Duvel is traditionally brewed with two hop varieties.
Duvel Tripel Hop is brewed with three hop varieties and each year the third hop is changed to provide its own unique taste and aroma. This keeps the final flavor profile surprisingly exciting for any true beer lover. For 2014 our brewers selected the exotic hop Mosaic from the USA. CHARACTERISTICS By using three instead of two hop varieties to brew, we obtain additional hop aromas and an increased bitterness. The typical Duvel palate is enriched with Mosaic hops providing fresh notes of tropical fruit and an intriguing, blueberry flavor. Mosaic hops are added again during ‘dry-hopping’, extracting additional hop aromas into the beer. The higher aromatic intensity rounds out the beer, backing the final alcohol content of 9.5%.
THE BREW MASTER ON TRIPEL HOP We note that the trend towards more hoppy beers - thanks to our first brews in 2007 and 2010 - is to continue. This Duvel Tripel Hop will please special beer lovers, while we will continue to ensure that the intrinsic characteristics of Duvel preserved.
It remains fascinating how only with the pure base ingredients you can provide a very broad and varying complexity to special beers. Each hop variety has its own intrinsic characteristics, which are so critical for the taste and aroma of the beer. As the grape determines the unique character of a wine, the hop varieties used that much for this beer.
We therefore wish that the character of Mosaic hop over subtly noticeable. We achieve this by adding hops again after the main fermentation, which we call dry-hopping. This keeps the pronounced fruity character pervasive presence in the final beer.
It is without a doubt fascinating and challenging to select a new hop variety each year, while also being both harmonious and a well differentiated contribution to the Duvel profile.
This Bourbon came from the Stitzel-Weller facility in Louisville, Ky. -- famous for a bourbon called Pappy Van Winkle....
Barterhouse 20 Year Old Bourbon...$74.99
"The sly whiskey was discovered in the dark shadows of a rickhouse after spending 20 years in charred American White Oak Barrels. A soft and elegant nose, reminiscent of warm spice, biscuit and buttercream i s cunningly paid off with the mellow taste of roasted grains and charred oak--finishing with pleasing hints of spice and brown sugar."
"At Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co., we pride ourselves on rescuing lost barrels of rare and delicious whiskey, hidden away and long forgotten in the back of rickhouses. While we take craft and quality seriously, we had a little fun bringing these extraordinary whiskeys to life with each of our marques. Every Orphan Barrel bourbon Whiskey is hand bottles in Tullahoma, to ensure that these rare whiskeys are treated with the care they deserve--because once they're gone, they're gone forever."
Emails sent to the top 200 to give you an idea of where you stand now.
As we have found, there is no perfect system for allocated beers as the demand surpasses supply by a great distance. We have 500+ people signed up on BRC and many times we get less than 36 bottles. We are trying to do the best we can to be fair.
I have been told that some people are giving up on the system because they have not been allocated any of the rare beers. I understand the frustration and ask you to be more patient. Right now, we have not had anything that has been more than 48 bottles. But when we release some of our own barrel aged beers including Side Project releases where we will have 200-400 bottles available and will make it much further down the list. We have a 2 barrel batch of 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Blueprint Coffee LSD coming soon - should be almost 400 bottles.
I have been basing the allocation on the previous 2 months sales. I feel that is a good amount of time to let new people sign up and get in on the allocations.
I also have been basing allocations sometimes on your full purchases and sometimes on beer only purchases to mix it up a bit.
When we get 48 bottles, I email the top 48 people, if they pass on their allocation or do not pick up we go to the next people on the list. We have made it as far down the list to the top 70.
I do still randomly put special beers out on the shelf for shoppers to find. Recently on the shelf in the last few weeks some bottles of Cantillon, Avery Rufus Corvus, Drie Fonteinen Hommage, Anchorage Deal With The Devil Ale Aged in Cognac Barrels, Anchorage Between The Staves collab with Crooked Stave Brewing, Anchorage Rondy Brew Saison bottled with Brett plus more.
Since we have only been using the system for a few months, I am still working on other rewards for people. We offered the second chance to enter in the Side Project Name the beer contest. We will also have some give aways and special discounts eventually. Probably not until we get at least 6 months into the system.
Any questions or comments you can leave here or email firstname.lastname@example.org Need some emails: Either we do not have an email or it is wrong If you think these might be you. Email email@example.com with your phone number so I can update our system with your email address.
2010 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi...$83.99
Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and leather are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass in Einaudi's 2010 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi. Explosive and full-bodied to the core, the 2010 is a huge, intense wine endowed with tons of richness and sheer concentration. The 2010 is going to require significant patience. Today it is a bit bombastic, but hopefully finesse will develop in bottle. In the face of a cold vintage, Einaudi decided to basically trim the bunches in half in order to give the fruit the best chance to ripen. The resulting wine is massive yet also impeccably balanced. Rated 94+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Rated 94/100 James Suckling
2010 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi...$83.99 Sweet, silky tannins provide the backbone for the 2010 Barolo Cannubi, a wine that impresses for its creamy texture and fabulous overall balance. Sweet red berries, mint, tobacco, cherries and flowers flesh out in a soft, caressing Barolo loaded with finesse. All the elements fall together in the glass. The Cannubi is naturally a more feminine wine than the Terlo, and equally appealing, even if it is totally different in style. Rated 94+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
2010 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra...$95.99 Conterno-Fantino's flagship 2010 Barolo Sorì Ginestra wraps around the palate with gorgeous texture. Pine, menthol, tobacco and savory herbs flesh out in a rich, full-bodied Barolo endowed with stunning depth and volume. Not surprisingly, the 2010 is the tightest and least expressive of these Barolos today. The 2010 spent a year in 100% new French oak barrels and a second year in a combination of French oak and larger casks.
Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations. There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.
Wine of the Week -Laurence Feraud Cotes du Rhone Come taste it all four locations on Saturday July 26 - from 11am-4pm
2011 Sélection Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhône...$11.99 In addition to running the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Domaine du Pegau with her father Paul, Laurence Féraud manages a successful negociant wine business under the "Sélection Laurence Féraud" label.
This Cotes du Rhone shows of the amazing Syrah from the Rhone area as it is 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. This classic Côtes du Rhône offers densely layered black fruit aromas with a characteristic spiciness on the nose. Medium bodied on the palate, with ripe tannins, plenty of black cherry fruit, and a long, lingering finish. It is the ideal accompaniment to most weeknight meals and a wide range of grilled meats and vegetables.
Ch. St. Jean Chardonnay North Coast....$7.99 Ch. St. Jean Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia...$7.99 Travis Chardonnay Unoaked.....$12.99 Roederer Brut Premier Champagne....$39.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio .....$17.99 Prices good through August 16, 2014 Kendall Jackson VR Chardonnay....$9.99 everyday
Great Beer Specials!
Bells Two Hearted Ale....$6.99 / 4pk CANS 16oz Gouden Carolus Tripel....$13.99 / 4pk Stone Go To Session IPA....$8.99 / 6pk Goose Island Sofie.....$9.99 / 4pk Founders Porter.....$7.99 / 6pk Prices good through August 16, 2014
Taste all three... We are tasting all three Arehucas Rums $19.99 each
Arehucas Ron Miel
Ron Miel Guanche Rum...$19.99 / 750ml
Ron Miel Honey Rum is a unique speciality of both the Canary Islands and its oldest distillery, Arehucas. Seven year old rum is blended with natural honey from the surrounding islands to create an exquisite natural flavour combination. Enjoy it on its own or in multitude of exciting mixed drinks and cocktails in which Ron Miel Honey Rum acts as a natural substitute for man-made sugars and liqueurs.
Made from 100% California sugarcane, St. George California Agricole Rum (formerly Agua Libre Rum) is a pure, primal, unapologetic expression of fresh California cane. Intensely grassy, sultry, and robust, this rum is not for the faint of heart—but for those who love it there is no substitute. ABV: 43%
We make our rum from fresh sugarcane—not molasses—in the style of a rhum agricole or cachaça. The cane is grown outside of Brawley in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Immediately after harvest, stalks of sugarcane are shipped here to the distillery, where we extract fresh cane juice by running the stalks by hand through a sugarcane mill. The freshly pressed, uncooked cane juice is then fermented and distilled in small batches in our 500-liter copper pot still.
Gold Medal. — Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Winner. — 2013 Good Food Awards
Both rustic and refined, earthy, almost peat-y... Captures your attention right away. — Los Angeles Times
Made in the style of Martinique rhum agricole, but with a touch of West Coast swagger. A pungent, even primal version of silver rum, reminiscent of a mezcal without the smoke. — Wine Enthusiast
This rum makes one of the best Cuba Libres I've ever tried. — Serious Eats
Dramatically big with a grassy freshness. — San Francisco Weekly
Delight is not too keen a word... This local agricole keeps up with quality Martinique rhums. — Liquor.com
(A) world-class American expression... astonishing. — Grubstreet
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Invitation Double IPA...$5.99 / 24oz
A Liquid Invitation to Beer Camp Across America
SIERRA NEVADA SENDS BEER CAMP ACROSS AMERICA MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Limited release double IPA doubles as a beer festival invitation
Chico, CA—June 23, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is sending a flavorful request instead of a formal one, today shipping to distributors a West Coast Double IPA in 24-ounce bottles that invites beer drinkers to attend Beer Camp Across America. An unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival, Beer Camp Across America will feature more than 700 total breweries; each brewery will pour their beers at the festival closest to them. The West Coast Double IPA includes a message that calls drinkers to the bounty of beer that will be at each tour stop.
“There will be a huge selection of great beers in every city we visit this summer, and we thought beer lovers would appreciate a glimpse of the fun to come with our own hopped-up invitation,” said Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “This is an IPA that’s West Coast in style, which is fitting since the whole pilgrimage kicks off here in California in just a few weeks.”
Heading to most states in limited quantities, the Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA clocks in at 8.5% ABV and features five hop varieties, two of which went into Sierra Nevada’s “Hop Torpedo” dry-hopping device and impart hints of grapefruit and a floral note that recalls orange blossom. A light malt body and dry finish complement the bold hop profile.
In stock now at Forsyth - only 9 more bottles available
Dom Perignon vintages are only released after 7 years of aging. A small portion of each Dom Perignon Vintage is kept on the lees long to be released when the cellar master deemed they were ready. The "second release" is the Eonotheque.
Disgorged in 2008 - so 12 years on the lees
1996 Dom Perignon OEnotheque....$339.99 / 750ml
"The 1996 Dom Perignon OEnotheque offers up layers of pastry, lemon, smoke and toastiness. At first deceptively understated, the wine turns positively explosive and layered on the palate, showing remarkable tension, elegance and power, all wrapped around a seriously intense frame. The balance between fruit and acidity is awesome. This is a marvelous DP OEno. The OEno is the same juice as the regular Dom Perignon, except the OEno is aged on the cork while the regular DP is aged in crown-sealed bottles. Once disgorged, the OEenos gets a slightly lower dosage than is typical for the original release DP. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026."
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate Rated 99/100 The Wine Enthusiast Just starting to hit its stride: "Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026." - Wine Advocate
The new line of Patron is crafted exclusively from the 500 Year Old Tahona Process
In the tahona process, a large volcanic stone wheel slowly crushes the shredded cooked agave, which is then placed (agave juice and agave fiber both) into pine wood casks for fermentation. Hand-made copper pot stills then take over the next step, distillation. In this process, the fermented “mosto” is distilled once with the agave fiber, then distilled again without, before it is fine filtered and balanced to produce the final tequila.
For those of you following our saga of 21 years, we FINALLY broke ground on our long planned and much needed Taj Mahal! An event of this magnitude deserved a unique hop bomb to toast with. TWENTY ONE is built on a foundation of dark specialty malts, framed by sturdy IBUs and crowned with a monumental dry hop addition of two of our favorites, Amarillo and Simcoe.
The last Anniversary Ale from Arapahoe Ave? Yeah it is! Many thanks to you for assisting us in realizing our dream.
New 15 pack is back in stock at Fresh. Canned July 8th and 12!
We tried to get more for the big weekend, but we only have 10 packs available and the distributor is out already.
15 cans for the price of 12!!!!
Founders All Day IPA....$16.99 / 15 pack cans! All Day IPA is a 4.7% ABV session ale, brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo hops and measuring out at 42 IBUs. We set our minds to brewing this beer because we wanted an American IPA that worked with an active lifestyle. It has won numerous awards, including a silver medal in the session beer category at the GABF in 2010 under a working name and, most recently, a 2014 Good Food Award.
2nd Shift Brewing Katy...$8.49 Don't know what to call it besides a Brett Beer. This one gets aged for 3 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a cool yeast that gives this beer a wonderfully pretty aroma and flavor that everyone better like or else I'll look you up and teach you a lesson. 5.4% ABV
Still old label, but fresh beer - Bottled July 14
2nd Shift Ratsalad IPA...$8.49 Just love making IPA's, so here's another one that uses a new hop blend called Zythos that is just delicious and should be enjoyed with a blow-up doll or something similiar. It is 8.5% ABV
Double down with this imperial spelt beer that features a generous amount of dinkel (spelt) malt in place of the traditional wheat malt. The result features aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove, citrus, and a slight spiciness. Smooth, full bodied and drinkable, Doppel Dinkel Bock will make the Bavarian in you proud!
Watch our video to learn more about this collaboration with our friends atDistelhauser.
Malt: Chocolate Wheat, Carared Malt, Pilsner, Wheat Malt, Spelt Malt
The Balvenie 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$799.99
The Balvenie Thirty is a rare and especially fine single malt for which David Stewart selects only exceptional casks that were laid down over thirty years ago. By marrying The Balvenie slowly aged in traditional oak whisky casks with that aged in European oak sherry casks, David creates a rich, mellow Scotch whisky with unusual depth and complexity. ‘Thirty’ is bottled at 47.3% abv to capture all the signature characteristics of The Balvenie.
Notes: This whiskey is produced at the scenic Buffalo Trace Distillery in
Frankfort. This is a single barrel bourbon. Unlike most this carries no age statement. It is bottled when Mr. Lee determines the barrel is at its peak. Like Bookers (from Jim Beam), it is named after the Master Distiller, or Distiller Emeritus of the distillery it comes from. Unlike Bookers, it is priced only a few dollars more than regular straight bourbon. It is also much more approachable for a novice.
Appearance: Deep red / gold in the bottle, shows its age, as well as its namesake, Mr Lee. You rarely see this color in a whiskey, as it denotes a great deal of maturity and aging. To see this color in a single malt scotch, it would have to be a to older and about four to ten times more expensive. It is a beautiful thing. On swirling, it leaves a thicker coating on the glass and has more legs and heavier body than George T. Stagg or Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
First Impression: Toffee, apricots, some spiciness, and a faint trace of marzipan, leather, and on more warming: char.This is a great, full-bodied, but somehow delicate whiskey. Damn smooth stuff.
Taste: Toffee, (not caramel), corn, apricot again, much like the bouquet. A medium mouth feel, more like a good armagnac than like a cognac (as I have described some other whiskies from there). Nice warming going down, without the burn you would expect for the price. Most bourbons don't stand up to age well, they have a very turbulent ride to adolescence in new fresh charred barrels, and dramatic temperature swings (hence intense respiration in the barrel which leads to a very rapid aging compared to the sedate pace of other spirits many of which use recycled barrels).
Drinks: Great in almost any drink calling for bourbon. Has the taste and body to stand up to anything you mix it with, but on the other hand it does mix well and does not overwhelm a drink. A true gentleman who knows how to get along well with others.
Final Thoughts: This is where all my troubles began... This was my first single barrel bourbon after years of drinking mass produced bourbons. There is a term "Gateway Drug" meaning the one you get started on, innocently enough before. . . In a entirely different POSITIVE way this is a Gateway Bourbon. . .The difference betwwen this and the mass produced bourbons is immense. For just a few dollars more, it introduces you to the true possibilities of what bourbon can be and leaves you hungering for all the other ones out there. Beware! It is an outstanding value, and I give a personal recommendation to try.Bottle: Gold Sealing Wax and a square bottle with rounded edges give it a nice effect. The concave medallion type impressions on the side make the bottle easy to grip when pouring - unlike a lot of square bottles. It also makes it easy to find in your bar. It looks they are trying for a slightly antique look with Mr Lee's portrait on the back label looking through the whiskey. The clear glass and label on the front show off the color of the whiskey to good effect. The weight and heft of the bottle conveys a solid feel. A printed oval label has the legally required labeling and little more.
It starts with the cane.
Sammy's Beach Bar Rum is made from the finest sugar cane grown in the best cane growing region in the world - Hawaii. Pure first-growth and first-press sugar cane from Hawaii produces the most flavorful juice possible. We could have been like all the others, following the standard one year maturation period of cane used in other premium rums. But to make the finest premium rum possible, the cane in Sammy's Beach Bar Rum matures for a full two years before it can meet our standards. This gives the sugar from the cane its intense character and wonderful aroma. After carefully selecting only the best crops, the canes are harvested and then gently pressed near our distillery. This pressing extracts the first-press sugar cane juice. The cane juice is fermented for 5 days in custom made vats to create "mash" with an incredible bouquet."
Sammy Hagar is the multi-platinum Red Rocker, the front man of hard rock legends Van Halen, respected member in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and currently embarked on his fourth platinum career with his supergroup, Chickenfoot.
Raised in Fontana, California, Hagar burst on the scene from San Francisco as the lead vocalist of Montrose. After a string of eight solo albums, culminating with the several platinum efforts and hundreds of sold out concert appearances across the country, Hagar joined Van Halen in 1985 and took the band to unprecedented heights, including four consecutive No. 1 albums before the band broke up in the mid nineties. He later returned to Van Halen to lead a triumphant 2004 reunion tour.
Four Roses next Limited Edition Bourbon Release the bottle will be $89.99 We have our allocation in stock now. 57% ABV 7,122 bottles produced Aged 11 years Recipe: OESF We have gotten so many requests that we have to do a raffle on this one. We will draw names based on the number of bottles we receive. If your name is drawn, you can purchase the bottle of Four Roses.
Time to sign up!
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You get one free sign up, must come to the store to sign up
You can get additional raffle tickets for each bottle of Four Roses Bourbon you buy.
You can order bottles of Four Roses online to get a raffle ticket. But the bottles must be purchased before the raffle.
You must be 21 to enter
You can sign up at any of our 4 locations
You have until Thursday July 31, 2014 - 7pm to sign up
The drawing will be August 1st, you do not have to be present to win.
If your name is drawn, you get to purchase one bottle.
Good luck! Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.727.8788
2011 Quinta dos Murças Assobio Red (Douro)...$14.99 Assobio is from a single vineyard in the Quinta dos Murças estate. A powerful, structured expression of Douro wine, it has black fruits, dark tannins, some subtle layers of wood aging and great concentration. Dark and richly fruity, it needs to mature before drinking. Wait until 2017." Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Plus - we saved only 1 - 12 pack to share for our Friday night tasting.
We only have a 12oz bottle of each, so they will not last long.
We will open the bottles up at 4pm sharp. Tasting will last as long as the bottles survive.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12 pack
12 different beers brewed in collaboration with 12 different breweries!
Taste all 12 on Friday!
Asheville Brewers Alliance
Russian River Brewing
Read more about the amazing line up of beers in this pack...
NINKASI BREWING COMPANY Double Latte Coffee Imperial Stout Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat. This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.
NEW GLARUS BREWING COMPANY There and Back English Style Bitter For beer folks, Chico, CA, and New Glarus, WI, are must-see capitals on the U.S. brewing map, but getting between the two is no simple feat. There and Back is named for the planes, trains, and zeal needed to connect them. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor. New Glarus is fiercely loyal to its home state, growing to one of the largest breweries in the U.S. without selling a single drop outside of the borders of Wisconsin. With those local tastes in mind, New Glarus has perfected traditional German styles and invented masterful versions of complex and intense fruit beers featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.
BELL’S BREWERY, INC. Maillard's Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale Rich, dark, and roasty. That was the concept Bell’s beer guru John Mallett aimed for and, true to John’s vision, Maillard’s Odyssey is exactly that. Its name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer. Bell’s has done a lot to raise the Midwest’s craft beer bona fides. They are masters of many beer styles from their portfolio of top-notch American stouts all the way through to the alpha acid assault of their Hopslam Ale. Bell’s constantly reinvents beer styles and refines recipes with artful mastery and an oddball slant.
RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY Yvan the Great Belgian Style Blond As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up. From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.
FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING CO. Torpedo Hoppy Pilsner Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style. Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.
CIGAR CITY BREWING, LLC Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock Tampa is a long way from our home base in Chico, but the guys down yonder in Florida sure can brew a great beer. Our friends at Cigar City find inspiration in the Cuban roots of their hometown, and that Latin-inspired flair is evident in Yonder Bock. This tropical take on the Maibock adds a Latin island flair to this traditional German style beer. Enamored with the Latin roots of their Tampa home, Cigar City always tries to channel a bit of local history into their beers, e.g. the Humidor Series whose beers age on Spanish cedar as an homage to Tampa’s cigar making roots. Only five years old, this brewery deserves the fast praise that’s come its way.
VICTORY BREWING COMPANY Alt Route Altbier Brewers are notorious for refusing to take the easy path. Instead, we lead with our hearts and pursue our passions no matter how difficult the road ahead. Alt Route is a tribute to this stubborn spirit that drove us to dodge the status quo and found breweries. Together we chased the siren song of beer with this revamped take on an antique beer style. Like us, Victory is one of the few brewers with an allegiance to whole-cone hops. They do extensive work with hop flavor, especially focusing on clever and delicious single-hop beers highlighting the same hop grown in different regions. They too share our roots in home brewing and never lost their passion for working with new beers and styles solely for the joy of making something new.
OSKAR BLUES BREWERY CANfusion Rye Bock Our friends at Oskar Blues pioneered great beer in a can and, as mutual members of the canned craft club, this partnership was a perfect fit. CANfusion is a coming together—a fusion, if you will—of flavors from across the spectrum of brewing: spicy rye, tangy wheat and a bright citrusy hop aroma. Oskar Blues is the granddaddy of canned craft beer. Like us, they have a fun-loving passion for the outdoors and bikes. It was a natural fit for them to adopt cans as a portable, durable way to tote their favorite beer on the trail, and in the process they paved the way for all other craft brewers to follow.
ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY Myron's Walk Belgian Style Pale We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both. In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.
ASHEVILLE BREWERS ALLIANCE Tater Ridge Scottish Ale The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come. We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.
3 FLOYDS BREWING CO. Chico King Pale Ale 3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals. 3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.
BALLAST POINT BREWING COMPANY Electric Ray India Pale Lager As ever, San Diego’s Ballast Point looked to the sea for the inspiration behind Electric Ray. A play on the fish’s scientific name—Torpedo californica—this beer pays homage to our mutual home state, as well as to our Hop Torpedo, the source of much of the big flavor in this high voltage, hop-forward Imperial Pale Lager. Ballast Point brought their homebrewing dreams to the big leagues and started brewing professionally, but they never forgot their roots. They still run a successful homebrewing supply shop in San Diego. A love for hops and the ocean inspire incredible brewed and distilled offerings, and their one-of-a-kind labels boast some beautiful, and sometimes gnarly-lookin’, fish.