HARDYWOOD PARK CRAFT BREWERY BEER SOCIAL
Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

HARDYWOOD PARK CRAFT BREWERY BEER SOCIAL

Join us as we welcome Scott Apicella from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA) to BottleMixx as we tap some of their exceptional beers. Leading the lineup will be this year’s release of Gingerbread Stout - on draft for the first time here At The Mixx. Look for Hardywood’s Pilsner, The Great Return West Coast IPA and Rum Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pumpkin to be on tap for your enjoyment.

Scott will be chatting all things Hardywood, and he just might have some brewery swag to give away.

See you here!

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GAME OF THRONES BREWERY OMMEGANG BEER NIGHT
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

GAME OF THRONES BREWERY OMMEGANG BEER NIGHT

King In The North - the latest and final beer release from Brewery Ommegang’s Royal Reserve Series will be on tap for your enjoyment. “A beer for Jon Snow” this beer is brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night, King in the North is a barrel-aged imperial stout.

While King In The North will be on tap and available as a full tulip pour, we are pleased to offer a flight of 3 half pint pours of Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms (A sour blonde ale blend), Mother Of Dragons (A smoked porter & kriek ale blend) along side of King In The North. 750 ml Bottles of All three are available while supplies last.

Additionally, we will have the latest Game of Thrones Gift Pack available for sale which features a 12 ounce bottle of Hand Of The Queen, Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms, Mother Of Dragons, and King In The North along with Game Of Thrones beer glassware. An excellent addition to your collection for the perfect gift for the GOT fanatic in your life.

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WINE TASTING - ALL CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

WINE TASTING - ALL CABERNET SAUVIGNON

We’re nearly to mid-November. Cool nights. Crisp Saturdays. Thoughts of what’s to come. Thanksgiving. Family. Christmas parties, gifts, more family, celebrating. Maybe an evening of solitude in front of the fire.

Red wine. Particularly, Cabernet Sauvignon.

We’ll be tasting six Cabernets. Some will be BIG. Some will be BOLD. Some will be LUSCIOUS. All will be DELICIOUS (and some will be limited quantities).
There is a $5 tasting fee for this event.

And when you are here, you can place your pre-order for the 2014 Higher Education Reserve Cab Series which features one bottle each of these Napa Howell Mountain Cabernets:

The Scholar
The Graduate
The Valedictorian
The PH.D.

Quantities are limited. Price: $499.99

About The Reserve Series

With each exceptional vintage we explore a specific sub-appellation in the Napa Valley and showcase its uniqueness, finesse, and power. For the 2014 vintage we focused on Howell Mountain, specifically a vineyard located at one of its highest elevations. These wines champion the balanced expression of Howell Mountain, where smooth structured tannins, excellent natural acidity, and layered complexity add sophistication to the intensity of the mountain fruit. Each was aged in French Oak Barrels for two years and then spent one year in the bottle before release. Future vintages will explore the great regions of Oakville and Rutherford. This wine is sold in a gorgeous wood box that contains one of each of the unique blends and allows the customer to enjoy something incredibly delicious, amazingly unique, and extremely rare. An excellent gift for recent grads, educators, wine aficionados who love to learn about different wines and micro sites.

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GET FUNKY - THE LAST BUFFALO IN THE PARK TAPPING
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

GET FUNKY - THE LAST BUFFALO IN THE PARK TAPPING

Get Funky!

Join us for a Funky Buddha Taproom Experience here At The Mixx featuring a very special tapping of

BARREL-AGED LAST BUFFALO IN THE PARK IMPERIAL PORTER

With top notch ratings on Beer Advocate (4.55 – World Class), Untappd (4.5) and Rate Beer (100 points), this is a beer not to be missed. 

We will be tapping this at 5:30 p.m. (Sorry, no growler fills on this during the event)

LAST BUFFALO IN THE PARK

Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Imperial Last Snow

“This Imperial version of our Last Snow porter is a rich, thick, decadent treat. Pitch black and viscous, it's made with coconut and fresh roasted coffee. We then age it in Bourbon barrels for months to accentuate the vanilla and coconut notes.” 

And enjoy these other fine Funky Buddha beers ON TAP:

FRENCH TOAST DOUBLE BROWN ALE
Look out lumberjacks, it’s time for the most important meal of the day! Our French Toast double brown ale is loaded with flavors of custardy bread, cinnamon, and maple, like the namesake treat. So grab your freshest flannel and enjoy this artisan ale before it’s gone.

KEY LIME PIE TART ALE
Key Lime Pie Tart: a lightly soured ale brewed with real key lime juice, sticky vanilla, cinnamon, and bready wheat malt. It's a refreshing treat as memorable as an evening in Key West. Whipped cream included.

VIBIN’ LAGER
Best consumed with tasty tunes, Vibin’ is a groovable lager that's smooth as a righteous riff. Its golden-pale body and delicate, noble hop harmony makes for a balanced experience that leaves you ready to feel the vibrations!

HOP GUN
The flagship IPA drinks like an ode to hoppy goodness. Galena, Cascade, and Nelson Sauvin hops burst forth with intense flavors of melon, grapefruit, and pineapple, while the body balances malt character with a pronounced dry finish.

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BOTTLEMIXX 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

BOTTLEMIXX 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Our favorite day of the year is coming up soon - The BottleMixx Anniversary Celebration!

All Day Activities

Double Wine Discounts - ALL WINES
Purchase 6+ Bottles for 10% off
Purchase 12+ Bottles for 20% off
Mixx and Match, 750mls, limited to in-store inventory only.

WineStation Cards
Load $25 and we'll add $5
Load $40 and we'll add $10
Don't have a card? You can purchase one and we'll get you set up. 

Growler Fills
Take $1 off 32oz refills
Take $2 off 64oz refillsDon't have a growler?  You can buy your very own BottleMixx growler to keep and refill anytime you want!

Selected Wine on Sale
We will have special pricing on selected wines like Saldo Zinfandel, Wind Racer Chardonnay and more!

Home Brew Competition Winner Beer on Tap (while it lasts)

Congratulations to Jeff Chaffin the home brew winner! His beer was brewed at Raleigh Brewing Co. for you to enjoy!

The Orkney Ale (Peat Smoked Scotch Ale)  

A Scottish Wee Heavy brewed to bring the spirit of the Orkney Island Scotch (Highland Park) into beer form.  At it core is a Scottish Wee Heavy.  A high alcohol low hopped style that could replace port or brandy for your after dinner drink.  The peat smoked malt additions give this beer a decidedly smokey aroma and flavor that are evident in the Scotches from namesake (Orkney) region of Scotland.

Measuring about 9.17% ABV and about 20 IBUs.


Special WineStation Offerings
We will have some new WineStation offerings you are going to want to try!

Corks and Caps
Guess how many Corks or Caps are in the containers (closest to, without going over) and win a $20 BottleMixx Gift Card. Winners will be notified by 11/1.

Cocktail Napkins on Sale
25% off

Tips for Second Chance Pet Adoptions
We will be DOUBLING our tip match up to $500. If your tips add up to $250 for the day, we add $500. That's $750 for Second Chance in 1 day!  In the last 6 years BottleMixx, because of YOU, has donated more than $75,600 to local animal rescues.

TIMELINE OF OTHER EVENTS:

10am: Beer Cellar Sale
Featuring 200+ bottles of hard to find beers from breweries such as Tilquin, Prairie, Barrel Culture, Trophy, Founders, Funky Buddha, Wicked Weed, Burial AND MORE!

10am: Free Bagels and Smear
While they last...

10am: Specialty Draft Offerings
We will be pouring special draft options like Triple Barrel Baptist, Spontanpassionfruit from Mikkeller, The Shepard Tone NEIPA and MUCH MORE!Sorry NO flights this day.

12pm-6pm: FREE Wine Tastings
We will be featuring a large selection of various wines throughout the day for you to try.

12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm

Free Schwag Giveaways
We will be raffling off beer signs, shirts, and much more throughout the day! You must be present to win!

1pm-3pm: FREE Beer Tasting
Featuring beers from Appalachian Mountain Brewery. Come and try something new.

1pm-4pm: Jewelry by Diana
Diana is a local jewelry maker who works with gems stones and glass. She will be here selling her lovely pieces.

2pm: Free Food
Come and enjoy a free taco bar, while it lasts. Vegetarian options will be available.

3pm: Beer Bottle Drawing
Win the opportunity to purchase 2018 Sexual Chocolate, 2018 BBA Sexual Chocolate and 2018 BBA Coffee Sexual Chocolate. 1 ticket per person, must be 21 and present to win, purchase price $24.99.

4pm: 2018 Foothills Brewing Sexual Chocolate Stout Keg Tapping
First come, first serve. Please line up by the bar register starting at 3:45pm.

5pm: 2017 Bourbon County Drawing
Win the opportunity to purchase a bottle. 1 ticket per person, must be 21 and present to win, purchase price $15.99.

OTHER INFO:
You know we love our four-legged friends, but we do ask you leave them at home for our Anniversary celebration because we will be so crowded.  We will give them double treats the next time we see them!

Sorry, but no alcohol is allowed outside.

COME JOIN US!!

All of us here at BottleMixx get very excited for this day and we truly hope you can join us as we celebrate you, our customers!!

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PUMPKIN BEER TASTING
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

PUMPKIN BEER TASTING

MMMMMM....PUMPKIN!

We're smack dab in the middle of Pumpkin Beer Season!  Have you found this year's favorite yet?

We invite you to join us for our Pumpkin Beer Tasting from 3-6 pm where we’ll be pouring pumpkin beer samples from North Carolina and brewers across the country.

If you don't like pumpkin beers, bring someone who does!

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BEER & DONUT PAIRING - IT'S DELICIOUS!
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

BEER & DONUT PAIRING - IT'S DELICIOUS!

We’re doing it again.

Beer & Donut Pairing – Oh yes!!

The relationship between beer and donuts has led to quite creative and delicious beers such as Evil Twin’s Imperial Donut Break, Rogue’s Voodoo Donut, and Burial’s Skillet Donut Stout – all delicious beers in their own right.

The list of flavor combinations with beer and donuts is limitless but we’ll have a selection of 4 tasty beers that we think pair delightfully with 4 different donuts from our friends at Duck Donuts!

We’re still planning the selections, but mark your calendar now for this totally delicious day.
Tickets are $12 per person (+ tax) and are available at either register on the day of the event.

Join us between 4:00 & 7:30pm on Friday, October 5th and get a satisfying round of beer and donuts!

Check back soon for the pairing selections!

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AFTER HOURS WITH BREWERY BHAVANA
Oct
3
8:30 PM20:30

AFTER HOURS WITH BREWERY BHAVANA

BottleMixx Presents

After Hours With

BREWERY BHAVANA

We invite you to join us for an “after hours” beer event with Brewery Bhavana on Wednesday, October 3rd, from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.  This event is limited to forty attendees.

You know that BottleMixx normally closes at 8:00 pm, but for this event, we are staying after hours to enjoy these beers in a more structured and educational tasting environment.

We’ll be pouring five fabulous beers in a single flight format(one beer at a time) as staff members from Brewery Bhavana present stories about the brewery and discuss the profiles of each beer we taste – here’s the lineup:

Polyflora (Limited Release Selection)
Piglette Noir
Sprout Fig Dubbel
Grove Double India Pale Ale
Pulp India Pale Ale
(Please note that beer selection is subject to change should availability change)

Price:  $35 per person + tax

Price includes five 5oz pours, light snacks and an entry ticket to win a basket of Brewery Bhavana gear!

Reserve your seat by coming in or calling BottleMixx at 919-615-1703.  A credit card will be charged at the time of the reservation to confirm you spot.  Sorry, NO refunds after 10/1/18.

The doors open at 8:15 p.m. and the first pour begins promptly at 8:30.  The tasting bar will remain open with last call at 10:15 p.m. and you are welcome to shop and purchase cans, bottles and growler fills of available product.

We look forward to you joining us!
  
 Polyflora 
Biere de Miel (6.4%)
This honey beer was brewed in August 2017 with Central State Brewing from Indiana, then aged for 9 months in red and white wine barrels. All Indiana malt and NC wildflower honey (from Raleigh’s own Mr. Buzz) create a light-bodied, just slightly sweet ale with subtle acidity.

Piglette Noir Dark Table Beer (4.2%)
Don’t let the color fool you; this ultra light ale is as bright and tart as its sister-beer, our Piglette Grisette. Carafa malt and a little rye lend a roasted finish and deep black hue to this otherwise light-bodied, Belgian-style table beer. Blended with our house dark sour culture, it’s perfect for long, late summer.

Sprout, Sneaky Fig Dubbel (7.6%)
Fig puree gives this refreshing dubbel a tricky, sweet aroma and amber hue that belie its clean, dry finish. Oats in the mash help build its silken body and distinguish it from traditional dubbels.

Grove, Sunny, Citrusy Double IPA (8%) 
A double IPA in which strength is expressed through delicacy. Brewed with a profusion of hops, Grove will take you on a long walk through a citrus orchard, dripping with clementine, grapefruit, and peaches. Its restrained upfront bitterness, like pith and peel, opens to reveal its juicy, tropical flavors: thirst quenching and surprisingly round. 

Pulp Bright & Juicy IPA (7.0%)
Galaxy hops lend a bright, vivacious, and tropical tone to our signature body of malt, wheat, and oats. The resulting beer is a cinematic beauty: first juicy, then bitter, with a clean, dry finish.                   

 

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OKTOBERFEST BEER TASTING!
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

OKTOBERFEST BEER TASTING!

It’s time to join the Oktoberfest celebration!  While we’re not in Munich where it all began to celebrate the nuptials of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxe Hildburghausen in 1810, we still enjoy this time of the year and the festival that for us, marks the post summer beer styles!

We invite you to join us for our Oktoberfest Beer Tasting from 3-6 pm where we’ll be pouring Oktoberfest / Märzen beer samples from German and U.S. craft brewers including some brewed right here in North Carolina!

Participation is $1 per person (CASH ONLY) for 5 tickets.  Each ticket will get you a 1 ounce sample of your choice and that $1 gets donated to Second Chance Pet Adoptions!  And while you are here, make friends with some of the Adoptable Dogs that will be visiting us - maybe you or someone you know just might be able to give a pooch a second chance!

Prost!

Oktoberfest Style according to the Beer Judge Certification Program:

 3B. Oktoberfest
Aroma:
 Rich German malt aroma (of Vienna and/or Munich malt). A light to moderate toasted malt aroma is often present. Clean lager aroma with no fruity esters or diacetyl. No hop aroma. Caramel aroma is inappropriate.

Appearance: Dark gold to deep orange-red color. Bright clarity, with solid, off-white, foam stand.

Flavor: Initial malty sweetness, but finish is moderately dry. Distinctive and complex maltiness often includes a toasted aspect. Hop bitterness is moderate, and noble hop flavor is low to none. Balance is toward malt, though the finish is not sweet. Noticeable caramel or roasted flavors are inappropriate. Clean lager character with no diacetyl or fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, with a creamy texture and medium carbonation. Smooth. Fully fermented, without a cloying finish.

Overall Impression: Smooth, clean, and rather rich, with a depth of malt character. This is one of the classic malty styles, with a maltiness that is often described as soft, complex, and elegant but never cloying.

Comments: Domestic German versions tend to be golden, like a strong Pils-dominated Helles. Export German versions are typically orange-amber in color, and have a distinctive toasty malt character. German beer tax law limits the OG of the style at 14?P since it is a vollbier,although American versions can be stronger. “Fest” type beers are special occasion beers that are usually stronger than their everyday counterparts.

History: Origin is credited to Gabriel Sedlmayr, based on an adaptation of the Vienna style developed by Anton Dreher around 1840, shortly after lager yeast was first isolated. Typically brewed in the spring, signaling the end of the traditional brewing season and stored in cold caves or cellars during the warm summer months. Served in autumn amidst traditional celebrations.

Ingredients: Grist varies, although German Vienna malt is often the backbone of the grain bill, with some Munich malt, Pils malt, and possibly some crystal malt. All malt should derive from the finest quality two-row barley. Continental hops, especially noble varieties, are most authentic. Somewhat alkaline water (up to 300 PPM), with significant carbonate content is welcome. A decoction mash can help develop the rich malt profile.

Commercial Examples: Paulaner Oktoberfest, Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen, Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Victory Festbier, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Capital Oktoberfest, Gordon Biersch Märzen, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest (a bit unusual in its late hopping

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MOVED TO THIS THURSDAY!!!  PRE-FLORENCE WINE TASTING - FREE!
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

MOVED TO THIS THURSDAY!!! PRE-FLORENCE WINE TASTING - FREE!

HEY - WE’VE MOVED UP SATURDAY’S WINE TASTING TO THIS THURSDAY

Hello Wine Friends!

Robin from Proof Wine & Spirits joins us for PRE-FLORENCE Wine tasting.  We've picked up a few new wines for the store that Robin had brought to us and we'd like to introduce them to you now that we have them on our shelves.

Join us between 5:30 and 7:30 pm for this free tasting...sip, shop and get hurricane ready #AtTheMixx

Cheers!

2017 Domaine Duffour- $10.99

Michel Duffour’s excellent dry white is made predominantly with Colombard, along with smaller amounts of Ugni Blanc and Gros Manseng. Notes of melon, clean, pure flavors of citus fruit, an engaging herbaceous note, and a pleasingly dry finish.

2016 Lioco Chardonnay-$24.99

Brilliant, focused and nuanced, with plenty of citrus, lemon peel, white pepper and orchard fruit nuances. This is one of the very best values in California Chardonnay readers will come across. Vinfication and aging in steel keeps the flavors fresh throughout.

2016 La Grange de Piaugier-$12.99

A lovely fruit profile of plum, black raspberry, and red cherry girded by floral aromas and spicy notes of lavender, licorice, and black pepper. An all-purpose superstar at a great price.

2015 Sorelle Palazzi Toscana Sangiovese-$16.99

“This Sangiovese’s charm is in it’s rusticity and complexity (two words that don’t usually go together but are fitting here). If you find yourself eating a hearty dish where you’re eating it with your hands, this could be your wine. It also makes a fine bedfellow with a schiacciata” sandwich filled with prosciutto and pecorino.”

2016 Brea Cabernet Sauvignon-$29.99

“This is a very delicate expression of California Cabernet, with mild tannins in the background from the small berries. There is also a mineral core to this wine, a common thread that you’ll find in many of the wines from this vineyard making it unique.”

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FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!
Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!

Welcome to the first Friday in September - yes, September.  Time's flyin' but the good news is that it's time for another First Friday Wine Tasting!

Join us and sample 5 wines new to The Mixx that Ronald has selected. He found some very tasty juice that begins the transition away from the hot, humid depths of summer.

See you here!

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MASON JAR LAGER COMPANY LAGERFEST MARZEN RELEASE
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

MASON JAR LAGER COMPANY LAGERFEST MARZEN RELEASE

Come by and meet Nicole from the Mason Jar Lager Company.  She'll be here talking it up At The Mixx as we tap this year's release of their Lagerfest Marzen beer along with 2 other draft selections from their brewery in Fuquay-Varina, NC.  We'll have a few other beers for you to sample too!

So let's get ready for Oktoberfest and remember, Lager Y'all!

 

 

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"NORTHERN WINES FOR SOUTHERN NIGHTS"-FREE WINE TASTING
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

"NORTHERN WINES FOR SOUTHERN NIGHTS"-FREE WINE TASTING

This wine tasting will take us as far north in Italy as one can possibly go-Alto Adige.  In fact, this used to be Austria until the mid 20th century.  We’re so far north, the primary language is German.  But, what kind of wines come from here???  Eddie with Haw River Wine Man will guide us through this region.  Join us on the 25th as we sample wines from this very specific region of Italy as we try some Northern wines for our Southern nights. 

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ALBERT BICHOT-FREE WINE TASTING!!!
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

ALBERT BICHOT-FREE WINE TASTING!!!

Tired of back to school shopping???  Haven’t started yet???  Well, for one special hour on the 23rd swing by the Mixx and treat yourself to a special pop-up wine tasting.  Join Troy Heinzman, Eastern National Rep for Albert Bichot Wines and sample their Vielles Vignes Chardonnay and their Secret de Famille Pinot Noir.  We only have a few bottles of each, so come early and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.   We’ll see you then!

Featuring...

2016-Bourgogne Vielles Vignes de Chardonnay-$21.99 (Only 1 case available)
2015-Secret de Famille Pinot Noir-$29.99 (only 6 bottles available)
 

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"WOMEN IN WINE"-FREE WINE TASTING
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

"WOMEN IN WINE"-FREE WINE TASTING

Come join us on Saturday as we taste 5 wines that have been made by wonderful winemakers who happen to also be women.  In this historically male dominated profession, we thought it would be fun to sample wines not made by guys.  Lauren from Empire Distributors will be pouring for us this evening.  Be sure to stop in and see what fantastic wines are being produced by ladies!

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IPA DAY 2018!
Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

IPA DAY 2018!

The India Pale Ale

IPA Day is here! Our most popular beer style sold is getting a whole day for itself! 

We're featuring 5 awesome breweries and 5 incredible IPAs so make sure you come out and try them. We will have flights and growlers available as the beer allows. 

Tap Lineup:

Maine Beer Company, Woods & Waters; Maine grown barley and wheat, along with generous amounts of hops with flavors and aromas of pine and citrus, reminiscent of the outdoors!

Wise Man Brewing, Mountain Calling, Dry-hopped with a pound and a half per barrel of Citra, this clean and crisp IPA resonates with strong citrus and floral qualities.

Revision Brewing, Gimme Da Loot, Some of our favorite hops converge in this smorgasbord of tastiness.  Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic combine for citrusy awesomeness.

Burial Brewing, Martyrs of the Resistance, Double dry-hopped with 5 hops, dry as a bone, clear as a day and carbonated to provide sparkling effervescence.

Burial Brewing and Other Half Brewing, Prismatic Visions, Double dry-hopped with Citra, Motueka, and Centennial.

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FAREWELL TO DUSTIN
Jul
27
5:30 PM17:30

FAREWELL TO DUSTIN

Dustin's Going Away Party!

Well, unfortunately the time has come and Dustin will be moving to Florida soon.  To celebrate two great years at BottleMixx and to say goodbye we will be having a little party. We will have some free pizza (while it lasts) starting at 5:30PM and we will be cutting cake at 7PM.  

Stop in, enjoy some beer or wine and say farewell to Dustin!
 

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Mother Earth Brewing Night
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Mother Earth Brewing Night

Take the goodness of garden-grown products, the warmth of small town life, the earthy ethic of rock 'n roll, a deep respect for a time-honored craft...and you have the ingredients of Mother Earth Brewing. Born in the summer of 2008, Mother Earth is the dream-child of Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, two guys from Kinston, North Carolina, a sweet southern town in the heart of the old tobacco belt. Join local rep Chris Ferri to try some of their specialty beers on draft.

Tap Lineup:
Oatmeal IPA
Endless Summer Orange Creamsicle Kolsch
Weeping Willow Wit

 

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So You Think You Can Brew - A Home Brew Competition
Jul
23
to Jul 27

So You Think You Can Brew - A Home Brew Competition

So You Think You Can Brew!
A Homebrew Competition

Hosted by BottleMixx in coordination with Raleigh Brewing Company, and Atlantic Brew Supply

In our eternal journey to seek out the best that beer has to offer, we turn to you, our loyal customers to bring us your best beers that you have brewed! We’re really looking forward to trying all the great beers being brewed in the garages and back porches of Raleigh!

As with any competition there are prizes! We think we’ve got some pretty good ones in store for the winner. To the winner goes; a $100 Atlantic Brew Supply Gift Card, a $50 BottleMixx gift card, and a trip to Raleigh Brewing Company to brew the winning beer where it will be put on tap for BottleMixx’s 6th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday October 27th!

Also since this is a competition we will have judges and scoring. The judging panel will be made up of industry professionals and BottleMixx, ABS, and RBC staff. While this is not an official Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) event we will be utilizing the BJCP scoresheet which scores a beer with a total possible of 50 points. Points are awarded for aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression. A more detailed copy of the scoresheet can be found on our website www.bottlemixx.com/homebrew.

Also with any competition comes a set of rules. Unfortunately not every beer can be accepted for consideration as we need to be able to recreate the winning beer to put on draft for our anniversary. Here are a list of rules for the beer and submitting the beer:

-         Entrants must be 21 or Older

-         Entry fee is $10 per beer with a max of 4 beers per person/team

-         Entry fee is paid when samples are dropped off

-         Amateur brewers only

-         Must be an all grain beer (no extract) and must go from grain to beer in less than 4 weeks

-         Single temperature mashing (no decoction)

-         All pellet hops

-         No wild yeasts or barrel aging

-         2 – 12oz bottles of each beer must be submitted

-         Bottles must be submitted with appropriate bottle label affixed with a rubber band on the bottle

-         It might be a good idea to protect the paper label from moisture

-         Beer must be dropped off at BottleMixx (8111 Creedmoor Rd #153 Raleigh, NC 27613) during business hours Monday July 23rd – Friday July 27th and must include a filled out submission form for each beer

-         Labels are able to be printed at www.bottlemixx.com/homebrew

-         Judging will take place on Saturday July 29th and the winner will be announced via email/social media on Monday July 30th  

-         Should your homebrew be selected as the winner, and you wish to brew at RBC, you and any Co-Brewer must assign any and all patent and intellectual property rights in your brew to Raleigh Brewing Company if requested

-         All score sheets will be available for all beers submitted from Monday July 30th through Sunday August 5th

-         Direct any questions to Dustin at dustin@bottlemixx.com

In an attempt to anticipate the number of entrants, we ask for you to pre-register your beers at www.bottlemixx.com/homebrew

Any Questions emailed will be posted on the website with answers to help other brewers.

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WINE TASTING - FREE!
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

WINE TASTING - FREE!

Warm summer nights call for great wines.  A great wine paired with the right company and right weather is a memory waiting to happen.  With that in mind, we’ve been looking high and low to find five all new wines for your sipping pleasure.  The best news-we found them!

Our pal Nate from Advintage Distributing will be here pouring 5 great wines that we are sure you’ll enjoy.  He’ll be here from 3-6 p.m. expertly guiding us through these wines with a bit of fun thrown in.  See you Saturday!

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FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING!
Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING!

Alright, we are going to "Mixx It Up" just a bit this month. Our usual First Friday Wine Tasting, normally held on the first Friday of each month, will be held on the second Friday for July, which is....Friday the 13th!  

Now that you know that, come on out and taste five new picks that Ronald has selected to feature for the month!

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Summer Wine Tasting - Cans and Sangria
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Wine Tasting - Cans and Sangria

Summer in North Carolina can mean only one thing; it's hot! But with the dog days of summer comes outdoor activities and vacations! We're here to help you stock up for the pool and the beach with our Free Wine Tasting Saturday July 7th from 2-5pm. We always get asked if the wine in cans is good, and here is your opportunity to try some of them for yourself! Also featured with this tasting will be the Lolea Sangria. Make sure to stop in to sample and stock up for the rest of the summer. We will have all cans of wine on special for 2 for $12 to go all day!

Tasting:
Underwood The Bubbles
Butternut Chardonnay
Joe Pinot Gris
Joe Rose
Lolea White Sangria

Also Available To Go:
Underwood Pinot Gris
Underwood Rose
Butternut Rose
Butternut Pinot Noir
Lolea Red Sangria
 

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Hardywood Tap Takeover!
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Hardywood Tap Takeover!

It's finally here! We've been waiting patiently (well some of us more than others) for Hardywood to start sending their beers down to North Carolina and we're finally able to sell their awesome beer! Bottles and Cans are already arriving in the shop, but we're going to set aside a whole day to feature them on draft. As of right now we have 6 awesome kegs to pour with maybe more on the way! The kegs will be on draft as soon as we open on Friday and we'll be pouring glasses and growlers of all the kegs!

 

Tap Lineup:
PILSNER - Crisp, clean and incomparably quaffable, Hardywood Pils sparkles a brilliant shade of gold with a rich, cloud-white head. Hand crafted with only the finest European pilsner malt and German noble hops.
VIPA - The embodiment of true Virginia hospitality, Hardywood VIPA offers alluring tropical aromatics, a refreshingly delicate body and a bright, juicy finish. Heirloom Virginia barley rounds out the malt bill and creates a perfect sense of balance with a dose of citrusy Virginia hops.
THE GREAT RETURN - Bold, resinous and bursting with bright grapefruit aroma, this IPA is a tribute to the decades of hard work by conservationists to restore the James River as a bounty of vibrant aquatic life, eco-friendly recreational activity, and in our case, fresh brewing water.
TROPICATION - Heaps of Mosaic and Nelson Savin hops send a wave of tropical fruit aromatics that burst on the palate with notes of passion fruit, lychee, mango, pineapple and lime.
PEACH TRIPEL - Bright and effervescent, showcasing a delightful balance of fruity esters and spicy phenols that harmonize with subtle notes of white pepper and honeysuckle. Our Peach Tripel is refermented on apricots and heaps of yellow peaches, delivering a luscious stone fruit character with a pleasantly dry finish.
BOURBON CRU - Bourbon Barrel Cru displays a rich mahogany hue with a medium body and brilliant clarity after months of barrel aging. The maturity and melding of flavors brought on by the freshly drained bourbon whiskey barrels lend an extraordinary sense of harmony to Bourbon Barrel Cru. Almond, toffee and oaky vanilla give way to notes of dark cherries and raisins. Subtle hints of plum are greeted by caramel overtones for a smooth, robust and warming finish.
 

 

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