I hope everyone has gotten a chance to taste the Four Winds Nectarous. If not, we’re about half way through the cases we received last week, so don’t sit on it for too long! While you’re at it, make sure to grab a bottle of their saison La Maison, which is truly a fantastic, lightly fruity and slightly funky saison. Same thing goes for the Outcast Alex Ale. We’re about half way through and have to make sure everyone gets a chance to taste this local gem!
Only a few new things for this week, though they are all pretty neat. The imperial stout from Blindman is an intriguing beer, as is the mole stout from The Bruery. Read on and see for yourself!
Chucklehead IRA by Phillips brewing: Don’t shy away from this one Coulrophobes! Like many Phillips beers, you can forget about the name, and even just tear the label off. This medium bodied India Red Ale has aromas of bright resinous hops that float upon a lightly caramel scented and decently full malt backbone. A little more comforting than your average IPA. ($7.49 for a 650mL bottle)
Ichorous Imperial stout by Blindman brewing: A rich and dense imperial stout, just how we want them! Plenty of dark and roasted malts, and all the coffee and cocoa that comes with them. A hint of booziness bobs up from the accompanying sweetness to make sure you know what kind of beer this is. ($19.99 for a 4-pack of cans)
Share this: Mole by The Bruery: This is an imperial stout featuring ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs. The cinnamon and coffee aromas waft our first thing, followed by lovely chocolate and smoke notes. A rich stout base brings all the usual components to play, but peppered heavily with more smoke, chocolate and spice.($22.69 for a 750mL bottle)
Hazelnutley Choctabulous by Rogue ales: It was a thing, once, to blend Rogue’s hazelnut brown and chocolate stout in order to make something that tastes along the lines of a snickers bar. Rogue took this idea and ran with it (though 4+ years after the fact) and merged these two beers for you! Chocolate heavy, with a nice nutty, roasty depth. Slightly creamy but overall, super tasty. ($10.69 for a 650mL bottle)
Saixon by The Bruery: A beautifully rustic, fruity, and funky saison. Featuring brettanomyces and 3 different German hops, this is meant to be a somewhat of a Belgo-Germanic style. Light grainy body with citrus and lots of funky farmhouse qualities. Easily drinkable with a pleasant bitter finish. ($15.99 for a 750mL bottle)
Cidre Kinkiz: Yet another Normandy cidre to hit the market! Brilliantly funky and wildly effervescent. Both ripe and turning apples and care-worn horse blankets. This is my absolute favourite style of cider! ($17.79 for a 750mL bottle)
Along with all of these, I’m also trying to fill a couple of extra shelves I’ve recently built. So I’m bringing in some old favourites including some very attractively priced items from The Bruery (Hottenroth, Jardinier, Tradewinds). Returning favourites include the Four Winds Featherweight IPA, Omnipollo pineapple gose, all Bench Creek beers, Central City Superstellar IPA, Driftwood Naughty Hildegard (along with recently restocked -and fresh!- Fat Tug and White Bark). Not to mention decently reduced prices on some Stone products (barley wine, chocolate stout).
That’s about it for this week!
See you in the shop!