Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beer news...

New rarities from Austria and Switzerland...see posts below.
Schlafly Quad just in....
St. Peters Sorgham Beer -- Gluten Free - in stock now.

Viking Blod mead is back -- click here to read more

Now in 6 packs also!!
Bear Republic Racer 5...$9.99 / 6 pack
"This is a hoppy IPA. Did I say hops? Your brewer is a hop head! This is a full bodied beer using American grains. The goal was to create a base for showing off the unique floral qualities of two Pacific Northwest hops, Columbus and Cascade. Columbus is a new hybrid High Alpha Acid hop used mostly for bittering, but used heavily as an aromatic in this strong brew. Cascade is the balance that ties the malt and bittering hops together. It is a true specialty ale and is our brewer's statement on this style." -- Brewery

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Back in stock..

Sarasola Sagardoa Basque Hard Cider...$9.99 / 750ml

"Sarasola Sagardoa is a traditional Basque cider from a cider house located in the apple growing hills of Astigarraga.

Pouring & Serving: Since Basque cider is “natural” and not sparkling the cider is poured by holding the bottle up high above the head and pouring into a glass that is held just below waiste level. Pouring from elevation allows the cidre to pick up some natural carbonation when it hits the glass.
Basque Cider History & Tradition:

Source: WikipediaLink:
Most Basque cider, as indeed most cider varieties in Spain, is called "natural" because unlike many other European varieties it is still, not sparkling. It normally contains 4-6% alcohol and is served directly from the barrel in a sagardotegi.
The more recent traditions surrounding the sagardotegis hail back to the time when buyers interested in purchasing cider from a particular maker would bring along food for the tasting as it is considered best when taken with a meal." -- importer

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