Here are some Cool New Brews and Recent Arrivals at the Shop!
Aviator Brewing Company ~ Night Jump Imperial Stout – 13%ABV
This is not a seasonal release, this is a ONE TIME release! We were excited when we heard they were bringing a limited amount of its barrel-aged Night Jump Imperial Stout to market. We are one of the few shops around town to grab some and are happy to have it in stock! Aviator Brewing really knocked this one out of the park!
Devils Backbone Brewing Company ~ Danzig Baltic Porter
A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach, fairly robust – this strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar. Black, Roast, Chocolate.
Our Trail Blazers stray from the beaten path into a world of robust and daring beers featuring bigger, bolder flavors for fueling your spirit of adventure.
Unibroue ~ La Fin du Monde
The end of the word never tasted so good! Floral bouquet, aromas of honey, spice, coriander, malt, and alcohol with a flavor that is mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish.
Steel String Brewery ~ Der Schneid
We just got this tasty berliner weisse in from Steel String!
Delirium Noël is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale style beer brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe in Melle, Belgium.
Dogfish Head & Woolrich ~ Pennsylvania Tuxedo
A spruce-infused pale ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA.
Highland Brewing Co. ~ Cold Mountain Winter Ale
Our spiced winter seasonal complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with a delicious mix of spices that vary from year to year as we search for the best vanilla, hazelnut and other flavors. If you see it in the store, don’t wait!
21st Amendment Brewing ~ Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale (6 Pack Cans)
Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. Fireside Chat is a early winter seasonal brew available from October through December in six pack cans. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair.
Terrapin Beer Co. ~ Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
It’s Utterly Delicious
The Terrapin “Moo-Hoo” Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An appetizing cold weather treat this sweet stout is rich creamy and uniquely satisfying. Beer and Chocolate together they truly make one of life’s great indulgences.
DuClaw Brewing Co. ~ Devil’s Milk
Barleywine Style Ale
Brewery Notes: Each year since it was first brewed in 1998, Devil’s Milk, the Brewer’s Association of Maryland Governor’s Cup gold medal winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008, has used a different blend of hops to flavor and bitter the beer, making each batch of Devil’s Milk a unique experience. The 2014 vintage of Devil’s Milk epitomizes the American Barleywine. A medium bodied, amber ale with a thin, persistent, off-white head and a complex flavor profile with an assertive hop bill. Mesmerizing citrus flavors and aromas of the palate dominating hop finish and warming alcohol presence (11.5% alcohol by volume). Devil’s Milk is best served in a snifter, both to accommodate its alcohol content and allow the complex flavors inherent in the beer to emerge as it warms in the glass.
Terrapin Brewing Co. ~ The Walking Dead
Blood Orange IPA
Terrapin Beer Co. and The Walking Dead have teamed up to brew the official beer of the undead. Made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty Red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse!
OFFICIAL BEER OF THE UNDEAD
ABV: 6.7% | IBU’s: 73 | O.G. : 16.7%
OTHER: Dried Blood Orange Peel | MALT: 2-Row Pale, Crystal 45, 65, 85
HOPS: Summit, CTZ, Cascade, Centennial, Zythos, Calypso, Citra, Lemondrop (Calypso, Citra, Mosaic dry hop)
The Unknown Brewing Company and 7venth Sun Brewing collaborated together to create a barrel aged sour they so affectionately call, Rise Against Clowns.
The blood oranges give it a pop of citrus flavor and the cotton candy gets fermented out leaving a subtle vanilla finish. The end result is like a Brett orange creamsicle.
Anderson Valley Brewing Company ~ Blood Orange Gose – Orange Ale
Brewery Notes: Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Smoked Salmon, Oysters, Pad Thai, Bitter Greens (Arugula, Mizuna)
Anchor Brewing – Big Leaf Maple
Brewery Notes: BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™ is a quaffable, well-balanced American red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup. To complement these flavors, we used three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops in the brewkettle and a unique blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Cascade for dry hopping. The result is a distinctive fall seasonal beer with extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma.
Grand Teton Brewing – Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse
Brewery Notes: In Berliner Weisse we think we’ve found the perfect style for our summer Cellar Reserve. This north German wheat beer is traditionally brewed and released very fresh. It has a light body from the wheat and refreshingly tart acidity that make it a perfect summer thirst-quencher. Its lemony tartness is provided by a secondary fermentation with lactobacillus, the same microorganism that’s responsible for yogurt’s tang. That tartness increases and improves with age, so the people of Berlin are known to buy extra bottles to bury in their gardens for two years or more.
D9 Brewing ~ Viking Froach Scottish Sour Ale
Brewery Notes: Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour is the first Fanatical Ale in our Ancient Sour Series. Viking Fraoch (Fraoch is Scandinavian for Heather, a flower native to that area) is a 4,000 year old Viking Heather Flower Ale combined with an 18th Century Scottish Ale that is spontaneously soured with a rich brown hue, balanced tartness and hint of heather flowers. Flavors of caramel, bold tartness and ripe stone fruit give way to lingering flowers and clean, crisp mouthfeel.
ABV: 5.0% | SRM: 14 | IBU: 0
GRAINS: 2-Row, Crystal 60, Honey Malt, Aromatic Malt, Torrefied Barley, Wheat Malt
Shmaltz Brewing Company ~ Shtick in a Box – Holiday Variety 12 pack
Brewery Notes: Open the top and take a look inside, There’s no JUNK in this box! Shtick in a Box® features three 12 oz. bottles of four different styles from the microbrewery’s award-winning portfolio. Shmaltz’s tribute to the little guy and affable underdog, Slingshot American Craft Lager® is guaranteed to hit the craft beer bulls eye every time. Hop Manna IPA® is the answer to hop heads prayers for a delicious IPA bearing floral and citrus flavors. Messiah Nut Brown Ale® is the brown ale you’ve been waiting for with a complex yet smooth blend of bold dark malts revealing hints of chocolate, coffee and toffee paired with a lovely hop character. For this year’s Chanukah 2015,candles won’t be the only thing getting lit. Shmaltz releases Hannukah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer®, a Dark Ale brewed with 8 malts, 8 hops and 8% ABV in homage of those 8 crazy nights.
21st Amendment Brewery ~ Fireside Chat – 6 Pack Cans
Brewery Notes: We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation. Fireside Chat is our early winter seasonal brew available from October through December in six pack cans. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair.
Samuel Smith’s ~ Winter Welcome Ale
Brewery Notes: This seasonal beer is a limited edition brewed for the short days and long nights of winter. The full body resulting from fermentation in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ and the luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire.
Sonoma Cider ~ The Pitchfork Pear Cider – 4 pack Bottles (Organic)
Brewery Notes: Pears weren’t much on our radar when we first built the cidery, because we were all about apples. The challenge was to capture the creaminess of pears while steering clear of its cloying sweetness. The solution is The Pitchfork. It’s still crisp, refreshing hard apple cider, but with a distinctly pear accent and a creamy mouth feel that maintains cider integrity while adding a whole new dimension. Hard to describe, harder still to resist.
Sierra Nevada ~ Ovila Belgium Style Abbey Golden Ale with Pomegranite – 4 Pack Bottles
Brewery Notes: A sweet but tart twist on a Belgian-style golden ale. Pomegranates have been treasured since ancient times and used as symbols of fruitfulness and prosperity. In the modern era, they are prized for their unique sweet-tart flavor and intense red color. The monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux have grown pomegranates for years, and this incredible fruit acts as a perfect counterpoint for the fruity and spicy Belgian-style golden ale. This collaboration beer features pomegranates grown and harvested by the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux.
Double Barley Brewing ~ Supernatur-ale
This heavy hitting Imperial double brown-ale is infused with orange blossom honey and currant-infused hops but don’t be fooled it’s sweetness!
SEPTEMBER’S FEATURED BREWS
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest – $13.99 6-pack
They call it “Dead Ringer” because that’s what it is… A dead ringer for the Marzen style beers that the Germans celebrate fall with. A full cornucopia of roasted malt, toffee, dates, red grapes, dark fruit, pears, pumpkin, spice, brown sugar and a little banana from the Bavarian lager yeast
Coronodo Brewing – Skull Wrapper IPA – $9.99 22oz
Is your IPA loving palate developed enough to wrap your head around this complex brew from Coronado? This bad boy’s been hopped to Hell and back, melding the pithiness of Citra with the evergreen character of Simcoe and high Alpha bitterness of Nugget hops to create a well-rounded hop bomb that doesn’t rely on inflated alcohol levels (a reasonable 7%) to trick your mouth into thinking it’s bigger and richer than it really is.
Parallel 49 – “Vow of Silence” Belgian Abby Style Ale
Reg: $10.99, Sale: $7.99 22oz
We’ve become big fans of this Canadian brewery lately and this latest brew has only increased our admiration. Flavors ofsweet caramel, brown sugar with a bit of carmelization, dark dried fruits like raisins/prunes and some nice alcohol phenolics on the finish. A big full bodied beer that is amazingly rich and creamy for a brew with such low carbonation.