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A Taste of California's Central Coast
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 23 September 2016 21:50

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A Taste of California's Central Coast

We have a pretty broad range of breweries represented in our portfolio here at Lime, but none of them are quite like the Libertine Brewing Company. This is a brewery approaching beer from a truly unusual way, producing truly unusual beers that are truly unusually delicious. Each of these beers is aged in oak barrels after spending time in both an open coolship and in large oak puncheons. Each is expressive of the zymagical capabilities of the native yeast and bacteria populations of the brewery's home on California's Central Coast. Each is tart, complex, and satisfying. Some have their roots in very old traditions, while others are completely modern creations, but each offers a delightful taste of this region's unique terroir. We've just reloaded our supply of the brewery's year-round staples and several newer beers, featured below. Check 'em out!

Now Available:

1234 Broad Street
A malty but dry biere de garde with the Libertine's signature tart 'n' funky fermentation character. Gently fruity and deeply complex.
Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Aubree Rye Saison
A tropical and zesty saison with an underlying rye spiciness. Earthy, fruity, and layered.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Coffeetine
That's right! A coffee Berliner weisse. Sour but drinkable, with the roasty influence of coffee throughout. Citrusy and bright, but with an unusual toasty edge.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Edna Table Saison
A zesty, heavily-dry hopped sour saison at just 4% ABV. Absolutely loaded with delicate floral aromatics and melon and citrus-like fruitiness. Major refreshment!
Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Exile on Broad Street
Exile on Broad Street is a big, in-your-face brandy barrel-aged sour biere de garde made with fresh peaches. It's absolutely delicious, loaded with fresh peach flavor atop a bready, caramelly malt base. 9.5% ABV--tread lightly!
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Saison Fonce
A dark, roasty saison aged in oak barrels. Malty and gently sour with berrylike and chocolatey aromatics.
Now available in 750ml bottles.


Also available from The Libertine:

Authentic SLO Wild Ale - A bright, blended golden sour ale
Central Coast Saison - A boldly sour hoppy saison with Brettanomyces
Pacific Ocean Blue Gose - A lovely gose salted with water from the Pacific Ocean
Wild IPA - A dry-hopped wild-fermented IPA
Pink Panther - A bright pink hibiscus sour in 1/6bbl kegs.
 
Preorder: Anchorage Love and the Death of Damnation IPA
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:16

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Preorder:

Anchorage Love and the Death of Damnation IPA

Hey there! Anchorage Brewing is set to release their newest beer: Love and the Death of Damnation, an IPA made in collaboration with Jacob Smith, who makes music with his White Buffalo project. The beer is the rare Anchorage beer that is not fermented with Brettanomyces--it's a "clean" IPA, hopped with Mosaic and Equinox hops and weighing in at a sessionable 6.5% ABV.

 

Anchorage is sending us our cases within the next two weeks and we'll want to get the beer out to you as fresh as possible, so please let us know how many cases you would like to preorder as soon as possible.

 

Cases of 12 750ml bottles will cost $79.50.

 

Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the quantity of cases you'd like to


order and the name of your business ASAP.

 
Get Weird with Fantome
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:12

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Get Weird with Fantome

Over the course of the last decade, we've seen the world's best breweries imitated over and over again by a wave of newcomers wanting to capture the magic of the industry's legends. Some of the new wave have even succeeded! We've enjoyed watching the evolution of modern pale ales, saisons, and sour ales quite a bit, in fact! But one brilliant brewery has remained untouched by imitators: Belgium's Brasserie Fantome.

We'd attribute this to an essential, inimitable weirdness that is at the heart of every bottle of Fantome's rustic, funky beers. Only one brewery can make this stuff, and we're just fine with that. These beers are as delightful as they are unclassifiable, and while they might not all conform to BJCP style guidelines, they are always worth a space in your glass. We've just reloaded on these iconic Belgian beers, which are available for your confounded enjoyment now. Cheers!

Available now in 750ml bottles:

Artist No. 2

At 10% ABV, you'd expect Artist No. 2 to be a total palate-crusher. Instead, it's smooth and well-constructed, with a gentle sourness in perfect balance with a touch of roasty malt flavor.

Brise-BonBons

Brise-BonBons is an intentionally brash beer--perhaps the most bitter beer Fantome makes. But it's also one of its most loved. With a RateBeer score of 96, this grassy, lemony, and herbaceous strong ale is a real enjoyable brise-bonbons!

Chocolat

Fantome is a pretty weird brewery, alright, and this is one of their weirdest beers. It's also one of our favorites. Chocolat is brewed with cocoa powder and chili peppers, but don't expect a big, burly stout. This is a pale-ish saison that manages to be subtle and elegant, with the added ingredients working in harmony with the yeast to create a tart, complex, and cohesive sipper.

Coffee Ruby

There's a promise on the Coffee Ruby label: "very bitter taste." Indeed, this is a bitter beer, but it is so much more than that. It's brewed with coffee and fermented with Fantome's beguiling yeast, yielding an impossibly complex deep golden beer with citrus, herb, and toffee flavors worth savoring.

Dark White

Dark White is a spicy, pale amber beer with just under 5% alcohol. Despite it's lack of alcoholic strength, this beer packs a huge amount of flavor. It's brewed with black pepper, but expresses a whole range of flavors from earthy and bitter to fruity and bright. Delightful!

97 on RateBeer!

Pissenlit

This beer is made by first infusing the brewing water with dried dandelion flowers, which, in French, are called "pissenlit" (don't ask for the direct translation on that one). You'll taste a layer of intriguing floral elements, but this is otherwise a bright, spritzy, strong saison with a notable hop bitterness.

97 on RateBeer!

 
A Taste of the Pacific Northwest
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:05

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A Taste of the Pacific Northwest

It's no secret that we love the beers Pacific Northwest--just look at our price list! We work with an amazing group of producers that keep us styled out with a constant stream of exciting new beers and consistent favorites. In the last week, we've been happily inundated with loads of just-in beers from our friends up north. Check 'em out!

Available now:

Heater Allen Bobtoberfest

A truly delicious, true-to-style rendition of the classic amber Oktoberfest lager that hasn't traveled across the Atlantic to get to your glass. Rich and malty, but with a perfect balancing bitterness.

100 on RateBeer!

Now available in 22oz bottles.

Heater Allen IsarWeizen

What's this? An ale from Heater Allen? Indeed, IsarWeizen is a spectacular hefeweizen, based on a recipe from Munich's own Isar Brau Brew Pub. Expect all the banana, clove, nutmeg and bubblegum aromatics you've come to expect in hefeweizen, joined together in perfect harmony.

100 on RateBeer!

Now available in 22oz bottles.

Upright Four

A bright, tart sour mash saison. Lean and drinkable but hugely complex, with white grape, pepper, and grassy aromatics.

Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Upright Seven

Seven is fermented with the same yeast as Four, but it's a dramatically different beer. At 8% alcohol (to Four's 4.5%), it's much bolder, with even bigger aromatics and an intensity that allows this beer to hold its own at the dinner table alongside Thai and Indian cuisine or fried fish and chicken.

95 on RateBeer!

Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

The Commons Urban Farmhouse

An all-time Lime favorite! Spicy, dry, and floral, with a citrusy brightness. Classic!

Now available in 750ml bottles.

The Commons Petite Classique

A dry and lemony table saison brewed with pink peppercorns. 4.3% ABV and oh-so-refreshing.

Now available in 750ml bottles.

The Commons Fleur de Blanc

Fleur de Blanc is a white farmhouse ale brewed with spelt, rose hips, rose petals, and elderflowers. The brewery's expressive yeast kicks up the floral aromatics even further to create a refreshing summer quencher that is bursting with character.

Now available in 750ml bottles.

The Commons Biere de Garde

A rich, malty beer inspired by the farmhouse ales of Northern France. Originally designed in collaboration with Portland's Cheese Bar, this is intended to be the ultimate accompaniment to a cheese plate, but it tastes great alongside a whole range of rich foods or simply on its own!

Now available in 750ml bottles.

Crux Pilz

Our camping trips and beachside lounging have not been the same since Crux started sending us Pilz in cans. It's a fantastic beer with crackery malts and floral European hop aromatics in perfect balance.

98 on RateBeer!

Now available in 12oz cans .

Also available from these fine breweries:

Crux Cast Out

Crux Half Hitch

Upright Five

Upright Six

 
De-leite-ful Sour Ales from De Leite
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 23:18

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De-leite-ful Sour Ales from De Leite

As you might imagine, we've tasted through our fair share of beers at Lime Ventures HQ. So it's always a lovely surprise when we encounter a great brewery with which we were previously unfamiliar. This happened most recently when our crew tasted through the products of De Leite, a Belgian brewery making stellar, under-the-radar sour beers. Before we could even set down our glasses, we were putting together our first order, which we're happy to bring to you today. These are refined, complex beers that you're sure to love. Check 'em out!

Now available:

Cuvee Jeun'Homme
A delightful and surprising beer that showcases spectacular balance between bitter and sour flavors. Oak-aged, dry-hopped, and wildly complex.
94 on RateBeer!
Now available in 20L KeyKegs.

Cuvee Souer'Ise
A bold, intense sour ale made with a boatload of cherries. Blood red, juicy, and strong, with a sharp finishing acidity. 8.5% ABV.
100 on RateBeer!
Now available in 330ml bottles.

Cuvee Fils a Papa IV
A rich, malty beer not dissimilar from the sour red ales of Flanders, with a sharp acidic tang and a vinous, oaky complexity from a stint aging in used wine barrels.
94 on RateBeer!
Now available in 330ml bottles.

Cuvee Mam'zelle
An intriguing golden sour ale aged in Médoc wine casks. Floral, earthy, funky and layered.
96 on RateBeer!
Now available in 330ml bottles & 20L KeyKegs.

Ma Mere Speciale (not sour!)
A malty Belgian blond ale with a fruity ester profile and a firm finishing lemon peel bitterness. A delightful and unusual beer that is distinctly Belgian.
Now available in 20L KeyKegs.
 
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