Lots of great new craft beer arrivals this week! Take a look!
Fat 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%.
Braxton 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%.
Braxton 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%.
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 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%.
The 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- 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%.
Boulevard 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%.
Warped 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 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!