Beers

  • Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale

    Available in Cans

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    This strong golden ale measures in at 8% & showcases a variety of the ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Triangle beers. The Strong Golden is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers adding an undercurrent of fruitiness (although there is no fruit in the beer). Very lightly filtered, the Golden exhibits complex mouthfeel, strong malt flavors, a spicy hop presence and soothing alcohol warmth, followed by a clean, dry finish. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself.

    8% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Pairs well with richer dishes like meats, cheeses, stews, and smoked foods, or as an after-dinner drink
    Awards: Gold Medal 2012 and Bronze 2009 & 2011 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • India Pale Ale

    Available in Cans

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    At request of you hop heads, Triangle produced this IPA with a deep golden color, plenty of hop bitterness balanced out by an underlying malt backbone.  Because of the extensive dry hopping, there is a floral and citrus hop finish.  This beer has been specially dry hopped with 3 different hop varieties for a wonderful drinking experience.  (This IPA is also know as Revolution IPA, brewed by TBC for their restaurant.)

    5.7% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: As a pre-dinner drink (hops are a great appetite stimulant), heartier fare, spicy foods, pizza, pub grub
  • Belgian-Style White Ale

    Available in Cans

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    Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Triangle White Ale is unique and truly refreshing. The style gets its name from the white, slightly cloudy appearance of this unfiltered wheat ale. Brewed with a generous amount of white and red wheat that is grown locally in Scotland Neck, NC, and our own special blend of organic spices, makes Triangle White Ale complex in flavor without being overpowering or cloying. Overall, it is a beer that is light, fruity and very drinkable during a hot summer day.

    5% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Great with seafood, shellfish, poultry. Peppery and tangy cheeses also work well with White Ales
    Awards: Silver Medal 2010 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • Imperial Amber Ale

    Rufus Reserve Series

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    This strong amber ale (8.2%abv) has a strong malt presence that holds this brew together. IBUs of around 90 balance the brew which is dry hopped to add an invigorating citrus and floral aroma that lingers to the end while complementing all that malt. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself or in the company of a fine cigar.

    8.2% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Best as a pre-dinner drink (hops are a great appetite stimulant), heartier fare, spicy foods, pizza, pub grub or as an after dinner drink enjoyed with a cigar
    Awards: Silver Medal 2009 & 2010 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • Best Bitter

    Spring Seasonal: Available March – May

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    Welcome to Triangle’s version of a classic English Style: the Best Bitter. The name Best Bitter is a bit of a misnomer, in fact, bitter refers to English-style pale ale that tends to be far maltier than its American counterparts. Brewed with Rahr 2-row barley, this Best Bitter has a light to medium fullness and a slightly sweet, bready character that balances out beautifully with Palisade Hops. This is by definition a Session Beer for sure, and while modest in alcohol, is an easy drinking beer that is full of flavor.

    4.3% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Perfect with all foods, spicy, fish, fowl, grilled, pub grub, just not a dessert beer
  • Habanero Pale Ale

    Rufus Reserve Series

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    This spiced up Pale Ale is straight out of Durham! All of the peppers are locally grown in Farmer Needham’s Pepper Patch. This ale is light in body with an extremely enjoyable balance between the sweetness and heat of the peppers while still remaining a flavorful beer. This beer goes great with food.

    5% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Perfect for pairing with Carolina BBQ, meatloaf, and/or hamburgers
    Awards: Silver Medal 2011 and Bronze 2010, 2012, & 2013 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • Best of Both Worlds Stout

    Rufus Reserve Series

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    This rendition of our Stout has been transformed into a cult classic.  Using our Winter Stout as the base, we then have added coffee, chocolate and raspberries to blend the ultimate drinking experience.  A mixology of beer and desert, truly warranting the name “Best of Both Worlds”  Stout!

    5.6% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Desserts!!!!!!!!!
    Awards: Silver Medal at the 2013 Carolina Championship of Beers.
  • Farmhouse Ale

    Summer Seasonal: Available June – September

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    Our Farmhouse Ale, aka “Biere de Garde,” is homage to the highly drinkable “every day” beers from French-speaking Belgium. This beer is lightly filtered with an earthy, spicy hop flavor and a beautiful rich creamy head. This modern Farmhouse Ale, like those of old, serves to refresh and sustain the would-be worker of his time with its ability to soothe sore muscles and coax the spirit to go back out in the field again the next day. We hope that this Farmhouse Ale does the same for you! Santé!

    5% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Spicy foods, fish, salads, and anything you can put on the grill. Also makes a great marinade.
  • Belgian-Style Abbey Dubbel

    Fall Seasonal: Available September – December

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    This Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This classic-style Abbey beer features an immense head with a fruity nose and a generous body. Malty in the middle, the beer features a clean, almond dry finish and a slight alcohol warmth. More like a wine than a beer—it has a lot of the qualities of a fine red wine.

    7.2% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Great with smoked foods, cheeses, richer foods, and sushi (the sweetness in the beers pairs incredibly with the bit of saltiness in seaweed), sausages. Also an excellent dessert beer—pairs well with pretty much everything.
    Awards: Bronze Medal 2009 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • Bourbon-Aged Abbey Dubbel

    Rufus Reserve Series

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    This is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This Abbey beer features an immense head with a fruity nose coupled with a hint of oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Malty in the middle, the beer features a clean, oaky dry finish with a slight hint of bourbon.

    7.2% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Great with smoked foods, cheeses, richer foods, and sushi (the sweetness in the beers pairs incredibly well with the bit of saltiness in seaweed), sausages. Also an excellent dessert beer—pairs well with pretty much everything
    Awards: Silver Medal 2009 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • Sour Bourbon-Aged Abbey Dubbel

    Rufus Reserve Series

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    This is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This Abbey beer features a fruity nose coupled with a hint of oak, vanilla, bourbon, along with a special tartness caused by bacteria that has been specifically added to this beer.  We hope you enjoy.

    7.2% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Poultry
    Awards: Gold Medal 2012 Carolina Championship of Beers.
  • Winter Stout

    Winter Seasonal: Available December – March

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    An aromatic blend of chocolate and roast malts truly enhances this Foreign Style Stout.  Our Stout is a solid, satisfying beer with a rich black over ruby hue, creamy tan head, coupled with an underlying espresso finish.  There is no coffee in this stout and is lighter in body than most American or Irish Stoutsl

    5.6% ABV
    Awards: Silver Medal 2009 and Bronze 2010, 2012, & 2013 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • Belgian-Style Lambic

    Rufus Reserve Series

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    The Belgian-Style Lambic is a crisp and tart refreshing beer that draws its flavor from the unique fermentation character imparted by the yeast in the primary fermentation. The result is a flavor rich in fruitiness while the yeast fermentation also creates a sourness on the sides of the palate, reminiscent of a traditional lambic style. That sourness is combined with a subtle cereal note from the malted wheat and is perfect for our hot Carolina days.

    5.1% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Roasted turkey or chicken with all of the Turkey Day trimmings
    Awards: Silver Medal 2011 and Bronze 2012 & 2013 Carolina Championship of Beer
  • English Pale Ale

    Rufus Reserve Series

    Our new English Pale Ale is not really pale but more of a golden to copper color. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what you’ll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with everything. Note that the term ’pale ale’ is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as ’English Pale Ale’ to the English, just us Americans who need to classify everything.

    4.8% ABV
  • TRUB Smoked Porter

    Rufus Reserve Series

    Our version of this Rauch-style bier was initially developed in conjunction with the Durham, NC Homebrewers Club, TRUB.  Since then we beefed it up a little bit to emphasis the dark, smooth chocolate flavors that work in harmony with Cherry Wood smoked barley. This blend delivers a beautiful balance of chocolate and smoke character that’s flavor-forward without being overwhelming.

    5.5% ABV
    Suggested Food Pairings: Carolina BBQ