Category Archives: Beer News

News about Saturday Tasting

Hey everyone,

Not all of the order showed up in the store today, so I have to alter the tasting lineup a bit. Out are the Gouden Carolus Grand Cru 2000 and 2004. In are Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA and Victory Hop Devil. Not sure if the Grand Cru will be around next week. If they are I’ll certainly try to get them.

The Beermonger

Dogfish Arrival Situation

For my customers who have been waiting for the 120 Minute and Immort Ale to arrive:

When these limited beers arrive, the distributor generally doles them out in very small quantities for the first week or so that they’re available. After that, most stuff becomes fair game. In another week and a half or so, I should have some decent amounts of these beers in and will contact you to let you know what I have.

As the quantities are so small right now, I won’t be pre-selling anything. If you want something this week, come by and get it. Anything else is plain unfair. Ironically, this is the argument my distributor gives me when I yell and scream about only getting two cases of 120. Then again, in a couple weeks I’ll end up buying everything they have anyway, so I’m just trying to get it all done now.

Like I said, when more gets freed up I’ll make some calls and emails and let you all know what’s up. Until then, come by this weekend for what I have now and hopefully I’ll have some better news very soon.

Cheers,

The Beermonger

A Little Too Much Weekend

So I’m a little run-down today. It was a long weekend for me. Working both days in addition to keeping a full drinking schedule can wear you out. Friday night was at Bailey’s Pub & Grille in Ballston Common. They’ve put a very interesting line of taps on, including Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. i myself very much enjoyed the ‘Large’ glasses of Bastard.

Saturday night I had a couple friends over for the UFC event. The fridge was a murderer’s row of beers with Bell’s HopSlam, Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Ten Fidy and Gordon, Bear Republic Racer 5 and some of the new Clipper City ale (more on that when it arrives). Needless to say, Sunday was not a good day.

Beers of the weekend: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA on tap, HopSlam and the Arrogant Bastard on tap.

This week’s column should be up tomorrow. I’ll link to it as soon as it’s up.

Cheers,

The Beermonger

Stone Anniversary and Vertical Epic News

Not too long ago the label leaked out for Stone’s 12th Anniversary beer. It will be a Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and we’ll be seeing it in the area sometime in June.

Now today I see the info for Vertical Epic 08.08.08. For those not in the know, Stone started this back in 2002, releasing a different style beer every year on a different date (02.02.02, 03.03.03, etc.). The series is scheduled to continue until 12.12.12., when Stone encourages you to line ’em up and drink ’em down. Sounds like ’08 is going to be a take on the hoppy Belgian Ales that are becoming more popular all the time. I can’t wait to see how this comes out.