Retailers

 

Thank you for you're interest in our brand. Regaining the ability to self distribute to our local high country area allows us to offer special varieties not available through our Distributors. Below you will find a      real-time list of which varieties are available directly from our Brewery to you.

YOU MUST BE WITHING OUR NINE COUNTY RANGE TO ORDER DIRECTLY FROM BREWERY:

Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey

 

 

Flagship Offerings

Our Flagship offerings are beers that we believe best define Blind Squirrel. These varieties will always be available in the 1/6 BBL format.

Backwoods Blonde

This easy going blonde was born in the valley of Plumtree, NC along the banks of the North Toe River in the county of Avery. We hope you will find time to see where the journey began. Your new favorite Lawnmower beer, you can expect a smooth start and clean finish. Not too fussy, extremely sessionable, and certainly refreshing!

  • 4.7% ABV
  • 20 IBU's
  • 4 SRM
  • $75 1/6 BBL 

Nut Brown Ale

We selected certain malts for our grain bill that give it that nutty/toasted flavor that squirrels love. We keep the hop additions to a minimum in order for those malty flavors and aromas to shine through. We ferment with a clean neutral yeast that provides for a nice smooth malty finish with just enough residual sweetness that will keep you wanting more.

After all, have you ever seen a squirrel stop at just one nut?

  • 6% ABV
  • 21 SRM
  • 40 IBU's
  • $80 1/6 BBL 

Otway IPA

Our Otway IPA is a beer that we brewed as a tribute to the location of our first Outpost, Burnsville, NC. This West Coast Style IPA, and the town, are named after the infamous North Carolina privateer, Otway Burns. With three early addition hops for bittering and Simcoe and Sirachi Ace hops providing the floral and citrus aromas and flavors, this beer is a true flavor experience. Even with a hint of maltiness, resin and grapefruit are the stars of this IPA. 

  • 6% ABV
  • 70 IBU's
  • 6 SRM
  • $80 1/6 BBL

Amber Ale

There is a broad spectrum of Amber Ales in this country. Some in this style have a very malt forward presence with restrained hop bitterness, while brewers on the west coast have popularized bigger hoppier versions of the style.

We prefer to take things a little easier in the high country, so we brew our Amber Ale to be an easy drinking, well balanced beer that starts with a soft hop nose and finishes with a nice malty sweetness.

With the highways being as curvy as they are in the mountains, sometimes it's better to be in the middle of the road.

  • 5.5% ABV
  • 13 SRM
  • 33 IBU's
  • $75 1/6 BBL 

Belgian Tripel

If you like big complex beers, look no further. Our Tripel is brewed using a simple malt bill and only a few hop additions. While the malt and hops do contribute to the final product it's really the yeast that's on display here.

We've had guests tell us they taste hints of raisins, plums, apricots, tangerines, and some spicy notes they can't quite explain. Neither can we, because we don't add anything other than the basic four ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast). However, due to the strain of yeast and the fermentation process, it produces all these wonderful flavors.

  • 9.0% ABV
  • 34 IBU's
  • 6 SRM
  • $90 1/6 BBL

Direct from Brewery Specials

The following beers are Special Releases with extremely limited availability. These selections are not made available to our distributors and cannot be purchased outside of our nine-county self distribution range. Be sure to place your orders for these varieties before they are gone.

Galactic Raspberry

Our Galactic Raspberry is a kettle-soured Blonde Ale that truly is out of this world! Featuring raspberries from our local Avery County neighbors, added during second fermentation, this beer is tart but balanced with a wonderful fruity nose with a light fruit pallet. A crisp, effervescent finish leaves drinkers wanting one more sip of this unique flavor sensation.

  • 4.7% ABV
  • 22 IBUs
  • 4 SRM
  • $80 1/6BBL

Saison du Tree

Classic Belgian farmhouse Saison with a mild rye influence and golden straw color. Old world style fermentation allows the yeast to deliver a wonderful complexity of flavors, but remains true to its roots. Semi-dry with classic Belgian aromas and a clean finish on the palette.

  • 6.5% ABV
  • 27 IBUs
  • 7 SRM

American Pale Ale

We wanted to create a well balanced beer that anybody can enjoy. Our Pale Ale is a full-bodied ale that's deep copper in color. The malty sweetness of the mash is offset by a generous amount of Magnum bittering hops. The remainder of the late addition hops contribute a delightful citrus/floral note that will lighten anybody's spirits. It's a great introduction for people who are interested in trying something other than the “standard” beers in the marketplace.

  • 5.5% ABV
  • 40 IBUs
  • 12 SRMs
  • $80 1/6 BBL

Mocha Java Porter

This porter is what happens when our Stout and our Nut Brown Ale have a love child. Using artisan cacao nibs and locally-roasted coffee extract, this beer is set apart from other porters; delivering a smooth brew with a distinct hop character that finishes with roasted dark chocolate and biscuit notes. A slight residual sweetness will cleanse your pallet so that each sip is as multi-faceted as the last. This is a great beer for those transitioning cold nights.

  • 6.0% ABV
  • 30 IBUs
  • 30 SRMs
  • $80 1/6 BBL

The Krusher DIPA

Our Double IPA rests on a malt forward backbone, with notes of sugared grapefruit from the additions of Columbus and Summit bittering hops. Simcoe, Citra, Chinook hop varieties are added later for floral aromas and flavors. A true fan favorite, this beer rarely escapes our Plumtree taproom.

  • 9.0% ABV
  • 204 IBUs
  • 8 SRMs
  • $90 1/6 BBL

Belgian Quad

Our Quad is brewed using a touch of chocolate malt, a liberal portion of special B, and candy sugars made in house. Although the malt and hops do contribute substantially to the final product, the complexity of flavors could never be achieved without the Trappist strain of yeast. Expect deep malty notes with raisin, fig, and other spicy characteristics that are difficult to explain.

  • 9.9% ABV
  • 50 IBUs
  • 25 SRMs
  • $90 1/6BBL

Blueberry Wheat Wine

Dull orange in complexion with prevalent wheat flavor and a wonderful tartness derived from the blueberries as well as the addition of acidulated malt. With the use of 1 pound of local blueberries per gallon from Perry’s Berries, the blueberry flavor is there, but is certainly not a dominant flavor. This beer is reminiscent of a Rosé-style wine.

  • 10.0%
  • 21 IBUs
  • 5 SRMs
  • $90 1/6 BBL