Archive for March, 2012

New arrivals at Bruisin’ Ales

Posted Mar 28, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

ABITA Strawberry Harvest
BALLAST POINT Sculpin
BALLAST POINT Sea Monster
CARACOLE Troublette (fresh finally!)
DUCK RABBIT Russian Imperial Stout
GREEN FLASH Palate Wrecker
HEAVY SEAS Siren Noire
LEFT HAND Good JuJu
NEBRASKA Hop God
NEW HOLLAND El Mole Ocho
OLDE HICKORY Imperial Stout
ST. FEUILLIEN Grand Cru
THE BRUERY Saison de Lente
VICTORY Whirlwind Wit
WEYERBACHER Fireside
WEYERBACHER Insanity

Round up your mates for a Guinness!

Posted Mar 16, 2012 in Beer, Beer Humor, Breweries, Video

New this week at Bruisin’ 3/16/12

Posted in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals

21st AMENDMENT Monk’s Blood
DOGFISH HEAD 75 Minute IPA
DOGFISH HEAD Burton Baton
DOGFISH HEAD Chateau Jiahu
DOGFISH HEAD My Antonia (collaboration with Del Borgo, Italy)
DOGFISH HEAD Red & White
DOGFISH HEAD Saison du Buff (collaboration with Stone, Victory)
HIGHLAND BREWING Little Hump Spring Ale
SOUTHERN TIER 2X Milk Stout

Thursday Bruisin’ Tasting 3/15: New Holland (MI)

Posted Mar 14, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Events, Limited Release, Seasonals

This is a big, Bruisin’ tasting this week brought to you by New Holland Brewery in Holland, Mich. Five big beers, including the High Gravity Series, plus one of the Cellar Series.

Poet: “The Poet has a rich, smooth malt character enveloped in tones of roast and chocolate. A soft mouth-feel brings luxurious flavors and soothing aroma. Any time of year, The Poet is as versatile as it is delicious. It pairs wonderfully with earthy flavors such as mushrooms and beef, while remaining the perfect accent to any chocolate dessert.” [5.2% abv]

Envious: “Michigan pears fuel a second fermentation, providing subtle nuance between grain & fruit. A slumber on oak and local raspberries adds depth and tartness.” [7.5% abv]

Imperial Hatter Imperial IPA: “A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes.” [9.4% abv]

Night Tripper: “Night Tripper is an Imperial Stout for a Fat Tuesday release. Dark, mysterious and poetic, Night Tripper’s abundance of roasted malts, combined with flaked barley create a rich, roasty beer with deeply intense and lush flavors. Night Tripper’s layered, nuanced tones invite intrigue and reward a curious palate. Beads and masks aren’t required, but are encouraged.” [10.8% abv]

Dragon’s Milk: “The beer you hold in your hand, Dragon’s Milk Ale, is a crown jewel of New Holland Brewing Company. It is the unrivaled result of painstaking processes – both creative and scientific. We could tell you about the centuries-old tradition of the term, Dragon’s Milk, or we could tell you about the history, craftsmanship and challenges of important, the beer inside this bottle. Expect a complex ale with a soft, rich caramel-malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones; all dancing in an oak bath. Unmistakably distinctive example of New Holland’s Art in Fermented Form.”  [10% abv]

 

New this week at Bruisin’ Ales 3/9/2012

Posted Mar 09, 2012 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week

BATEMANS Mr. George’s Ruby Porter
DOGFISH HEAD Aprihop
FOOTHILLS Carolina Blonde
FOOTHILLS Cottonwood Endo IPA
GREEN MAN The Dweller (first bottle release!)
NEW HOLLAND Blue Sunday Sour
RJ ROCKERS Son of a Peach
ROBINSONS Old Tom
ROBINSONS Old Tom Chocolate
ROBINSONS Old Tom Ginger (w/ ginger root & pear juice)
ROTH BREWING Sex Viking Dunkelweizen
SOUTHERN TIER Gemini
SOUTHERN TIER Oak-aged Unearthly IPA
SWEETWATER Exodus Porter