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Three New Ones from Prairie
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 05 May 2017 19:43

Three New Ones from Prairie

We love it when a brewery plays to their strengths.

The folks at Prairie Artisan Ales do everything well, really, but perhaps their strengthiest strengths are on display when they make sour ales and imperial stouts. Bomb is a modern classic, the "Funky" series never disappoints, and all the other riffs, variations and one-offs we taste from Prairie are exceptionally well-made and interesting.

We were just able to get our hands on three new beers from Prairie that exemplify what the brewery does best. Check 'em out!

Now available:

Apricot Funk
A delicious, juicy sour ale that is absolutely bursting with lush apricot aromatics. Dry, bright, and effervescent with an earthy underlying funk. So good!
Now available in 500ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Paradise
Paradise started as a one-off draft-only specialty beer that became so popular that Prairie had no choice but to make more. It's an ultra-rich, decadent imperial stout brewed with coconut and vanilla. Pure tropical and chocolatey satisfaction. 13% ABV.
Now available in 12oz bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Pe-Kan
If you're still thirsty for more of Prairie's incredible imperial stouts, there's Pe-Kan, the newest addition to their lineup. Like Paradise, this one is very strong and rich, but it swaps the coconut with pecans for a less tropical take on the style. Instead, the beer is nutty and smooth, with a drying bitterness on the finish that keeps this remarkably drinkable for an 11.5% ABV beer.
Now available in 12oz bottles.
 
New from Perennial: Cave Torch IPA
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 28 April 2017 19:45

New from Perennial: Cave Torch IPA

Perennial has established themselves as one of the country's best producers of Belgian-style ales. Their mainstay lineup showcases a mastery over Belgian yeast and a keen eye for marrying its character to American ingredients. Oh yeah, they're also one of the country's best producers of imperial stouts, widely-loved for the powerful trio of Abraxas, Sump, and 17 Mint Chocolate Stout. With their last draft-only release, White Impala, Perennial proved that they can make a killer IPA as well.

That's why we're so excited for their newest draft-only release, Cave Torch. It's pure juicy, hazy IPA goodness, with added zesty, tropical character brought on by a dose of mandarin oranges and boatloads of Citra, Amarillo and Wakatu hops. It's hugely aromatic and keenly balanced, sturdy but dry and fruity but complex. It's really wonderful stuff available for a limited time only!


Now available in 1/6bbl and 1/2bbl kegs.
 
Introducing: E9 Brewery
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 21 April 2017 19:31


Introducing: E9 Brewery

That's right, folks--we're bringing you another exciting new producer this week! E9 Brewery is new to California, but their roots in their home of Tacoma, Washington go deep.

The brewery is housed in an old firehouse (Engine House No. Nine, of course) that was established in 1907. Later in its life, the firehouse became a tavern in 1972 before reaching its current state as the E9 Brewery, established in 1995 as Tacoma's first craft beer maker.

At 22 years old, E9 is old by the standards of the craft beer industry, but you'd never know it from the beers they're making. These are modern, forward-thinking beers that are at the cutting edge of all that's cool about the 2017 craft beer scene. Check 'em out!


Now available:

Amitie
Amitie is a tart farmhouse ale featuring layers upon layers of complexity from fermentation and a stint aging in used red wine barrels with multiple strains of Brettanomyces. Absolutely beautiful stuff!
Now available in 750ml bottles.

ATMA
ATMA is a funky, tart farmhouse ale with an earthy undercurrent running under juicy esters and a balanced hoppiness. Lovely!
Now available in 1/6bbl kegs.

Berry Manilow
Berry Manilow is a barrel-fermented table sour ale brewed with raspberries and blackberries. At just 4.2% ABV, it offers balanced, juicy, drinkable refreshment, perfect for the dinner table or to quench your thirst after a long night at the Copacabana.
Now available in 1/6bbl kegs.

Nefelibata
Nefelibata is a tribute to the dark sour ales of Flanders, made for you dreamers out there. It's a beautiful beer--malty and sour with a cutting, oaky, barrel-aged edge. A brilliant example of the style.
Now available in 1/6bbl kegs.

Farmhouse 1000
Farmhouse 1000 offers up even more funky, rustic deliciousness. Floral and effervescent with a complex fermentation profile and a snappy finish.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Golden Berry Wild
Golden Berry Wild is a sour ale blended from a mix of barrels that were each dosed with golden raspberries from a local farm. Extra funky and sour with big raspberry flavor.
Now available in 375ml bottles.

Redamancy
Redamancy is a beer that loves you back. It's a delicious dry-hopped saison with elegant fruity and spicy aromatics in total harmony. Delicious.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Wild Cherry American Wild Ale
Wild Cherry is a blended sour ale showcasing the rich, deep flavor of the Montmorency cherry. Rich, intense, and juicy.
Now available in 375ml bottles.

Wild Tacoma - Cherry
The cherry edition of Wild Tacoma Ale is one to be excited about. The base beer is a table sour ale, barrel-fermented using native yeast from Tacoma. This version is dosed with Diamondback Acres cherries to impart a bright, satisfying fruitiness.
Now available in 375ml bottles.
 
Introducing: Wildcraft Cider Works
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 14 April 2017 22:07

Introducing: Wildcraft Cider Works

Eugene, Oregon is a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains, wild greenery, and the majestic Willamette River. It's easy to see how the folks at Wildcraft Cider Works would be inspired by it.

This is a cidery making real, seasonal ciders entirely from whole fruit. They appreciate the beauty of their hometown and do what they can to bottle it up for you, exclusively using locally-grown fruit and other ingredients. In some cases, we're talking SUPER local--one of the ciders they've sent us uses fruit grown within 10 miles of their facility. Their ciders are fermented only with native yeast and are unpasteurized.

These are really interesting ciders that are truly expressive of the place where they're born and we're excited to be working with them for the first time. Welcome, Wildcraft!


Now available:


Pioneer Perry
Oregon's official state fruit is the pear, and Pioneer Perry showcases it in all its glory. This is a perry made up of a mix of both wild and cultivated pears to create a drink that is off-dry and rich with huge aromatics, but remains drinkable and satisfying.
Now available in 500ml bottles.

Wild Rose
Wild Rose is a truly unusual cider made with whole foraged wild roses, cold-infused into a base of ultra-complex, blended, wild fermented cider. Fresh, floral, and bright with huge aromatics.
Now available in 500ml bottles.

Mirabelle Wild Plum
Made with Oregon-grown biodynamic French Mirabelle plums, fermented whole and pressed to create a rich plum wine that is blended back into a base of tart Gravenstein-heavy cider.
Now available in 500ml bottles.

Farmhouse Scrumpy
Farmhouse Scrumpy is made entirely from apples from wild trees grown within ten miles of Wildcraft HQ. It's an intriguing, complex cider highlighting Wildcraft's signature funky fermentation character alongside layers of beautiful apple flavor.
Now available in 500ml bottles.
 
Mon Dieu!
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Monday, 10 April 2017 17:59


Mon Dieu!

Montreal's Dieu du Ciel! is a brewery with impressive range. While they are perhaps best known for their brilliant stouts, Péché Mortel and Aphrodite, you're sure to find something you'll love across their entire portfolio, from their takes on classic beers like the Belgian strong dark ale to more modern style-busters.

Lucky for you, we've got both their famous stouts and a wide selection of their thrilling "others" available now. Check it out!


Now available:

Divine Comedie
Made in collaboration with fellow Quebecois brewery Trou du Diable, Divine Comedie is a brilliant wheat pilsner brewed with juicy, punchy Mosaic hops. Dry, zesty, grainy, and drinkable. 99 on RateBeer!
Now available in 30L KeyKegs.

Rigor Mortis Abt
Rigor Mortis is a big ol' Belgian strong dark ale that weighs in at 11.5% ABV. It's rich and aggressive when fresh, mellowing with age. Big aromatics of plum, red wine, caramel, and black pepper. 99 on RateBeer!
Now available in 11.5oz bottles.

Rosée d'Hibiscus
Brewed with hibiscus (as you might have guessed), Rosée d'Hibiscus is a shockingly pink wheat beer with a beautifully floral aroma and a refreshing snap of acidity. Wonderful stuff.
Now available in 11.5oz bottles.

Route des Épices
Route des Épices is one of our team's favorite under-the-radar beers. It's a spicy brown ale brewed with black and green peppercorns--toasty and earthy upfront, with a peppery spiciness that builds with every sip. A great food beer!
94 on RateBeer!
Now available in 11.5oz bottles.

Also available from Dieu du Ciel:
Aphrodite 24x341ml
Isseki Nicho 24x341ml
Peche Mortel 24x341ml & 30L kegs
 
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