We have another limited beer release for you and if you didn’t get your hands on some bourbon county stout. This would be a great opportunity to grab a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. This is Eviltwins Imperial Biscotti Break aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months. This would be great to drink now or sit on for several years. We also have a couple cases of Justin Blabaer, a blueberry berliner weisse. This beer is outstanding and is now retired so get some while it’s available. And as always when you buy 4 or more out of our bomber bottle doors you save 10 %.
Eviltwin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged 22 oz
21.99 per bottle
Evil Twin Justin Blåbær (Brunello Wine Barrel Aged) 22 oz
11.99 per bottle
It’s time to celebrate! Each December we officially release our Iowa Hops IPA beer at Jasper Winery along with their new vintage wines. Join us Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 6-9pm to celebrate with a free, open to the public, beer, wine, and food tasting experience. We’ll be releasing our 2013 Iowa Hops IPA, made with Iowa grown hops. Jasper Winery will be releasing their 2012 Iowa varietal dry reds wines, including Marquette, Noiret, and Norton. You’ll make your way through the winery visiting tasting stations where we’ll pair wine and beers with food samples from local producers and restaurants. Live music will be provided by Tony Williams. The first 100 people (beginning at 6pm) will receive a complimentary cork screw or pint glass.
New this year: Everyone (21+) who attends will receive a ticket for the chance to win free wine/beer for a year! Prizes will be given including a free case of wine or beer every month for a year. Local grape and hop growers will be on hand to talk about growing these products in Iowa. Special Release Party discounts of 25% off case purchase and 10% off ½ case, night of the event only.
Awesome write up by my buddy slim on a new arcade bar, Up-Down, in Des Moines. Would love to see one of these pop up in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City. Drinking a pseudoSue and playing a little arcade Paper Boy would be dynamite.
The time of year when you just want to jump into your recliner, turn the fireplace on, watch some football and enjoy a nice, thick stout is upon us. Craft brew enthusiasts are currently going crazy over many things imperial, especially stouts. Now, I don’t want to sound hypocritical, I love me some KBS, I was the first in line at Family Beer and Liquor on Black Friday to get Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, but there are days when I’m craving just a good old-fashioned, sessionable stout, and that’s exactly what Bent River (http://bentriverbrewing.com/) given us (again!).
For some of you this beer might seem a tad too sweet to deem it “sessionable”, as it has vanilla, pecans, and rum added to it so it might be a dessert beer for some of you and I do know that it pairs very well with pumpkin pie, but I could easily down a few of these on a long winter’s day. Here’s more from the brewery:
This highly anticipated seasonal beer marks the beginning of the holiday season for many. Our coffee stout is enhanced by adding vanilla, caramel, pecan, cinnamon, and rum. These festive flavors are the only sweet treat Santa really needs!Available now through mid-January at Bent River Moline, Bent River Rock Island. NOW IN 6-PACKS!
It really is a great stout for the holidays as you get all the spices and flavors that scream “holiday” right in your glass/bottle. The vanilla adds a hint of sweetness and the coffee and chocolate really shine in this brew. Add a bit of smokiness from the roasted malts and you have a real winner of beer here. Only available until mid-January I suggest giving this brew a shot if you’re a stout fan.
PURCHASED AT: Hy-Vee Marion, IA
POUR: Deep brown pour with a small tan head.
AROMA: Vanilla, rum, coffee dominate the aroma.
TASTE: Coffee, vanilla, chocolate and smokiness from the malt.
Ratebeer.com rating: 84
Beeradvocate rating: 85
My recommendation: If you need a break from the big imperials this is the perfect beer to take that break with, enjoy it for dessert, watching the game, or it would be even better for breakfast! Cheers!
I received the following email from Reds Alehouse with a huge list of events, tap lists, special releases, and much more concerning their 2013 Bells Brewery Week. Here’s a rundown of events:
This should be a terrific week at Reds and I hope to see a few of you there. The Black Note release is sure to make for a busy evening so get there early, order some terrific food, and have a good time!
Stop by this Friday and get your Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. We will start selling at noon on Friday. This will be limited and on a first come first serve basis. We will also be sampling some other tasty treats from Goose Island. Here is a list of what will be pouring
Goose Island 2009 Christmas Ale
Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Juliet
Goose Island Halia
Goose Island Lolita
Goose Island Gillian