Thursday, January 22, 2015

Weekly Beer Update: Thursday January 22, 2014 and Special Releases

Breweries truly are The Gift that Keeps on Giving. Enjoy.

This week we finally welcome 5 Rabbit Cerveceria from Bedford Park, Illinois. This GABF award winning brewery is a Latin influenced craft brewery created by some of the best names in craft beer. They create wonderful arrays of flavors using Latin inspired ingredients and culture.

5 Rabbit - 5 Lizard (New/Year-Round)
Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  4.30%  Wheat Ale w/Coriander, Lime Peel and Passion Fruit
RateBeer: 71 Belgian White
-Buyers Notes- The addition of the fruit sets this witbier apart. The nose is full with yeast and passion fruit and the tartness of the lime peel cutting the sweetness on the palate. Awesome highly drinkable beer.

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  5.00%  Porter w/Ancho Chile
RateBeer: 73 Porter

Four-Pack 12oz Bottle  6.80%  Black India Pale Ale
RateBeer: requires more ratings

Fremont - Dark Star (New/Seasonal)
Four-Pack 12oz Cans  8.00%  Imperial Oatmeal Stout
RateBeer: 97 Imperial Stout

Single 22oz Bottle  9.50%  Wheatwine Ale
RateBeer: requires more ratings
-Buyers Notes- If you are a fan of Barleywines, buy this beer! This is a  first of it's kind. Made with 100% Wheat Malt this beer is full of flavor without being overly sweet like some Barleywines.The body is huge but smooth as silk.

Single 22oz Bottle  9.50%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 99 Imperial/Double IPA

Single 22oz Bottle  7.00%  India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 98 India Pale Ale

New Belgium - Slow Ride (New/Year-Round)
Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  4.50%  Session India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 82 Session IPA
-Buyers Notes- This beer might be the best "Session IPA" I've had. Big tropical nose with a mellow easy to drink hop-forward taste. Somehow they made a 40 IBU beer taste like a 60 IBU IPA without the tongue lashing.

Perennial/Prairie - Dual Artisanship (New/Limited)
Single 750ml Bottle  6.90%  Red Saison w/Brettanomyces
RateBeer: 95 Saison

Prairie - Funky Gold Amarillo (New/Limited)
Single 500ml Bottle  7.50%  Dry-Hopped Sour Ale
RateBeer: requires more ratings

Limited Releases: 
Available Saturday January 24 at 3:00 p.m. One per customer until sold out.

Single 22oz Bottle  13.50%  Barrel-Aged Barleywine
RateBeer: 100  Barley wine

Prairie - Bomb! (Limited)
Single 12oz Bottle  13.00%  Imperial Stout w/Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans and Chili Peppers
RateBeer: 100 Imperial Stout

Single 375ml Bottle  10.00%  Wine Barrel-Aged Dark Sour Ale w/Currents
RateBeer: 100 Sour Red/Brown

Single 500ml Bottle  8.00%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 100 Imperial/Double IPA

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Weekly Beer Update: Thursday Jan. 15, 2015

Now Available...

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  6.00%  India Pale Ale w/Louisiana Ruby Red Grapefruit
RateBeer: 71 India Pale Ale

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  6.50%  German-Style Maibock
RateBeer: 34 Heller Bock

Single 22oz Bottle  8.50%  Imperial Black India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 97 Black India Pale Ale

Single 22oz Bottle  8.90% Blended Belgian-Style Strong Ale
RateBeer: 96 Belgian Strong

Single 22oz Bottle  10.00%  Imperial Stout
RateBeer: 98 Imperial Stout

Single 22oz Bottle  10.00%  Imperial Red Ale
RateBeer: 98 American Strong Ale

Six-Pack 11.2oz Bottles  5.60%  India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 65 India Pale Ale

Boon - Oude Geuze Boon (New/Year-Round?)
Single 750ml Bottle  7.00%  Gueuze
RateBeer: 95 Lambic Style Gueuze

Single 22oz Bottle  9.50%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 99 India Pale Ale

Twelve-Pack 12oz Bottles  6.20%  Pale Ale
RateBeer: 96 American Pale Ale

Destihl - Abbey's Single (New/Year-Round/Limited)
Four-Pack 12oz Cans  4.90%  Belgian-Style Single 
RateBeer: 72 Belgian Ale

Destihl - Hoperation Overload (New/Year-Round/Limited)
Four-Pack 12oz Cans  9.60%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 86 Imperial/Double IPA

Destihl - Vertex IPA (New/Year-Round/Limited)
Four-Pack 12oz Cans  6.30%  India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 91 India Pale Ale

Four-Pack 12oz Cans  5.00%  Gose w/Coriander
RateBeer: 92 Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer

Funkwerks - Quad (New/Limited)
Single 750ml Bottle  10.00%  Belgian-Style Quadrupel
RateBeer: 54 Abt/Quadrupel

Single 750ml Bottle  8.50%  Belgian-Style Strong w/Pink, Black, Green Peppercorns
RateBeer: requires more ratings

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  8.30%  Belgian-Style Tripel
RateBeer: 88 Abbey Tripel

Four-Pack 12oz Bottles  6.60%  Black India Pale Ale w/Vanilla
RateBeer: 47 Black IPA

Single 500ml Bottle  8.50%  Blended Barrel-Aged Sour Blonde
RateBeer: not listed

Single 22oz Bottle  9.40%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 100 Imperial/Double IPA

Tommyknocker - Legend (Seasonal/Limited)
Four-Pack 12oz Bottles  10.00%  Oak-Aged Imperial Brown Ale w/Maple Syrup
RateBeer: 87 American Strong Ale

Uinta - Yard Sale (Seasonal)
Six-Pack 12oz Cans  4.00%  Amber Lager
RateBeer: 32 Amber Lager/Vienna 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Weekly Beer Update: Friday January 9, 2015

We hope 2015 is treating you very well so far. The list week has a lot of "Come back beers" and couple New beers as well. It seems the Milk Stout craze is taking over.

News: 2015 should be another big year for beer in Colorado. We already are on the lookout for new breweries coming to Colorado this year. As always there are a lot of rumors flying around like Founders, Bells, Great Lakes and others coming to town but there is one that has paperwork signed. Soon to hit shelves...

We have been informed by Elite Brands that Destihl Brewery from Normal, Illinois will be entering Colorado soon. This brewery, who blew my mind with their Wilds and Sours back in 2011 at GABF, will be bringing cans of Abbey's Single, Vertex IPA, Hoperation Overload Double IPA, and the Wild Sour Series (Sours in cans? You bet!). Hopefully this means we will might see some Reserve Sour Series beers as well. I wish Destihl a lot success here in Colorado.

You'll know when we do about any new brands, bottles, cans and corks.

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  5.80%  Oatmeal Stout

Single 22oz Bottle  13.50%  Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
RateBeer: 98 Imperial Stout

Avery - Joe's American Pilsner (It Returns/Year-Round)
Six-Pack 12oz Cans  4.70%  Pilsner
RateBeer: 78 Pilsener

Single 22oz Bottle  7.20%  Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sweet Stout w/Chocolate
RateBeer: requires more ratings

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  5.60%  Milk Stout w/Espresso
RateBeer: 97 Sweet Stout

Grist Brewing - 3rd Ring Belgian Style Ale (New/Year-Round)
Single 22oz Bottle  10.50%  Belgian-Style Strong

Lagunitas - Maximus IPA Maximus Ale (It Returns/Year-Round)
Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  8.20%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 98 Imperial/Double IPA

Lagunitas - Pils (It Returns/Year-Round)
Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  6.00%  German-Style Pilsner
RateBeer: 69 Czech Pilsner

Lervig/Surly Brewing - 1349 (New/Limited) SURLY!
Single 11.2oz Bottle  13.49%  Imperial Black Ale w/Espresso
RateBeer: 92 American Strong Ale

New Belgium - Portage (New/Seasonal)
Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  6.00%  Porter
RateBeer: 87 Porter

Single 750ml Bottle  9.80%  Fernet Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
RateBeer: 93 Imperial/Strong Porter

Four-Pack 12oz Bottles  8.50%  Imperial Milk Stout w/Chocolate
RateBeer: 98 Imperial Stout

Perennial - Abraxas (Limited) It's Here.
Single 750ml Bottle  10.00%  Imperial Stout w/
Ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
RateBeer: 100 Imperial Stout

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  5.00%  Unfiltered German-Style Kolsch
RateBeer: 43 Kolsch

Six/Twelve-Pack 12oz Bottles  7.00%  India Pale Lager
RateBeer: 88 Strong Pale/Imperial Pils

Single 22oz Bottle  11.00%  Barleywine
RateBeer: 100 Barley Wine