Bruisin’ Ales co-owner Julie Atallah (Best Twitterer this year) likes to live life in 140 characters. Follow her @bruisinales and get beer news, store updates and color commentary. Here, the Twitterview:
Three fave beers of the moment?
Best Beer Store: Bruisin' Ales Photo by Zen Sutherland
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien aged in Merlot Barrels, Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter
Some of your most popular beers of late?
Saison du BUFF, Abita SOS ("Save Our Shore,” benefit beer for the BP Oil Spill), Sierra Nevada "30" Pioneer Series (anniversary series).
How do y'all decide what to stock?
What's available, what's tasty, what folks ask for.
Busiest time of year?
Fall through New Year with a big bump between Memorial Day & July 4th.
Thing people might not know about Bruisin' Ales?
We stock 900+ beers in an 800 sq ft. space. It's pretty darn cozy. Bring a Snuggie.
Future events in the works?
Weekly tastings, more Blind Eye Beer Battles w/ Pack's Tavern + a couple "beerlebrities" coming soon after the New Year. Stay tuned!
Favorite question/statement from a customer?
"I want to marry your store."
One that we can now say yes to, but nonetheless: "Do you have Fat Tire?"
-A beer or two you're particularly proud to stock?
We're proud of all our beers! You can't pick a favorite child!
Any thoughts on the win?
Happy! We work hard to keep limited releases and rarities in stock. Thank you, Asheville, for you're continued support. Also, we think MX
ripped off the theme from our logo. Just kidding.
— Rebecca Sulock