New beers – October 20, 2016

Greetings!

It’s my favourite time of the week (order day) and hopefully yours (new beer blog post day)! Once again I’m going to tempt and tantalize you with all the stuff I’m bringing in. I’ve got a number of wonderful beers ranging in style and profile, some great deals and some real treats!

First of all, if you’ll excuse my repetition these past few weeks, The Craft Beer Advent Calendar is in the store right now, and I really want to make sure no one is going to miss them before they’re gone.  $155 for 24 modern beer styles crafted by old world brewers. It’s an exciting way to see the fusion of old and new. I get great pleasure in the morning when I open the little cardboard door and see what beer I’ll have waiting for me at the end of the day, and I think you will too, so don’t miss out! Call the shop (403-283-8000) or shoot me an e-mail beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com

In the meantime, here are the new arrivals for this week:

Disruption Black IPA by Category 12: Fresh and hoppy, and sturdy and roasted, the best of both worlds! Designed to make you forget everything you knew about dark beers. This high scoring black IPA is lightly fruity with great nutty and coffee notes.  ($8.82 for a 650mL bottle)

Sour Pumpkin Saison by Collective Arts: A fresh, unique take on a saison that’ll make you think twice about pumpkin beers. The saison is soured for 24h, and made with fresh roasted pumpkin and pumpkin spice. The traditional saison yeast just adds to the spice, but not in an overwhelming way. It’s lightly tart and refreshing, and comforting…don’t forget comforting. ($3.49 for a 473mL tall can)

Saint of Circumstance by Collective Arts: A light, crisp and refreshing wheated blonde ale, that’s made even more refreshing by the addition of Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops and citrus zest. It’s soft, and lively on the palate with tons of citrus, and finishes clean and crisp. ($3.49 for a 473mL tall can)

House of Pilsner by Coulee brewing: A modern Pilsner that doesn’t forget about it’s roots. An ode to the classic style, with all it’s robust malty, spice and floral notes, but with the addition of more modern citrusy notes to brighten the whole thing up. ($15.79 for a 6-pack on cans)

Ode to Citra by Powell Street brewing: The name says it all, this west coast pale is all about Citra hops. Notes of Mango, orange, and other citrus fruits with great malty notes all over. Definitely a fantastic way to showcase this wonderful hop variety. ($9.29 for a 650mL bottle)

Finally: NEW KEG ALERT!! We’re lucky enough to get a keg of Dandy’s Julia Peach Cobbler sour! Peaches and vanilla on a malty base and a generous tartness. When Dandy did their last tap takeover, this one sold out right away. It’s limited so make sure to bring your growler in for some!

Of course I’m also filling the shelves with some returning products, some after a noticeable absence. Returning products are: Double Mountain Killer red Fresh hop IRA, Alley Kat double Dragon (this time with Amarillo hops!), Tool Shed Belgian DIP, Collective Arts Rhyme and Reason (this time in tall cans!) and Ransack the Universe(amazingly tropical and fresh IPA), and finally Ballast Point Even Keel session ale (in cans).

Some real killer choices this week!

So that’s about all for this week. Come on in and visit, say hi, see what I’m pouring!

Please follow me on Twitter @ShawnsBrewsCGY for other product updates.

That’s all for now!

Cheers!

- Shawn

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