Archive for October, 2014

Thursday Tasting 10/30/14: Anderson Valley with Fal Allen, Brewmaster

Posted Oct 29, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, New this week, People, Seasonals

avbcWe’ve got another great tasting this week with the brewmaster, Fal Allen, of Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, California. There are five great beers in the line-up, so come join us tomorrow 5:00-7:00 p.m. and talk beer. Maybe you can even talk in Boontling! Bahl hornin’!

Hop Ottin’ IPA: “Our Hop Ottin’ IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with copious amounts of Columbus and Cascade. This beer is a showcase of the bright citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and resiny bitterness that hop heads crave. With a brilliant, deep amber color and solid malt backbone, hints of citron, roses, and bergamot climax with a dry, herbal finish in this well-balanced interpretation of a West Coast IPA.” [7.0% abv]

Fall Hornin’: “With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.” [6.0% abv]

Winter Solstice: “Winter Solstice® is our take on the classic style of “winter warmer.” Boasting a deep amber hue and rich mouthfeel, its creamy finish will lift your spirits. Hints of toffee, spice, and caramel tease the senses making this the perfect ale to share with friends and family during the cold days and long nights of winter.” [6.9% abv]

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout: “The deep ebony color, voluptuous mahogany head and bold, roasty flavors in our Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout are what serious beer drinkers expect from this style. Aromas of freshly baked bread, espresso, and dried cherries meld seamlessly with rich toffee flavors and a creamy mouth feel to create an unparalleled drinking experience.” [5.8% abv]

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout: “Aged for three months in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels, this luxurious stout has a deep ebony hue and a beautiful mahogany head. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.” [6.9% abv]

New This Week 10/25/14

Posted Oct 25, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals


21st Amendment Fireside Chat
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter
Avery Old Jubilation Ale
Bell’s Cherry Stout
Cascade Elderberry
Founders Harvest Ale
Great Divide Hibernation Winter Ale
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
Green Man Toad The Wet Hop IPA
Lagunitas Imperial Stout
New Holland Carhartt Woodsman Barrel-Aged Pale
Pisgah Pumpkin Growlers
Samuel Smith Winter Welcome
Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest IPA
Victory DirtWolf
Wicked Weed Briars & Brett

New This Week Part 2: 10/17/14

Posted Oct 17, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Cider, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals


Allagash Curieux Anniversary 1.5L
Blue Mountain Blitzen Biere de Noel
Crispin Steel Town Cask Aged Cider
Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash
Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy
Foothills October IPA of the Month
Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout
Green Flash Cedar Plank Pale Ale
Hi-Wire Strong Man Stout
Mother Earth Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Stout
Ommegang Adoration Winter Ale
Smuttynose Farmhouse
Smuttynose Tripel
Triple C Space Cadet Black IPA

New This Week Part 1: 10/16/14

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


Evil Twin Justin Blaeber Blueberry Berlinerweiss
Evil Twin Xmas in a NYC Hotel Room Imperial Stout
Off Color Fierce Berlinerweiss
Ommegang Valar Morghulis Dubbel
Red Brick Thick Silky Double Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
Stone Enjoy By 10/31/14 Double IPA
Sweet Water Hop Hash Double IPA
The Bruery Autumn Maple
The Bruery Oude Tart 2014
Thirsty Dog Rise of Mayan Dog
Timmerman’s Pumpkin Lambicus
Triple C Space Cadet Black IPA
Twisted Pine Hop Zealot IPA

New This Week 10/4/14

Posted Oct 05, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Rarerities, Seasonals


Beer Army Heroes Never Die IPA
Bell’s Double Cream Stout
Coronado Hibiscus IPA
Coronado Punk’in Drublic
Doc’s Pumpkin Cider
Double Barley Thrilla in Vanilla
Highland 20th Anniversary India Pale Ale
Mystery Fantine
Mystery Pickwick
Mystery Rosaline
Mystery Thornfield’s End
Outer Banks Brewing Station Vitis Reductis Maximus
Pisgah Oktoberfest Growlers
Rogue 19 Colonies Mead
Shipyard IPA 32oz Cans
Weyerbacher Althea Dubbel brewed with Plums