Friday, August 29, 2008
SSS London Triple Stout...$15.99 / 25oz
This is a 1914, pre-World War I, recipe that they re-created from Whitbread brewing logs. A small production of only 696 bottles made that are able to age for 5 years.
Porter London Style ...$15.99 / 25oz
This is a also a 1914 pre-war recipe that was re-created from the Whitbread brewing logs. Read more about these beers on Ron Pattinson's blog.
Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout...$21.99 / 25oz btl
A very small production stout that comes in a vintage looking label and it is corked finished like Champange and then covered in black wax. Very nice packaging. The front label gives you all this information:
Brewed December 14, 2007
Bottled February 1, 2008
only 524 BOTTLES made and each bottle numbered
This beer can age for 25 years
--rated 96 percentiel on www.ratebeer.com
Rated "A-" by http://www.beeradvocate.com/
De Molen Storm & Avery...$15.99 / 25 oz
"Storm and Damage"(again, only 6 bottles available)
9.2% Alcohol. Made in small batches, only 650 bottles made each batch.This is their Imperial Double IPA.
Rated 94 percentile on www.ratebeer.com
Rated "A" on www.beeradvocate.com
De Molen Donder and Bliksem...$15.99 / 25oz
"Thunder & Lightning"
De Molen Pek and Veren...$15.99 / 25oz
"Tar & Feathers"
Hand Crafted Dutch Smoked Stout
"Brouwerij de Molen is one of the top few breweries in the windmill country...The most notable beer of the bunch coming overseas is the Rasputin Imperial Stout. ..A few more notes on the beers. You won’t find a whole lot written about this brewery (in English, at least) outside of Pattinson’s blog. That’s because of two of the aforementioned beers were brewed to order for Pattinson, himself, who is quite into beer history: the Whitbread 1914 SSS (a “triple Stout”) and Porter, both based on recipes of the time (pre-WWI) before popularity in darker beers waned in London. Both appear to be limited bottlings as well. The other three beers are: Donder and Bliksem (means Thunder & Lightning in English), a pilsener; Storm & Averij (Storm & Damage), a double IPA; Pek & Veren (Tar & Feathers), a Smoked beer." -- http://www.beernews.org/
more info when I get time...very limited and hard to get beers.
Left Hand Oktoberfest
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale
De Molen Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (524 btls made)
De Molen SSS Triple Stout (696 bottles made)
De Molen Porter London Style (708 btls made)
De Molen Donder and Bliksem
De Molen Pek and Veren
Bieres 23 Ambree
Bieres 23 Biere de Mars
Haandbriggeriet Norse Dark Porter
Haandbriggeriet Haandbakk Sour Ale aged in Oak Batch 49
Haandbriggeriet Dobbel Dram Double IPA
DeProeuf Flemish Primitive #4
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale...$8.79 / 6pk
"A full-bodied, deep reddish amber beer made with pumpkin and butternut squash and spiced with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Celebrate the bounty of harvest with this rich, malty ale and invoke the season of plenty" -- Schlafly
Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest...$6.99 / 22oz
Beer Style: Imperial Oktoberfest Lager
"The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we'd all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest." -- Avery Brewing
Avery The Beast...$7.99 / 12 oz
Batch #6 bottled 2008 (only 16.31% alcohol!)
Beer Style: Belgian Grand Cru
"The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. Cellarable for 10+ years." -- Avery Brewing
Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer...$37.99 MAGNUM
Very limited double bottle 2008 vintage!
"The unique brewing of the Cuvee Van De Keizer, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level of 11%, guarantees this beer to age excellently over several years time with a complexity and intensity usually reserved for the finest of wines. Attesting to the innate mystery and intensity of a cellarable beer is tis brew's beautiful ruby brown, almost henna color. With a light-brown, velvety head and sweet, powerful notes of wood, yeast, and plums, the Cuvee suprises one's palate with subtle hints of caramel and even fresh green apples. Drinking a Cuvee Van De Keizer is a fully sensory experience, so be certain to breathe in its fruity, almost delicate aroma that complements a richly roasted malted, yet softly dense body. It's a truly sugary brew in every sense, errin on the natural, fresh and refreshing side of sweetness." -- importer
Monday, August 25, 2008
"An imperial stout brewed with: water, malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, dark cassanade, honey, hops, coffee, vanilla and ale yeast. Finally……! Black Hole is what Mikkeller is all about. Daring, vulgar and extreme. From the very beginning Mikkellers goal has been to push the limit and with this warming, intense imperial stout, a new chapter in the Danish beer history has been written. The high bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt and alcohol, creates a good balance which makes Black Hole an explosion of nuances, but also leaves a feeling of a perfect and complex beer – in the heavyweight category." -- importer
If you have not tried any Mikkeller yet, you are missing out...delicious, delicious beers.
more beers from Mikkeller
Nogne # 100 Barley Wine Style Ale...$8.49 / pint
"Our 100th batch, brewed for the enjoyment of the brewers, but popular demand forced us to release it commercially. This malty, yet light bodied ale has a massive hop bitterness. Most enjoyable in a comfortable chair in front of a roaring fire. Recommended serving temperature 16°C/61°F Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water. " -- Nogne
other Nogne we have in stock
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel..$4.99 / 11oz
Back in stock!
"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." -- more info
Eisenbahn Vigorosa...$13.99 / 6pk
Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock
"Eisenbahn's Vigorosa is an effervescent unfiltered wheat double bock with notes of toasted whole-grain bread, bananas, and chocolate." -- importer
more beers from Eisenhahn
"De Ranke beers are robust and flavorful and famous for their massive hoppiness. Made in small batches only on the weekends, they are quickly gaining a reputation as the best specialty beers of Belgium. A strong blonde ale of about 8.5% alc. by volume that claims vaguely to be an “abbey” beer, Guldenberg bears no resemblance whatsoever to any Tripel you may have sampled, except in color perhaps. It is very hoppy and malty (though not quite as assertive as De Ranke’s XX Bitter). A wine-loving friend of ours pronounced it “too good to be beer.” We’ll just say that Guldenberg shows just how good beer can be." -- importer
t'Smitsje Great Reserva...$5.69 / 11oz
Very limited-aged in scotch barrels.
"'tsmisje Kerst matured in Michel Couvreur’s whiskey barrels.Appearance: Excellent carbonation. nice head.Flavors: Rich flavours from fruit, woody hints of whisky.Finish: Very warming with a slight alcohol burn and very soft whiskey flavor." -- importer
"It’s a sad tale, the closing of the venerable Brakspear brewery in Henley-on-Thames, where the most famous and surely the best Bitter in England has been made for centuries. The brewery, in operation since 1779, was sold off in 2002 in parts to make room for an upscale hotel, and everyone who worked there was let go, without so much as a by-your-leave. But for beer lovers, the closing was not a complete disaster. Thankfully, the master brewer at Brakspear, Peter Scholey, determined to strike out on his own. Peter has set up shop as Ridgeway Brewing, not so far from Henley, and already he’s putting out beers so good they could almost make you forget Brakspear altogether."
Foreign Export Stout...$5.29 / pint
"Ridgeway FES bottle matures ina similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal licorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the ageing process. Beneath all this change sits a a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hop." -- Ridgeway
Bad King John English Black Ale...$5.29 / pint
"Bad King John is black...bitter...intense...like the ruthless man it honours. Do not come here looking for subtlety!" -- Ridgeway
Ivanhoe English Pale Ale...$5.29 / pint
"A beautiful, dark red, classic English ale from one of the U.K.’s most prolific and sought-after brewers. The idea, you see, was to make the most "English" beer you’ve ever tasted, and damn it, this ale hits the target. We’ll have none of your dreadfully over-hopped, thin, and drippy modern confections this time ‘round. Ivanhoe is the real thing." -- importer
Blue...$5.29 / pint
"Dinstintively hoppy, lively, refreshing. Blue is the first bottle conditioned ale brewed deliberately to taste great chilled. Try shared in two stemmed glasses to appreciate hop derived muscadet aromas." -- Ridgeway