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 Orval...do 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!