Saturday, November 26, 2011

Post Thanksgiving Update!

There's has been some new additions to the area lately so keep your eyes peeled.

Sam Adams Single Batch Bombers - Coming in Chocolate Chili Bock, Oaked Blonde Barleywine, Red IPA, and a Double IPA.  These are very affordable for a "limited" release at $5.00 to $6.00 per bottle.

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA - The Reserve Series has been the only offerings available to us until now!  Now there are $10.00 six packs of Union Jack!  This is highly touted on the internet so expectations are high.  Hopefully we will be getting Velvet Merlin as well.  Fingers crossed.

Odell Mountain Standard Reserve Double Black IPA - This was involved in our Black IPA throwdown but stood alone due to it's "Double" quality.  It was more like a hoppy imperial stout than a black IPA.  I was intrigued by it but at that time was only available in 750ml bottles.  Now it has been released in 12oz 4-packs. 

Nebraska Brewing Co. - I've seen Black Betty and Hop God around town but at $20.00 a 750ml.  I'm a little wallet shy.  These brews are highly touted and have won awards but $20.00?  Ouch.

Bells Expedition Stout - One of America's first versions of a Russian Imperial Stout.  I tried one the other day and it was very bitter.  They seem a little young and will most likely improve with age.  If you've scored some of these stow them away for a while and they should improve.

Happy Hunting!


  1. I really like the Mountain Standard. Finished my last bottle last night. Expedition is way better with some age on it. Put a couple bottles in the fridge and put the rest in the basement and drink it next year.

  2. I wondered what the Mountain Standard would taste like with some age on it. Have you aged any before?

  3. To me, what makes the Mountain Standard great is the fresh hop flavor, so I would drink it now.