Big Boss Sahti at Casktoberfest 2019

Big Boss Sahti is our take on the traditional Finnish ale. We started with a strong Golden Ale base which has been fermented with a special yeast strain used by the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephan in Germany. This yeast imparts intense spice and banana notes in the beer which are also found in German Weiss ales. Sahti really gains its’ character with the addition of Juniper berries in both the boil and a second addition right inside the cask giving herbal and pine notes in the aroma and flavor of this historic style ale.

First Cask Announcement for Casktoberfest 2019

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As we close in on Casktoberfest 2019 on October 3rd, we are going to bring you some cask info as we finalize them! Here are the first 6 casks that will make their one and only appearance in a few weeks:

Single hop Huel Melon Lager
Peacan Harvest Time
Cloud Duster NEIPA
Peanut Butter Bad Penny
Double Dry Hopped StrataFortress!
Choco Penny

Casktoberfest ample glass Big Boss Brewing raleigh

Make arrangements for our Casktoberfest beer passport that will allow you the opportunity to sample as many of the one off beers and draft taps as you would like for one price! Learn more at

Sunday Night Football

We will be open late for Sunday night foot games! Here is the schedule!

Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots 9/8/19
Philadelphia Eagles vs Atlanta Falcons 9/15/19
Los Angeles Rams vs Cleveland Browns 9/22/19
Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints 9/29/19
Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs 10/6/19
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers 10/13/19
Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys 10/20/19
Green Bay Packers vs Kansas City Chiefs 10/27/19
New England Patriots vs Baltimore Ravens 11/3/19
Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys 11/10/19
Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams 11/17/19
Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles 11/24/19
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans 12/1/19
Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams 12/8/19
Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Chargers 12/15/19
Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears 12/22/19
TBD 12/22/19

WarHawk Best Pale Ale in the South East – The United States Beer Tasting Championship

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We are excited to receive an honor for War Hawk American Pale Ale from USBTC!

Pale Ale War Hawk Big Boss Brewing Company Raleigh, NC

Acton, MA – The United States Beer Tasting ChampionshipTM (USBTC) recently completed the summer event of its 25th annual competition. A total of 538 beers from 174 breweries were examined across 17 different beer categories. Within each category, the USBTC determined both a Grand Champion and the best entry from each of seven US regions: 1) Northeast, 2) Mid-Atlantic 3) Southeast, 4) Midwest, 5) Rockies / Southwest, 6) California and 7) Northwest / Pacific.

The USBTC takes a unique approach in that its competition is held in multiple stages. Sequential field trials are conducted wherein judges evaluate beers and select the best to advance to subsequent rounds. This allows beers to be judged in relatively small flights while ensuring that the best beers are still determined through head-to-head competition. All beers were tasted in blinded fashion and judged on a hedonic scale.

The USBTC recognizes that American brewers are continually establishing new beer styles and reviving interest in classic styles. As one way to acknowledge this, the USBTC devotes “pull-out” categories in each competition to styles that are currently emerging or being faithfully carried on. In our most recent event, Imperial Hazy IPA, Hazy IPA, and Fruited Sour Beer were selected as the USBTC pull-out categories.