Feb 15

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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This Friday’s New Release: A hoppy sour.
Two things you didn’t know were destined to be together create a mouth puckering masterpiece with a hop forward aroma and a tart, mildly bitter finish.

If sour beers aren’t your thing be sure to try our Brier Creek Brown Ale. A classic maltier option that never goes out of style.

WEDNESDAY 2/15
Open 4-10 pm

THURSDAY 2/16
Open 4 -10 pm
Food Truck: The 13th Taco

FRIDAY 2/17
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Hoppy Sour & Brier Creek Brown Ale
Food Truck: Baozi
Live Music: Bradley Jones

SATURDAY 2/18
Open 1pm-10pm

SUNDAY 2/19
Open 1-7 pm

Let us know what you think on Untapped!!

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Jan 31

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This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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e·nig·ma

iˈniɡmə/

noun: enigma; a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

a strong, dark, German wheat beer.

Enigma Weizenbock is back!!

WEDNESDAY 2/1
Open 4-10 pm

THURSDAY 2/2
Open 4 -10 pm
Food Truck: Route Bistro

FRIDAY 2/3
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Enigma Weizenbock
Food Truck: Valentino’s
Live Music: Russ James

SATURDAY 2/4
Open 1pm-10pm
Food Truck: La Republica

SUNDAY 2/5
Open 1-7 pm

Let us know what you think on Untapped!!

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Jan 18

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

gold medals

Beer Army’s National Beer Wars Results are in!

Gizmo wins two Golds:

Black Hop Down in the Specialty IPA category!

Renaissance Man in the Autumn Seasonal Category!

 

 

chocolate

Friday we are reintroducing Hop Chocolate:
A chocolate IPA with balanced bitterness that provides
a unique combination.

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 1/18
Open 4-10 pm

THURSDAY 1/19
Open 4 -10 pm
Food Truck: The Tot Spot

FRIDAY 1/20
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Hop Chocolate: Chocolate IPA
Food Truck: Baozi
Live Music: Russ James 7pm

SATURDAY 1/21
Open 1pm-10pm

SUNDAY 1/22
Open 1-7 pm

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Dec 28

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

New Years

Join Us Saturday Night For Our Annual New Years Bash!

Starts @ 7pm

We’ll be bringing in the new year with good beer and good friends!

Stop by to try our special New Year’s cask!

New Release Friday: Smoked Porter is back!

WEDNESDAY 12/28
Open 4 -10 pm

THURSDAY 12/29
Open 4 -10 pm
Open Mic: 7-10 pm

FRIDAY 12/30
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Smoked Porter
Live Music: Brian Jones 7pm

SATURDAY 12/31
Open 1pm-2am
New Years Party @7pm

SUNDAY 1/1
Open 1pm-7pm

New Years 2

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Dec 21

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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New Release Friday:
EL/MO Pale Ale

El Dorado and Mosaic hops provide a tropical fruity punch and balanced bitterness. This pale ale will dig you out of the snow and drop you on a Caribbean island.

Christmas is Sunday- Stop in to pick up some last minute gifts for your beer loving friends.

WEDNESDAY 12/21
Open 4 -10 pm

THURSDAY 12/22
Open 4 -10 pm
Open Mic: 7-10 pm
Food Truck: Route Bistro

FRIDAY 12/23
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: EL/MO Pale Ale
Food Truck: Fetch Hotdog Co.
Live Music: Brian Jones 7pm

SATURDAY 12/24
Open 1pm-8pm
*No Tours today

SUNDAY 12/25
CLOSED
Merry Christmas!!

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Dec 16

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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Third Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

Friday December 16th

Wear your tackiest Christmas sweater for a chance to win prizes.

New Release: Snowmaggedon – Holiday Spiced Winter Ale
Cask: Biplane Imperial Gose primed with tequila and agave nectar
& also a surprise Randall for a fresh twist on one of your favorites

WEDNESDAY 12/14
Open 4 -10 pm

THURSDAY 12/15
Open 4 -10 pm
Open Mic: 7-10 pm
Food Truck: Baozi

FRIDAY 12/16
Open 3 -10 pm
Tacky Christmas Sweater Party!!
New Release: Snowmaggedon – Holiday Spiced Winter Ale
Food Truck: King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks
Live Music: Russ James 7pm

SATURDAY 12/17
Open 1pm-10pm
Food Truck: Route Bistro

SUNDAY 12/18
Open 1-7 pm
Football!

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Dec 09

This week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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New Release Friday

‘Ginger-bred Head’

Gingerbread Red Ale

A collaboration of Gizmo and our friends at Tra’Li Irish Pub and Restaurant.

This spicy holiday treat will be available in our taproom as well as both Tra’Li locations.

THURSDAY 12/8
Open 4 -10 pm
Open Mic: 7-10 pm
Food Truck: Baguettaboutit

FRIDAY 12/9
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Ginger-bred Head – A Spicy Collaboration with Tra’Li
Food Truck: 13th Taco
Live Music: Smith & Lang 7pm

SATURDAY 12/10
Open 1pm-10pm
Food Truck: Fetch

SUNDAY 12/11
Open 1-7 pm
Football!

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Nov 23

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

Turkey

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

We will be closed Thursday to enjoy time with friends and family. We’ll see you Friday!

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Black Friday:
25% Off All Merchandise

Cask: Gose primed with agave nectar and tequila

*Ladies drop the hubby and kids at the door on your way to the mall

WEDNESDAY 11/23
Open 4 -10 pm

THURSDAY 11/24
CLOSED
Happy Thanksgiving!!

FRIDAY 11/25
Open 3 -10 pm
Cask: Gose primed with agave nectar and tequila
Food Truck: Fetch Hot Dog co.
Live Music: Smith & Lang 7pm

Annual Black Friday Cask Festival now @ Lynnwood Brewing Concern.

SATURDAY 11/26
Open 1pm-10pm

SUNDAY 11/27
Open 1-7 pm
Football!

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Nov 16

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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A few say dessert and wine… The rest of us say dessert and beer….

Friday’s Cask: Tiramisu Stiletto Stout

with subtle notes of sweet creamy coffee goodness.

WEDNESDAY 11/16
Open 4 -10 pm

THURSDAY 11/17
Open 4 -10 pm
Open Mic: 7-10 pm
Football: New Orleans @ Carolina!

FRIDAY 11/18
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Tiramisu Stilleto Cask
Food Truck: King’s Authentic Phillys
Live Music: Gabriel 7pm

SATURDAY 11/19
Open 1pm-10pm
Food Truck: Fetch Hot Dog co.

SUNDAY 11/20
Open 1-7 pm
Football!

* Mark your calendar: The annual Black Friday Cask Festival, now @ Lynnwood Brewing Concern.
November 25th 2016

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Nov 09

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

This Week @ Gizmo Brew Works

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In honor of those who have served we present:
Black Hop Down – Black IPA

Featuring: Simcoe, Galena, Chinook and Zythos hops

In the cold dark days of winter there is no need to hibernate.
Come out and explore the smooth dark malts and crisp hop finish.

Join us this Veteran’s day to celebrate!

WEDNESDAY 11/9
Open 4 -10 pm

THURSDAY 11/10
Open 4 -10 pm
Open Mic: 7-10 pm

FRIDAY 11/11
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Open 3 -10 pm
New Release: Black Hop Down – Black IPA
Food Truck: Spanglish
Live Music: Bradley Jones 7pm

SATURDAY 11/12
Open 1pm-10pm

SUNDAY 11/13
Open 1-7 pm
Football!

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Wet Hop Pale Ale

logo_wet_hop_2015This Spring we found ourselves with free time between batches. Armed with a shovel and a dream of growing our own hops, we dug with enthusiasm. With the trellis up, rhizomes planted and a green thumbs up from our local farmer/mentor, we looked over our field with pride. Gizmo Farm Works was born as the bines leapt out of the ground within weeks. By late July they were towering. With the goal of using the hops as fresh as possible, we cut them from the vine as we brewed. Though our intentions were pure, our idea of how long it would take to trim all these cones was flawed. We feverously trimmed cone after cone, stopping only to run and weigh how much we had picked before adding it to the kettle. It was the equivalent of throwing all your ingredients from pantry into a dish, then writing the recipe as it bakes. It was chaos. It was exhausting. It was perfectly imperfect.

 

Now that you know how it all started, here’s how it ends:
“Some kind of NC grown Wet Hop Pale Ale. This beer was hopped start to finish with fresh cut hops to achieve an unknown IBU. Whatever this brew you are holding in your and is, know it was crafted with hard work, experimentation, love, and the best intentions.”

 

See you Harvest 2016,
Joe Walton
Head Brewer

 

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Forgeworks Smoked Porter

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Batch #1 on our new 7 barrel brewhouse was named in recognition of the craftsmen who fabricated the system, Bennett Forgeworks in Ridgeway, CO. Brewed using cherry wood smoked malt, this porter is best enjoyed in the company of friends escaping crisp cool weather in front of a fire pit.

Availability: Winter

Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Barrel Stiletto Stout

Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Queen Bee

queen beelogo_queenbeeImperial Honey Wheat

A pipping sound, a vibration shakes her cell. The swarm has begun, signaling the dawn of a new monarchy. The wax that covers her chamber is opened; dripping in honey, she emerges before her workers. Her sweetness enchants them. Her crown rules them.

To celebrate our second anniversary, we present the Queen of honey wheat beers. Sixty pounds of fresh Orange Blossom Honey was added to this Imperial Hefeweizen. After a month maturing in charred Kentucky bourbon barrels, her time has come to assume the throne.

Long Live the Queen!
Long Live Gizmo!

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Maillard Reaction

logo_maillardreactionLike so many of mankind’s greatest discoveries, Louis C. Maillard’s was an accident. While attempting to synthesize proteins, he uncovered the most widely practiced chemical reaction in the world. Also known as the “browning reaction”, he found that when proteins and sugar reacted under high heat, the color and flavor of the product was altered. This was the birth of flavor chemistry. Our ability to manipulate these color and flavor compounds has led to changing how we prepare everything from steak to this beer.

This fall, we pay tribute to the reaction so important to our Imperial Brown Ale. It’s dark, toasty color and aroma is a direct result of the grain’s time in the kiln. The caramelization of brown sugar boosts its sweetness and gravity. The addition of fresh cinnamon and vanilla ensure the final product is perfect to pair with the cool nights and bonfires ahead. We think Maillard would approve, even if we’re overreacting.

ABV: 9.5%
Availability: Limited

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Alternating Current Altbier

Alternating CurrentAmidst the rise of aggressively hopped West Coast IPAs, Gizmo Brew Works offers an alternative for the sensitive palate. With Alternating Current Altbier, we swing the pendulum in the opposite direction of the big hoppy beers by focusing on the malt and yeast. Brewed true to the German style using Dusseldorf alt yeast, German hops, and a standard altbier grain profile, Alternating Current showcases the smooth sweetness of the Munich malt against a clean finish.

 

ABV: 5.3%
Availability: Fall

3rd Place – 2015 NC Brewers’ Cup
Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers
Bronze – 2014 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Coffee Stiletto Stout

Coffee Stiletto
Our Black Stiletto is wide awake after a double shot of Ethiopian coffee from our friends over at Benelux. Slow roasted beans, added directly to the beer, impart a distinct flavor of espresso with hints of blackberry and chocolate. It’s a winning combination that will perk you up, even on the coldest of winter nights.

ABV: 6.8%
Availability: Brewer’s Whim

2015 NC Brewer’s Cup 4th Place

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Barrel Wasp IPA


A storm left their nest uninhabitable. Luckily for the wasp, they found shelter in bourbon barrels. Luckily for them, their makers hit the mark. Released on August 6th, 2015 in honor of International IPA Day, only 100 bottles were made available…and your holding one them. Lucky you.

ABV: 6.1%
Availability: Brewer’s Whim

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Black Hop Down Black IPA


West coast hops make a covert entry into our new winter seasonal. Disguised in a dark cloak of Midnight Wheat, this India Black Ale packs 71 IBUs. Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Comet, and Amarillo stealthily assume their position on the field of battle. Survival is unlikely… escaping this darkness is impossible.

ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 71
Availability: Brewer’s Whim

Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Golden Ale-ement


The question of the perfect light craft ale is, forgive us, ale-ementary. If you desire something that is light in both body and color, look no further than Gizmo Brew Works’ Golden Ale-ement. Our golden ale balances a subtle lemon flavor with the crispness of a lager. Hoppy but not bitter, flavorful yet easy drinking, Golden Ale-ement sets the standard for quality.

ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 14
Availability: Brewer’s Whim

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Aztec Gold Imperial Chocolate Stout

Aztec Gold
The first people to make chocolate were the ancient tribes of Mexico and Central America, including the Incas, Aztec and Mayans. They mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink which they called chocolatl. The Aztecs valued their drink so much that cocoa was used as a currency worth more than gold.

We celebrate this invention with our Aztec Gold Imperial Chocolate Stout. We brewed it with cocoa nibs grown in Belize and roasted by Raleigh’s own Videri Chocolate Factory. The addition of vanilla beans makes this beer a well balanced treat.

ABV: 9.2%
Availability: Limited – November

Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Trebuchet Barleywine

Trebuchet Barleywine
It is said that the French army introduced this medieval weapon in the 12th century. Others claim that the trebuchet was a Chinese creation made around 300 B.C. Whichever is true, there is little controversy that the trebuchet ruled supreme against the strongest fortress.

Gizmo’s Trebuchet Barleywine smells sweetly of cherries and berries, this big fruity brew checks in at 9.3% ABV. Balanced with English hops, crystal malts lend a slight roasted flavor within the malty goodness to help cut the sweetness.

ABV: 9.3%
Availability: Limited – January

2015 NC Brewer’s Cup 1th Place

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Tripel Digits Belgian Tripel

Tripel DigitsIn the early 1700’s the ability to recognize the difference between hot and cold was nothing new. The ability to quantify temperatures however was impossible until Daniel Fahrenheit forever changed modern science. Sure, beer was brewed, but with little knowledge of just how much temperature affected the desired outcome. The mercury thermometer and subsequent Fahrenheit scale are just a few of the weapons he added to the brewers’ arsenal.
 
This Belgian Tripel can stand the heat. Aromas of flowers and fruits temper the classic Belgian nose. Clove and pepper notes ignite the tongue, giving way to a crisp and refreshing finish, even when it’s 100+ degrees outside. This summer, we offer a toast to triple digit temperatures and our ability to recognize them.
 
ABV: 8.7%
Availability: Limited – July

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Trojan Horse Imperial IPA

Trojan Horse
After ten years of war, the silence is deafening. The impregnable fortress of Troy has left the mighty Greeks no choice but to abandon their campaign. As the white sails disappear into the Aegean sea, all that remains on the
beach is a parting gift from their defeated enemies. It takes 500 men to pull the prize through the gates into the city’s heart; the spoils of war…the most bitter of mistakes.
 
The Trojan Horse was a brilliant, deceptive and cunning subterfuge that changed the course of history. Like the ruthless assassins hiding in plain sight outside the gates, this Imperial IPA is destined to pillage with a hop flavor and aroma. Rye malt from a local farm fuels their vengeance. This brew is a tribute to the inventors of thinking outside the box, even when it’s ironic. Look this gift horse in the mouth, Trojan…we dare you.
 
ABV: 9.7%
Availability: Limited – June

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Enigma Weizenbock

Hoppy Grounds
An enigma is a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. In the Second World War, German inventors supplied their military with the Enigma cipher machines for encrypting and decrypting messages. Fortunately for the Allies inventors at Bletchley Park in England invented the worlds first programmable digital electronic computer to break the code.

A puzzling twist on common wheat beers, the Weizenbock style is a more powerful Dunkle Weizen brewed at a Bock strength. True to the German style, Gizmo’s Enigma Weizenbock melds banana and clove flavors with a sweet yet dry finish.

ABV: 7.9%
Availability: Limited – March

2015 NC Brewer’s Cup 1th Place

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Hoppy Grounds Coffee Pale Ale

Hoppy Grounds
Hoppy Grounds Pale Ale is an English-style pale ale that combines cold press Ethiopian coffee from our friends at Benelux Coffee with the earthy spiciness of English hops. With a surprising peppery spice and subtle coffee flavor, medium bodied and complex, this unique pale ale is sure to wake up any palate.

ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 35
Availability: Spring

Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Black Stiletto Stout

Black Stiletto Stout
A sexy, silky stout adds panache to any social situation, so we brewed Black Stiletto Stout with an eye toward style. Its creamy head smells sweetly of roasted barley and caramel before giving way to the full bodied blend of dark chocolate, toffee, and bready English ale yeast. Our choice ingredients create a rich and harmonious flavor profile that slides down the throat with a velvety mouthfeel. Robust but not filling, our Black Stiletto Stout will make you do a double take.

ABV: 6.1%
Availability: Year Round

Silver – 2014 Carolina Championship of Beers

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Beekeeper Honey Wheat

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Beekeeper Honey Wheat exhibits the characteristics of honey sweetness, floral nose, fruity flavors, a hint of clove, with a light body. Brewed with wildflower honey, Gizmo’s honey wheat beer is a nod to the beekeeping profession. Due to popular demand, this once summer favorite is now available year round.

ABV: 5.5%
Availability: Year Round

Bronze – 2015 Carolina Championship of Beers

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