New Beer Arrivals 2/13-2/17

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.”  ABV: 9%.  Only available for a limited time!


Rhinegeist Powder- “We’re embracing the snow and warming up with our White IPA. With a combination of Lemondrop, Bravo and Centennial hops, Powder showcases citrusy notes with a large percentage (30%) of wheat in its grain bill. Stay cozy out there!”  ABV: 6.8%.



Rhinegeist Mosaic- Now in cans!  “Dry Hopped Pale Ale with an ebullient grapefruit blossom & Mandarin orange bouquet.”  ABV: 5.6%.



Heavy Seas/ Union Partnership- “‘Olde Ale’ is an interesting beer style featuring flavors of nuts, cocoa, molasses, and dried fruits float over a chewy, luscious body of English malt goodness,” said Christopher Leonard, Heavy Seas’ Brewmaster. “Inspired by the rich, warming brews of a bygone era, and with the addition of local Domino Brown Sugar, this example of neighborly camaraderie will yield a true, comfort ale that should kindle its own Baltimore nostalgia.”  ABV: 8.5%.



Dogfish Head Olde School- “Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth barleywine has a unique flavor.  The concept for this beer came from an old cellerman’s manual Sam came across.  At about 15% ABV, this beer is a great candidate for aging. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. Our recommendation? Grab a few bottles when you find it — enjoy one now, and age the others for a bit. Let us know which you prefer!”



Stone Jindia Pale Ale- “Tired of being in the beer slump dumps? Looking for that certain sprightly spring sprig? Well search no further! One bottle of this aromatically fragrant, ginger-spiced lupulinicious liquid is all it takes to appease even the most rambunctious of palates. This is no snake oil philter good friends. We have the masterful inclination to call it exactly what it is –  EXCITEMENT for your taste buds!  Made from the exotic ginger root, juniper berry tincture and a citrus peel duo of lemon and lime, these botanicals mix miraculously well with a double dose of the most delectable hops known to mankind. Be sure to crook that elbow of yours, for one gloriously refined swig! You’ll find that another is certain to follow as if by divine influence. Good for everything a beer ought to be good for. Beware of Jindia Pale Ale counterfeits from hucksters and mountebanks, and accept only this genuine article.”  ABV: 8.7%.


Urban Artifact The Gadget-  Back for a limited time!  “We asked our taproom staff to design a beer…the consensus was “Sour Berry Bomb”. Get your tastebuds ready for this super-tart blackberry and raspberry phenom. A deep royal purple color and an amazing malt smoothy aroma will get you started, but this one is pure candy. ”  ABV: 6.1%.


Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye- “Inspired by the success of our “X” series of special Imperial Stout releases, we’ve embarked on a journey to the outer reaches of our popular Rye on Rye. For this inaugural release, a rich, tawny rye ale is aged in first-use rye whiskey barrels then transferred to yet another set of first-use rye whiskey barrels for a second aging, effectively resulting in “Rye on Rye on Rye.”  ABV: 14.6%.


Ommegang Shortsleeve Saison- “This beer is brewed with lemon peel, coriander and grains of paradise.”  ABV: 4.5%.




Ommegang Siren’s Song- “Ancient mariners braved the Aegean, holds laden with figs and raisins. They faced great storms, monstrous sea creatures, and merciless pirates. But all paled compared to the Sirens, whose enchanted songs drifted to sea and drew the sailors to their end.  Our dark ale, Sirens’ Song, pays homage to the lost cargos, with figs and raisins added to the brew kettle. The resulting beer is dark, mysterious, and as irresistible as the Sirens’ seductive song.  Roasted malt and burnt sugar aromas lead, followed by flavors of dark fruit and notes of dark caramel. The finish is smooth and balanced with subtle bitterness.”  ABV: 9%.


Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel- “The usually peaceful St. Vrain River snakes out of the Rocky Mountains, winding mischievously towards our brewery. Named after Ceran St. Vrain, an 1800’s trapper and trader in the valley, St. Vrain is our version of a classic Belgian Tripel. Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within. What at first appears benevolent can manifest into a mighty serpent in waiting.”  ABV: 9.3%.


Crooked Stave Vieille- “Vieille meaning “Old” is our artisinal barrel-aged Saison, lightly dry hopped. Each batch release is a diverse blend of Vieille casks that have taken on a soft Brettanomyces character before being lightly dry hopped. Dominated by a floral, citrusy hop character, a subtle herbal note and a tart finish, Vieille’s character exemplifies artisan Saisons.”  ABV: 4.2%.



Crooked Stave Colorado Wild Sage- “We at Crooked Stave find solace playing in the Colorado Mountains and possess a great pride for the place we call home. Paying homage to our great state and the even larger Western Region of the US, we brewed Colorado WildSage, a Brett Saison incorporating fresh herbs, including white sage and lemongrass. Brewed with the backcountry in mind, Colorado WildSage is dominated by a bright floral aroma, soft herbal notes and a crisp Brettanomyces bite from primary fermentation and further bottle conditioning with our house mixed yeast culture. Brewed with all Colorado ingredients in order to deliver a little bit of the high country to everyone who decides to share in this beer with us.”  ABV: 7.2%.


Crooked Stave Motif-  “A Dark Belgian Style Sour Ale.”  ABV: 10%.




Crooked Stave Surette- “Brewed with traditional harvest grains. Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.”  ABV: 6.2%.




Crooked Stave Serenata Notturna- “Serenata Notturna is Crooked Stave’s take on a Belgian Strong Golden Ale, primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria in previously used Sherry Casks.  To further push the envelope with our mixed culture fermentations we knocked out a beer with a starting gravity of 22° Plato and fermented this beer to 12% ABV, a bit higher ABV then we usually brew at.”



Bear Republic Hop Shovel- “Hop Shovel is dry, but with a soft and rounded mouthfeel achieved by using a high proportion of wheat and rye. Hop varieties Mosaic, Meridian, and Denali provide an abundance of flavor and aroma.”  ABV: 7.5%.



Bear Republic Café Racer- “Café Racer  features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are complimented by a dry malt finish. The result is a high revving Double IPA that is loud and assertive, much like the rebellious street racers who inspired it. Never ride alone…”  ABV: 9.75%.




New Holland White Hatter- “Flavorfully blends the soft malt, fruity esters and delicate spicing of a Belgian White with hoppy citrus notes of an IPA. Pleasant hints of orange are framed with chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise.”  ABV: 5.5%.




Flying Dog Denali- An Imperial IPA from Flying Dog’s Single Hop Series, featuring Denali hops.  ABV: 8%.




So many awesome new arrivals this week, and as always, if you come in a look around you are sure to find plenty of other gems.

*Please note, not all of these beers are in house yet at the time of this post.  Please do not ask for holds on beers that we do not yet have.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see when beers arrive!


This week’s events are:

Wednesday: Kill The Keg!  Get $3 off 64oz growlers and $2 off 32oz howlers and crowlers all day long! (Does not include Nitro, Meads, or 3 Floyd’s.)

Thursday:  Fat Head’s Pint Night with The Beerded Pig 5-10pm.

Friday: Crooked Stave Launch Party 5-10pm with food from Caveman Crepes and live music.


We’ll see you soon, cheers!