Monday, March 30, 2009


*** Limited Quantities Now Available ***


Stone 10th Annv. IPA 22oz:

Small quantities now available.

Yes it is exactly what you expect out of Stone. Over the top huge IPA with tons of hops and 10% alcohol. I was allotted 25 cases and the computer will not allow more orders and what we have available. So rest assured, if you get your order in (for shipping or In Store Pickup) those beer are locked in as yours.

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Stone Old Gaurdian 2007 22oz:

Small quantity of 2007 vintage now available.


Stone Old Gaurdian 2008 22oz:

Small quantity of 2008 vintage now available.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Amager Batch One 500ml:

This Danish barley wine is a self-proclaimed American-inspired ale using the Simcoe hop. It has a citrusy hop aroma along with candy sugar, grassy notes. The flavor is a rich, caramel maltiness followed up with the citrus, grassy notes of the hop coming through. Batch One comes in at 9.2% and is meant to be sipped and savored.


Amager Hr Frederiksen 500ml:

This is a tribute beer named for the man that helped get the brewery going. This big imperial stout comes in at 10.5% and like the brewery says that this beer, “like the man Hr Frederiksen, this brew is a gentleman but rather boisterous, with a huge personality.” This beer has the roasted/coffee/chocolate aroma that you expect in a imperial stout. The beer itself is one to be enjoyed leisurely while appreciating all of the aromas mentioned but in the flavor as well as the hint of licorice, vanilla and caramel.


Amager Sundby Danish Stout 500ml:

This is Amager’s nod to traditional stout. It has a nice roasted malt and chocolate flavors. It has a slight sweetness to it and a creamy mouth feel. All in all a nice stout with flavorful hop profile and comes in at an easy to drink 6.2%


Nogne O Toshi Double IPA 500ml:

This latest offering from Nogne is a limitied edition collaboration with Toshi Ishti of Yo-Ho Brewing in Japan. The aroma is big warm citrus, floral, pine with caramel after notes. Taste is a clean, tropical, pine, caramel – balanced IPA. Note: That means it’s not an American northwest version

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Alaskan Barleywine Six Pack 20% off :

Buy 6 Alaskan Barley Wine and receive a 20% discount over the single bottle price. QTY of 1 equals 6 bottles.

This A+ brew pours a rich brown with a red tint. The aroma is sweet with cookie dough and chocolate with dark fruit. The head pours well but falls rather quickly. The flavor is toasty up front with sweet malt, plum and raisin fruitiness. The finish is spicy with modest but well balanced hop bitterness. This award winning barleywine should age for 5 years easy and only get better and smother through the years. This barleywine is now in my top three of all time. It has it all flavor, balance and than non-abrasive oomph that is the mark of well-made barleywine. Sure there are stronger, hoppier, or maltier ones but none pull it all together quite as well as Alaskan.


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Lot 107 Alaskan Smoked Porter 1998 Stat bid of $10.56 Ends Mon 30th 7:10Pm

Lot 108 Hair of the Dog Adambier #2 Stat bid of $19.95 Ends Mon 30th 7:20Pm

Sunday, March 22, 2009


*** Limited Quantities Now Available ***


Deschutes 20th Annv. Black Butte XX 22oz:

Here is what the brewery has to say about it......

Black Butte XX is a tribute to Black Butte Porter, the revolutionary Deschutes Brewery beer that has excited beer enthusiasts since its release in 1988. This special Reserve Series brew is an extreme version of Black Butte Porter that the Deschutes brewers enhanced with several pounds Bellatazza coffee, Theo’s Chocolate cocoa nibs and by aging parts in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels. These regional partners from Bend, Seattle and Denver, respectively, each provide quality artisan ingredients that give this commemorative beer a truly handcrafted complexity.


Bridgeport Old Knucklehead 22oz:

Old knucklehead number 12 is aged in American Oak Bourbon barrels with big vanilla, toffee and sherry notes on top of the malty, fruity, well hopped barleywine. At this early stage the hops are very prominent with a stiff bitterness at the finish. Great for all of you hop heads but I for one am going to lay it down for 8 to 12 month and wait for the hop to die back a tad and let the fruitiness and barrel tones come forward. This beer is all kinds of good. Tasty and aggressive now with the excellent potential to be smooth and rich with some aging.

It has been five years since the last knucklehead, Fred Eckhardt (well known Portland author) with the new knucklehead being John DeBenedetti who is the owner of the oldest beer supply company in the country right here in Portland OR ( For more info check out…..


*** New Beers ***


Humboldt Brewing Hemp Ale 22oz:

This is cool, interesting pale ale made with hemp seeds. It pours a redish brown with a thin head. The aroma is of crystal malts, light floral hop and a spiciness that assume is from the seeds. The flavor is mildly of cereal grains and a touch of toffee. The hops are earthy and that spiciness comes through in the flavor. This pale has been a staple of the Humboldt brewing company for many many years and it has been over a decade since we have seen it up here in Oregon.


Mad River Serious Madness 12oz:

This strong ale / stout pours a dark brown almost black with two fingers of tan head. The aroma is pine and herbal hops with chocolate malt. The flavor is cake and caramel in the malt and hops that are spicy, piny, and lemony.


Olfabrikken Winter Porter 750ml:

This big “Winter” porter is brewed with a health amount of honey. The honey is well fermented and gives the beer a mead like quality along with its large roasty character and bitter hop finish.


*** Back In Stock ***


Firestone Union Jack IPA 22oz:

This here is the GABF Gold Medal winner in IPA for 2008, so you know the expectation is high; it doesn’t disappoint. Orange /amber in color, this beer pours with a thin but brilliantly white head. The aroma is pine orange with some caramel. The flavor is grapefruit and pine from the hops with a bread and toffee malt. The finish is dry and bitter like a good IPA should be. It is award winning and well deserved.


Dogfish Head Fort 750 ml:

Leave it to Dogfish Head to make an 18% fruit beer. This HUGE on the raspberries. Start to finish it is all about the fruit with a spicy kick at the end. It could use a little aging to clamp down the heat at the end but it should smooth out nicely.


Dogfish Head Black and Blue 750ml:

This 10% brew is made with black Raspberries and blueberries. It pouts red with a small head. The aroma is berry sweet. The flavor is sweet and fruity with wine tones and a spicy alcohol hit. An aggressive fruit beer in many ways, just like you would expect from Dogfish Head.


*** Vintage Beer For Sale ***


Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2004 12oz:

A limited supply of vintage 2004 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is now available.

This massively hopped barleywine ages well for many many years. As it ages the hop bitterness will round out and not be so sharp. The malt profile will intensify, become nutty and will come across as a brunt caramel flavor. It is truly one of the classics in the “Aged Beer” category.


Anchor Christmas Ale 2000 120z:

Anchor Christmas Ale vintage 2000.


Sierra Nevada Celebration 2003 12oz:

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale vintage 2003.


*** Beers On Sale ***

Save over 30% off the regular price. Sale prices are as marked. This is a limited time offer while supplies last. Sorry no rain checks.


Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 500ml: $2.16

From one of the oldest breweries in the world, this German wheat beer has the perfect mix of tart wheat character, fruity banana ester and just a slight hint of spiciness. As with any good wheat beer it pours with a voluminous pillowy head. Since this is a Hefe Weiss (beer served with the yeast) the finish is rounder and the body a little heavier than the Krstall (filtered) version. I guess when you started brewing around 1040AD you may have had just enough time it get your beer just right.


Nils Oscar Imperial Stout 330ml: $4.15

This highly rated imperial stout just about has it all. Big huge flavor of highly roasted malts. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors with the over the top roastiness pulling out some woody leather tones and a bitterness as well. The light cherry fruitiness adds a little something and the dry finish make you want more.


Nils Oscar IPA 330ml: $3.55

Deep orange red in color this Nils pours with a fizzy head the settles quickly. The aroma is hop fruity with grapefruit, orange, and a touch of something tropical along with some sweet pale malts. A good bitterness showing from the hops that balances out the malts well. Lightly doughy with tropical flavors.


Nils Oscar Kalasol 330ml: $3.55

This “Fest” beer pours a deep copper orange color with a bubbly head. The aroma is toasted grain, caramelized sugar and flowers. The flavor is malty nutty with grassy citrus hops. The finish lingers nutty grassy and dry.


Serafijn Triple 750ml: $7.05

Deep gold in color with a good dense head. Its aroma is floral with honey and ginger. The flavor is sweet and fruity with some earthy hops and a spicy kick.


Serafijn Donker 750ml: $7.05

Rich dark Belgain brown ale.


Serafijn Celtic Angel 750ml: $6.38

This Belgian brew pours a golden red with 2 fingers of sticky foam. The aroma is bready with some spice and the flavor is malty with a coriander and cinnamon spice.


Wing Walker Pale Ale 12oz: $0.55

Pale ale from Wisconsin.


Wingwalker Lager 12oz: $0.55

Lager style brew from Wisconsin.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


*** New Beers ***


Bridgeport Fallen Friar 22oz:

This is an outstanding Belgian Triple style that has been aged in oak. The color is a golden yellow. The head is a bit thin but laces beautifully. The aroma is sweet with pale malt and candy sugar, very mild fruity hop and a nice fruity (plum, peach) yeast ester. The flavor is bready malt, floral hop, and aforementioned fruit along with some peppery notes and a bit of oak. Bridgeport has done some Belgian styles in the past with mixed success but the Friar is an excellent triple that is spot-on style.


Lagunitas Hop Stoopid 22oz:

Its color is copper/amber with a touch of haze. The aroma is big hop pine, lemon and tropical fruit. The flavor is big bitter with flavors that carry over from the aroma along with grapefruit, orange and toasty malt. This beer is stooped with the hops but the flavors are so big even the 102IBUs are bearable.


Cascade Lakes IPA 22oz:

From the brewery:
For those hop lovers out there, this is the beer for you. It is a traditional American Style I.P.A. featuring a significant amount of Northwest hops balanced with a hefty grain bill. If this beer doesn’t make your taste buds scream hops then we don’t know what will.

Grains: 2-Row, Munich, Crystal, Carapils, Hops: Chinook, Amarillo
Original Gravity: 1.060 Final Gravity: 1.014
I.B.U."s: 65 Alcohol: 6.0


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Elysian Dragons Tooth Stout 22oz:

This award winning stout pours a heavy black color with a thick tan head. Giant coffee and black roasted malt aromas waft up from the glass. As with most Elysian beers it has a substantial bitterness through and through but that only helps balance out the round body and ample sweetness.


Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 12oz:

I’ve been waiting for this one to come back for some time. This 20% IPA had hops added to it continually for 120 minutes then it was dry hopped every single day for a month. What does this do to a beer? It makes it the biggest hop monster on the planet. The aroma is big flowery, grassy grapefruit hop extravaganza with a bit of sweet fruitiness to boot. The flavor is like chewing on a sweet juicy hop cone. Sweet malt with grape like fruitiness along with a grassy hop flavor and a spicy alcohol hit. When it comes to excess no one does it like Dogfish Head.


Lagunitas GnarlyWine 22oz:

Yet another fine vintage of Gnarly Wine. Right now (4-3-06) the hops are brighter that I have tasted them in years past. This gives it a sweet malty flavor with a piquant hop finish. As the hops mellow it will deepen and round out to perfection.


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Lot 102 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 23rd 7:00
Lot 103 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 23rd 7:10
Lot 104 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 23rd 7:20
Lot 105 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 23rd 7:30

Hair of the Dog “Matt”

Oh My God!!!!

11.5% strong ale from Hair of the Dog. This barrel aged wonder is malty, smokey and chocolaty. It has been aged in a blend of Calvados (apple brandy) and Bourbon barrels. This lends a spicy apple, rich woody vanilla and smoke. A marvel of smooth barley and complex additions from the casks.

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Monday, March 16, 2009


*** New Beers ***


De Struise Pannepot Reserva 750ml:

De Struise 2005 Pannepot aged in oak. What could be better? Very Limited


Mikkeller - Stone - Ale Smith Triple 12oz:

It is a hazy gold color with a rather thing head (for a Belgian style) The aroma is of biscuit malt and a herbaceous hop and an underlying coriander character. The flavor starts malty with a lemony hop and a finishes with a sweet fruity yeast ester.


Huvila Artic Circle Ale 500ml:

This strong ale with juniper pours a medium brown with an amber tint. The head starts at two finger and falls to a thin film. The aroma is slightly sweet with brown malts and chocolate. The flavor has a toffee toasty sweet, a rye piquant, and a juniper woodiness. The juniper that is used is twigs and not berries. That means that it does not taste like gin but takes on a woody mellow earthy like tone. It is a good balance of sweet malt and sharp rye and juniper with a low hop bitterness.


Huvila ESB 500ml:

I’ll have to admit I am a big fan of well made ESB. Many (if not all) of the ESBs we get here in the Northwest are way over hopped. Many of the English ESB we get are too mild but this Finnish version has it all going on. Light maltiness, fruity yeast ester, and just enough bitterness to balance.


Huvila Porter 500ml:

A dark brown with red highlights. The aroma is of cocoa and coffee. The flavor is roasty, heavy black malts with grassy hops.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Mikkeller Its Alright 330ml:

This wild Belgian ale pours a straw yellow with a light orange. The head is about 1.5 fingers high and settles quick. The aroma is tart and funky with berry, toast and flowery hops. The flavor has a little barn yard, a little horse, a little woody earth with some fragrant hops of flower and grass and a peppery finish.


Mikkeller Simcoe IPA 330ml:

Copper in color with some floating sediment. The head is about 1.5 inches tall with some decent staying power. The aroma and flavor follow the same path of grapefruit, apricot, grass, and touch of peach. The flavor has all of that along with plenty of bitterness and a spot of peach and spice.


Mikkeller Warrior IPA 330ml:

Hazy golden with a pillowy head with nice retension. The aroma is all about the warrior hops, pine, grapefruit, earth and herbs. The flavor turns more toward the resin side of pine, citrus rind and a peppery finish. The mouthfeel is rather prickly. More aggressive than the Simcoe version.


Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout 22oz:

Deep dark brown in color. The head is thin and it has a bit of lacing. The aroma is of roasted malts, cherries and sweet prune. The flavor is coffee, hops, fig, with a spicy alcohol tinge.


Baird Shizuoka Natsurnikan Ale 22oz:

Not too sure what a Shizuka Natsumikan fruit is but it makes for a fine beer. A copper amber color with a thin head. The aroma is sweet golden malt with a citrus peel undertone. The flavor is fruity with a mild grapefruit, light hop bitterness and a pale malt sweetness. Don’t think that the grapefruit flavor is like a cascade hop, it is much milder and more straight up fruity.


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Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale 22oz:

Yellow orange in color with a tight three finger head that leave a good lace. The aroma is fruity with tart lemon and spice. Malty sweet with a big zest and citrus juice with a spicy dryness and an earthy hop finish.


Peitra Biera Corsa Amber 12oz:

French amber made with chestnuts

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


*** New Beers ***


De Struise Black Albert 330ml:

This 100 IBU 13% “Royal” stout pours inky black with a thin but tight tan head. The aroma is of dark fruit (plum and fig) with espresso and hint of smoky wood. The flavor is heavy roasted malts, those dark fruits, a little molasses with an earthy woody finish. The big body and even bigger alcohol makes this beer a slow sipper but it is enjoyable from first sip to last.


Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch 22oz:

This imperial, coffee, oatmeal stout pours a deep brown with little head. The aroma is sweet with coffee, caramel and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with espresso, dark chocolate and toffee. It has a density and smooth mouth feel that makes for a very pleasurable sip. A+ in my book but don’t just take my work for it check out what they have to say a Beer Advocate.

From the breweries site:
This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
Ingredients :
Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.


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Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast 22oz:

This coffee oatmeal stout really is for the beer geek in all of us. Inky black with a very tight tan/brown head. The aroma is big coffee, and roasted barley. The flavor is, you guessed it, big on the coffee with hits of sweet black licorice, chocolate and grainy oats. The body is medium heavy and the finish is black malt dry with a hop bitterness that cuts through all of those dark flavors.

Most of the highest-rated Danish beers are from Mikkeller, and within the past few months, the brewery was voted the Best in Denmark by the Danish Beer Enthusiasts, and Beer Geek Breakfast has also just been voted the very best beer of Denmark.


Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 2006 750ml:

Very rare unblended cherry lambic, straight from the oak barrels, with twice the cherries of the normal blended Kriek. Selected as one of the fifty best beers in the world by Men"s Journal magazine.


Achel Trappist Brune 330ml:

Similar in color as the extra, it pours a reddish brown. Bready and sweet upfront it has a plum like fruitiness and a lightly vinous finish. Some compare this to a Belgian double but I do not think that is fair. Brunes tend to be drier in character and not so heavy on the caramels and toffee tones. This is an excellent example.


Achel Trappist Blond 330ml:

Golden in color with a slight haze. Ample head and a smooth creamy texture. The aroma is sweet with citrus fruity notes. Malty sweet up front but it quickly moves into a dry hoppy state that is both bitter and a touch acidic. Once again there are some who are trying to say that this is a triple. This is just not the case, it has too few esters and way too much hop for a triple. Being a Blond it is everything it is supposed to be, malty up front with a hoppy finish and a touch of ester. The only thing you might be able to knock it on is that it is a tad strong at 8% for most Belgian Blonds.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Dansk Old Danish Braggot 750ml:

Braggot is an old, rather obscure style of brew. It is one that I have made at home for many years. It is a sumptuous mix of malted barley and honey. I know many of you are asking how this differs from a “Honey Beer” but the profile is very different. Honey beers are usually a golden or pale ale with honey added, a braggot starts with a malt bill that is high in the brown, caramel, and toffee range, hops that are low or completely absent and when you get a good braggot (like this one) the honey is well fermented and it tastes more like a mead than raw honey. Dansk pulls it all together with a hit of ginger into a brew that is sweet, strong and smooth without being sugary or insipid. This braggot rates an a+ in my book.


Grado Plato Chocarrubica 500ml:

Chocarrubica is a top-fermenting oatmeal stout creation of deep black color. The adding of Venezuelan cocoa beans, carrubs from the island of Sicily , and large amount of oats {over 30%} gives this unusual Italian creation its silky, chocolate, and roasty character.


Lurgashall Metheglin 750ml:

The aroma of Lurgashall Metheglin is enormous. The herbal and spicy character, in particular the resiny character of thyme & rosemary, are fully evident on the palate as well. Clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg intermingle with the sweet honey flavor. Its big body, underscored by about 13.5% alc./vol., ends in a sweet-spicy-slighly tart /dry finish. Intriguing and mysterious.


Full Sail Imperial Porter 22 oz:

An amplified robust porter with a deep black color, a roasty malt flavor and a rich malt wetness that’s smooth and drinkable. A hearty cellar beer. Very Limited Availablity in 22oz Bottles.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


*** Additional Beer Auctions ***

A last minute addition to the auction lineup. This is the latest from Hair of the Dog. Bidding will start as soon as the items get posted to the auction software and will end at the times listed.

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Hair of the Dog “Matt”

Oh My God!!!! 11.5% strong ale from Hair of the Dog. This barrel aged wonder is malty, smokey and chocolaty. It has been aged in a blend of Calvados (apple brandy) and Bourbon barrels. This lends a spicy apple, rich woody vanilla and smoke. A marvel of smooth barley and complex additions from the casks.

Lot 96 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 9th 7:30
Lot 97 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 9th 7:50
Lot 98 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 9th 8:10
Lot 99 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 9th 8:20
Lot 100 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 9th 8:30
Lot 101 HOD Matt 3x12oz Start Bid $30.00 Ends Mon 9th 8:40

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


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Bidding for these lots will begin Friday at 12:00pm Pacific and will end on Monday at the following times but only after active bidding has ended.

Lot BF14 7:00pm Pacific
Lot BF15 7:10pm Pacific
Lot BF16 7:20pm Pacific


Lot:BF14 Saxer "Dark Bock 6-pack"

Lot:BF14 Saxer "Dark Bock 6-pack" 1999 Stating Bid $19.31

This 10 year old dark lager has held up beautifully and has aged with amazing grace. It pours an auburn brown with a very thin head that fall to nothing. The aroma and flavor are big on candied cherries, caramel and chocolate; there is almost no hop bitterness at this point so the finish is lightly of toasty grains. I know this is more description than I give on most lots but being a 7.2% lager I had to try one to make sure it stood the test of time (10 years!!) and it has done so with flying colors.


Lot:BF15 Pike "Old Bawdy" 1996

Lot:BF15 Pike "Old Bawdy" 1996 Starting Bid $16.56


Lot BF16 Stone "IRS" 2000

Lot:BF16 Stone "Imperial Russian Stout" 2000 starting bid $17.50


*** Vintage Beer For Sale ***


Stone Old Guardian 2009,2008,2007 :

Three-year vertical of Stones Old Guardian barley wine. Vintage years have been kept in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar. This is a great addition to anyones collection.


Hair of the Dog Fred From The Wood 2006 12oz:

*** Limiit three per customer please. ***

Light amber/golden in color. Massive sticky white head. It has a wonderful aroma of spicy hops, coriander, and sweet malt/honey. The flavor is jam packed with hops. Plenty of piney, lemony, spicy hop flavor and the hop bitterness to match. The malt does come through with a touch of caramel and candy sugar. The wood provides plenty of tobacco and vanilla along with the other massive flavors to make this already complex beer even more so.

Monday, March 02, 2009


Firestone Union Jack IPA 22oz:

This here is the GABF Gold Medal winner in IPA for 2008, so you know the expectation is high; it doesn’t disappoint. Orange /amber in color, this beer pours with a thin but brilliantly white head. The aroma is pine orange with some caramel. The flavor is grapefruit and pine from the hops with a bread and toffee malt. The finish is dry and bitter like a good IPA should be. It is award winning and well deserved.


Great Divide Yeti Espresso Oak 22oz:

Inky black with a sticky massive head. The coffee stout has an aroma of chocolate chips, espresso and roasted barley. The flavor relies on the dark barley for the up front flavor. It then moves to the espresso and finishes with a light wood and hop bitterness. The body is nice an smooth with the flavor being aggressive and dark. It is a nice dichotomy of this limited brew.


Great Divide Claymore Scotch 12oz:

Deep dark brown with an ecru head that is not voluminous but has good staying power. The aroma is of smokey chocolate with grassy tobacco hints. The flavor is of roasted barley, peat, molasses and tobacco. A very good, complex scotch ale from the crew at Great divide.


BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien 2007 750ml:

Boldly treading the boundary between port, wine and beer, l"Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien is a unique ale aged in wooden casks which have been used for several years before to age Merlot, Merlot Cabernet, Whisky and then Grappa. It manages to merge into L"Abbaye all the complex aromas of a vintage red wine along with the delicate harmony and flavors of the wood and its former contents. This process requires close monitoring of the beer"s evolution. The final version is blended from different casks, to ensure optimal balance, complexity and enjoyment!


BFM Cuvee du 7eme 330ml 330ml:

This amazing beer was created the day we commemorated the 7th anniversary of the Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes. The opening days, held every year on the first Saturday of November, are the opportunity for the brewer to devise a new recipe.
This one-off impressed B. United International Inc."s boss so much that he asked for it to be brewed again just for you lot across the Pond. It is brewed using a combination of 6 aroma hop varieties, which give it a moderate bitterness and a complex bouquet evolving over time. Yes, because Cuvee Du 7eme will improve over time, you should stash it away in a cellar.


Laughing Dog Alpha Dog 22oz:

This “Imperial IPA’ lives up to it name with a massive IBU rating and immense hop flavor and aroma. It pours a golden orange with a tight thin head. The aroma is hop bitter with pine and citrus with just a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is big bitter up from with a wash of pine and grapefruit. The pale barley malt comes in next but it overtaken by a juniper hop character and bitter finish. At 8.7% it is strong enough for an imperial status and this Alpha Dog can hold it own as the leader of the pack.

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