Friday, March 27, 2009

New Brews 3/27

New Domestics:
Elysian Cyclops '09 12oz (WA)

New Imports:
De 3 Horne Bananatana 750ml (Netherlands)
Huvila Arctic Circle Ale 500ml (Finland)
Kalnapils Original 500ml (can) (Lithuania)
Kerkom Bink Blond 11.2oz (Belgium)
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel) 500ml (Denmark)
Mikkeller Simcoe Single Hop IPA 11.2oz (Denmark)
Mikkeller Warrior Single Hop IPA 11.2oz (Denmark)
Nils Oscar Barleywine 11.2oz (Sweden)
Nøgne Ø Toshi Double IPA 500ml (Norway)
De Struise Black Albert 11.2oz (Belgium)

Returning Domestics:

Returning Imports:
Cantillon Kriek 375ml (Belgium)
Duyck Jenlain Blonde 750ml (France)
Nøgne Ø #100 500ml (Norway)
Rinkuškiu Biržiečiu 500ml (Lithuania)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday Tasting

We've got a good one tomorrow (Monday the 23rd). Various beer from Vanberg and DeWulf Imports will be featured from 5-7pm. As always this tasting will be $1. We have their entire Brasserie Dupont lineup in stock, as well as those from Brasserie Dubuisson (Scaldis, Scaldis Prestige, Scaldis Noel), Brasserie Castelain (St.Amand French Country Ale and Castelain Blond), and finally Brouwerij Slaghmuylder (Witkap Pater single, dubbele, and triple). We aren't sure what will get rolled out for the tasting quite yet but this is certainly going to be one you do not want to miss.

Friday, March 20, 2009

New Brews 3/20

New Domestics:
Ninkasi Spring Reign 22oz (OR)
Silver City Winter Bock 22oz (WA)

Returning Domestics:
Silver City Big Daddy ESB 22oz (WA)

New Imports:
Baltika 8 Wheat Ale 500ml (Russia) <-- You owe it to yourself to click this link!
Obolon Oksamytove (Velvet?!) 500ml (Ukraine)

Returning Imports:

Castelain 750ml (France)
Castelain St. Amand 750ml (France)
Ecaissinnes La Penneffoise 750ml (Belgium)
Silly Scotch Silly 11.2 (New Size) (Belgium)

From the Cellar:
Rogue XS Old Crustacean 2002 12oz. (OR)
Fantome La Gourmande 2004 750ml (Belgium)

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Brews 3/13

Biere De Miel has been away sadly for almost a year and a half. It's a shame because this is a quirky little saison from Dupont. Luckily a small supply is back. Those of you who have read your Charlie Papazian know that honey added to a beer in anything but large quantities will dry a beer out (due to its high fermentability). This is a prime example. Along with subtle floral honey notes, this saison is quite dry. Esters are much more easily noticed and the hopping rate is along the lines of Moinette and Foret (the organic version of Moinette) as opposed to the well known Saison Dupont. Subtle, dry, refreshing, different, delicious.

New Beers:
Van Pur Non Alcoholic (.5L cans, Poland)
Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale (12oz. 6 packs)
Pike Brewing IPA (new 22oz. Dinner Size Bottles)

Fish Tail Brewing Old Woody (22oz.)
Dupont Brasserie Foret (both 33cl and 750ml), Moinette Blonde (750ml), and Biere De Miel (750ml)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Brews 3/11

The much-anticipated new batch of Allagash Curieux is in! More from the brewery:

"To make the Curieux (French for "curious"), we age our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam barrels for 8 weeks in our cellar. During the aging process in bourbon barrels, the beer is totally transformed, and many new flavors and aromas develop. Most notably, the beer picks up soft coconut and vanilla characteristics...and also a hint of bourbon flavor! Curieux is an excellent complement to barbeque dishes and many desserts. Try pairing Curieux with assorted cheese cakes and crème brúlee."

I'd be willing to bet this one would also pair well with steak, darker chocolates (especially those containing nuts) and even a nice cigar.

Returning Domestics:
Avery White Rascal 6pk. (CO)
Dick's Irish Ale 6pk. (WA)
Rogue Double Dead Guy 750ml (OR)

Returning Imports:

Kulmbacher EKU 28 12oz. (Germany)
Taunton's Blackthorn Cider 750ml (England)

Monday, March 9, 2009

tasting moved

Yet again our Cerveza Jerome tasting has been moved forward a week. We again apologize for the short notice.
In other news, our staff has spent countless hours this week researching and testing Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale. After much hard work and sacrifice, we've concluded that indeed it may be the ultimate summer beer. Light and clean malt base supporting grapefruit and tropical fruit hop flavors (Simcoe and Amarillo), this pale is a certified go-to house favorite. You can buy us a bottle to thank us for our tireless research.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tasting Monday 3/9

Our Cerveza Jerome tasting has been rescheduled for Monday night. A representative from the local distributor will be on hand to pour three of the unique offerings from the brewery and answer any questions you might have. We'll get everything going around 5PM and wrap it up around 7PM. As always the cost to you is just $1.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Brews 3/5

New Domestics:
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale 6pk (CA)
Laughing Dog Alpha Dog 22oz (ID)
Redstone Nectar of the Hops Mead 750ml (CO)

New Imports:
Innstadt Extra Schwarze Original 500ml (Germany)
Otter Head English Strong Ale 500ml (England)
Slaghmuylder Witkap Pater Dubbele Pater 11.2oz (Belgium)
Van Pur Zlaty Hrad 500ml (Poland)

Returning Domestics:
Dick's Barley Wine 6pk (WA)
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 12oz (DE)
Dogfish Head Aprihop 4pk (DE)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Cerveza Jerome Tasting Canceled

Sorry for the short notice on this, but we have to cancel tonight's Cerveza Jerome tasting. Stay tuned for news on future tastings in the coming weeks. And if you'd planned on heading our way this afternoon, there's still plenty of great beer to take home.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jerome Tasting Monday 3/2

On Monday we will be sampling a few beers from Cerveza Jerome located in Menzoda Argentina. After learning the art of brewing in the Czech Republic, the owner went home to Argentina to start a brewery, naming it after his faithful German Shepherd. The beers are brewed in the European tradition using pure mountain spring water, malted barley from the Argentine Pampas and Patagonian hops. As usual, the tasting is from 5PM-7PM and costs just $1.