Saturday, July 5, 2008

Pimm's Cup and Wimbledon

Watching the Wimbledon finals?

I hope you have your Pimms Cup, it is Wimbledon's signature drink. Over 15,000 Pimm's Cups are served each day during Wimbledon.

"Pimm's is most common in Britain, particularly Southern England. It is one of the two staple drinks at Wimbledon...the other being Champagne. As a result Pimm's has the reputation of being a drink for the upper class.
Pimm's No. 1 Cup is the essential ingredient in the Pimm's Cup, which mixes one part Pimm's No.1 with three parts lemonade or lemon soda, ice cubes, borage leaves (nowadays a wedge of cucumber is usually substituted for this ingredient), mint leaves and slices of lemon, orange and strawberry." --

Friday, July 4, 2008

Beer Tasting July 4th and 5th

We are open today,
July 4th from 9am-1pm

at our Forsyth location only!

Beer Tasting today

from 9am-1pm at our Forsyth location

We will taste...
Mikkeller Stateside IPA
Nils Oscar IPA
Nils Oscar Kalasol
Nils Oscar Imperial Stout
Nils Oscar Barley Wine

Beer Tasting Saturday
Saturday July 5 from 11-3pm at our Forsyth location.

We will taste.....
Eisenbahn Defumada Smoke
Haandbryggeriet Dark Force
Haandbryggeriet Norwegian Wood
Gavroche French Red

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Avery Beers!!

Available at our Clayton and Rock Hill location
Avery Karma...$8.79 / 6pk
"We believe in Karma. We suspect most of you do, too. It truly is a global concept. Very simply put, "you get what you give." Inspired by this principle and the wonderful farmhouse and pale ales of Belgium, we've created Karma Ale, a decidedly fruity and estery ale, intricate in body and nose, all driven by a unique Belgian yeast strain. Remember, good things DO happen to good people. Here's to being good!" -- Avery Brewery

Avery 14er ESB...$8.79 / 6pk

"Named for the 54 Colorado peaks which tower over 14,000 feet in elevation, our session beer is a spectacular copper hued beauty. The treatment of our water to simulate English hard water and the blending of several specialty malts and hops produce a delicate balance between aromatic maltiness and herbal hops." -- Avery Brewery

Avery Redpoint Amber...$8.79 / 6pk

"Some beer lovers enjoy a rich, malty brew, while others go more for hoppy beers. Our brewmaster likes both - as evidence by this rich and caramelly amber ale with the distinct flavor and bouquet of Cascade hops. Reaching the perfect balance of crystal malt sweetness and hop bitterness took plenty of time and effort, making Redpoint the perfect beer for toasting your most recent success." -- Avery Brewery

check out their website

Monday, June 30, 2008

Mikkeller -- Denmark

This is the next beer available to us from Mikkeller...

Stateside IPA...$8.49
"An india pale ale brewed with: water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunic), flaked oats, hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast. A love of American microbrews is the inspiration behind this IPA, brewed with generous amounts of aromatic, American hops, which provide the significant freshness and bitterness with lots of citrus notes. The taste sensations are nicely balanced by the sweetness from the caramel malt." -- importer

check out their website

Brasserie de la Senne -- Belgium

We already had in stock the Stouterik and Zinnebir.

Just arrived...
Taras Boulba....$10.99 / 25oz.
"Wow. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite beers here at Shelton Bros. This is the perfect session beer -- loaded with complex yeast flavors, hopped to perfection, and as drinkable as any beer you've ever tried. At 4.5% alcohol, it's built for drinkability -- we suggest buying it by the case.
You're no doubt wondering where the name comes from and what the hell the foreign text says. It's all been explained to us by the brewers, but we're still not entirely clear about it. What we can understand is that a young Flemish man has gone and married a French-speaking Wallonian girl, and his father, Taras Boulba, is very angry. (Smeirlap means 'fool' in a bizarre local dialect, which combines Flemish and French, somehow.)
This is all a bastardization of the original story by Gogol, whose protagonist was Russian, a Protestant. His son marries a Polish girl, a Catholic, during the religious war between the two countries in the 1600's, and the Russian father simply kills his son to eliminate the shame.
The label says this is 'just the beginning of the story,' so surely the brewers have something else up their sleeves. We can't wait.
Can you just trust me on this one? This beer rocks. Hard." - importer

Stouterik Stout

"Interestingly, in Belgium, bold now means a return to the way things used to be, before over-sugaring, over-spicing, and under-hopping became de rigueur. Stouterik is a classic Belgian Stout, in that sense -- it's only 4.5%, contains no spices, won't make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, but we defy anyone to just drink one. Roasted malts and unmalted roasted barley give layers of dark bitter, choclatey flavors, and like all De La Seene beers, this one is hopped to the max for drinkability." -- importer

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hitachino Nest Ales

Hitachino (translates as abundant forest) is one of the best craft breweries in Japan. Their award winning beers are modeled after classic Belgian ales. They started producing Sake way back in 1823 and started brewing beer in 1996.

Hitachino Nest XH Matured in Sake Casks -- Belgian Brown Ale

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout -- Espresso Stout

Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale -- Eisbock

Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew -- Ginger Ale

Hitachino Nest Classic Ale -- Japanese IPA

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale -- Red Rice Ale

Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout -- Sweet Lacto Stout

Hitachino Nest Weizen -- Hefe Weizen

Hitachino Nest White Ale -- Belgian White Ale
We carry all of these beers in 11 oz. bottles and some in the 25 oz. bottles.