First new beers of November, Part Two

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Let’s continue on with Part Two.

Another offering we have from Ithaca Brewing is their new Box Of Hops, a variety 12pk of hoppy beers.  It contains their year round Flower Power IPA (95 rating), Dark Vine Black IPA, The Creeker Double IPA and Double Zilla Red Double IPA.  The latter 3 you’ll only find in this variety pack, so if you’re a serious hophead looking for a fix then you’ll want to grab this one.


We have a couple brews from Belgium up next.

First is Vicaris Generaal Dubble, available in 750ml bottles.  Generaal has an ABV of 8.8% and an 88 rating with over 60 reviews.  It’s flavours are raisin bread/cookie, dried candied fruits, candi and brown sugar, toffee, caramel, Belgian yeast and a hint of orange.  Grab one of these and break out a goblet and sip away.


Our next Belgian is Malheur 12 Quad, available in 750ml bottles.  Malheur 12 has a 91 rating with over 300 reviews and weighs in at 12% ABV.  So, another hearty bold brew that’s good for sipping, or sharing.  It’s flavours are toasted malts, dark fruits (fig, raisin, plum), brown sugar, chocolate, toffee, Belgian yeast and pepper spice for a nice bit of a warming sensation (like the ABV isn’t enough?  LOL).  This one will warm your belly.


Sierra Nevada’s DevESTATEtion Black IPA is now available in 750ml bottles.  Seems they lost their regular barley crop due to bad weather so they instead made this brew to replace the one they intended to make.  This brew has an 87 rating with over 150 reviews and an ABV of 6.7%.  DevESTATEtion has very roasty flavour characteristics, a bit of smokiness, charred coffee, bitter chocolate and a nutty note with grassy hops, grapefruit and resiny pine.  Something off the beaten path for the hophead.


Making it’s way back to us is Stone Brewing’s Double Bastard Ale, available in 22oz bombers.  This 11.20% ABV hoppy Strong Ale has an impressive 95 rating with over 4100 reviews, so that’s quite a track record.  Double Bastard won’t be around long, so make sure you get some of this before it’s sold out again.  DB’s flavours are dark fruits (dark cherry, fig, date), toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla all balanced out by generous hoppy notes of citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest) and resiny pine.  Limited availability so e-mail back to secure some for yourself.


All our remaining beers are very limited so e-mail back ASAP if you want to reserve any to pickup at your convenience.

First up is Fullers Vintage Ale, available in 500ml bottles.  This is an 8.5% ABV Old Ale brewed in limited batches and the bottles are numbered.  The brewery suggests laying this beer down to age for 3-4 years.  Vintage Ale (this is the 2012 vintage) has a 93 rating with over 800 reviews.  Vintage Ale’s flavours are brown bread, dark fruits (fig, raisin, plum), chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, orange marmalade with spicy Earthy hops for balance and a Sherry and Whiskey characteristic.  A complex and rewarding brew.  1 bottle per person, only 12 available.


Making it’s return is Dogfish’s Miles Davis Bitches Brew Imperial Stout, available in 750ml bottles.  Good news is that there is a bit more than last year, but it’s still a limited item, so 1 bottle per person for now.  Bitches Brew has a 94 rating with over 2300 reviews and an ABV of 9%.  Bitches Brew has flavours of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, honey, licorice, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and pepper spice.  A rich and well rounded offering that only comes out once a year.


Our next group of beers were all very limited so we decided to make up another variety sampler pack so we could get it in the hands of as many hands as possible.  What we’re offering is an IPA Sampler 4pk that contains the following beers:

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA, 95 rating

Founders Harvest Ale IPA, 95 rating

Flying Dog Single Hop Simcoe IPA, 91 rating

That’s 3 limited and highly rated IPAs that are sure to make any hop loving beer enthusiast water at the mouth.  Only 24 of these IPA Sampler 4pks to go around, 1 per person.  A good value for the quality of these beers.




OK, so get your e-mail reservation requests back ASAP with any of the beers you want reserved for you.



11-12-13 Ithaca   11-12-13 Belgians

11-12-13 hoppy   11-12-13 limited

11-12-13 IPAs