Featured Beer

Pumpkin Craft Beer for October 2018

Here’s a sampling of the many pumpkin beers we’ve got in stock this October:

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Roadsmary’s Baby (Two Roads Brewing Co.)
One of the more unique of this year’s crop of pumpkin beers, Two Roads ages Roadsmary’s Baby pumpkin ale in rum barrels. 6.8% ABV

Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Weyerbacher)
This popular imperial pumpkin ale is brewed with a focus on the intensity of spices, pumpkin, caramel flavors. 8% ABV

Punkin Ale (Dogfish Head)
This one probably looks familiar, Punkin Ale is a fan favorite every October. Punkin is a brown ale, combined with pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. 7% ABV

Jacques Au Lantern (Evolution Craft Brewing Co.)
Another familiar site on our shelves in October, Jacques Au Lantern is brewed with belgian yeast and 4 types of malt. 6.3% ABV

The Fear (Flying Dog Brewery)
This imperial pumpkin ale from Flying Dog carries the highest ABV on the list weighing in at 9.0% ABV.

Maine Beer Company – Peeper & MO

maine-beer-coFor our September craft beer feature, we managed to get a supply of two selections from Maine Beer Company, of Freeport, Maine. These beers can be tough to find. Behind the understated labels is some exceptional brew.

Peeper is the flagship of the brewery, the original recipe that started it all. Peeper is a Pale Ale brewed with a careful assortment of 3 varieties of hops and 4 types of malt. Maine Beer Co.’s tasting notes include light citrus, berries and pine.

Peeper consistently scores high on Beer Advocate, currently sitting at over a 4/5 score. – 5.5% ABV

MO is another Pale Ale,  with a different assortment of hops and four types of malts, including Caramel 40L and Red Wheat. The brewery tasting notes include “zesty citrus, passion fruit, pine, subtle malt sweetness.”

MO consistently scores high on Beer Advocate too. As of this post MO has a whopping 4.29/5 score. – 6.0% ABV

Founders Brewing Co. – Barrel Runner

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Barrel aged beers have become increasingly popular, with a few particular brewers leading the pack in this category. Founders Brewing Co. has been consistently pleasing fans with one creative beer barrel aged brew after another. This month we have Founders Barrel Runner, a “Mosaic Hopped Ale Aged in Rum Barrels”.

The brewer describes this Imperial IPA as:

“sweet and hoppy, rich and bright.”

If you’re on the fence about this one don’t wait too long, this is another seasonal brew from Founders. Available while supplies last.

Troegs Independent Brewing – Nimble Giant Double IPA

troegs-nimble-giantNew from Troegs Independent Brewing, we’ve got four pack/cans of Nimble Giant Double IPA.

Troegs brews Nimble Giant with three types of hops, Azacca, Mosaic, Simcoe; and both Pilsner and Vienna malt.

The brewery describes Nimble Giant:

“Our Double IPA gracefully boasts grapefruit rind, pineapple and honeysuckle notes with a hint of earthy forest floor.”

This Double IPA weighs in at 9.0% ABV and 69 IBU. Nimble Giant rates well at Beer Advocate, holding strong at well over a 4/5 rating as of this post.

Founders Dank Wood – Imperial Red India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels

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Founders Brewing Co. continues to come up with great brews that our customers can’t get enough of. This month we’re excited to feature the third release in Founders’ limited barrell aged series – Dank Wood, an Imperial Red India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels

Founders describes Dank Wood as the “perfect alchemy of wood and hops”, with tasting notes that include “rich caramel” and a “strong malt character”, with an added complexity from the bourbon barrel-aging.

Beer aficionados seem to agree, with Dank Wood sitting on Beer Advocate currently at over 4 out of 5 points.

Victory Brewing Co – Golden & Sour Monkey

We’re featuring two monkeys from Pennsylvania this month, brought to us by Victory Brewing Company.

First up, is Golden Monkey, a Belgian-style Triple. Victory tries to stay true to the style, describing Golden Monkey as having a

“Nose…loaded with Belgian yeast character. Banana, clove, isoamyl. Body is equally fruity with light earthy hop character.”

For this particular beer, Victory recommends trying not to pour out the yeast sediment from the bottle.

Next up, we have Sour Monkey, a Sour Brett Triple, providing a tart twist to the original Golden Monkey. The brewer describes this monkey:

“Aroma is very varied with lemon, sour, and mild brettanomyces notes. Flavor follows with a tart acidity. Not dry as it finishes with a malty grain flavor.

Sour Monkey stands up among the aficionados at Beer Advocate, currently sitting with over a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Green Flash Brewery

green-flashWe finally managed to get a  selection of beers from Green Flash Brewery. On our shelves this month, you’ll find:

West Coast IPA – Double India Pale Ale
A big double IPA, weighing in at 8.1% ABV and 95IBU. Brewed with a variety of hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, and Citra.

Soul Style IPA – India Pale Ale
This single IPA is brewed with Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops, resulting in a “bright tropical wave of flavorful citrus and floral notes.”

Passion Fruit Kicker – Wheat Ale with Passion Green Flash brews this wheat ale with wheat malt, malted barley, passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice for a “sweet, tart, fruity flavor”.

 

PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale – North East Brewing Co.

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Our featured craft beer for March is PranQster, a Belgian-style Golden Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. of California.

North Coast Brewing Co. makes every effort to brew an authentic Belgian-style ale through the use of various

“…antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruit flavor and clean finish.”

Craft beer fans seem to agree North Coast Brewing Co. has hit the mark. As of this post, PranQster sits with an average rating of over 4 out of 5.

 

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