Thursday, October 16, 2008

New beer

In stock now at Forsyth. New and limited!

Southern Tier Cuvee 1 ... $11.99 / 22 oz
"ALE IMPRESSIONS: Light copper color, slight malt flavor with mild bitterness, dry finish with subtle hop aroma. FRENCH OAK IMPRESSIONS: Qualities of toasted coconut, almond biscotti and toasted almonds with a taste of honeysuckle. 11.0% abv" -- brewery

This is the first in a series
#1 aged in French Oak - in stock now
#2 aged in American Oak -- coming
#3 is a blend of both -- coming

Bateman's Combined Harvest...$4.99 / pint
"A complex brew made from wheat, rye, and oats as well as barley. The colour is deep glowing bronze/gold, with a tight, white head. Toasty and grainy aromas on the nose. The palate is smooth and full with an initial sweetness that is quickly overtaken by a gentle hop bitterness and crispy fruit acidity." - importer

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Beer...

Just a quick note--the Great Divide Fresh Hop -- is DELICIOUS and almost gone.
The distributor is out, so whatever is left at your favorite beer shop (hopefully TWCP) is all there is for the year. We have some at all 4 locations!

Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner...$9.49 / 4pk
Now Available at Rock Hill and Clayton

I have heard great things about this new release!
"Yes, we're a little obsessed with hops. Every autumn for over twenty years, Jim Koch has traveled to one of the oldest hop-growing regions in the world, the Hallertau region of Bavaria in Germany, to hand-select Noble Bavarian hops, including the Hallertau Mittelfrueh variety. This special variety is considered to be one of the best in the world, prized for its unique taste and aroma. Samuel Adams® Hallertau Imperial Pilsner is a celebration of these extraordinary hops. This beer is one of the hoppiest in the world, without being overly bitter. With the first sip, you will experience an explosion of some of the world's finest hops. And we mean “explosion” in a good way. Brewed as a showcase for the hops, this bold brew highlights the spicy, citrus flavors and aromas of the Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops that are abundant in the recipe. The intense hops flavor is balanced with the slight sweetness from the malt. The brew remains pleasantly well-balanced from beginning to end, due to the quality of the hops, and continues to always be, well, "hoppy," providing hop lovers with an amazing beer drinking experience." -- Brewery

Very limited beer-we only have 1 case available.
(just at Forsyth)

De Dolle Oerbier RESERVA 2007...$6.99 / 11oz
"De Dolle Oerbier Reserva is a specially matured version of De Dolle Oerbier. This version of De Dolle Oerbier is matured for 18 months in Bordeaux wine casks. Oerbier means original, from the spring. This beer has been brewed in small scale (5 gallons) at home in a copper wash kettle, by two brothers who were students at the time. They took over an old brewery which was out of business and said: "If we don't remake the brewery alive, nobody will!". It was also a unique opportunity to create some interesting brews, so why not try it ?

Therefore we want and will do the main work ourselves and keep the scale of the brewery like it was. Since then, the brewery and its beers have been an inspiration source for a lot of brewers. Oerbier is brewed from no less than 6 malts. Poperinge Golding hops in flowers and a special yeast which makes it a little tart, especially with aging. At the brewery we have excellent cellars which have a constant temperature of 8°C and allow Oerbier to age at its best. After a couple of years Oerbier tastes like it should have been blended with wine … Oerbier has been refermented in the bottle and contains a layer of yeast, having vitamins B. NAT en STRAF on the glasses means WET and STRONG, a warning for the 7.5 vol. alcohol content. The little person on the glasses is the Oerbier man, a simple creature who holds a brewers fork in his right hand, symbolizing the work and science, but looking to the other side, the result of all this, the glass of (Oer)beer. The artwork on the poster is a wallpainting found in Spain, (Altamira) and is considered by art lovers as being the best prehistoric art work (30.000 years BC). On the other hand we have Oerbier started in 1980, going on with the tradition." -- importer