New beers – October 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to yet another week of beer updates!

I’m writing this in the midst of a chilly, misty day and I’m really missing the sunny picturesque weather we’ve been having lately. The week started out so lovely and now I want nothing more than to crawl under a comforter, or into a tulip glass of stout! Anyways, enough of my whining. I don’t mind the cold nearly as much as I lead on. I’ve got northern blood in me, after all.

So on to the main event! I’ve got a few neat and new beers for you guys/gals to check out. Something from each side of the spectrum now that I think about it. There is definitely something for everyone on this list!

Sweet Potato Harvest Ale by 4 Mile brewing: This creative autumn beer done with sweet potatoes has a generously sweet character on a light body, filled with plenty of pie like spice and lifted with a gentle carbonation. ($8.19 for a 650mL bottle)

Narwhal Imperial stout by Sierra Nevada: This is a staple that no beer lover can avoid. A rich, coffee and chocolate filled stout (not literally), with a hefty 10.2% ABV, robust but silky carbonation that throws notes of dried fruits and freshly made caramel all over. ($19.79 for a 4-pack of bottles)

Hopzeit Autumn IPA by Deschutes: This is a hybrid of styles that you won’t soon forget. All the malty, semi-sweet, comforting body of a marzen with the vibrant, herbal and fruity notes of German hops. Sounds kind of perfect right? ($21.59 for a 6-pack of bottles)

Berliner mango weisse by Brasserie Dunham: I’ll never pass up an opportunity to have another berliner weisse in the shop. Following along with the trend this past year or so, Dunham uses the addition of fruit to accent the tart acidity and mellow grainy feel of this German style. Light mango notes play all along this moderate lactic beer along with plenty of lemon, straw and lovely malt. ($15.49 for a 750mL bottle)

Hardy Brown ale by Moody ales: BC’s own Moody ales comes at you with this mild, easy drinking brown ale. Mellow caramel and coffee tones with a soft, mild mouth feel and a dry finish. ($9.09 for a 650mL bottle)

Stash ale by Collective Arts: This one is supposed to appeal to craft lovers and macro beer drinkers alike! Sometimes you just want a simple blonde ale to crush right? Light doughy malts with mild fruity tones along with lightly herbal hops (don’t worry hopophobes, not very bitter at all). ($2.99 for a tall can)

See what I mean?

I’ve had little choice but to bring in nearly all of the Collective Arts beers (in case you hadn’t noticed). The price-to-quality ratio is kind of ridiculous and I want to make sure everyone has a chance to try some of these incredibly tasty beers (seriously, you owe it to yourself to come try the Saint of Circumstance and Ransack the Universe, and they are in tall cans to boot!).

A couple more things I have to mention before I go here. If you’re looking for a growler fill this week (and honestly…who isn’t?) I still have some of Four Winds IPA left, along with Dandy’s peach cobbler sour (which is truly amazing), so make sure to grab a little more before they disappear. Lastly, make sure to stop in this Saturday night between 3 and 7pm for a taste of three different beers represented by Untapped imports (including something sour, something dark, and something wet hopped!).

That’s all for now folks!

Cheers!

- Shawn

@ShawnsBrewsCGY

beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com

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