Saturday, July 5, 2008
I hope you have your Pimms Cup, it is Wimbledon's signature drink. Over 15,000 Pimm's Cups are served each day during Wimbledon.
"Pimm's is most common in Britain, particularly Southern England. It is one of the two staple drinks at Wimbledon...the other being Champagne. As a result Pimm's has the reputation of being a drink for the upper class.
Pimm's No. 1 Cup is the essential ingredient in the Pimm's Cup, which mixes one part Pimm's No.1 with three parts lemonade or lemon soda, ice cubes, borage leaves (nowadays a wedge of cucumber is usually substituted for this ingredient), mint leaves and slices of lemon, orange and strawberry." -- wikipedia.com
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Avery Karma...$8.79 / 6pk
"We believe in Karma. We suspect most of you do, too. It truly is a global concept. Very simply put, "you get what you give." Inspired by this principle and the wonderful farmhouse and pale ales of Belgium, we've created Karma Ale, a decidedly fruity and estery ale, intricate in body and nose, all driven by a unique Belgian yeast strain. Remember, good things DO happen to good people. Here's to being good!" -- Avery Brewery
Avery 14er ESB...$8.79 / 6pk
"Named for the 54 Colorado peaks which tower over 14,000 feet in elevation, our session beer is a spectacular copper hued beauty. The treatment of our water to simulate English hard water and the blending of several specialty malts and hops produce a delicate balance between aromatic maltiness and herbal hops." -- Avery Brewery
Avery Redpoint Amber...$8.79 / 6pk
"Some beer lovers enjoy a rich, malty brew, while others go more for hoppy beers. Our brewmaster likes both - as evidence by this rich and caramelly amber ale with the distinct flavor and bouquet of Cascade hops. Reaching the perfect balance of crystal malt sweetness and hop bitterness took plenty of time and effort, making Redpoint the perfect beer for toasting your most recent success." -- Avery Brewery
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Monday, June 30, 2008
"An india pale ale brewed with: water, malt (pilsner, munich and caramunic), flaked oats, hops (chinook, cascade and amarillo) and ale yeast. A love of American microbrews is the inspiration behind this IPA, brewed with generous amounts of aromatic, American hops, which provide the significant freshness and bitterness with lots of citrus notes. The taste sensations are nicely balanced by the sweetness from the caramel malt." -- importer
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Taras Boulba....$10.99 / 25oz.
"Wow. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite beers here at Shelton Bros. This is the perfect session beer -- loaded with complex yeast flavors, hopped to perfection, and as drinkable as any beer you've ever tried. At 4.5% alcohol, it's built for drinkability -- we suggest buying it by the case.
You're no doubt wondering where the name comes from and what the hell the foreign text says. It's all been explained to us by the brewers, but we're still not entirely clear about it. What we can understand is that a young Flemish man has gone and married a French-speaking Wallonian girl, and his father, Taras Boulba, is very angry. (Smeirlap means 'fool' in a bizarre local dialect, which combines Flemish and French, somehow.)
This is all a bastardization of the original story by Gogol, whose protagonist was Russian, a Protestant. His son marries a Polish girl, a Catholic, during the religious war between the two countries in the 1600's, and the Russian father simply kills his son to eliminate the shame.
The label says this is 'just the beginning of the story,' so surely the brewers have something else up their sleeves. We can't wait.
Can you just trust me on this one? This beer rocks. Hard." - importer