Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Go for the Gusto!

Schlitz "1960 Formula".....$5.99 / 6pk
Back in the 1960s Schlitz was the number 1 selling beer. They changed the formula in the early 1970s to a watered down version and lost their following. They are now returning to the original formula and original package.

"Schlitz®, long known as "The beer that made Milwaukee famous" and once the best-selling beer in the United States, makes a Schlitz "Classic 1960s Formula" based on the original recipe and packaged in traditional "Brown Glass" - a packaging innovation that Schlitz introduced in 1912 to prevent light from spoiling beer before it can be served." -- BeerAdvocate
(currently in stock at our Forsyth location)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

#1 Porter...

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Ølfabrikken Porter...$8.49 / 22oz

"Ølfabrikken ('The Beer Factory') is an experimental brewery on the vibrant Danish beer scene. Their beers are unpasteurized and unfiltered, and are naturally carbonated (without added CO2) for maximum flavor, aroma, and mouth feel.
Ølfabrikken Porter is inspired by the weighty Baltic porters common in Scandinavia. The taste is slightly smoky, with vinous notes from brown sugar leading to a long, rich, finish dominated by chocolate, liquorice, and coffee flavors from a special blend of roasted malts." -- importer

Rated 100 percentile RateBeer
Rated A on BeerAdvocate
Brewery of the Year 2005

Currently rated the #1 porter on RateBeer
Top 10
1 Ølfabrikken Porter (score 4.13 with over 780 ratings)
2 Fullers London Porter (score: 4.00)
3 Founders Porter
4 Nynäshamns Fatlagrad Smörpundet Porter
5 Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Bier
6 Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
7 Town Hall Black Snow Coffee Porter
8 Anchor Porter
9 Tyranena Bourbon Barrel Chief BlackHawk Porter
10 Smuttynose Robust Porter

Panil release...

Panil Barriquee Sour Red Ale
We just received two new batches of this Sour. One regular and one Riserva.

Batch #9 - 2007 Vintage

Batch #10 - 2008 Vintage Riserva

read more about Panil

Tiny Quebec brewery....

Just arrived from Dieu du Ciel
This is our latest release from them...

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Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté (Last will)
Blond Abbey-style beer "Bottle conditioned"
ABV = 6.5%
"Dernière volonté (French for "Last Will") is a mix of Belgian and English brewing traditions. Complex flavours of hop flowers and spicy, fruity esters from our belgian yeast are perfectly balanced with the robust flavours and aromas of malt. The finish is commandeered by an assertive aroma from dry-hopping." -- brewery
Rated 94 percentile on RateBeer

Some others in stock from Dieu du Ciel
We were proud to introduce to St. Louis these beers...
Dieu du Ciel --
"The tiny ‘Dieu du Ciel!’ brew-pub, just at the edge of Montrèal's city center, has developed an incredible reputation and a devoted following in only a few short years. The young brewer, Jean-François, has never had any formal training as a brewer, but he is a natural, with superb skills and flawless instincts.
‘Dieu du Ciel!’ is a common exclamation, meaning ‘God in Heaven!’ more or less, which is undoubtedly the most polite oath you are likely to hear in Montrèal – a city with a well-known penchant for turning religious sentiments into profanity.
" -- brewery

Dieu du Ciel Corne du Diable....$3.99 / 11.2oz

American Style IPA

"Corne du diable (French for "Horn of the Devil") certainly lives up to its sinister name. In the style of the classic English India Pale Ale, it reassures you of its refined and refreshing character. But it draws influence from the IPAs of the west coast of North America in it's aggressively hoppy nature and seductively sweet malt character.
An evil beer in the best possible way, this sharply bitter red ale pierces the palate and packs a powerful hop aroma from dry-hopping, while simultaneously alluring drinkers with smooth, malty, caramel and toffee sweetness." -- brewery

Dieu du Ciel Rosée d’Hibiscus...$3.99 / 11.2oz

"The Rosée d’Hibiscus is a soft spoken wheat beer. The rose colour comes from the hibiscus flowers added during the brewing process. The aromas and flavour of this tropical flower are very prominent in the beer, giving it a slight acidity and a very agreeable fragrance. It is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day.
This beer won a gold medal (fifth place amongst 10 gold medal winners) at the adjudicated "MBeer" contest during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal in 2007." -- brewery

Dieu du Ciel Route des Epices...$3.99 / 11.2oz

"Route des épices (French for "Spice Route") is a rye beer brewed with both black and green peppercorns. Initially, the beer reveals flavors of fresh grain and malt, which give it notes of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. The pepper flavor and aroma is fully revealed in the finish, which leaves a pleasant, spicy, tingling sensation on the tongue." -- brewery

And of course the the extremely popluar that we have been able to get for awhile now...

Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel...$4.99 / 11.2oz

"If you love really good coffee and really good beer equally, you will be thrilled with Péché Mortel. If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, and caffeine makes you bounce off the ceiling, then just put the bottle down and find something else to drink. This beer is all about coffee. Indeed, you may have seen ‘coffee stouts’ before, but no brewer has ever married coffee and beer so naturally and seamlessly.
And this isn’t just any stout, but an imperial stout, which means that it is modeled on the strong, rich, and very complex stouts that were made in England in the 19th and early 20th centuries exclusively for shipment to Russia, where they were a special favorite at the court of the Czars.
A warning: Between the caffeine buzz, and the 9% alcohol by volume of this singular brew, you may find yourself a little disoriented. What is this, a morning pick-me-up and a drowsy night-cap, all in the same bottle? It’s just too much pleasure all at once, and that’s why the brewers named it Péché Mortel, which is French for 'Mortal Sin.' Unfortunately, we can’t say that it’s good for you. In fact, it’s a sure thing you’re going to Hell for this . . ." -- brewery

Small production stout...

New ---
Hofbrouwerijke Hofblues Stout...$10.99 / 750ml

"An unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle-conditioned Belgian stout that you could drink every day! Notes of sweet mocha on the nose are followed by a delicate, roasty palate, giving way to a lightly bitter finish. Beautifully balanced and drinkable."