Flagship IPA

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by JimKal, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. JimKal

    JimKal Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Carolina Brewery has begun distributing their Flagship IPA in the Triad area and in cans. I picked some up the other day and it is a decent IPA. Here on BA we are encouraged to "drink local" so it seems like supporting these guys rather than someone 3000 miles away is something to consider. It is even better if we make the choice to recycle all those cans. Hopefully, one day soon they will find a new liner other than BPA for cans (all cans are lined with it, not just those from Carolina Brewery).
     
  2. DMBharold

    DMBharold Mar 31, 2008 North Carolina

    Their Sky Blue Golden Ale is a wonderfully crafted Kolsh! If you see some pick it up for the warmer months ahead...you will be glad you did!
     
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  3. dmwcpa

    dmwcpa Apr 24, 2008 North Carolina

    I agree about BPA, I try and avoid cans.
     
  4. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I recommend just grabbing cans from Triangle Brewing. Both Carolina and Triangle are canned by Triangle in the Triangle building.

    Triangle just started canning their IPA like maybe 3 weeks ago. It should have started to filter into the distribution network.
     
  5. JimKal

    JimKal Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Thanks. It is good to know, but what do you think of their beer?
     
  6. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Carolina? I like their stuff. Their flagship is the only year round I order. The oktoberfest is good, as well as Santa's Secret Winter Ale, and Jumpin Bean Coffee Stout is really good. My favorite of theirs is Bullpen Pale Ale. Its on all summer and at Durham Bulls' Stadium. If youre around, ill join you!

    The Oatmeal Porter isnt bad either. That was my last growler from them.
     
  7. NotACommunist

    NotACommunist Jan 4, 2011 South Carolina

    Agree with this. It's going to be a great beach beer. Their IPA is a little maltier than I prefer but isn't too shabby. Met their brewmaster a few weeks ago when they were doing launch parties down in Charleston and is a super nice guy who says they have a lot of things coming down the pipeline.
     
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