Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Beers!

We just got a great shipment of beer late afternoon on 6/12/09....

Back in stock now --
De la Senne Stouterik
De Molen Rasputin -- (Bottled 03/16/09, 480 bottles)
Haandbryggeriet Dark Force
Farsons Lacto Milk Stout
Harviestoun Twisted and Bitter
Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel
Gale's Prize Old Ale 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2005
(four vintages in stock now)

New ones -- read the posts below
Some are very limited and rare offerings.
Mikkeller Single Hop Cascade IPA
Mikkeller Single Hop Warrior IPA
Mikkeller US Alive!
Nogne O - Dobble Toshi IPA
Nogne O - Dugges Sahti
Nogno O - Sunturnbrew
Baladin Xyauyu Silver, Copper, and Gold
Birrificio Chiostro
Montegioco Tibir
Montegioco Runa Bianca

Italian beer rarities...

Birrificio MontegiocoTibir....$22.99 / 750ml
"White grapes lager, 7.5° alc/vol, golden with thin and compact foam. It is a highly carbonated sparkling beer produced through the processing of the one and only local wine grape: Timorasso. Floral and fruity aroma which recalls pear and rose. Great freshness due to its sparkling consistency and sourness.Tibir belongs to a new class which has been growing up during the last few years and it has not a really definite name. In fact even if it is a fruit beer, an already existing category, its liaison with wine represents its distinguishing mark. Tibir for instance is produced using Timorasso, local white grapes, and wine yeast but some other techniques include a barrique-maturation-method." -- importer
Alc/vol: 7.5%
Style: Italian Specialty
Another rare one -- note even on BeerAdvocate and only 5 reviews on RateBeer (and no distribution)

Birrificio Montegioco Runa Bianca....$31.99 / 750ml
"Wheat lager, spiced with coriander and orange peel, high fermentation, 4.5° alc/vol. This beer is refermentated within the bottle. Its foam is dense and longlasting, its colour is gold. It has a very intense fragrance with defined coriander and orange peel perfume, followed by honey and yeast aroma. Its distinguishing mark is a very soft lemon taste. Its longlasting persistence and a slight bitter taste of the hop make Runa Bianca a light and refreshing beer.Biere Blanche, flavored with coriander and orange peel. Top-fermented, 4.5° alc/vol. This beer is refermented in the bottle. The beer is golden with a dense and long lasting head. It has a very intense fragrance with defined coriander and orange peel perfumes, with honey and yeast notes. The very soft lemon taste in the mouth is this beer’s distinguishing mark. Its long persistence and a slight bitter taste of the hops make Runa Bianca a light and refreshing beer." -- importer
Malts: Barley & wheat
Alc/vol: 4.5%
Only 3 reviews so far on, none on BeerAdvocate
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Piccolo Birrificio Chiostro....$17.99 / 750ml
"Brewed using Wormwood / Absinthe leaves (Arthemisia absinthium)Malt: Pilsner malt, wheat malt, rye maltYeast: TrappisteHops: HallertauerSpices/Herbs: Absinthe leaves and flowers {Arthemisia absinthium} => added to the brewkettle
Alc/vol: 5%
Appearance: Huge white foam sitting on top of golden colored Chiostro
Aroma: Fruity, citrusy {apricots}, herbal nose {absinthe/woodworm influence}
Flavor/taste profile: malt-sweet with deep herbal & minerally notes. Ending in a long hyper-dry/bitter finish {absinthe/woodworm influence}"
-- importer
Speaking of Absinthe --- we have a lot of "real" absinthes in stock now --
Lucid, Pernod Absinthe, Mata Hari, La Valote, Pere Francois, Le Tourment Verte, Grande Absente. We also sell them online.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Rare and expensive beer

Order online

Baladain Xyauyu

ABV = 13%

Teo Musso produces three versions Gold, Silver & Copper label which differ from each other in terms of degree of oxidation allowed and fruity perfumery aromas created.

"….We are entering now a world of magic, surprises, rhythm where the “sin of gluttony” can be committed without remorse. Here, Teo has made the “drawing room beers” or “dreaming beers” brewed with an oxidation process called Solera, coming to an exceptional result. These beers (XYAUYU’) are marked with the three most important metals of gastronomy: gold, silver and copper.
It is advisable to sip and enjoy them on a comfortable sofa, relaxing and daydreaming. The bottle when is opened remains unaltered and can be even drunk and appreciated within a long time." -- importer

2005 Etichetta Rame...$43.99 / pint
Copper label
This fine beer can be likened to an excellent Vin Santo.
2006 Xyauyu Etichetta Argento...$43.99 / pint
Silver label
It can be accurately compared to a drawing-room sherry.

2006 Xyauyu
Etichetta Oro...$43.99 / pint
Golden label
This golden beer reminds of an enjoyable Madera or an intriguing Chateau Chalon of the French Jura.

Notes from the importer


Just a note for next week.
We got a case of Bell's Two Hearted Ale in stock and it is only 4 days old.
Bottled on 6/8/09.
Sold out now. Don't rush in now.
I will get more in next week and it will only be about 6 days old.

The end of an era...

Order online now!

Four vintages now in stock...
Taste some history from a now shuttered classic brewery.
1996 Gale’s Prize Old Ale...$4.99 / 9.3oz
Another case just arrived! (13 year old beer!!)
1997 Gale's Prize Old Ale...$4.99 / 9.3oz - just added
2000 Gale’s Prize Old Ale...$4.99 / 9.3oz
2005 Gales Prize Old Ale...$4.99 / 9.3oz
2005 is the last bottling at the old George Gale Brewery, it is now shut down. Fuller's bought the rights and will now produce the beer.

Roger Protz, The Classic Bottled Beers of the World
"Here is a beer that proclaims quality and antiquity. It comes in hand-corked, sealed and numbered bottles with a handsome label showing the brewery in Victorian times. It is brewed and fermented in old wooden vessels including some 'rounds' - rare iron-hooped fermenters.

"Each bottle of Prize Old Ale is cork-finished, sealed, and numbered. Prize Old Ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized. It is brewed from floor malted Maris Otter and minute amounts of black malt. Hops are Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger. It is reddish in color with hops and apple fruit on the nose, spicy and malty in the mouth, and a dry, even tart fruity finish with hints of raisins and apple.The slow work of the yeast in the bottle may increase the alcohol content to 12% or even more. After several years of aging Prize Old Ale gains a more complex palate with Calvados like character. It is said that Prize Old Ale is at its best after 20 years of maturing." -- importer

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shiner Smokehaus

Shiner Smokehaus...$6.99 / 6pk
Mesquite Smoked Beer - Helles Style

Good for grillin' and for chillin'
It's smokin' good

Enjoy Shiner's Smokin' Sommer Bier!Brewed with pale malt that's been smoked with native mesquite in the backyard of our little brewery in Shiner, Texas (pop. 2,070), this refreshing Helles-style beer has a smoky flavor that goes great with all the flavors of summer.
-- Spoetzl Brewery

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hamms Beer

I apparently did not buy enough, it already sold out yesterday. I will get more in ASAP.
Hamms Beer....$7.49 / 12pk cans
"From the land of sky blue water"

Available in 12 pack cans
Hamm's Beer was the winner of the 2007 Gold Medal for American-Style Lager at the Great American Beer Festival.
The classics are coming back. We now have Schlitz, Stag, Pabst Blue Ribbon and now Hamms Beer.

Lakefront Brewery

In stock now at Forsyth
"Milwaukee’s own Lakefront Brewery Inc. started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer.

President Russ Klisch said it all started with his brother, Jim. Jim expressed interest in beer making near his birthday and Russ humored him by giving him a book on the subject. To Russ’ surprise, Jim read the book and brewed the beer. According to Russ, Jim was not known as a gourmet cook, but he made a good beer. Russ was impressed, but decided he could brew one better. In short, sibling rivalry and common interest lead both to begin entering beer making contests and winning awards. It wasn’t long before family and friends encouraged them turn their hobby into a business." -- brewery

Lakefront Cherry Lager....$9.99 / 6pk
"As refreshing as a Door County
vacation. This ruby-red beer with its thick pink foam head results from adding ample amounts of juicy Door County cherries. Enjoy!" -- brewery
  • Regional Champion, Summer 2004 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship
  • Regional Champion, Summer 2007 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship
  • Bronze Medal, 2007 World Beer Championship
  • Silver Medal, 2007 San Diego County Fair

Lakefront Fuel Cafe
...$8.79 / 6pk
Stout brewed with coffee
"This unique stout combines the flavor of roasted malts and Milwaukee's reknown FUEL CAFE coffee. The fine balance of mild hops, the gentle acidity of choice coffee and the sweetness of the barley makes this an unforgettable brew." -- brewery

Lakefront Organic ESB.....$8.79 / 6pk
A British Style ESB
"One of the few beers brewed in the world using 100% certified organic ingredie
nts. A classic British style Extra Special Bitter that is amber in color with cascade hop flavor that gives it a refreshing taste. " - brewery
  • Regional Champion, Summer 2003 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship
  • Regional Champion, Summer 2005 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship
  • Regional Champion, Summer 2006 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

Lakefront IPA....$8.79 / 6pk

India Pale Ale (IPA) ( Ale) Goes great with: Any spicy food. Indian food (historically) as well as Thai, Cajun or Mexican.

Buffalo wings, blackened chicken or pepperoni pizza. Grilled salmon, beef dishes or fried seafood can stand up to the hops, too. But don't forget sweets! It's delicious with dark chocolate or even carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Favorite Lakefront Recipe:
We'd like to thank for the following recipe.

IPA Beer Donuts -- click to see the recipe