Friday, November 28, 2008

Just Arrived: Pike Entire Wood-Aged Stout

Our share has just rolled through the door, so make sure you stop by on your way home because it won't stick around.

Pike Entire is a blend of three beers: Pike's XXX Extra Stout, original gravity 10.73 / alcohol 7.00%; the same beer aged for more than half a year in oak Bourbon barrels; and an Imperial Stout original gravity 10.98 / alcohol 12%. The Entire blend contains 42.7% barrel aged beer and finishes at 9.5% alcohol. The taste is complex with velvety malt tones, a coffee aroma, and a palate and finish of bitter chocolate. The biscuity character of pale and crystal malts, along with roasted barley, is balanced by a generous amount of Yakima Valley Willamette, Goldings and Columbus hops in the boil; finished with even more Willamette and Goldings. Adding complexity are the underlying wood tones perfumed by the caramel sweetness of wood-aged Kentucky Bourbon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Update for 11/26

New Domestics:

New Imports:
König Pilsener 500ml [can] (Germany)
Petrus Winter Ale 750ml (Belgium)
Unibroue Taster 4 pk of 12oz [Maudite, Trois Pistoles, La Fin du Monde, Don de Dieu] (Canada)
Unibroue Taster 4 pk of 12oz [Blanche de Chambly, Ephemere, Chambly Noire, Raftman] (Canada)

Radeberger Pilsner 500ml (Germany)
Ruddles County 500ml (England)
Westmalle Tripel 750ml (Belgium)

The Return of Deviation

In April we unveiled Bottleworks IX, also known as Deviation. To refresh your memory, Deviation was brewed for us by Vinnie Cilurzo at Russian River Brewing. The beer is a blend of four Russian River batches: PH1, Sonambic, Orphan Ale and Sanctification. It's bottle-conditioned with Brettanomyces and it is delicious.

If you missed out the first time around or had it and loved it so much you've got to have more, today is your lucky day. We've put an extremely limited amount of Deviation on the shelves. It'll go quickly, so you might think about stopping by before you brave the long lines of day-before-Thanksgiving shoppers at the grocery store.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Still Time to Vote in Best of Northwest Poll

Here's a friendly reminder that it's not too late to let your voice be heard in the NW Brewing News Best of Northwest Poll. We won't tell you how to vote, but let's just say it wouldn't suck to bring home a win in the Best Beer Store category. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

2008 Deschutes Abyss Coming Soon

For those of you foaming at the mouth in anticipation of this year's release of the Deschutes Abyss, we have good news. The distributor is shipping our share sometime next week. We'll let you know exactly when it's available, so be ready to jump when we give you the word...

Update for 11/21

New Domestics:
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 6-packs (CA)
Cascade Blackberry 750ml (OR)
Laughing Buddha Purple Yam Porter 22oz (WA)
Left Hand Warrior IPA 22oz (CO)
Northern Lights Crystal Bitter 22oz (WA)
Northern Lights Pale 22oz (WA)
Snoqualmie Avalanche 22oz (WA)

New Imports:
Leipziger Gose 750ml (Germany)
Uerige DoppelSticke 11.2oz (Germany)

Iron Horse Irish Death 22oz (WA)
Ninkasi Total Domination 22oz (OR)
Red Barn Jonagold 750ml (WA)
Roslyn 22oz (WA)
Wandering Aengus Dry 750ml (OR)

From the Cellar:
Just in time for the holiday season, we dove deep into our cellar and selected some rare treats to be made available to our beloved customers. For a full list of what's already for sale, check out the Bottleworks/Brouwer's newsletter. Keep in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have plenty of hard-to-find goodies that may make an appearance at any time, so make sure you bookmark this blog or subscribe to our feed.