Monthly Archives: October 2013

Firestone Walker: Velvet Merkin (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

From the Brewery:  “It’s not a typo and yes, we know what a Merkin is… Our decadent Oatmeal Stout lovingly aged in Bourbon barrels.  Beautiful chocolate, espresso and vanilla-bourbon aromas hold your nose hostage.  Rich dark chocolate truffle, bourbon and … Continue reading

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21st Amendment: Fireside Chat

From the Brewery:  “Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, … Continue reading

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Flying Dog: Raging Bitch

From the Brewery:  “Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Uncap it. Release it…stand back! Wallow in its golden glow in a glass beneath … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams: Octoberfest

From the Brewery:  “In 1810, Munich celebrated the wedding of their Crown Prince with a special beer.  After 16 days the party ended, but the tradition continues. Our version of the classic Oktoberfest lager blends 5 roasted malts for a … Continue reading

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Anderson Valley: Heelch O’Hops Double IPA

From the Brewery:  “Robust. Brewed with a “heelch” (that means “a lot” in Boontling) of Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade hops, our double IPA has a palate pleasing bitterness that is artfully balanced with a full-bodied malt foundation. With a deep color of polished … Continue reading

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