Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Beer: Thursday September 27, 2012

GABF- the beerpocalypse is upon us... Be warned. Be safe. Watch for updates. Spread the word.

Trying something new... What do ya think? Photo's always please the eye. Working on a new format/look too. What do you want?

12oz Six-Pack  8.30%  Old Ale

12oz Six-Pack  5.80%  Oktoberfest
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12oz Four-Pack  5.70%  Gourd Ale
RateBeer: 47  BeerAdvocate: [requires more ratings]

12oz Four-Pack  6.70%  English-Style Strong Ale
RateBeer: 96  BeerAdvocate: 89

Genesee - Beer (New/Year-Round)
12oz Thirty-Pack Cans  5.00%  Pale Lager

12oz Four-Pack  9.50%  Imperial Black India Pale Ale

22oz Single  6.99%  Hard Cider
w/Blackberries and Blueberries
RateBeer: [not listed]  BeerAdvocate: [ciders not available]

12oz Six-Pack  4.00%  "Light" Cider
RateBeer: 6  BeerAdvocate: [ciders not available]

Ska - Mole Stout (New/Seasonal)
12oz Six-Pack Cans  5.50% 
Stout w/Peppers,Cocoa, and Spices
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Pumpkin Cider (Seasonal)
12oz Six-Pack  6.90%  Hard Cider w/Pumpkin
RateBeer: [not listed]  BeerAdvocate: [ciders not available]

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Beer: Thursday Sept. 20, 2012

And it begins.... Again.

Alaskan - [Pilot Series] Baltic Porter (It's Back!/ Seasonal)
22oz Single  9.80%  Baltic Porter w/Dark Cherries and Vanilla Beans

Dad and Dudes/Prost - Dank IPA (New/Year-Round)
16oz Four-Pack Cans  6.50%  India Pale Ale
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Newcastle - Werewolf (Seasonal)
11.2oz Six/Twelve-Pack  5.00%  ESB

No-Li (Northern Lights) - Born & Raised IPA (New/Year-Round)
22oz Single  7.00%  India Pale Ale

No-Li - Crystal Bitter (New/Year-Round)
22oz Single  5.75%  ESB

No-Li - Jet Star Imperial (New/Year-Round?)
22oz Single  8.10%  Imperial India Pale Ale
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No-Li - Silent Treatment (New/Year-Round)
22oz Single  5.75%  Pale Ale

Rogue - Dead Guy Ale (Seasonal Package)
64oz Growler Single  6.60%  Maibock

Santa Fe - Oktoberfest (Seasonal)
12oz Six-Pack Cans  6.00%  Oktoberfest

Sierra Nevada - Beer Camp Variety Pack (Seasonal)
12oz Variety Twelve-Pack  Various
Four-Each of Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Pilsner, Floral IPA, Impeial Red Ale

Ska - [Local Series No. 22] Hoperation Ivy (Seasonal)
22oz Single  ???%  Wet Hop India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 78  BeerAdvocate: [requires more ratings]

Uinta - [Crooked Line] Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin (Seasonal)
750ml Single  10.30%  Barrel Aged Imperial Gourd Ale

Upslope - Pumpkin Ale (New/Limited)
16oz Four-Pack Cans  7.70%  Gourd Ale
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Special Release: Saturday September 22, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.

Russian River - Pliny the Elder (Limited)
500ml Single  8.00%  Imperial India Pale Ale

Russian River - Temptation (Limited)
375ml Single  7.25%  Wild/Sour

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Beer: Thursday Sept. 13, 2012

12oz Six-Pack  5.80%  Oktoberfest

Bridgeport - Witch Hunt (New/Seasonal)
12oz Six-Pack  5.80%  "Spiced Harvest Ale"
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11.2oz Four-Pack  6.50%  Gluten Free Belgian Amber Ale
RateBeer: 39  BeerAdvocate: [not listed]

11.2oz Four-Pack  6.50%  Gluten Free Belgian Blonde

11.2oz Four-Pack  4.80%  Ginger Beer
RateBeer: [not ratable]  BeerAdvocate: [not listed]

22oz Single  7.25%  "Blood Orange Ale"/Fruit Beer
RateBeer: 63  BeerAdvocate: [requires more ratings]

22oz Single  8.80%  Belgian-Style Strong Ale

Odell - The Meddler (New/Limited)
750ml Single  8.90%  Wild Ale (Blended Barrel Aged Browns)
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12oz Six-Pack Cans  5.70%  Pale Ale
RateBeer: 49  BeerAdvocate: [not listed]

12oz Four-Pack  6.66%  "Blood Red Lager"/Oktoberfest

Stone - Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale (New Package/Year-Round)
12oz Four-Pack  7.20%  American Strong Ale - Oaked

12oz Six-Pack  7.00%  India Pale Ale

No Special Releases this week. But we have this....

Special Event Tasting - Friday Sept. 14 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sam Adams Tasting and Stein Hoisting Competition

Test your strength at holding a Filled One Liter Stein with one arm longer than your fellow beer enthusiasts.
The winner in our store will be invited to compete at Octoberfest Denver sponsored by Samuel Adams!

Beers we will be pouring (subject to change without notice due to availability):

Samuel Adams - Octoberfest - "
The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest has a rich, deep reddish amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. Samuel Adams Octoberfest masterfully blends together five roasts of malt to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The malt is complimented by the elegant bitterness imparted by the Bavarian Noble hops. Samuel Adams Octoberfest provides a wonderful transition from the lighter beers of summer to the heartier brews of winter."
Samuel Adams - Harvest Pumpkin Ale - "A perennial favorite at our brewery Halloween party, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is brewed with over 17 pounds of real pumpkin per barrel, adding a full body and sweetness to this dark reddish amber brew.  Deep roasted malts, including a smoked malt, lend a distinct roasted character while traditional pumpkin pie spices give the beer a subtle spice note."
Samuel Adams - Noble Pils - "Samuel Adams® Noble Pils is brewed with all 5 Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste.  Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pilsner.  The honeyed malt character from traditional Bohemian malt is balanced by delicate yet pronounced citrus, floral, and piney notes from the Noble hops.  The winner of our 2009 Beer Lover’s Choice® election, this beer was chosen by over 67,000 drinkers for its crisp complexity and refreshing taste."
 Samuel Adams - Barrel Room Collection - Stony Brook Red - "This unique brew defies traditional beer style definition. The rich, malty brew combines notes of tart fruit from the yeast with a toasty oak character from the barrel aging. The long dry finish is almost wine-like. This is a beer that is satisfying on its own and also pairs well with many foods such as braised or roasted meats, beef stews and strong salty cheeses."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Beer: Thursday September 6, 2012

The variations between the and ratings are extremely interesting to me.
Some items are nearly identical while others are opposite spectrum's. Reasons?

Thank You BeerAdvocate for finally updating the forums and search engine into one cohesive page!

12oz Six-Pack Cans  6.90%  Winter Warmer

Avery - duganA (Seasonal)
22oz Single  8.50%  Imperial India Pale Ale

Full Sail - Session Lager (New Pack/ In-Out Limited)
11.2oz Twenty-Four Pack  5.10%  Craft Lager

550ml Single  5.10%  Organic Fruit Beer

12oz Six/Twelve-Pack  5.50%  Brown Ale

Stone - Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (New Package/Year-Round)
12oz Four-Pack  8.70%  Imperial Black India Pale Ale

12oz Twelve-Pack  5.00%  Oktoberfest

Special Releases: Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.

750ml Single  7.50%  Farmhouse Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels
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22oz Single  8.40%  Imperial Gourd Ale

375ml Single  6.50%  Lambic/Kriek

St. Bernardus - Tokyo (New/Limited)
750ml Single  6.00%  Belgian White