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Beer Arrival List for Friday 04/18/14
 
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Shorts Brewing
Alien Einstein India Pale Lager

Alien Einstein is a light bodied India Pale Lager with a dull golden color and an inviting aroma of tangy grapefruit juice. A bright burst of fruity and earthy hop flavors immediately hits the palate. This beer exemplifies the well-rounded versatility of the American Mosaic hops used exclusively in this beer.

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North Peak Brewing
Archangel Summer Wheat

A solid American wheat, with a classic nose that transitions to a faint cherry aroma complimenting its rich amber gold hue. As this well-balanced and deceptively light-bodied wheat beer travels across the tongue, the willamette and perle hops hint at bitterness, followed by a crisp, clean wheat flavor that cuts to a subtle tart cherry finish. Asked to describe the flavor of Archangel, the most accurate response is: "it tastes like more.” 
Beer Advocate 80 points

 
Great lakes Brewing
Rye of the Tiger India Pale Ale

India Pale Ale brewed with rye malt and loaded with hops. 
Beer Advocate 90 points

 
Brewery Ommegang
Fleur de Houblon Summer Ale

Nothing is more evocative of summer than the beautiful aroma of flowers, and the favored flowers of brewers are hops. Our brand new summer ale, Fleur de Houblon (Hop Flowers), is brewed to bring the many elements of summer into a refreshing and easy-to-drink Belgian-style ale. Fleur de Houblon is a rich gold color with distinct floral hops in the aroma that follow through in the taste. Whole-cone Bravo hops are used to impart their earthy, fruity, and floral aromas and flavors. The body and flavor are clean and dry, with pleasing complexity and spicy notes from both primary and secondary fermentation with our unique Ommegang house yeast.  Beer Advocate 90 points

 
Flying Dog Brewing
Raging Bitch Birch Beer

Some may remember a beer called, Raging Bitch Birch Beer, that Flying Dog introduced on April 1st. Whereas that low-gravity series beer was a joke, this beer is anything but at 8% ABV (60 IBU). Propaganda from the label: “Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Uncap it. Release it…stand back! Wallow in its golden glow in a glass beneath a white foaming head. Remember, enjoying a RAGING BITCH, unleashed, untamed, unbridled – and in heat – is pure GONZO!! It has taken 20 years to get from there to here. Enjoy!” – Ralph Steadman. 
Beer Advocate 88 points

 
Southampton Publick House
Double White Ale

A "double strength" version of classic Belgian-style "white" ale. A deceptively light ale spiced with Curacao Orange Peel and coriander seed.  
Beer Advocate 89 points

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 04/11/14
 
 
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Biere de Mars Oak Aged French Stock Ale

Very Limited!!!  A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather. 
Available now in 750ml/bottles. 

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Beer Advocate 93 points
 
OddSide Ales
Hells Yes Munich Helles Lager 

Brand New!  Reserve yours now by emailing us!  
Available on Friday after 5pm in 6pk/12oz/bottles. 
Not yet rated on BeerAdvocate!

 
Shorts Brewing
Bludgeon Yer Eye Pale Ale

Incredibly floral green hop aromas jump out at you, the initial taste lends pleasant roasted flavors, followed by a wonderful bitter finish.  
Available on Friday after 5pm in 6pk/12oz/bottles. 
Beer Advocate 88 points

 
Dark Horse Brewing
Sapient Trip Ale

Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite fond of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we weren’t about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart. So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the palate.  
Available on Friday after 5pm in 6pk/12oz/bottles. 
Beer Advocate 83 points

 
Stone Brewing
Matt's Burning Rosids
Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison

Life is extraordinarily precious, joyous...and fragile. At Stone, we recently were reminded of this when we lost our dear friend and coworker, Matt Courtright. We felt that there was no better way to share with the world what an extraordinary person he was than by brewing this beer he created. Rather than a somber momento, please think of this as a celebration of Matt. We do. We can’t contemplate it any other way. Matt was by no means a shrinking violet. Quite the contrary. He was exuberant, courageous, outwardly positive, and the type of stalwart friend everybody who knew him was happy to have in their corner. Matt’s smile and voluminous laugh were infectious mainstays around the brewery. He was larger than life in every way...and he was without a doubt an incredible brewer.
Everyone at Stone recognized Matt’s prowess and passion for brewing. He loved to explore what-ifs and why-nots. He crafted the beer you hold in your hands, which he conceived with Stone friend and colleague, Brian Bishop. Burning Rosids is a Belgian-style saison incorporating a unique ingredient-cherrywood smoked malt (the name references the rosid plant family from which cherry trees hail).  
Available on Friday after 5pm in 22oz/bottles. 

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Beer Advocate 85 points

Avery Brewing
Collaboration not Litigation

Salvation. The name of two intricate Belgian-style ales created by us, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. After becoming friends a few years ago, we realized that we both had a Salvation in our line-ups. Was it going to be a problem? Should one of us relinquish the rights? "Hell no!" we said. In fact, it was quickly decided that we should blend the brews to catch the best qualities of each and create an even more complex libation. In April 2004, in top-secret meeting at Russian River Brewing (well actually it was packed in the pub, and many were looking over our shoulders wondering what the hell was going on), we came up with the perfect blend of the two Salvations. Natalie, Vinnie’s much more significant other, exclaimed, "We should call this Collaboration, not Litigation Ale!" "Perfect!" we shouted. We celebrated deep into the night, (or is it morning?). Fast forward to November 14, 2006. After talking about it for over 2 years we finally decided to pull the trigger and Vinnie flew out to Avery to brew his Salvation exactly as he does in his brewery. This was blended with Avery’s Salvation December 11th, 2006. We hope you enjoy it as much we enjoyed brewing and blending it.  
Available on Friday after 5pm in 22oz/bottles. 

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Beer Advocate 88 points
 
Rogue Farms
7 Hop IPA

This is John Maier’s secret recipe that blends all seven hops grown in the hopyard of Rogue Farms. It is a true taste of the terroir of the Wigrich Appellation, the oldest hops growing region in Oregon.  Available on Friday after 5pm in 22oz/bottles. 

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Beer Advocate 89 points

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 04/04/14
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Jolly Pumpkin Brewery
Baudelaire Beer Ale Absurd Rye Tripple
Extremely limited and never to be seen again.  Belgian-style Tripel brewed with rye.  Available in 750 bottles now!  Email now to reserve yours before it is gone!
Beer Advocate 88 points

 
Odd Side Ales
Barrel Aged Citra Pale Ale
I think the name says it all.  A must try.  Available in 4pk/12oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.  Speak up now, super limited!
Beer Advocate 88 points.

 
Lagunitas Brewing
Imperial Stout

Having downed his forth Imperial Stout of the day, the wild eyed charlatan from Voldvostogniaky belched and hollered for the Czarina to enter his chamber and bend herself to his will. The economy was a wreck and revolt was just around the corner. Nicky the Czar dude was off playing soldier like any pale nobleman with a hemorrhagic skin condition would. Such were the final days of the old empire. Reactionary, decadent, sputnik, stroganoff, weird, and drunk. But even as the proletariat countryside labored under inhuman conditions and a threat of being sent to a futile war in the east, they wisely took the time to slam back an Imperial Stout or two. After all, life can be a real "suka", as they say in the old country. Big, black, bourgeois, bolshoy, belligerent, buxom, and scary - this is our version of the chaotic end of an era in a bottle.  Available in 22oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 84 points

 
Lagunitas Brewing
Censored Rich Copper Ale

This ale contains no actual copper but we’re pretty literal... It looked coppery, so we lamely called it a copper ale. Lots’a nice caramel malt though...  Available in 6pk/12oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 84 points

 
Founders Brewing
All Day IPA 15-pack Cans

The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.  Available in 15pk/12oz cans on Friday after 5pm.  
Beer Advocate 87 points

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 03/28/14

 

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Stone Brewing
Enjoy By 4/20/14 IPA

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.  
Available in 22oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.  Super limited! Email to reserve yours now!
Beer Advocate score not yet available

Founders Brewing
Curmudgeon Old Ale

This Old Ale conjures up thoughts of classic sea fairing ports, there local pubs and the weathered fisherman that frequent them. In traditional style Curmudgeon is brewed with an intense focus on the malt bill creating a very strong, rich, malty characteristic and a sweetness indicative of its cousin the barleywine. We are especially proud of the balance in this beer making it deceptively smooth and drinkable at 9.8% alcohol by volume.  Available in 4pk/12oz bottles on Friday after 5pm. Delicious end of winter beer- so smooth! Email to order now!
Beer Advocate 90 points

 
Brewery Vivant
Big Red Coq Hoppy Belgian Ale
 
This red ale is all about hops. It is an American-Belgian fusion of beer styles taking imported Belgian caramel malts and bitch slapping it with a heavy handed dose of American hops. Expect hints of mango, pineapple, and citrus to hit your nose with an assertive hop presence. 
Available in 4pk/16oz cans on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 87 points
 
New Holland Brewing
White Hatter Belgian Style White Pale Ale

An innovative hybrid of styles landing between white ale and India Pale Ale. White Hatter brings spice, hops, and fermentation notes together flavorfully. Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms. 
Available in 6pk/12oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 81 points
 

Brewery Ommegang
Hop House Belgian Pale Ale

Hop House pays homage to the historic hop farm that stood on the brewery grounds over 100 years ago. Hop House combines the delicious aromas and flavors of a Belgian-style ale with generous hopping, including dry-hopping. A well-balanced, yet ample, hop character defines this fine pale ale, bringing Belgian-style beer lovers and hop-heads together to enjoy our Belgian-American love child. 
Available in 4pk/12oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 85 points
 
Schmaltz Brewing
He'Brew Death of a Contract Brewer American Black Ale 

Death seems so obvious: the end of life, no mas, kaput. But Humans stand an optimistic animal. Many traditions suggest alternate endings: Resurrection, reincarnation, rebirth, afterlife. Even the atheist view of Eternal Oblivion doesn’t seem quite final, more of a shift in spiritual states of (un)consciousness. As usual, Jewish tradition prescribes… Food. 7 days of family, community, and bagels (beer!), called, Shiva, meaning “7” in Hebrew. The flip side to the 7 days of Creation with the 7th as a holy day of rest. The first meal of Shiva is “the comfort meal.” And the number 7 provides powerful mojo: 7 Jewish wedding blessings, 7 Liberal Arts, 7 Lucky Japanese gods, 7 stars of the Big Dipper, 7 colors of the rainbow, 7 seas, 007 license to kill, 7 dwarves, We are 7 by Wordsworth with a child’s view of death, 7 deadly sins, Best of 7 finals in NBA, NHL, MLB, 7th Inning stretch, #7 on Elway & Tiny Archibald. George Castanza yearned to name his firstborn, “7” as a living tribute to #7 Mickey Mantle. The 7 Award however must go to the immortal George Carlin for 7 Dirty Words, inspired by another hero Lenny Bruce. Coming into 17 years of beer, and Year #1 with our own Brewery, we commemorate this conversion with Death Of A Contract Brewer, our Shmaltz homage to new life – L’Chaim! 
Available in 22oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 86 points
 
 
Victory Brewing
White Monkey Tripel

Golden Monkey aged in Chardonnay barrels. “Our Golden Monkey is beloved by many, so we anticipate some heartfelt responses to our intriguing transformation of this beer,” expressed Victory brewmaster Bill Covaleski. “The wine barrel aging has had a substantial and delicious impact on the Golden Monkey.” Approximately 100 oak barrels that once held chardonnay varietal white wine from Wente Vineyards of Livermore, CA were filled with Golden Monkey and aged at ambient temperatures in the Downingtown brewery for 3 months. This process is an extension of an experiment dating back 6 years prior, when a single oak barrel once holding white wine from local vintner, Chaddsford Winery, was used in a similar manner to produce a test batch which never left the brewery. Deemed delicious by Victory brewmasters and brewing staff, the White Monkey project was made possible through a collaborative partnership with Wente Vineyards.  
Available in 22oz bottles on Friday after 5pm.
Beer Advocate 86 points

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 03/21/14

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Dark Horse Brewing
Double Crooked Tree India Pale Ale

Have you read the description for the regular Crooked Tree yet? Well this beer is almost the same just double. We actually took the Crooked Tree recipe and doubled all of the ingredients except the water, just the way a DOUBLE should be made. Big hops balanced with tons of malt give this beer a huge body. Although this beer is as cool as "the Fonz" when first purchased, it gets really mellow and smooth with some age. After a year or two stored in a cool dark place you'll notice the heavy caramel and malt flavors are trying to sneak past the hops, they’re just not fast enough. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait....trust us).  Speak up now, this one will go fast!  Beer Advocate 93 points

 
Dark Horse Brewing
Thirsty Trout Porter

A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.  Limited, speak up and we'll hook you up!  Beer Advocate 85 points

 
Arcadia Ales
Whitsun Spring Ale

Arcadia Whitsun is a modern interpretation of a mid-19th century English spring and summer festival ale. It is light golden in color with a rich, creamy head, full bodied and has a lightly toasted caramel flavor. The addition of Michigan star thistle honey contributes a uniquely smooth drinkability to this unfiltered wheat ale.  Beer Advocate 80 points

 
Shorts Brewing
Yosemite Scooter American Pale Ale

A low-gluten lighter bodied American Pale Ale with excellent hop flavors of citrus fruit along with a mild earthiness. Succeeded by a moderate bitterness that lends some lingering fruity rind-like qualities and traces of pine.  Email now to claim yours!  Beer Advocate score not yet available

 
Shorts Brewing
Superfluid Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

An American Double IPA with a large, but basic malt bill, that explodes with a perfume of resiny hop aromas!  Speak up now before it is gone!  Beer Advocate 90 points

 
Lagunitas Brewing
Undercover Investigation Shutdown

We brewed this especially bitter ale in dedication to all the world’s would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre on the Brewery Party Grounds and also in joyous celebration of our 20-day suspension that following January. Do the crime. Do the time. Get the bragging rights. Cheers!  Beer Advocate 90 points

 
OddSide Ales
Simcoe Sensation
Session IPA.  Beer Advocate 85 points
 
Dragonmead
Final Absolution Belgian Style Tripple

This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.  Beer Advocate 90 points
 
New Belgium Brewing
Spring Blonde Golden Ale
Inspired by our anniversary bike trips through Belgium. Spring Blonde is a bright golden ale with a sweet lemony start, pedaling to a pleasantly bitter finish.  Beer Advocate 80 points
 
Available MONDAY at 8am
(which makes it officially spring) 

 
Bells Brewing
Oberon Wheat Ale

An American wheat ale made with European ingredients. Belgium wheat malt and Czech Saaz hops provide a spicy, fruity balance to this seasonal ale. (Formerly known as Solsun) Beer Advocate 86 points

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Beer Arrival List for Friday 03/14/14

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Brooklyn Brewery Black OpsExtremely Limited!
Barrel-aged in Woodford Reserve bottles. Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a robust stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. Supposedly, "Black Ops" was aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast, creating big chocolate and coffee flavors with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like oak notes. They say it’s vanishingly rare. We have no idea what they’re talking about.  Beer Advocate 92 points


Brooklyn Brewery Lager
Brooklyn Lager, the Brewery's flagship label, is New York's "hometown" beer, brewed to a pre-Prohibition recipe that dates back to the days when Brooklyn was the brewing capital of the East Coast. Brooklyn Lager has won numerous awards. Wrote Michael Jackson in the Simon & Schuster Pocket Guide to Beer: "The dry-hopped, fresh, flowery, firm, flavorful, Brooklyn Lager started well, in 1988, and has gained in character since."  Beer Advocate 85 points


Blue Point Brewery No Apologies Imperial IPA
Our Imperial or Double IPA is a brew not to be taken lightly. Crafted in small batches from the finest European malts and American hops. A huge earthy hop aroma is followed by a pleasant caramel sweetness. Four hop varieties round out this perfectly balanced beer that is sure to warm your soul and for that we offer No Apologies!  Beer Advocate 86 points


Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Plums
Ovila Abbey Quad with plums is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit-balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. This beer features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey, and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.  Beer Advocate 88 points

 
North Peak Brewing Furry Black IPA
The black IPA is a wonderful winter beer. Its hoppy character is sure to warm you up on a chilly Michigan winter night. Made with Chinook, Columbus and Cascade hops and Pilsner, C-40, Midnight Wheat and Carapils malts.  Beer Advocate 89 points

 
Stone Brewing Russian Imperial Stout
"There’s no question that Stone Imperial Stout is revered among enthusiasts," states Stone CEO Greg Koch. "I know, because I’m one of ’em and I can hardly wait for it to come out each year!" Some may think that a late Spring release for a special brew of this sort is an odd time for it to come out onto the market. Koch justifies this with the rationalization "What better than a warm time of year to come out with a brew that tastes great as it warms up!" That’s because "ice cold" is certainly not the appropriate way to serve the beer. Nearly without exception, the darker, richer and more alcoholic a brew is, the warmer the serving temperature should be. The Stone Imperial Stout label describes the brew as being "intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate...expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! Serve at 55 degrees."  Beer Advocate 97 points

 
Fort Collins Brewery Rocky Mountain IPA
We ventured into unfamiliar territory to create an IPA to fit our style. An intense floral nose, firm balanced flavor and long hoppy finish make Rocky Mountain IPA our very own.  Beer Advocate 83 points

 

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