Prairie Apple Brandy Noir & Bomb arriving Friday! Also Alvinne, BFM, Yellow Rose, Grapefruit Sculpin and new Real Ale Branding Launch!

Prairie Ales continues their Noir series with an apple brandy barrel aged version arriving on Friday early afternoon. We’ll have a good amount but they WILL go quickly, so plan your trip to the store accordingly. Also we’ll be getting a ton of new Bomb! from Prairie as well.

Sahara’s latest blog post is all about Regional Beers of Germany and can be read here. Her curated 6 pack is now available for sale through the month of March.

Free In-Store Tastings 6-8pm

Tuesday, March 10th

Brand new Real Ale rep Holly Aker will be in the house helping launch their new branding (more about that below). We’ll be tasting White, Full Moon (reformulated as a rye IPA!), Hans’ Pils, Brewers’ Cut Altbier and Phoenixx ESB.

Thursday, March 12th

New Belgium rep Zach Ritter will be at our tasting bar sampling out the new Session IPA, Portage, Cocoa Mole and Snapshot Wheat. We’ll also be releasing our entire allocation of Cocoa Mole for customer purchase.

New Beers This Week

Back in stock: Lone Pint Yellow Rose (just arrived yesterday), Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin (arrived today… hurry), Ballast Point Victory at Sea (arriving Friday), Alvinne Omega sour & Nebraska Black Betty.

Mikkeller Mosaic Imperial IPA – A gigantic tropical citrus double IPA bomb from Mikkeller. 330 mL bottles so you can actually finish this yourself without having to share. 8.9% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark/Ratebeer 99/Availability: limited

Santa Fe Before Noon Imperial Java Stout – A complimentary and complex array of bitter notes comes form potent American hops, earthy British hops, black-roasted malts and, of course, coffee. Santa Fe Brewing Company uses only top-quality ingredients like organically grown East Timor coffee beans. 8% ABV/Santa Fe, NM/Ratebeer 98/Availability: plenty

Real Ale White – Real Ale recently rebranded every single thing about their brewery – colors, logo, packaging, website, etc. White, the spring seasonal, is a Belgian-style witbier brewed with traditional ingredients, such as unmalted wheat, orange peel and coriander, and fermented with a house Belgian yeast strain. With a dry hop level that matches an IPA, White features a commanding aroma more like its American peers than its Belgian ancestors. 4.6% ABV/Blanco, TX/Ratebeer 91/Availability: plenty

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter – Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. The custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle and in the Sierra Hop Torpedo, makes for an incredible IPA experience.  6.2% ABV/Chico, CA/Ratebeer 97/Availability: plenty

Uinta Cahoots Saison – Brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Tom Shivers, this saison exhibits notes of subtle spice and fruit esters balanced by delicate malt character. Cahoots boasts earthy saison yeast characteristics with refreshing citrus fruit flavors and aroma. 6% ABV/Salt Lake City, UT/Beer Advocate 85/Availability: plenty

Mikkeller Mosaic Imperial IPA – A gigantic tropical citrus double IPA bomb from Mikkeller. 330 mL bottles so you can actually finish this yourself without having to share. 8.9% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark/Ratebeer 99/Availability: limited

Smuttynose Durty Hoppy Brown Ale – The 18th in Smuttynose’s Small Batch series, this hoppy brown ale uses Polaris, a new German high alpha hop variety for bittering, which is then followed by Nugget for the flavor additions, and finally a boatload of Simcoe post-fermentation for dry-hopping. The malt selection is a bit heavier on the nutty character and dark cocoa notes. 8.4% ABV/Hampton, NH/Ratebeer 96/Availability: limited

Ska Hibernal Vinefra – Oak-aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice in 6 pack cans! Yum. 8% ABV/Durango, CO/Ratebeer 94/Availability: limited

Alvinne Phi Sour* – Nice sour complexity on the nose, mostly lactic, with some cider apples sweetened with lots of caramel. Lemon, some hay and herbs, fresh hops, faint sour cherry, floral notes, faint honey. Crisp and sour start, but sweet too, like sugared slices of lemon. Bitter hops, but not enough to cover the sweetness. 10% ABV/Moen, Belgium/Beer Advocate 86/Availability: limited/*Arriving Friday

Alvinne Balthazar Belgian Strong Ale* – Aroma of dark caramel malt, yeast, some dark fruity esters. Taste is sweet caramel malt, Belgium yeast, with some zesty ginger notes and coriander as well. A full body with mild carbonation and sweet malt very yeasty on the palate. 9% ABV/Moen, Belgium/Ratebeer 85/Availability: limited/*Arriving Friday

Prairie Apple Brandy Noir* – Prairie keeps up the tradition of making their Noir imperial stout and aging it in a variety of fancy liquor or wine casks. This version arriving Friday is aged in apple brandy barrels. 12% ABV/Krebs, OK/Ratebeer 99/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday

Left Hand Wake Up Dead Oak Aged Imperial Stout – Wake Up Dead hibernates in Left Hand’s cellars for over 12 months before being blended to woody perfection. Hints of raisins, cherry, licorice and toffee, followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. 10.2% ABV/Longmont, CO/Ratebeer 98/Availability: plenty

Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout – Another beast from Avery, this one is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. Jacob Spears, a distant descendant of the folks at Avery, is widely credited as the first distiller to label whiskey “bourbon” in 1790. 16.9% ABV/Boulder, CO/Ratebeer 100/Availabilty: limited

Ska Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter – This imperial porter brings strong bitter chocolate with a hint of coffee, bing cherries and a consistency as thick as the Hershey’s syrup. The finish leaves more chocolate, but with the addition of fig and date flavors. 8% ABV/Durango, CO/Ratebeer 92/Availability: plenty

Brewdog Hardcore IPA – The Hardcore IPA is chocked full of the American Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops which present themselves with some intense citrus, pine, and spicy notes. Backed up by a strong malty backbone with notes of whisky, rum, and liquid candy. 9.2% ABV/Scotland/Ratebeer 99/Availability: plenty

Ranger Creek Red Headed Stranger Red IPA – This homage to one of the Lone Star State’s most beloved songwriters is a Red IPA great for Texas weather. It has a strong malt backbone with an assertive bitterness of sticky sweet American hops (Nugget, Zeus, Chinook and Cascade).  6.3% ABV/San Antonio, TX/Beer Advocate 84/Availability: plenty

Seattle Cider Gin Botanical – Seattle Cider’s Gin Botanical is a semi-dry cider unlike any other, showcasing notes of lemon, orange rind, juniper, cucumber and verbena. It is inspired by a local distillery, and uses botanicals from the distillery’s gin. Like the spirit that inspired it, this cider is complex, clean, aromatic and refreshing. 6.9% ABV/Seattle, WA/Availability: plenty

Sam Adams IPA Series – Sam Adams jumps full boat on the IPA bandwagon with their Rebel series of IPAs. The session IPA is Rebel Rider, the double IPA is Rebel Rouser and the standard IPA is the Rebel. West coast in style, these are meant to be big, bold, piney & citrusy IPAs. Each comes in a 6 pack. 4.5%, 6.5% and 8.4% ABV respectively/Boston, MA/Availability: decent

Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm


Ranger Creek Red Headed Stranger

Smuttynose Durty Hoppy Brown Ale

Uinta Cahoots Saison

One more random thing we’ll open up


Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Alaskan Double Black IPA

Ensenada Smoked Piloncillo Stout

One more random thing we’ll open up

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