison – Saison du Pont, Great Divide Colette, Stone Saison
    • Farmhouse – Ommegang Hennepin, Prairie Standard, Goose Island Pepe Nero, Blackberry Farms
    • Belgium/Flemish Sour – Monk’s Flemish, Bockor, Rodenbach Vintage, Petrus, Vandersghint
    • American Sour – New Belgium La Folie, The Bruery Sour in the Rye, Cascade, Wicked Weed Oblivion
    • Gose – Westbrook, Anderson Valley, Southern Tier Cherry Gose
    • Berliner Weiss – Bruery Hottenroth, Destihl WIid Sour Series share your favorite unique brews from NC, VA, TN, GA or SC.

December 10, 2024
Christmas Party & Festive Dinner
Location: Olde Hickory Brewery

    • The biggest, most festive meeting of the year!
    • Potluck – Bring your favorite recipe made with beer
    • Beer Style – Olde Hickory, Rogue, Anchor Our Special Ale, or any other brews you’d like to share