Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New bottles, and old favorites back in stock.

We finally got another long-awaited bottle delivery today. Below is our current bottle menu. A notable new bottle is the Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold, a genre-defining California pale ale. And we've got Deschutes Bachelor ESB back, giving us a full complement of three Deschutes beers. More hard-to-find bottles will continue to come, and any suggestions are welcome.

AleSmith Old Numbskull (San Diego, CA; $20/25.4 oz). An amazing West Coast style barleywine, with a huge malt profile and a very aggressive dose of premium domestic hops. 11.0%.
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale (Boonville, CA; $7/12 oz). Poleeko Gold is synonymous with California-style pale ale; its golden color and generous use of Pacific Northwest hops create an unusual lightness and dryness for such a full-flavored ale. 5.5%.
Deschutes Bachelor ESB (Bend, OR; $7/12 oz). An English-style extra special bitter. 5.3%.
Deschutes Black Butte Porter (Bend, OR; $7/12 oz). Black Butte Porter uses chocolate and crystal malts, crafting a rich yet easy-to-drink dark beer. 5.2%.
Deschutes Inversion IPA (Bend, OR; $7/12 oz). A phenomenal Northwestern IPA, dry-hopped for a week. 6.8%.
Full Sail Session Lager (Hood River, OR; $7/11 oz). A pre-Prohibition-style American lager. 5.1%.
Hair of the Dog Ruth (Portland, OR; $8/12 oz). A light and refreshing American ale. 5.6%.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (Alva, Scotland; $14/11.2 oz). This limited release is Harviestoun’s famous Old Engine Oil matured in 16-year old Highland Park whisky casks. 8.0%.
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA (Anchorage, AK; $12/22 oz). Outlandish portions of Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops give this beer tremendous citrus and floral aroma and flavor. 5.7%.

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