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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.

 

Craft Beer Arrivals for March 2018

New Arrived Beers:
  •  21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA 6pk can
  • Anchor Blood Orange Blonde 6pk can
  • Anchor California Lager 6pk bt
  • Anchor Porter 6pk bt
  • Angry Orchard Rose 6pk bt
  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 6pk can
  • Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat 6pk bt
  • Blue Point Honey Robber Cream Ale 6pk bt
  • Devils Backbone Maibock 6pk bt
  • Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager 6pk bt
  • Flying Dog Tropical Bitch Belgian IPA 6pk bt
  • Founders Solid Gold Lager 6pk can
  • Jailbreak Dusk Til Dawn Imperial Espross Stout 4pk can
  • Leinenkugel’s Orange Shandy 6pk bt
  • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy 6pk bt
  • New Belgium Tartastic Raspberry Lime Ale 6pk bt
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA 6pk bt
  • Ninkasi Prismatic Juicy IPA 6pk can
  • North Coast PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale 4pk bt
  • Ommegang Gnomegang Blonde Ale 4pk bt
  • Ommegang Nirvana IPA 6pk bt
  • Ommegang Pale Sour 4pk bt
  • Ommegang Witte Wheat Ale 6pk bt
  • Oskar Blues Canundrum Mix 12pk can
  • Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yell1 Pils 6pk can
  • Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale 6pk can
    Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar 6pk bt
  • Shiner Light Blonde 6pk bt
  • Shiner Ruby Redbird 6pk bt
  • Shiner Strawberry Blonde 6pk bt
  • Shock Top Ruby Fresh Grapefruit 6pk bt
  • Sixpoint Hi-Res Triple IPA 4pk can
  • Southern Tier 2X Stout 6pk bt
  • Southern Tier Live Citra Hopped Pale Ale 6pk bt
  • Southern Tier Phin & Matt’s Extraordinary Ale 6pk bt
  • Southern Tier Porter 6pk bt
  • Strongbow Cherry Blossom Cider 6pk bt
  • Tall Tales Variety 12pk bt
  • Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA 6pk bt
  • Troegs First Cut IPA 12pk can
  • Two Brothers Domaine Dupage French County Ale 4pk bt
  • Weyerbacher Mellow Monks 6pk can
  • Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout 4pk bt
Back In Stock Beers :
  • Baltika Grade 9 Extra Lager 15oz bt
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale 6pk bt
  • Brooklyn Pilsner 6pk bt
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA 6pk bt
  • Left Hand Black Jack Porter 6pk bt
  • Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 6pk bt
  • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner 6pk can
  • Lindemans Framboise Raspberry 12oz bt
  • Lindemans Peche 12oz bt
  • Lindemans Pomme Belgian Apple 12oz bt
  • New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian White 6pk bt

Now on Tap – March 9, 2018

As of this post, we’re filling growlers off of our taps with…
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
  • Stone Invevitable Double IPA
  • Otter Creek Ella Hoppy Lager
*** Coming Soon: Ommegang Hennepin! ***

 

Tasting Schedule for March 2018

  • Friday March 16 from 4-7 pm. Manor Hill Beer tasting, from Columbia Md.
  • Friday March 23 from 4-7 pm. Jonathan from Jailbreak Brewery with be tasting some new brews.
  • Saturday March 24 from 4-7 pm. New to our store, Tall Tales Brewery from Parsonsburg, Md. (near Ocean City).
  • Friday March 30 from 4-7 pm. RAR Brewing from Cambridge Md.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Stout

We’ve got six packs of Dogfish Head’s Wood-Aged B*itches Brew Stout in stock, so naturally, it’s this month’s featured beer. The original cover art of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew graces the packaging, as it did with the original Bitches Brew Stout.

Bitches Brew Stout is a “fusion” (pun intended – the brewer’s, not ours) of brews. A Russian imperial stout aged in oak, and Tej, an Ethiopian honey beer aged in Palo Santo wood from Paraguay.

At the time of this post Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is holding strong with an average 4+ out of 5 points. It looks like this new wood-aged version will be as popular as the original.

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Finca Sophenia 2016 Reserve Malbec

sopheniaOur featured wine for February, Finca Sophenia 2016 Reserve Malbec, comes from Argentina’s Mendoza Province.

The region is known for Malbec, and Finca Sophenia have reserved a special section of their vineyard for raising carefully selected Malbec clones from around the region.

Decanter awards Finca Sophenia 2016 Reserve Malbec 96 points, describing it as:

“Intense aromas of floral-tinged black cherry and blueberry fruit, with a beautiful length of elegance and herbal and floral black fruit on the palate.”

If you’re a fan of Malbec, or fine wines in general, this one to consider.

 

Growler Fills: Now On Tap – February 2018

As of this post, we’ve got the following on tap for growler fills.

  • Troegs Nugget Nectar – 7.5% ABV
  • Otter Creek Ella Hoppy Lager – 5.2% ABV
  • Ommegang Ginnepin Ale – 7.7% ABV

But one of these will be gone soon, and replaced with Loral & Dr Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA from Stone Brewing.

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Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2018

New Arrivals:

  • Ballast Point Fathom IPA 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Mango Even Keel Session IPA 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Victory At Sea Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Mango Mosaic Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Lupu-Luau Coconut IPA 6Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Namaste White 12Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo 4Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Dominion Millennium Barely Wine Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Firestone Walker Wookus Imperial Black IPA 4Pk Can
  • Flying Dog Alpha Initiative Pilot Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Lucky Sob Irish Red Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Arpicadabra 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Fresh Tracks 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Siren Noire Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Kona Koko Brown 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Censored Dry Hopped Rich Copper Ale 12Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Sumpin’ Easy Ale 12Pk Can
  • Long Trail Survival Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Magic Hat Playlist IPA 15Pk Can
  • New Belgium 1554 Black Lager 6Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Otter Creek Mixed Bag 12Pk Bt
  • Raven Special Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Rebel Anytime Session IPA 15Pk Can
  • Schlafly Kolsch 6Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Pilsner 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Export 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Monkey Fist Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada 4-Way Ipa 12Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Experimental Hop Pack 12Pk Can
  • Stone Tangerine Express IPA 6Pk Can
  • Sweetwater Tackle Box 12Pk Bt
  • The Brewer’S Art Green Peppercorn Triple 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Two Roads Espressway Stout 6Pk Bt

 

Back In Stock Beers:

  • Captain Lawrence 6Th Borough Pilsner 6Pk Can
  • Captain Lawrence Hop Commander Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Founders Azacca IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale 6Pk Bt
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