Posts tagged Craft Beer
Posts tagged Craft Beer
Jolly Pumpkin’s Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire)
I demand a right to beer arms!
Some crazy bidders on eBay are paying $226 for a color photo of the Westvleteren 12 gift pack. Are they being duped?
It’s hard to say. The title of the listing says “photo” at the end and while the description goes go into detail about how rare the beer is it also clearly states that they are bidding on a color photo:
Westvleteren XII (12) RARE Collectible. This Color Photo is of the one time released Gift Pack of what is known as “The Best Beer in the World”. This was a very limited, one time release, of this very fine beer. It is now SOLD OUT everywhere. I am selling this photograph only here on eBay as the rules and regulations do not allow the sale of beer online unless you are a licensed dealer. I had a listing for the real item, the listing was removed this morning due to regulations, ( you can contact me through my email ,danmazzaro at gmail. As you are probably aware, this Special Release Westvleteren XII gift pack was selling for up to $700. You can now have a Color 5”x7” Photo of this VERY RARE item!
I do think that the seller is being intentionally misleading with how much he emphasizes the beer while only mentioning that he is selling a photo a couple of times. Is this fraudulent? Let me know what you think in the comments.
“A fool and his money will soon part ways.” - Popular Idiom
Sierra Nevada / Russian River Brux
A: Brilliantly crystal clear dark straw color. Two finger head dissipates in seconds leaves no lacing on glass. Consistent bubbles from the carbonation give it an appearance similar to a darker champagne.
S: Light citrus / white grape aroma, probably from the hops and wild yeast. Maybe Sorachi hops? Some sour background notes and a bit of a flour or bread smell. Slight funkiness from the wild yeast.
T: Carbonation attacks the tongue Bubbles dance across the palate. Strangely there is a mild alcohol hotness, even though the beer is only 8.3% alcohol. The beer is very dry, though. Almost no malt back bone and low bitterness, which makes it difficult for the alcohol to hide. Slight breadiness in the middle and ends on a low acidic sour note. Not a lip puckering sour, just a pleasant sour aftertaste.
Overall: To borrow a phrase from a well-known macrobrewery I would call this the champagne of beers. If you enjoy a nice dry champagne with that bit of a sour kick at the end then you’ll enjoy this beer. If you don’t like dry champagnes - or dry beer for that matter - then stay away. This isn’t my particular cup of tea, but I can see how some might enjoy it. If this beer had a thicker mouthfeel and more brett character it would be a lot better.
Westvleteren 12, widely regarded as the best beer in the world, goes on sale tomorrow. Here’s where you can get it.
Here’s the official word. Apparently Georgia isn’t on the list as it apparently released early there.
If, like me, you haven’t had it before, this is your shot to get it without having to do a swap, pay ass-rape grey market price, or fly to Belgium. Allegedly everywhere but Hawaii it will be $84.99 for the brick. Places were going to ask more, and I guess Shelton Brothers clamped down on them. Looks like no one is really going to make a profit on this outside of the Abbey, and the Abbey isn’t looking to get rich, but renovate. I’m fine with that. But I guess in Hawaii the shipping is obviously more so it’ll be more expensive.
But I digress. If you want it, this is where you can get it on 12/12/12.
On December 12, 2012 (12.12.12) the Westvleteren XII “Brick” (gift packs) will be available for sale in the US for the first time. Below is a list of retail locations where these Bricks will be for sale. Each Brick contains six 33cl bottles of Westvleteren 12º beer and two special tasting glasses. This is a special one-time only release. It might sell out right away on December 12th. No advance reservations are accepted via this website. This list is only to help make the search easier for those that wish to purchase a Westvleteren XII Brick. Suggested Retail Price is $85.00 per Brick.
Hop City, Birmingham
Piggly Wiggly, Homeland
The Nook, Huntsville
Total Wine, Gilbert
Total Wine (Arrowhead Gateway), Glendale
Total Wine, Goodyear
Total Wine (Desert Ridge), Phoenix
Total Wine (Camelback Rd), Phoenix
Total Wine, Scottsdale
Total Wine, Tempe
Total Wine (The Corner), Tucson
Total Wine (Park Place Mall), Tucson
Total Wine, Brea
Hi Times Wine Cellar, Costa Mesa
Davis Beer Shoppe, Davis
Holiday Wine Cellar, Escondido
Total Wine, Folsom
Total Wine, Huntington Beach
Total Wine, Laguna Hills
Stearns, Long Beach
Total Wine, Northbridge
Trappist Provisions, Oakland
Bruery Provisions, Orange
Total Wine, Rancho Cuacamonga
Total Wine, Redondo Beach
K&L Wines, Redwood City/Los Angeles
Total Wine, Roseville
Total Wine, Sacramento
Best Damn Bottle Shop, San Diego
Bine & Vine, San Diego
City Beer Store, San Francisco
Healthy Spirits, San Francisco
Ales Unlimited, San Francisco
Total Wine, Tustin
Total Wine, Thousand Oaks
Øl Beercafe, Walnut Creek
Liquor Mart, Boulder
Coaltrain Wine and Spirits, Colorado Springs
Argonaut Liquor, Denver
Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Fort Collins
Total Wine, Claymont
Total Wine, Milltown
Total Wine, Boca Raton
Total Wine, Boynton Beach
Total Wine, Clearwater
Total Wine, Fort Lauderdale
Total Wine, Fort Myers
Total Wine, Jasksonville
Total Wine, Miami
Total Wine, North Miami
Total Wine, Naples
Total Wine (Colonial Plaza), Orlando
Total Wine (Millenia Plaza), Orlando
Total Wine, Palm Beach Gardens
Total Wine, Pembroke Pines
Total Wine, Plantation
Total Wine, St. Petersburg
Total Wine, Sarasota
Total Wine, Stuart
Total Wine, Tampa
Total Wine, Village of Wellington
Friar Tucks, Bloomington
Binny’s (Downers Grove), Chicago
Binny’s (Marcey), Chicago
Keg Liquors, Clarksville
Crown Liquors, Indianapolis
Village Liquors, West Lafayette
Benz Beverage Depot, Cedar Rapids
Royal Mile, Des Moines
Schera’s Algerian American Restaurant, Elkader
John’s Grocery, Iowa City
The Party Source, Bellevue (Cincinnati)
Wino’s Depot, Bowling Green
The Beer Trappe, Lexington
Louisville Beer Store, Louisville
Sergio’s World Beers, Louisville
Roof Brothers, Paducah
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge
Aquistapace’s Grocery, Covington
Whole Foods (Veterans), Metarie
Stein’s Deli, New Orleans
Whole Foods (Arabella Station), New Orleans
Corridor Fine Wine, Laurel
Beltway Fine Wine, Towson
Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont (Boston)
Redstone Liquors, Stoneham
Heritage Liquor, Minneapolis
Andy’s Liquor, Rochester
West Side Liquors, St. Cloud
Total Wine, Henderson
Total Wine, Las Vegas
Total Wine, Reno
Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brooklyn
Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn
Beer Street, Brooklyn
Beer Table Pantry, Manhattan
The Cannibal, Manhattan
City Swiggers, Manhattan
Good Beer, Manhattan
New Beer Distributors, Manhattan
Top Hops, Manhattan
Whole Foods Bowery, Manhattan
Total Wine, Cary
Total Wine (Park Towne Village), Charlotte
Total Wine (Grand Promenade Phase II),Charlotte
Total Wine (Promenade on Providence), Charlotte
Total Wine, Durham
Total Wine (Battleground Square), Greensboro
Total Wine (Oakwood Square), Greensboro
Total Wine, Huntersville
Total Wine (Brier Creek), Raleigh
Total Wine (Triangle Plaza), Raleigh
Total Wine (Six Forks Road), Raleigh
Total Wine, Winston-Salem
Lizardville, Bedford Heights (Cleveland)
Jungle Jim’s, Cincinnati
Belmont Party Supply, Dayton
Lizardville, Rocky River (Cleveland)
Anderson’s, Maumee (Toledo)
Vintage Estates, Youngstown
Corvallis Beer Supply, Corvallis
Market of Choice, Corvallis
Bier Stein, Eugene
Market of Choice, Eugene
16 Tons Beer & Wine, Eugene
Belmont Station, Portland
Beer Monger, Portland
Hop & Vine, Portland
John’s Market, Portland
Market of Choice, Portland
Market of Choice, West Linn
Total Wine, Charleston
Total Wine, Columbia
Total Wine, Greenville
Hunger Mountain Co-Op, Montpellier
Beverage Warehouse, Winooski (Burlington)
Just got word from the local beer shop I frequent. Shelton Bros never got labeling approval for Westvleteren 12 in Virginia, so the state will not be receiving any. Looks like a hike up to Total Wine in Laurel, or hoping for a swap, is my only option. So be it. He told me 6 months ago when I asked that there was a good chance this would be the case (no distribution in VA).
Same goes for Pennsylvania. What a sad day.
Drinking beer is good for you and your children, a study by Japan’s oldest brewery says.
Hops, one of the three basic ingredients of beer along with water and barley, contains a chemical compound called humulone, which can help the human body fight the virus that causes the common cold in adults, according to a report by the news agency Agence-France Presse. The same virus also can cause bronchitis and pneumonia in children. With vaccination for these illnesses has yet to be found, the study by Japanese beverage giant Sapporo says that beer could prove a unique way of curbing infection.
Today is the 79th anniversary of the repeal of alcohol Prohibition. On this day I give you, not only the beautiful image above, but also this list, via the Economic Freedom blog, of items that the government still prohibits. I would probably add Buckyballs to the list.
Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale. Man do I love all these winter brews.
A shot of the beautiful head of Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve.