Monday, March 8, 2010

Jeremy's Picks of the Week - 3/8

Highland Black Mountain Bitter

This is not the most popular style in America. How is that for an opener? Despite this fact it is a style that deserves some serious consideration. Quaffable to the extreme, refreshing, and utterly uncomplicated this beer is a great one to usher in the Spring.

Was $9.99 - Now $8.99 / 6 pack

Stevens Point Cascade Pale Ale

Making a good pale ale is harder than most people think. This one is well done with a good, heavy hop profile without being overwhelming. Drinkability is the name of the game on this one and it is a winner.

Was $7.99 – Now $7.49 / 6 pack

Schneider Weisse

Tis the season to drink hefes. We are lucky enough in our market to have some of the best examples of the style on the planet. This one ranks at the top. Smooth, full, and with just the right amount of vanilla/clove/bubble gum aroma and flavor you expect from the style.

Was $4.49 – Now $3.99 / Single

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Beer for 3/5

There is a ton to report so hold on! It has been a good week to say the least.

Boulevard Collaboration #1 - $12.99 / 750 Ml bottle
- A joint venture between Boulevard and I even need to say more? A massive imperial pilsner. This one is complex and almost over the top. Develops from a slightly boozy beast to a zesty quaff. Enjoyable to the max.

Sam Adams Noble Pils - $8.99 / 6 pack
- One of the most anticipated spring seasonals this year. A new beer that is surprising the casual and the hardcore geeks alike. Took awhile to get here, but rejoice...the time has come.

Highland Black Mountain Bitter - $9.99 / 6 pack
- This beer gets no respect. Seriously. It is a HIGHLY sessionable bitter ale. This one will be in my top 5 till it is gone. A serious bitter. Malt in the beginning and lightly bittering hops in the end. Clean, simple, and awesome.

O'Fallon's Smoke - $9.99 / 6 pack
- A smoke beer on training wheels. Pleasant in its smokiness without feeling like you are bathing in charcoal. Perfect for grill day.

O'Fallons 5 Day IPA - $9.99 / 6 pack
- Not really a big IPA. I'd classify it as a very nice dry hopped Pale Ale. Great hop profile from beginning to finish without splitting your tongue in half.

Yuengling Bock - $6.49 / 6 pack
- Ok, so this has taken the place of Genesee Bock as my current beer of choice when I just "feel like a cold beer". The best thing Yuengling has ever done with malt and hops. Dont know how long it will be in the market, but I'll cry the day it leaves us.

North Coast Acme - $9.99 / 6 pack
- While it says it is a California Pale Ale I'd classify it as pretty much British. Subdued hops in favor of highlighting the fruit-like esters of the yeast. Good stuff.

So there are the new brews.

SIDE NOTE - All our Winter beers are on closeout as we must make room for the Spring seasonals which have arrived or are on their way. Save a ton on your favorite winter brews while they last!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Beer - 2/18

A few good things have come into the market with plenty more to come in the weeks a head as we begin to pull out of winter (I hope).

Genesee Bock - ABV ? - $9.99 / 12 pack
- I'm about ready, after a serious session with this beer, to name it the best sub $1 beer per can on the planet. I can only imagine how great this stuff will be while eating hot dogs...or anything that happens to come off a barbecue.

Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager - 5% - $6.99 / single
- I was sceptical. A black lager based on the cool premise that Rogue was growing almost everything that went into this beer. I frankly dont care how "local" something is if it sucks. This is local and awesome. A very, very, and I mean VERY roasty pitch black lager. I have never seen anything so dark outside of the realms of Russian Imperial Stouts. A great dark beer.

Yazoo Hop Project #26 - ABV ? - $6.99 / 4 pack
- Linus definitly put a few more hops in this one than the last. If you are a Pale or IPA fan it is worth checking out for sure. Big nose, good bitterness, but with a very big backbone.

New Belgium Mighty Arrow - 6% - $8.99 / 6 pack
- The favorite Spring seasonal is back. Winter is almost gone.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Picks of The Week - 2/15

This weather sucks....just saying. Beer is always good however.

Here are my picks of the week. From now on all picks of the week are on sale. You are welcome.

Sierra Nevada Stout - Unassuming, unpretentious, and an unexpectedly rediscovered piece of greatness. This beer is simple...a tribute to roasted barley in all its chocolaty, smokey, slightly biting goodness. Not to thick, not to thin, and definitely not to sweet. This one is a perennial pleaser. Ratebeer - 91/100 - 7.99 / 6 pack

Rogue Chocolate Stout - Another stout? Absolutely. Chocolate is all over this beer. The roasted barley and hop balance keeps it from being cloyingly sweet, but this is a desert beer to dream about. Ratebeer - 99/100 - $6.29 / Single

Harp Lager - One of the best pale lagers on the planet? Yes. Affordable? Absolutely. Makes you dream of getting back on that riding lawnmower? Totally. Ratebeer - 97/100 - $8.49 / 6 pack

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Beer - 2/11

Not much going on this week, but some pure insanity in the near future. New breweries coming on line and New Belgium and Brooklyn high gravity to be released in the next few weeks...good time to be a beer drinker in Nashville.

Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager - 4.2% - $7.99 / 6 pack
- One of the biggest sellers last year...the distributor upped their game this year and ordered almost double. It came in early as a surprise.

Also, don't forget that February 20th @1 PM is our big all grain brewing demo here. We'll be making a massive double IPA. As always the event is free. All brewing equipment and ingredients will also be 10% off.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Beer News - 2/9

Some new stuff as well as a few sales.

Yazoo Pleasure Chest - $14.99 / 12 pack
- Yazoo's first variety pack is a good one. Why? Sly Rye Porter is in it! First time in bottles. It is going to be the only way to get it in bottles for the foreseeable future as well. PAle, Dos Perros, and the Hefe are also included.

Abita stuff - Everything has been marked down to $7.99 to celebrate Marti Gras. Get it while it lasts.

Boulevard 6th Glass - 10.5% - Was $9.99 Now $7.99 / 750 Ml bottle

Keyte Blond Triple Ale - 9.2% - Was $9.49 Now $7.99 / 750 Ml bottle

Wittoen Amber Ale - 7% - Was $9.49 Now $7.99 / 750 Ml bottle



Friday, January 29, 2010

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Few New Brews - 1/29

Samichlaus Bier - 14% - $5.49 / 12 oz. Bottle
- A boozy, malty bit of awesomeness. Pours thick and is viscous as all get out. One of the most legendary doppelbocks ever made. This batch is from 2007. This is a beer to enjoy today or cellar for a few years. A very special treat.

Abita Marti Gras Bock- 6.5% - $9.99 / 6 pack
- Marti Gras is right around the corner. While I have never had this beer I hear it is an incredibly sessionable and pleasing brew. This is the same style as Rogue Dead Guy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Beer - 1/27

Lots of stuff this week.

Caldera IPA - 6.1% - $11.99 /6 pack
- A beast. Truly Northwest style IPA. Piney and resinous as all can be. Jsut enough malt backbone to make it outstanding. Best comes in a can! Rockin beer.

Caldera Pale - 5.5% - $11.99 / 6 pack
- Another very hoppy interpretation of a classic style. Very well pulled off. Good body and Cascade hops for a pleasing brew. Also in a can for pure goodness.

Caldera Amber - 5.6% - $11.99 / 6 pack
- My first thought was "This is Terrapin's Big Hoppy Monster's little brother"...quite a comparison. By far one of the bet ambers I have ever had. Malty and dry with just enough hop presence to make you glad you drink beer.

Bards Gold Gluten Free - 4.6% - $8.99 / 6 pack
- I have a hard time with this style, but this one is way better than any other of the style I have yet to try. I'm just glad to have something celiac sufferers can drink with joy.

Harpoon Celtic Ale - 5.4% - $8.99 / 6 pack
- A sessionable Irish red ale...just in time to warmed up for St. Patrick's day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Beer - 1/22

This has been quite the week...and next week will be even better. It is good to be in this business sometimes. Ok, most of the time.

Ommegang Three Philosophers - 9.8% - $12.99/750 Ml bottle
- The Cherry Garcia of beer. Everything you love about a rich, ripe fruit, spicy Belgian quad with the addition of the worlds best sweet and sour cherry flavor. Insanely drinkable.