News & Events
I have just signed a 5 yr lease for a new location. If all goes as planned we will be moving to Haywood Rd by January 2013!!!!
Well, after having the red carpet rolled out for us at Sierra Nevada, I am back in the brewhouse, freshly inspired, and hard at work.
It was an amazing experience to say the least. What Ken Grossman has built out there is a beacon for the rest of us to look for as we grow and increase production.
But now back to our reality!! It’s Bele Chere week here so all hands on deck, and try and come up for air every once and a while.
Well it was an incredible 11 day week of Beer. Sunday ended the party, but really, the party never ends. Cask-conditioned Moonstone Oyster Stout just tapped, and of course our good friend Jay Brown on stage tonight at the Lobster Trap.
The Small BREW Act (H.R. 1236) has the support of all but a few representatives, including our very own from the 11th Congressional District. Heath Shuler still has not signed on as a sponsor for the bill. If passed H.R. 1236 will cut our federal excise tax from $7 a barrel to $3.50 for the 1st 60,000 barrels (A number none of us here in Asheville reach yet). A savings that may enable some breweries to add jobs or give them money to reinvest.
Please call or fax Heath Shuler and let him know that we need his support.
Come on out and help the Asheville Brewer’s Alliance and Habitat for Humanity build a home. A simple donation of $1 or $3 and we’ll hang you up on the wall. Stop by the Lobster Trap or any other Alliance member to help. It’s a great cause and you can be part of it.
Despite our frequent use of math in the brewhouse, it seems that us brewers have a hard time with simple math because Asheville Beer Week is more like Asheville Beer Week and a half. It starts with a fundraiser May 24th at Highland Brewing Co. to support our fallen comrade at Redhook, featuring many of Asheville’s great beers on tap at their tasting room, including one from Oyster House!
Of course, here at the Lobster Trap we will be offering fresh casks all week!!!
And, in case you have forgotten, the bash ends with the biggest bash of them all at Roger Mcguire Green on June 2nd. The 3rd annual Beer City Festival, and you may still be able to find tickets out there. Looking forward to it myself.
The results are in and we can now say once again, welcome to Beer City USA ya’ll!!! Little ol’ Asheville has done it again. Thanks to all of you for loving our beer, and having pride in your city. This year we have tied with Grand Rapids, Michigan. A great city, and a home of great beer (Can you say Founder’s Breakfast Stout!). Congrats to Grand Rapids, and to Asheville, of course.
Keep drinking beer, we’ll make more.
We are happy to report some results from the 2012 Carolina Championship of Beers:
Oyster House wins a Gold medal for IPA, along with our friends at French Broad Brewery.
And a Bronze medal for the Moonstone Oyster Stout. Next year we are hoping to get our gold back!