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Green Flash Beers have arrived!

Based in San Diego, CA, Green Flash has made quite an impression on the beer world. Their incredibly hoppy beers are some of the highest rated on Ratebeer.com.

West Coast IPA 95 Ibu's 8.1% ABV

As craft beer pioneers, Green Flash embarked on an expedition to brew the benchmark West Coast IPA. They ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops. Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Centennial for pine notes, Citra for citrus zest, and Cascade for floral aroma are layered throughout the brewing process. 98 points on Ratebeer.com

Road Warrior (Imperial/Double IPA) 80 Ibu's 9.0% ABV

Hop on and enjoy the rye of your life! Green Flash's imperial rye IPA is brewed with Columbus and Mosaic hops, rich crystal and spicy rye malts. Mosaic and Amarillo dry hopping boldly shines through in the finish. 98 points on Ratebeer.com

Hop Head Red (Double Red IPA) 70 Ibu's 8.1% ABV

A luscious beauty, Hop Head Red® exudes resinous hoppy qualities from Amarillo, Warrior and Nugget to overtake the full-bodied depths of a caramel malt base. Captivating and seductive floral aromas and alluring hop flavors are the result of dry hopping with mountains of Amarillo. 95 points on Ratebeer.com

Green Bullet 100+ Ibu's 10.1% ABV 

New Zealand grown Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hops combine to create this adventurous Triple IPA. Green Bullet leaps onto your palate with bold, spicy pine and citrus flavors including tropical notes of mango and pineapple. 98 points Ratebeer.com

Imperial IPA 101 Ibu's 9.0% ABV

Reaching new heights, the mountains of Summit and Nugget hops in this intense high gravity Imperial IPA will thrill even the extreme beer adventurer. Unearth savory pine, evergreen and pineapple aromas and experience the colossal rush of a hoppy adventure. 99 points on Ratebeer.com

Double Stout 45 Ibu's 8.8% ABV

Green Flash explored 19th Century British Stout recipes, then charted a fresh course to land on a modern American version of the old-world classic. Their Double Stout encompasses the very best of both worlds. Golden naked oats, dark crystal and roasted malt offer a luscious balance of bittersweet chocolate and hints of coffee. 99 points on Ratebeer.com

New Beers

Brouwerij The Musketeers
Troubadour Beers

Brouwerij The Musketters was founded in 2000 by 4 brew-engineers, after being graduated from KaHo St. Lieven in Gent, the best known brewing school of Flanders. Their names: Kristof De Roo, Rikkert Maertens, Stefaan Soetemans and Sven Suys. Just out of University, it was soon pretty clear to them that brew-master jobs are not easy to find in the Belgian beer world. Family traditions and brewing secrets are kept closely guarded within the brewing family. Like the real French Musketeers of the 18th century, the 4 friends bundled their enthusiasm and efforts, and created “the Musketeers brewing company.”

Troubadour Magma

Troubadour Magma is an amber colored beer with the bitterness of an American IPA but balanced with the fruitiness of a Belgian Triple. A Triple IPA if you will. Czech bittering hops with Simcoe for Dry-hopping giving an explosion of fruity aromas.

97 points ratebeer.com.

Troubadour Westkust

Troubadour 'Westkust' is a dark, almost black beer with a hoppy aroma, roasted malt, coffee and light notes of chocolate and vanilla. The taste is a balance between the taste of roasted malt and coffee followed by a strong but pleasant bitterness that slowly gets the upper hand and ensures a long hoppy finish. A great Belgian Black IPA.

97 points ratebeer.com

Troubadour Obscura

Troubadour Obscura is a dark red-brown colored beer, with a rich, malty body combined with different touches of a stout but in a very nice balanced way: roast, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. A mild stout with a Belgian body.

96 points ratebeer.com.

De Brabandere Petrus Beers

The De Brabandere Brewery produces a fabulous range of specialty beers under the brand name Petrus. Each of these high fermentation beers reflects the brewing artistry of the master brewers. The whole Petrus family is renowned both nationally and internationally and can be classed without a doubt as the height of beer brewing.

Petrus Aged Pale

This beer has an old gold to bronze color, rather than the burgundy more common in the breweries of West Flanders. This is the ‘mother beer,’ used in various quantities to blend with the other Petrus beers, and to give them their unique and very distinctive taste. This mother beer is rather sour with a bite like the best Brut Champagnes. Aged 24-36 months in oak. A connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

96 points ratebeer.com.

Petrus Dubble Bruin

Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale is a top-fermented dark beer with a subtle and slightly carmelized flavor. Brewed with pure spring water and carefully selected hops and malts.

Poperings Hommelbier

For many centuries the Southern part of West-Flanders has been known as an Agricultural region, with a solid reputation for its grains and also for the hops.

During World War I the entire region around Ieper was completely bombarded to the ground. Life as they knew it, and all economical and agricultural activities came to an end.

Shortly after the great war, with a lot of hard work, people rebuilt the area and after a while hops were replanted in the Poperinge region. Very soon they were able to harvest the hops (hops is called hommel in the Flanders dialect) and the production and export started again.

Every 3 years the city of Poperinge has a Hops procession, and by the end of the 70’s they decided that they were looking for a worthy ambassador to represent the hops culture. Combining all his knowledge and craftsmanship Karel Leroy introduced in 1981 poperings hommelbier, that immediately shook the Beer world.

This refreshing gold colored ale has a honeysuckle sweetness that is nicely balanced by a full solid hops bill. It also has a late, spicy, cumin-seed, dryness, that amazingly enough never gives you a dry after mouth feeling.

92 points Ratebeer.com

Scotch Silly

Brasserie de Silly, a sixth generation independent family brewer, is located South West of Brussels in the Hainaut Province of Wallonia. Silly is a little dormant farming village just outside the old city of Enghien, which was once world famous for its tapestries. Larger farms used to have their own brewery up to well into the 20th century.

The written history of the Brasserie de Silly starts in 1852, when Nicolas Meynsbrughen bought the farm and started to keep records on his brewing activities. All farming activities were ended around 1950, when the focus turned to brewing quality beers.

The velvety mouth feel, the darker red-ruby color, and the licorice undertones are typical for a real Scotch Ale. Candy sugar is added with the yeast in the bottle, and in the keg, for the refermentation. It offers a finely wooded nose hinting at hazelnut, and is therefore distinct from traditional British scotches. It has a more rounded taste letting a discreetly full-bodied bitterness come to the fore.

90 points Ratebeer.com

New Beers

Ommegang Game of Thrones Fire and Blood

Named after the motto of House Targaryen, Fire and Blood is inspired by Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. To celebrate the rebirth of dragons, three different labels were created by the Game of Thrones visual effects specialists, each depicting one of Daenerys' feared dragons.

Fire and Blood has a deep, dark red hue with a persistent, creamy off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, malt and slight spice, followed by a slightly floral and spicy hop character. A fruity, sweetish malt taste gives way to faint drying provided by the hops and rye. Underlying flavors of raisin and prune from the ancho chilies give way to a balanced malty and spicy finish.

La Trappe Oak Aged Quadruple

What happens when you take La Trappe Quadrupel and age it in a variety of oak barrels? You get a beer that is complex, beautiful, sophisticated and very, very limited.

The brewers at La Trappe use barrels previously used for wine, port, whisky, and sherry to impart a broad range of flavors and then blend these beers together at bottling to make a unique expression of Quadrupel, never to be repeated.

98 points ratebeer.com. 95 points Beeradvocate.com

La Trappe Jubilaris

Limited Release: One Time Only

Brewed to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Abbot Dom Bernardus. Incorporating elements of his two favorite La Trappe beers—Dubbel and Isid'or—Jubilaris is malty, mild and fruity with a dark amber color.

It will not be brewed again.

St. Feuillien Speciale

Speciale is the pinnacle of the brewing art at St. Feuillien. It’s brewed in the middle of the year, aged for a minimum of 6 weeks in cold tanks and then bottle conditioned in the warm room for 2 more weeks. The result is a beer that has clean, delicious flavor and a beautiful, elegant condition. Carbonation is fine, the foam collar is creamy.

Speciale is dark brown, very full bodied and very flavorful. Aromas and flavors of fig, date and currants mingle with allspice, cinnamon and cocoa on the palate and in the nose.

97 points Ratebeer.com

St. Feuillien Belgian Coast IPA

This latest collaboration with Green Flash Brewing is a delicious blend of New World IPA and Belgian tradition. Nice spicy aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, citrus hops, fairly complex stone and tropical fruit.

90 points Ratebeer.com

North Coast Le Merle Saison

A rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas af tropical fruit.

96 points Ratebeer.com

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