Greetings and welcome to our weird fall/winter hybrid season! Although if we’re paying attention (and when it comes to the weather, I rarely am), I don’t think there’s anything hybrid about it! My head has been all over the place today, and thanks to inappropriate tires, so was my car. It’s early afternoon as of writing this, so that’s an acceptable time to crack something and just try to forget about whatever is happening outside right? I don’t know what I’m going to open yet, but it’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 won’t BELIEVE #6), I want to let you all know that if you haven’t seen my Brews News newsletter I sent out last week, I mentioned this year’s Craft Beer Advent Calendar. This year’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, I’ll give you a 5% discount! Feel free to give the shop a call (403-283-8000) or email me at Beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com with a name, phone number, email address and a method of payment.
Ok, now that that is out of the way, let’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 Queen’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! That’s about all I’m going to say at the moment, and to make you feel a little better about this crazy day, I’m going to leave you with a picture of Bryan juggling Jester King bottles!