A whole slew of new beers (and some returning favorites) to get the week rolling:
- Boon (Belgium) Oude Gueuze Marriage Parfait - The best blend of lambics from one of the most respected blenders in Belgium. Tart, dry, oaky, and sparking.
- Mikkeller / To Ol (Denmark) First Frontier IPA - 7% "American-style" IPA, heavily hopped with Warrior, Simcoe, and Centennial for a west coast hop bite.
- Mikkeller / To Ol Overall IPA - An imperial IPA so good that it'll make you forget "your tax-payments, work and the dishes." Sounds like a winner!
- Mikkeller Jackie Brown - "American-style Brown" or "India Brown Ale?" Whatever it is, it's full of chocolatey malt character and backed up by an assertive hopping schedule.
- Dieu du Ciel! (Canada) Aphrodite - Imperial stout brewed with fair trade cocoa nibs and vanilla beans. Perfect with (or for) dessert.
- Xbeeriment (Denmark) Madraz IPA - Bittered with Chinook and finished with Nelson Sauvin for a deep clean bitterness and an array of tropical fruit flavors.
- Xbeeriment Hoppenheimer Imperial IPA - An Imperial IPA made with Marris Otter pale malt, 3 different hop varieties from 3 different parts of the world, fermented fairly dry.... The result; a nuclear meltdown of hops!
- Oppigards (Sweden) Well Hopped Lager - A perennial summer favorite here at the Station, this lager is dry, refreshing, and bursting with noble Czech hops.
- 3 Fonteinen Doesjel - Blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old lambic. Fermented and lagered in oak vessels. In this bottle the young yeast is brought to sleep ('ingedoesjeld') so the original lambic flavors are preserved.
- 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze - Funky, tart, citrusy, and aggressively sour blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics, blended to perfection.
- Mahr's (Germany) Ungespundet Lager - This gorgeously hazy unfiltered lager is a taste of Bavarian summer in a glass.
- Trois Dames (Switzerland) Grande Dame Oud Bruin - This homage to the classic reddish/brown sours of the Flanders region of Belgium marries carmelly malt flavors with a tart, dry, acidic finish.
- BFM (Switzerland) Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien - We've had the 2010 vintage of this acclaimed sour ale in stock for a while now, but the brewery has recently released some of the 2006 and 2007 batches for your (and our) enjoyment.
- Jolly Pumpkin (Michigan) Luciernaga - This barrel-aged Belgian-style pale ale takes your palate on an adventure from use of coriander, grains of paradise, and spicy hops.
- Stone Imperial Russian Stout - After 8 years and over 2,000 reviews on Ratebeer, this intense brew has cemented it's place as a classic in an ever more crowded field of imperial stouts. As always, this is fairly limtied, so don't delay or you'll miss out until next year.
- Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout - What do you get when you take Stone's classic stout and ferment it with a Belgian yeast strain and age it on star anise and oak chips? An new concoction that's rich with chocolate, dark fruit, and the distinctive "licorice-y" bite of anise.
- Dogfish Head Squall Imperial IPA - This is more of a revival than a new beer, and harkens back to the days when 90 Minute IPA (along with all DFH beer) was unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Taste the glory of the beer as it was meant to taste before the filter started stripping away hoppy goodness.
- Dogfish Head Festina Peche - A 4.5% sour ale brewed with peaches? Who says "extreme" has to mean "high abv?"
- Rodenbach (Belgium)
- Rodenbach Grand Cru
- Ross-on-Wye Dry Cider - (no link or description available)
- Ross-on-Wye Medium Still Cider -
- Ross-on-Wye Rum-barrel Cider - (no description available)
Thirsty yet? If not, stop in for the Stone tasting tonight from 6-8pm and whet your whistle on an assortment of California hop bombs, stouts, and strong ales!