Greetings and welcome to our weird fall/winter hybrid season! Although if weâ€™re paying attention (and when it comes to the weather, I rarely am), I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s anything hybrid about it! My head has been all over the place today, and thanks to inappropriate tires, so was my car. Itâ€™s early afternoon as of writing this, so thatâ€™s an acceptable time to crack something and just try to forget about whatever is happening outside right? I donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m going to open yet, but itâ€™s likely one of the following, which also happen to be all the fun new beers that have come in over the past few weeks. I apologize for my absence in September, I took some well deserved time off, and as usual, it takes another week or two to catch up after that, so here I am! More or less caught up, excited to share some ridiculously exciting beers, along with all the fall and seasonal offerings trickling into the store.
Before I give you my Buzzfeed-like TOP 10 NEW BEERS ON THE KENSINGTON WINE MARKET SHELVES (You wonâ€™t BELIEVE #6), I want to let you all know that if you havenâ€™t seen my Brews News newsletter I sent out last week, I mentioned this yearâ€™s Craft Beer Advent Calendar. This yearâ€™s Calendar consists of 12 of our favourite brewers from the Craft Beer Importers portfolio, each making 2 beers. 1 beer of their choice, and one they then collaborate with a different (and new to us) brewer for a second beer! This year the calendar will run roughly $160 (with some wiggle room), and if you want to commit to one before October 10th, Iâ€™ll give you a 5% discount! Feel free to give the shop a call (403-283-8000) or email me at [email protected] with a name, phone number, email address and a method of payment.
Ok, now that that is out of the way, letâ€™s get into all these new brews. Check out these tasty suds (I hate that name).
Central City Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Ale $6.49 for a 650mL bottle
Fernie Ghostrider Pumpkin Brown $7.49 for a 650mL bottle
Les Trois Mousquetaires Oktoberfest $11.69 for a 750mL bottle
Yukon Pumpkin Spice Ale $3.99 for a 473mL tall can
Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter $16.29 for a 650mL bottle
Evil Twin Soul Made IPA $9.79 for a 473mL tall can
Evil Twin Rhubarb Compote Sour $9.79 for a 473mL tall can
Evil Twin Hot Toddy-ish $9.99 for a 473mL tall can
Evil Twin Everyday Once a Day Give Yourself an IPA $7.39 for a 473mL tall can
Evil Twin Breaking the Waves IIPA $9.99 for a 473mL tall can
Jester King Funk Metal Sour Stout $32.99 for a 750mL bottle
Jester King Queenâ€™s Order $26.99 for a 750mL bottle
Jester King Demitone $32.99 for a 75-mL bottle
Jester King Le Petit Prince $20.99 for a 750mL bottle
Dandy Premium Lager $17.09 for a 4-pack of tall cans
Dandy Cosmic Dancer ISA $19.19 for a 4-pack of tall cans
Dandy All the Young Dudes $19.09 for a 4-pack of tall cans
Breakside Thirst Trap IPA $11.29 for a 650mL bottle
Dageraad Bright Side $4.99 for a 473mL tall can
Collective Arts IPA 6 $5.79 for a 473mL tall can
Wild Rose WR4 Pale $8.29 for a 650mL bottle
I know this turned out to be a little long-winded, but we had a lot to get through! Thatâ€™s about all Iâ€™m going to say at the moment, and to make you feel a little better about this crazy day, Iâ€™m going to leave you with a picture of Bryan juggling Jester King bottles!