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Friday, September 25, 2015

New Beer Friday, Klein Cider Mill Edition (Sept 25)

Preamble by Steve Siciliano

Just a reminder that on the next three Saturdays (starting tomorrow), we will be offering the free on-site use our fruit crushers and basket presses in the parking lot behind the store between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm. 

On Saturday, October 3, Klein Cider Mill will be selling fresh squeezed juice in our back parking lot  between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. The price for Klein’s award-winning cider will be $3.50 per gallon and you must supply your own containers. Of course, as always, we will have containers available for purchase along with yeast, pectic enzyme and anything else you might need for making hard cider.

New and Returning Beer

  • Liberty Punkin Pie, $1.99/12oz - "Pumpkin pie. No, really, it tastes just like pumpkin pie. This is our fall/winter seasonal beer that is on tap from September through February" (source).
  • Epic Pumpkin Porter, $8.59/22oz - "This release of the “Fermentation Without Representation” Imperial Pumpkin Porter uses 100% Madagascar vanilla bean, and golden pumpkin pure along with Allspice, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves! Rich and delicious" (source).
  • Great Lakes Nosferatu, $3.19/12oz - "Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year" (source).
  • Abita Pecan Harvest, $1.69/12oz - "It may sound nuts, but most ales with nutty flavors or aromas are made without any real nuts. Abita Pecan Harvest Ale is made with real Louisiana pecans. The natural oils from the nuts give the ale a light pecan finish and aroma. It’s wonderful paired up with both red meats and seafood - and no suprise it’s great with nuts too. Abita Pecan Harvest Ale, crack one open for yourself today" (source).
  • Odd Side El Dankerino, $2.49/12oz - "West Coast IIPA" (source).
  • Odd Side Chocolat Koffe, $2.29/12oz - "If you’re a fan of chocolate stouts this is the one to try! A great mixture of thick, sweet, dark chocolate fudge, and light espresso bean undertones will immediately appeal to your senses. Your taste buds will dance when the creamy stout takes flight" (source).
  • Odd Side I Want My HTV, $2.29/12oz - "Imperial Citra Pale Ale" (source).
  • Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose, $1.99/12oz - "Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander.  However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation.  This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion" (source).
  • Victory Hoppy Quad, $10.49/750ml - "Bright and bold, the Trappist brewers who inspired this style of ale might marvel at the aromatic hints of citrus, resinous cedar and tropical fruit that flow from this special brew. Belgian-style fermentation and impressive American hops make this light bodied ale intense, inviting and entirely unique. Enjoy Hoppy Quad and Taste Victory" (source).
  • Greenbush Demeter, $2.19/12oz - "Live in the now - that’s is what we always say when we have fresh hops, straight from a local Michigan grower. What a better way to enjoy the summer harvest?" (source).
  • Greenbush Vanderbush, $3.49/12oz - "Belgian Style Trippel made with cider" (source).
  • Goose Island Fulton Street Coffee Ale, $1.69/12oz - "Goose Island is proud to introduce Fulton St. Blend, a coffee ale aged with House Blend beans from our neighbors at Intelligentsia. Named for the street in Chicago that we both call home, Fulton St. Blend is a golden ale infused with rich coffee flavor and aroma" (source).
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest, $1.69/12oz - "A dry, malty body delivers sweet dried fruit flavors complemented with an earthy bitterness" (source).
  • Right Brain Naughty Girl Stout, $7.19/22oz - "Thin mint cookie, meet John Niedermaier A stout made with organic locally-grown whole leaf mint. She’s just back from a stint in the cooler for being too naughty. She might have mellowed out but this stout is still naughty at heart" (source).
  • Blake's Apple Lantern, $8.59/22oz - "Experience the warming flavor of our handpicked apples balanced with the oven richness of pumpkin and molasses. Refreshingly crisp and perfectly spiced, our Apple Lantern brings you the taste of autumn that can only come from Blake's Orchard" (source).
  • Vivant Pumpkin Tart, $3.39/16oz (4 per) - "That signature Autumn aroma of pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg and other warming spices greets your nose. While the sip signals pumpkin pie, an undertone of Vivant tartness lingers on your tastebuds. This beer was brewed to celebrate the Fall harvest and in the Fall ye shall drink it" (source).
  • Coronado PunkIin Drublic, $8.29/22oz - "Here in the land of eternal sunshine, it can be difficult to differentiate between seasons. Palm tree fronds don’t change color and fall to the sand, though the mercury does drop a few degrees, it’s still as paradisiacal as Southern California lore would have you believe. So, from now on, count on this imperial pumpkin ale heralding in the fall season. Brewed with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a heaping helping of would be jack-o-lanterns, Punk’In Drublic delivers autumn’s trademark flavors along with a hint of West Coast character, whether enjoyed in a pumpkin patch or on the beach" (source).
  • Green Flash Green Bullet, $3.09/12oz - "A full-bodied Triple IPA, Green Bullet combines New Zealand grown Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hops. Significant pine and citrus hoppiness hit the palate at first sip, accentuated by tropical notes of mango and pineapple, ending with a moderately aggressive, bitter finish" (source).
  • Bell's Expedition Stout, $3.09/12oz - "One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages" (source).
  • Bell's Hell Hath No Fury, $2.79/12oz - "Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Blending a pair of Belgian abbey-style yeasts into a recipe more akin to a roasty stout, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale offers up warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate together with the fruity & clove-like aromas" (source).
  • Grizzly Peak Humongous, $3.39/12oz - "ust the way Paul Bunyan likes it: a huge-bodied beer with big flavor that's as smooth as his axe blade. Humongous follows its traditional imperial red-roots with multiple hop additions, adding complexity and layers of bursting hop flavors. Columbus, Citra, Michigan grown Cascade, and Michigan grown Chinook hops impart 69.9 IBUs that give Humongous balance and poise. A deep amber color, this 9.6% ABV brew could even knock Babe the Blue Ox on his butt with its smooth hoppy goodness" (source).
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale, $1.59/12oz - "Brooklyn Brown Ale, made exclusively with American ingredients, won Bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival in the Strong Ale Category in 1991 and in the American Brown Ale Category in 1992. Brooklyn Brown uses pale, crystal, chocolate, and black malts to attain a complex creamy texture. It is more heavily hopped than its British forbears" (source).

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