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Meantime Porter and Karmeliet Back

Good News! Meantime London Porter and Karmeliet Belgian Triple are back in the cooler. 

Meantime London Porter

We last got this beer back in May of 2010 and it was such a hit  that we sold out in about 4 weeks. 

Don't just take my word that this beer is great, here are a couple of it's recent awards.

World's Best Porter
~World Beer Awards 2009

Gold Medal "Exceptional" 91 points
~World Beer Championships 2009

The recipe is a recreation of an orginal 1750 porter. Seven different malts are specially chosen to bring out the classic porter flavor so loved by Londoners . Offering light roast malt on the nose and on the tongue a sweetish caramel gives way to a mouthful of smokey, dry maltiness, and an astringency on the finish that comes entirely from the brown, black and chocolate malts, rather than hops; and there are an awful lot of Fuggle hops in this Porter.

 

 

Karmeliet

World's Best Ale
~World Beer Awards 2008

Competing brewmasters througout Belgium cite Tripel Karmeliet as one of their favorite Tripels. It's rapidly attaining status as one of the new classics of the Belgian brewing scene.

Brewed with oats, barley and wheat, Tripel Karmeliet has soft, full, rich grain character with hints of banana, vanilla, and a slight, pleasing bubble-gum aroma. A restrained hop bitterness offers perfect balance and a gentle counterpart to its substantial maltiness.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum arrived

Sierra Nevada has just sent us their latest beer creation Hoptimum.

This beer is a 100 IBU hop bomb. Sierra Nevada calls it "the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas."

We received only 178 bottles so don't wait too long.

Hoppers SnoAle shhh...

Well, we were keeping this on the down low and now that I've just had one I am very hesitant in even mentioning it. Why? Because it's so damn good I want it all for myself!

Hoppers brewmaster Donovan Steele has kicked out an absolutely amazing farmhouse style holiday beer. One word popped into my mind when drinking it: WOW!

Don't just take my word for it, here is some more gushing by our local beer blogger extrodinare Mike Riedel:

"Just when you thought that you had reached your local Holiday beer quota for the year, another crazy damn brewer decides to up the ante."

Read Mikey's whole take (which I couldn't agree with more) on his blog.

This is a true Artisinal product so supplies are very limited quantities. I thank Donovan and Hoppers for letting us have any of it. If it were my beer I would have kept it all for my self.

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