Pilsners, Lagers, and Lighter-Styled Beers
Miller High Life (WI) 2.5 Because you’re either a hipster or simply want to save some cheddar.
Modelo Especial (Mexico) 4 Crisp, light, but still satisfying.
Sam Adams Light (Mass.) 4 You’ll never guess it’s a light beer.
Estrella Damm Daura Lager 4 A unique yeast that digests gluten makes this nearly gluten free.
Full Sail Session Lager 5.5 Pre-Prohibition style lager that reminds us of what American lagers used to taste like.
Anchor Steam (California) 4.5 The first beer I ever had and an icon that barely needs introduction.
Victory Prima Pils (Pennsylvania) 4.5 Makes you think of the classic Czech pilsners. Nervy but satisfying.
Mother Earth Endless River Kölsch (Kinston, NC) 5 Refreshing and crisp, with fine bubbles that finishes with a tang
Lonerider Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen (North Carolina) 4.5 Tangy and refreshing with a subtle richness.
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis (California) 4.5 Perhaps the standard bearer for American German-style wheat.
Highland St Therese Pale Ale (North Carolina) 4.5 A really pretty beer. A nice change from hopped up monsters.
21st Amendment “Bitter American” Pale Ale (CA) 5 Hoppy for a Pale Ale, but still less though than IPAs
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale (Georgia) 4 Easy like Sunday morning.
Peak Organic IPA (Maine) 5 Right now this is the IPA that I’m reaching for most often
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA (California) 4 A really great IPA at a really nice price.
Green Flash West Coast IPA (California) 6 Among the most vibrant and assertive IPAs you’ll ever taste
Stone Ruination IPA (California) 6 Considered by many, the gold standard in double IPAs.
Highland Gaelic (North Carolina) 4.5 Round, brown, and so damned tasty.
Stone Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard (California) 6 This beer is down-right elegant. Really nice stuff.
Dogfish Indian Brown Ale (Delaware) 5 Rich dark malt with a lively, hoppy bite. May be my favorite DFH beer.
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale (New Hampshire) 5 A smooth brown ale that’s as reliable as your best friend.
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale (Michigan) 5 Rich, nutty, and satisfying. I’m really starting to dig Scotch Ales.
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Dark IPA(California) 7 Dark and toasty, but still plenty hoppy.
Belgians and Belgian Style
Mother Earth Weeping Willow Wit (Kinston, NC) 5 A bright and delicious brew from some great guys out east.
Triangle Golden Ale (Durham, NC) 4.5 A fine Belgian-style golden made by the local boys.
New Belgium Abbey Ale (Colorado) 5 Dark and somewhat rich, but not as sweet as most Abbeys
Victory Golden Monkey (Pennsylvania) 5.5 Very fun and with quite a kick. Tons of flavors coming at you.
Unibroue “Ephimere” Apple Ale (Canada) 5.5 Clean and refreshing with tart apple notes.
Stone Calii-Belgie (California) (22oz) 15 Belgian yeast plus lots of hops= one very cool beer.
Mother Earth Dark Cloud Dunkel (Kinston, NC) 5 Chosen at the World Beer Fest to go best with our mole poblano
Negro Modelo (Mexico) 4 Dark but still crisp and clean.
Smuttynose Robust Porter (New Hampshire) 5 As it should, this straddles the line of richness and balance.
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (Colorado) 5 Rich, delicious, and with an absolutely lovely texture. Britt’s favorite.
Crispin Original Cider (CA) 5.5 Crisp and classically styled w/ green notes and creamy finish .
Fox Barrel Pear Cider (CA) 5.5 Lush pear flavors but still a nice, crisp finish.
Fresh orange and lime juice, just a dash of sugar, and, of course, tequila. If you agree that a margarita should be tart and refreshing, you’ll love it.
Spicy sweetness, oh you obstreperous vixen, you. First you lure me in with your come-hither fruit, then you slap me around a brace of heat. Sauza, mango, lime, a dash of sugar, and a few good shakes of cayenne
Skinny Dip 14
For the purists out there who don’t want anything to get in the way of great tequila. Corzo Silver served rocks with muddled lime and Solerno blood orange liqueur.
‘67 Cadillac 15
And for those who just can’t get enough of a
good great thing. Don Julio Anejo, Royal Combier liqueur, agave nectar and lime.
Hot Guava 10.5
My favorite thing about this drink is how the sweet guava and the green, spicy nature of the jalapeno interact. Guava, jalapeno, tequila, lime…
Cool as a Cucumber 10.5
Sauza Blanco tequila with a fresh blend of avocado, cucumber, dried mint, and lime
Calle de los Dulces 10.5
Sauza Blanco, agave, lime, and fresh sweet potato puree. In honor of “Camotes de Puebla” which celebrates Cinco de Mayo and Mexico’s victory against the French at the battle of Puebla.
House-made tepache (tangy pineapple drink) shaken with Cuervo 1800 Coconut. Think: beach.
Dos Perros Sangria 9
Hibiscus, citrus, seasonal fruit and red wine, mixed into an addictive beverage. Plan on having a second glass.
Passionfruit Caipirinha 11
Though Brazilians are passionate enough we added a touch of passionfruit to their national drink. Cachaca, passionfruit, and muddled lime.
La Perra Alex 10
Named for one of our dogs, Alex is certainly the less refined of the two but is love on four paws. Bourbon, tamarind, orange, mole and orange bitters, and, well, love.
La Perra Nikki v3.0 10.5
Now Nikki, she’s a total priss. So her drink has to be served up and contain pretty fruit, but like her, it’s got an edge. This take on the classic daiquiri has Flor de Cana rum, hibiscus, St Germaine liqueur, and lime
Modelo Especial with lime, pico de gallo, sangrita, and pimenton salt rim.
Drunken Horchata 10
House-made Horchata, shaken with Kraken dark rum and Licor 43. A sweet and soothing elixir to be sure.
Mars and Venus Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Chile) 9/34
Bright and crisp with a lovely polish
Parducci Sustainable White (CA) 2010 8/30
Easy to like with nice balance and great fruit
Tilia Chardonnay 2011 (Argentina) 9/34
Polished and balanced with tons of rich fruit
Filon Garnacha, 2011 (Spain) 8/30
A ripe and fun, but with a layer of polish that is uncommon
Barricas Malbec, 2011 (Argentina) 9/34
Nuance and deep fruit that are rare at this price
Cono Sur Pinot Noir, 2011 (Chile) 9/34
Bright and regal but still with plush fruit.
“Aria” Cava Brut NV (Spain) 9/34
Classy, well-hemmed, and a perfect way to start the evening.
Garvey Cream Sherry (Spain) (2 oz) 4
-A lovely balance of bright fruit and rich nuttiness.
Calem Old Friends Tawny (2 oz) 6
-Ripe plums and spice highlight this delightful quaff.
Bells Double Cream Stout (Michigan) 2010 8
-This stout derives its name from its smooth and creamy texture, there’s no dairy in it.
Bells Java Stout (Michigan) 2010 8
-Just what it promises to be, loads of coffee make an impressive brew that will wake you up.
Southern Tier Imperial “Choklat” Stout (New York) (22oz) 16
-A dessert unto itself. Tastes like chocolate milk with a kick.