Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Anchorage back in stock

Anchorage Anadromous Black Sour Ale...$14.99
Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Brewed with Summit Hops. Aged in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels with Kodiak Salmon Berries and brettanomyces. Triple Fermented.

"The cycle of life can be harsh or rewarding.  Born in fresh water, the might anadromous Alaska Salmon struggle in their migration from our pristine, roaring streams to the coean and back, traveling thousands of miles while avoiding  many perils, simply to instinctively spawn and die, and often become a source of food in our own life cycle.
Sour beers have a distinct life cycle as well in their journey from the oak to the bottle, and ultimately add a rewarding contribution to our own path through life.  Rather than slumber in the oak where Anchorage Brewing Company's Anadromous is born, the beer matures for a year and a half while instinctively avoiding the sometimes offsetting perils of fermentation and souring in the deep, dark underworld of the oak.
Unseen to mortals, the beer fights its way to maturity, avoiding attacking bacteria, the alcohol itself and other hidden dangers that might curtail the beer's noble journey to our goblets.  
Anadromous is Anchorage Brewing Company's tribute to our rewards and struggles in life.  Over 40 different Pinot Noir oak barrels of sour beer were blended to capture the unique contribution of each.  Bottle conditioning and time add additional complexity and sourness to the noble brew along its path from the brewery to your glass.
Pull the cork on this mighty species and add a unique experience to your cycle of life.  Anadromous is alive and enriching, so enjoy it while celebrating all things good.

Anchorage Love Buzz Saison......$13.99 / 750ml

Rated 100/100 on RateBeer
Rated 100/100 for its style on RateBeer
"Ale brewed with Hobb Family rose hips, peppercorns and fresh orange peels. Dry hopped in the barrel with Citra Hops. Triple fermented - first in the tank with a belgian yeast, second in french oak Pinot Noir barrels with brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natrual carbonation" -- bottle
"A feeling overcomes, deriving of a most curious perplexity. A rich desire awakens to explore the contents of such delicate loveliness. Upon a deep connection with rounded lips, a bitter sweet complexity enters the soul...and so begins an amorous affair heightened awareness envelopes the senses as the grandeur of such bold character develops. Caramel beauty exhibits itself, sprawling its full body widely upward, bubbling with excitement. Tantalizing effects of peppery bitterness grasps the tongue. Enchantment takes hold as a blanket of citrus slowly unfolds. As in any noteworthy love story, a subtle fruity sweetness of a rose emerges to the finish. A warm contentment grazes over, signifying a united marriage of balance and pleasure.

Fortitude has revealed itself to those who have encountered such an enriching experience. An experience so delectable, so defining, so unequivocal. An experience that is Love's Buzz." -- bottle

Anchorage Brewing Bitter Monk....$13.99 / 750ml

Rated 100/100 on RateBeer
"Belgian Style Double IPA with Brettamyces. Ale brewed with Apollo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Dry hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Triple fermented - first in the tank with a belgian yeast, second in French oak Chardonnay Barrels with brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation." - label
"Deep within the tortured aberrations of a monk's mind there lay a concept of a Holy Grail of beer -- a beer oft imagined but never tasted, strived for but never achieved. It's Belgian heritage manifested in its yeasty complexity, softened and rounded in its cooperage Francais and made to sparkle like the stars first seen by his distant predecessor, Dom Perignon.

Bitter Monk Belgian Double IPA is such a beer. Redelent of citrusy hop bittering and massive malt infusion, this is a beer to ponder, to sip, and, even for a monk, to dream. Why then is the monk so bitter? What provokes that sly smile? What is he wearing under that flowing robe? A triple-fermented beer gives three times the mystery. Remember, anything worth doing is worth over doing. Nothing exceeds like excess. Even for the cloistered." - label

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