New Beer Arrivals 2/22-2/26

Let your wallets recover from the last couple weeks, this week is more about quality than quantity.  Some excellent beers arriving this week!  Take a look!


Sixpoint Hi-Res- “To see the hop cone up close, we zoomed in microscopic, and found a hi-res view. In Hi-Resolution, the hop optic was magnified; our perception, fully amplified. It’s microscopic. It’s telescopic. It’s off-topic. It’s Mad Science.”  This intense hop bomb is highly anticipated and will go quickly, get yours Thursday!!

MADTREE-20151105-IDENTITY-CRISISMadtree Identity Crisis- “Not a ray of light penetrates the soul of this beer. Combining the roasted malt backbone of a Porter with a huge amount of earthy and citrusy hops typical in many IPA’s, this unique ale will leave you questioning it’s identity and maybe yours.”


DFHDogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To- This Belgian-style Tripel is brewed with sweet orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns and vanilla. It’s the perfect marriage of beer and music and best when paired with some of your favorite tunes.  Clocking in at 9% ABV, Beer To Drink Music To is a golden orange brew with forward notes of toffee, cardamom, cloves and subtle notes of vanilla.


20160113-PRAIRIE-FUNKY-GOLD-SIMCOEPrairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Simcoe- Funky Gold Simcoe is a dry-hopped (the Simcoe Hop variant)  sour ale conditioned with brettanomyces.



Ommegang Shadow Brewer- Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate lead – giving way to rich dark fruit notes and hints of spicy piney hops. Layers of malt, roast and chocolate cone through in the front pallet with moderate hop bitterness. The finish is thick and chewy, with oatmeal creaminess and pleasant lingering roast.




Crafted Bananas Foster Mead- Banana and brown sugar notes in a Honey Wine.




Evil-Twin-Even-More-Jesus-Imperial-StoutEvil Twin Even More Jesus- “A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!”  Brewed at Westbrook Brewing in SC.
2013-11-prb-01Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break- “The Roman Empire had a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ – festive food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen – that’s still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient – keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.”  Also brewed at Westbrook.


eviltwinmodernipaEvil Twin Modern IPA- “This is a tasty tribute to a beloved and iconic beer style – the India Pale Ale. The style goes 200 years back – has been through every spectrum of the flavor palette and had it’s ups and downs on the IBU scale. This time around we re-created a contemporary style IPA – basically the taste of the perfect IPA right now. Understated hop flavors, fruity and crisp. The future is now.”  Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Co. in CT.


12139671_1139242366104573_8986462_nOmnipollo Abrahadabra- Abrahadabra is a smoothie inspired IPA aimed at bringing a creamy yet dry texture. Brewed with oats, wheat, lactose sugar, berries and citra hops.




Omnipollo Bianca Mango- A Gose brewed with rock salt, lactose and mango purée.



15-BBF-3950 Seasonale Beer_FallBlackberry Farms Noble Cuvee- “In keeping with the spirit of traditional Old-World Farmhouse Ales, we have crafted a golden, dry-hopped Saison featuring German Select, Tettnanger, East Kent Golding hops. This beer’s floor-malted pilsner grain bill and classic Belgian Saison yeast create a pleasantly light and balanced beer, accentuated by subtle earth and spice notes from the Noble dry hop addition. Extended bottle conditioning before release creates a light effervescent carbonation and a thick, creamy head when poured.”



Urban Family Brewing Death to Cereal- Death To Cereal by Urban Family brewing is a 6.64% ABV Milk Stout brewed with coffee beans and lactose.  Forget cereal for breakfast, have a tasty coffee beer instead!




Warped Wing BrassPunk Pils- A German style Pilsner that is straw/golden in color with aromas that are slightly floral and spicy from Noble Hallertauer German hops. The use of German hops for bittering creates an assertive clean, crisp bitterness. The German lager yeast employed at cold temperatures results in a dry, crisp, elegant pilsner flavor.



Come out and grab a few new brews!!  And don’t miss our special Ballast Point Pint Night this Thursday!!  Cheers!


New Beer Arrivals 2/15-2/21

Lots of great new craft beer arrivals this week!  Take a look!


beer_110280Fat Head’s Hop Juju-“The magical hops cast their spell, the natives chant and the drums beat… First let us confirm that there is no witchcraft used in creating this fine brew. None. Really. Well maybe a little. A supernatural beer with a powerhouse of hops creating aromas and flavors of citrus, pine and tropical fruit with a juicy resiny hop finish. Hakuna Matata.”  This once a year release is highly sought after and will go quickly!  If you miss it, get some on tap this Saturday at our Fat Head’s Tap Takeover!!  ABV: 9%.


crank_shaft@2xBraxton Crank Shaft- New to Ohio!!  A more approachable version of the typical American IPA, Crank Shaft has hop flavor and is aroma forward. Notes of citrus, mangoes, and tropical fruit dominate. The bitterness is more rounded than most, due to primarily late hop additions, as well as dry hopping. The use of three different types of malts give this brew a more balanced body and slight amber/light Caramel color.  ABV: 6%.



storm@2xBraxton Storm- New to Ohio!!  This golden cream ale features a medium body with a creamy palate feel. The aroma is a balance between subtle corn and malt-like notes with a very slight earthy and spicy hop presence. Pale straw in color with brilliant lightning-like clarity, Storm makes a great session beer being low in alcohol and bitterness, but complete with flavor. However, unlike the typical cream ale, no DMS or harsh corn like aroma is present.  ABV: 4.8%.



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New Holland Night Tripper-  In 4packs!  An Imperial Stout with an abundance of roasted malts and flaked barley create rich, roasty stout with deeply intense, lush flavors.  ABV: 11.5%.



flying-monkey-the-tribe-coconut-stout_14552783944593_tFlying Monkeys The Tribe- A brand new offering from one of my personal favorite breweries, Flying Monkeys (out of Barrie, Ontario).  This stout is a pure coconut BOMB, it drinks great on its own, but I can’t wait to blend it with a great chocolate stout (perhaps chocolate manifesto?).  If you like coconut, you definitely need to try this one!  ABV: 6.3%.


saisonlabelThe Bruery Saison Rue- Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged.  ABV: 8.5%.


The-Bruery-Rueuze-Oak-Aged-Sour-Blonde-AleThe Bruery Rueuze- Rueuze is their take on the traditional Belgian-style blend of lambics of different ages. They carefully select a number of oak barrels from their warehouse that have been aging their sour blonde ale for anywhere from several months to several years and blend the beers together to what they find to be the ideal flavor. This is one complex beer. Notes of hay, barnyard funk, apricots and olives play wonderfully with the balanced acidity.  ABV: 5.9%.



Mikkeller/Anchorage Invasion- A collaboration brew from Mikkeller and Anchorage Brewing!  This is a funky, delicious Farmhouse IPA bottles with Brettanomyces.  ABV: 8%.




Boulevard Chocolate Ale with Raspberry- This exciting new version of their Chocolate Ale adds the bright flavors and aromas of raspberry, for a fresh take on an old favorite.  ABV: 9.1%.



BPKG15_imperialstoutXcoconut_front4_ttb-300x242Boulevard Imperial Stout with Coconut- As a base beer, Imperial Stout serves as a ridiculously sturdy starting point for layering flavors by incorporating new ingredients or barrel aging methods. Imperial Stout has a huge grain bill featuring several types of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and chocolate/coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from Scottish yeast. Using the base beer for Imperial Stout as a starting point, their brewers suspended just over 2 pounds per barrel of raw and toasted coconut flakes in porous bags in one of their stainless steel fermentation vessels. Finished, cooled beer was then transferred onto the flakes and allowed to rest for 48 hours to infuse the aroma and flavor of the coconut into the base beer. The resulting beer is a marriage of huge, round, chocolate and caramel notes from Imperial Stout, with smooth layers of sweet, toasted coconut notes. ABV: 11%.


168sWarped Wing Bourbon Barrel Aged Pirogue- The Bourbon Barrel Aged variant of their Pirogue. Pirogue is a Belgian Style Black Tripel has a nose of coffee and bakers chocolate with a touch of fruity and spicy yeast aroma. From there you will taste sweet flavors of brown sugar and figs that dissipate into a slightly vinous note contributed by the coffee followed by drying roastiness, slight notes of dark stone fruit, and finally a dry Belgian Style Tripel finish credited to the abbey strain of yeast.  ABV: 10%.


Stone-Old-Guardian-Dry-Hopped-with-Pekko-Hops-banner-575x331Stone Old Guardian Dry Hopped w/ Pekko Hops- “From time to time, we like to tweak the recipes of some of our most long-standing beers—like Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine—to create unique variations. This year we’re taking it to the next level by dry-hopping it with Pekko hops—a new varietal from Washington’s Yakima Valley—which in turn add notes of stone fruit, orange, lemon and mint to this bready, toffee-like beast of a beer.”  ABV: 11%.



Rhinegeist Cafe Ink-  Ink Imperial Stout aged on Cincinnati roasted coffee beans.  ABV: 10%.



Note: There are beers that arrived earlier this week that were not included if they already sold out.  Also note, in our Thursday delivery we will be getting several beers from 3 Floyd’s, so if you come in and do some shopping around, you may find a few 😉  See everyone soon!  Cheers!


New Beer Arrivals 2/8-2/14

The drop everyone has been waiting for is finally upon us!  The Ballast Point flavor variants have finally reached Cincinnati, and I know I am not alone in wanting to try literally all of them.  But that’s not all that we’re getting this week that’s good, take a look:


Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin- Pineapple Sculpin IPA came from one of many small-batch cask experiments to enhance the flavor of their signature IPA. With so many tropical hop notes in Sculpin, how could they not try adding some sweet, juicy pineapple? The combination of fruity flavors and hop intensity definitely packs a punch.  This will be a year round release, but limited upon the initial release.  ABV: 7%.



Ballast Point Mango Even Keel- Mango Even Keel is the ideal beer for easy drinking. This hoppy, session ale gets a flavor boost from mango, which perfectly plays off the citrusy hop bouquet. With fruit, hops, and a low ABV, this beer truly is on another level.  ABV: 3.8%.



Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado- Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.  ABV: 10%.



Ballast Point Ginger Big Eye- They take their  year-round production Big Eye IPA and infuse fresh skinned, sliced ginger root into the beer post fermentation. The spicy Centennial hops used in Big Eye go very well with the spicy taste and aromatics from the fresh ginger root. The solid malt backbone of Big Eye also lends itself well to ginger, almost adding a candied component as it blends across your palate.  ABV: 7%.



Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker- A jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor. They layer passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to bring you this exhilarating crowd pleaser. Your palate will do a 360 for more of this luscious wheat ale.  ABV: 5.5%.



Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto- A beer that has a rich black appearance with bruleed edges and mocha-colored beer foam. Breathe in its coffee aroma and sweet malts, and savor its smooth, espresso, chocolate flavor. Don’t fight its gravitational pull. This bold, complex, java-centric Baltic Porter with Espresso is irresistible.  ABV: 8.2%.



Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot- A  golden abbey-style ale made with Trappist yeast and light Belgian candy sugar for a traditional, malty Trappist character.  Rich and complex with flavors of toasted bread, tropical fruits, banana and honey.  Spicy hops and medium carbonation balance the sweetness for a very drinkable high gravity ale.  ABV: 9.6%.



Bells Consecrator Doppelbock- Reddish brown in color with a mild hop profiles, Consecrator Dopplebock is a well balanced, full bodied lager with hints of caramel and molasses in its smooth, malty finish. As with their other lager brands, Consecrator, undergoes a lengthy lagering period. Unlike the 6 week profile of the other two brands, Consecrator experiences a full three months in the fermenting vessel, giving it an exceptionally smooth character.  ABV: 8%.



Jackie O’s Morning Cloak- A true session hop delight with grainy character from munic and wheat to add lightness to the grist. Aroma is full of oranges, lemon rind, floral nuances, and touches of grapefruit pith. Morning Cloak is a reference to the first butterfly of spring, as the morning sun coaxes it from the cocoon.  ABV: 4.5%.


Hoppin’ Frog Infusion A Coffee Porter- Swirls of heavenly chocolate and peanut butter flavors surround your senses, as you enjoy this wonderful maze of complexity that is “Infusion A”. The first of their Tower Tuesdays Series, this robust coffee porter is a great example of the eye-opening flavors they have developed with their Tuesday infusions. Taste the results of their research, they truly are developing better beer through knowledge.  ABV: 6.2%.



Hoof Hearted “We’ll Do It Live”- Hopped with those saxxy New Age German Hops. Mandaria Bavaria, Huell Melon, And Opal as well as some uber frash Azacca and El Dorado combine to leave you screaming Un Glaublich! Fermented with the Orval Trappist Yeast strain, this beer is as subtle as your average on air meltdown. In 5, 4, 3….  ABV: 8.5%.



Revolution Very Mad Cow- Mad Cow Milk Stout emerges from its slumber in Old Forrester and Jack Daniel’s barrels bigger, bolder and madder.  The sweetness of the base beer lends balance to the otherwise prominent barrel character, mellowing the harsh.  A marriage of all things dark, sweet and woody.  ABV: 9.7%.



Schlafly Double Bean Blonde Ale- Brewed with Ghanaian cocoa nibs and blended with a toddy of Tanzanian beans roasted by St. Louis’ own Kaldi’s Coffee, this luscious golden ale delivers the unmistakable flavors and aromas of coffee and the smooth richness of chocolate.  ABV: 6.3%.



New Belgium La Folie- La Folie, French for “the folly,” is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big, oak barrels, known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head. Find out why it’s considered one of the best sour beers around.  ABV: 7%.


New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek- In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Old Beersel of Belgium have partnered to create Transatlantique Kriek, a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with sour cherries. The 2016 edition of Transatlantique Kriek began life in the oaken vessels of Gert Christiaens’ Oud Beersel, a 130-year-old Belgian lambic brewery. After time spent aging in wood, Oud Beersel’s lambic was blended with tart cherries and shipped across the Atlantic to New Belgium. In concert with Oud Beersel’s cherry lambic, or kriek, they blended in a portion of their own sour Felix from their foeder forest, and created a golden brew to mix in, and round out, the engaging beer. The intense cherry nose leads to a pleasing tart, sweet flash across the palate. Crisp and effervescent, Transatlantique Kriek is a trip worth taking.  ABV: 8%.


In addition to all of these great new releases, we’re also hosting a badass Dark Horse Pint Night this Thursday with a killer beer lineup and food from The Beerded Pig!!  Hope to see everyone this week!  Cheers!













Braxton Brewing is Coming to Cappy’s!

A few weeks ago I took a little trip to the other side of the river to Covington, KY, to visit Braxton Brewing Co.  A young brewery, just under 1 year old, Braxton has already incurred quite the buzz in the craft beer world.  I went to see what all the buzz was about, and let me tell you, this is a Brewery that is going to be around for a long time to come.  The facility itself is stunning.  Spacious yet welcoming, with state of the art technology everywhere to enhance your experience there, it’s a really hip, fun place to hang out.  Taproom Manager, Megan was nice enough to give me the grand tour of the facility, and I’m pretty sure I said “wow, this place is so clean!” about 15 times during the tour.  I’m not exaggerating, I mean the brewery was sparkling.  So now on to the most important part, the beer.  While there I tried several different beers of different styles, all fantastic.  From Crank Shaft, their American IPA, to Dead Blow with Starter Coffee (my personal favorite from them), I liked everything I tried.  It became quite apparent to me during my visit there why Braxton was recognized by Beer Advocate as one of the Best New Breweries in 2015, these guys are doing everything right.  If you haven’t been to Braxton yet, I highly recommend that you go.  Soon, and often.  But for those like me who don’t have a lot of free time to go out to fun places like breweries, I have great news.  Braxton is coming to Cappy’s!  Starting Monday, February 15th, Cappy’s will have the privilege of carrying Braxton’s beers via Stagnaro Distributing.  To start, we will have the 2 beers that they have canned so far, Storm, a smooth and delicious Cream Ale, and Crank Shaft, their  American IPA, both will be available in cans for $9.99 per 6 pack.  To celebrate the arrival of Braxton at Cappy’s, we will also have my favorite, Dead Blow with Starter Coffee on tap that day while it lasts.  Braxton went from a new brewery in Northern Kentucky that I kept hearing about, to one of my top 5 favorite breweries in the Tri-State area.  I’m thrilled to be able to sell beers from a local brewery so deserving of success.  Be sure to come out to Cappy’s next Monday to share in the excitement with a pint, a growler fill, and a couple 6 packs from Braxton Brewing!  Cheers!


New Beer Arrivals 2/1/16-2/7/16

Check out our exciting new craft beer arrivals this week!

Bell’s HopSlam-  The highly sought after, once a year release from Bell’s Brewing. six different hop varietals are used specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.  Available this year in cans and a limited number of mini kegs.  ABV: 10%.


Triple Digit Cranium- A once a year release from local brewery Triple Digit.  Cranium is an Ale fermented in bourbon barrels with coffee and vanilla added.  This beer is a great one to cellar and save multiple years of for a vertical tasting!  ABV: 10.5%.



Troegs Nugget Nectar- Once a year, as the newest humulus lupulus harvest arrives at Tröegs, they blend  super-fresh hops into an Imperial Amber Ale. Excessively dry-hopped, Nugget Nectar is an explosion of pine, resin and mango.  Uses Nugget, Palisade, Simcoe, Tomahawk, Warrior Hops.  ABV: 7.5%.



Stone 20th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout- Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on otheir liquid trophy case alongside their hop-focused fan favorites.  ABV: 9.2%.



Dogfish Head Immort Ale- For this beer, they use maple syrup from Red Brook Farm (Sam’s family farm in Western Massachusetts), peat-smoked barley and vanilla.  It  is fermented with a blend of English and Belgian yeasts, then aged in the big oak tanks at the brewery.  The sweet and earthy flavors meld magnificently in the Immort Ale.  (Available in 4packs).  ABV: 11%.


Dogfish Head Oaked Noble Rot- Noble Rot  is the head-on collision of the beer world and the wine world … and now they’ve aged it on oak for a whole year!  The first addition is the must of viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This ‘noble rot’ reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity.  The second is a pinot gris intensified by a process called ‘dropping fruit,’ where large clusters of grapes are clipped to amplify the quality and distinction of those left behind.  They then aged Noble Rot in one of their oak tanks for an entire year, making for a hazy ale that has a spicy white wine body and a dry, tart finish.  ABV: 9%.


Left Hand Wake up Dead Nitro- A nitro version of their Russian Imperial Stout.  Hints of raisins, black licorice, coffee and dark chocolate are followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. ABV: 10.2%.



Prairie Ape Snake- Ape Snake  is a dark, dry hopped farmhouse ale. They’ve taken their dark farmhouse base and dry hopped it with Falconer’s Flight and Centennial hops. The combination of yeast and hops create an explosion of flavors, and this beer will continue to develop as it ages.  ABV: 7.9%.



Uinta Ready Set Gose- A straight up traditonal sour offering comprising mostly tart lemon flavors with a slight sodium bite. Coming in 6pack cans! ABV: 4%.




Uinta Biere De Mars- A take on the Biere de Garde style that is then aged in Chardonnay wine barrels to add more depth and complexity.  ABV: 7.2%.



Great Lakes Alberta Clipper- Named for the intense winter storms that sweep the Great Lakes region, this porter is rich and smooth with balanced gusts of tart raspberry and bittersweet chocolate.  Not too tart from the raspberry or too rich from the chocolate, if you like chocolate&raspberry, this is a great every day beer for you.  (February release only).  ABV: 7.8%.



Stone Americano Stout- The coffee notes in Stone Americano Stout are bold, rich and full of American swagger. For each 120-barrel batch, they incorporated over 250 lbs. of artisanal espresso-roast beans into the mash and added in Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade hops to invigorate the coffee taste with a slight citrus and resin hop presence.  They use the same local roasters who contributed to their sought-after 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout. The fantastic beans helped them achieve this dark, hoppy and wonderfully aromatic espresso stout.  Available in 6 packs.  ABV: 8.7%.


Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek- A Lambic brewed  in Belgium with wild Belgian Schaerbeek Sour cherries and aged in oak barrels.  A world class Lambic.  ABV: 6%.



It’s going to be a pricey week for the craft beer consumer/collector.  Come in to buy the aforementioned beers, shop around, and maybe stumble upon some other beers that are exciting and limited (*wink wink*).  See you soon!  Cheers!