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New Beer Arrivals 7/18-7/22

Braxton Trophy- Kentucky Give Back Pale Ale- Trophy is Braxton’s Kentucky Give Back Pale Ale. A single hop pale ale that features a new, popular or rare and hard to find hop every quarter.  The latest incarnation uses the earthy, floral and fruity palisade hops. It has an herbal, grassy character and is associated with nectar fruits with hints of citrus.  Braxton will donate 5% of all proceeds from the Trophy series to a different local charity for each one released.  ABV: 5%.

 

Spontanorange.combi.FnlMikkeller Spontanorange- From their delicious “Spontan” series, this one is a lambic with orange.  ABV: 7.7%

 

 

maine-beer-company-another-oneMaine Another One- “When we expanded our brewery the stress was something to say the least. I ran out of creative juice for a minute so decided another for inspiration. Another One IPA and Weez use the same hops but different malts. The result- Another One is very light in color, and Weez is very dark. Each, however, allow the hops to shine out front.”  ABV: 7%.

 

 

Bruery-Terreux-Beret-960x466The Bruery Beret- “Beret is as artistic as those who wear its namesake cap.  Our brewers developed a silky, full-bodied wheat ale which we began fermenting with a Belgian-style witbier yeast strain.  To finish the fermentation, we added our collection of barnyard bacteria, intended to slowly sour the ale, bringing out a slight funk and refreshing piquancy.  Finally, a small dose of pureed raspberries were added for just a hint of fruity tannins, putting the berry in Beret.”  ABV: 9%.

 

bruery-trade-winds-tripelThe Bruery Trade Winds- “Our Summer seasonal, Trade Winds Tripel is a Belgian-style Golden Ale with a Southeast Asian twist. Instead of using candi sugar (typical for such a beer), we use rice in the mash to lighten the body and increase the gravity, and spice with Thai Basil. The result is an aromatic, digestible and complex beer made for a lazy summer evening.”  ABV: 8.6%.

 

tonnelereieThe Bruery Quadruple Tonnellerie- “Our Tonnellerie series is the perfect showcase of our “wildly traditional bière”. French for “cooperage”, each beer in the series shares one core trait: they were all fermented in oak. Beyond that, the recipes and styles are as unique as the cues they take from nature. Quadrupel Tonnellerie, a barrel-fermented Belgian-style quadrupel with blackberries, is no exception. A style known for being at the more malty, complex and rich end of the Belgian strong ale spectrum, this quad revels in layers of sweet caramel, dark fruit and figgy flavors, and complimentary undercurrents of oak. The natural esters from the Belgian yeast compliment the rustic, earthy qualities derived from the barrels and piquant flavors from the fruit for a dynamic flavor profile and mouthfeel that will evolve over time.”  ABV: 10.2%.

 

hottenrothThe Bruery Hottenroth- “Hottenroth Berliner Weisse is brewed in memory of Fred & Sarah Hottenroth, Patrick’s grandparents. This tart, German-style Berliner Weisse is as authentic as it gets. We use lactobacillus and a hint of brettanomyces to sour this very unusual, low gravity wheat beer. To cut the tartness for those with sweeter tastes, raspberry or woodruff syrup is a traditional way to sweeten the beer. Almost an extinct style, we hope to help revive the Berliner Weisse in memory of two great people.”  ABV: 3.1%.

 

kriekboonKriek Boon- “The cherries and young lambic create a red beer that is both natural and fresh, with an absolutely unforgettable sweet and sour taste. This is kriek as it should be, with nothing but real cherries and lambic. There is no place for artificial colourings or flavorings.”  ABV: 4%.

 

 

Boon_Kriek_Mariage_ParfaitKriek Mariage Parfait- “Kriek Boon Mariage Parfait consists of 1 year-old heavy lambic flavoured with overripe cherries, 400 grams per litre. Longer aging in small oak barrels gives it its special flavour. The lambic is bottled and stored in an air-conditioned room for six months of secondary fermentation. Kriek Mariage Parfait has an alcohol volume of 8%. It keeps for a minimum 20 years, and is ready to drink after about 2 years in the bottle. This is perfection in kriek beers. Try it and admit that it surpasses the best wine.”

 

boonframboiseFramboise Boon- “Raspberry lambic was once a rarity and only produced for a few weeks during the summer. Frank Boon was the first brewer to again prepare a raspberry lambic in the summer of 1976. More than 300 grams per litre of fresh raspberries give Framboise Boon a fresh fruity taste. The young lambic supports the flavour. But this is very much about raspberries, not the lambic. Of course we do not use artificial flavourings, only real raspberries. Boon Framboise has an alcohol volume of 5%. Drink it when it is young.”

 

averycertaioAvery Certatio Equestris- “Modeled after the ubiquitous mint julep. The base sour ale was aged in bourbon barrels with spearmint leaves (the key ingredient in the julep, after bourbon). You can probably imagine the result from here”  ABV: 8.9%.

 

 

Rodenbach-Grand-Cru-AleRodenbach Grand Cru- “A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.”  ABV: 6%.

 

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Rodenbach 2011 Vintage-  An Oak Aged Flanders Red, only brewed once.  ABV: 7%.

 

 

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Rodenbach 2012 Vintage- An Oak Aged Flanders Red, only brewed once.  ABV: 7%.

 

 

 

LR_ROD_CR_LABELFRONT_75_USA_V5Rodenbach Caractere Rouge- “The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced (first batch). Geunes serves this wilful beer as part of his other unique range of beer varieties in his restaurant, ’t Zilte, at the Antwerp MAS museum.”

 

yumyum3 Floyd’s Yum Yum- “Welcome to flavor country. This Pale Ale has just the right malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile. Derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. We hope you’ll enjoy it. Cheers!”  ABV: 5.5%.

 

alphaking3 Floyd’s Alpha King- “A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.”  ABV: 6.66%.

 

 

We’ll see you soon!  Cheers!!