New and back in stock items!
Cuvee Saint Antoine Blonde, De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois, Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, Mikkeller Chipotle Porter (Texas Ranger), Mikkeller Yeast Series: Saison, To Ol Sans Frontiere (hoppy Belgian with Brett), Cuvee des Jonquilles (French biere de garde), La Choulette Ambree (French biere de garde), Prairie Hop, Weyerbacher Blasphemy, Weyerbacher 18, Bear Republic Big Bear Stout!
Our Shelton Delivery included the following awesome brews:
Struise Black Albert
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
Mikkeller Funky e*
Mikkeller Arh Hvad?!
Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0 Brett B
Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0 Brett L
Mikkeller Chipotle Porter
Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Monk’s Brew (Bourbon)
Panil Barriquee Sour Red Ale
Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop
Nogne O Imperial Stout
L’Hermitiere Cidre Demi-Sec
L’Hermitiere Poire (Perry)
To Ol Ov-Ral IIPA
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura
Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono
Haandbryggeriet Norse Porter
Upright Oyster Stout
Freigeist Geisterzug Gose
Blaugies La Moneuse
De Proef Flemish Primitive
All of these are $1.00 off Friday through Sunday:
Brooklyn Summer Ale 6-packs, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout 6-packs, Sweetwater 420 6-packs, Sweetwater IPA 6-packs, Sweetwater Blue 6-packs, Abita Strawberry Lager 6-packs, Narragansett Lager 6-packs, Daura 4-packs (gluten free), Tilquin Gueuze, Green Flash Palate Wrecker 22oz bottles, Stillwater Cellar Door and Stillwater Stateside Saison! Discounts automatically reflected at register.
"The backbone of Birra Etrusca comes from two-row malted barley and an heirloom Italian wheat. Specialty ingredients include hazelnut flour, pomegranates, Italian chestnut honey, Delaware wildflower honey and clover honey. A handful of whole-flower hops are added, but the bulk of the bitterness comes from gentian root and the sarsaparilla-like Ethiopian myrrh resin."
"This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, our award-winning
rendition of the Imperial Stout style, once made exclusively for
Catherine the Great. We use three mashes to brew each batch of this
beer, achieving a luscious deep dark chocolate flavor through a blend of
specially roasted malts. We brew it every year for the winter season.
It is delicious when newly bottled, but also ages beautifully for years." www.BrooklynBrewery.com
RateBeer.com gives this a 100 overall score and 95 for style.
BeerAdvocate.com gives this a 93 (exceptional) score.
Try the Brooklyn Brewery's recipe for an Imperial Stout Float!
Ice Cream and Black Chocolate Stout, can't go wrong here!
The brewery is located inside the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, near the town of Rochefort. Saint Remy dated from at least 1230, when it was a convent. In 1464, it became a monastery, and in 1595 it began to be brew. As with all other Trappist breweries, the beer is only sold in order to financially support the monastery and some other charitable causes. Like many strong Belgian beers, those produced at Rochefort age well and can be cellared for at least five years while maintaining quality. The water for the beers is drawn from a well located inside the monastery walls.
Each of the Rochefort beers is identified by its gravity in the old system of Belgian degrees which is now falling out of use. Thus the beers are simply called six, eight and ten. This is handy because they are ready to drink at 6, 8 and 10 weeks. The six, eight and ten Belgian degrees represent a specific gravity of a little over 1060, 1080 and 1100, but the already-high alcohol content is further boosted by the addition of the sugar. Many strong, top-fermenting beers in Belgium are made in this way, including all of the Trappist examples. The brewery conditions them in the bottle so that they should reach the customer in optimum condition, but some devotees like to lay down the strongest one for a longer duration.
Rochefort 6 (red cap, 7.5% ABV). The 6 is brewed about once per year, representing approximately 1% of total beer production. It has a reddish, "autumn leaves" color; a soft body; and an earthy, herbal palate developing to a slight fruitiness.
Rochefort 8 (green cap, 9.2% ABV). This beer is the best-selling and represents also the largest part in the total production of 15000 hl. It has a tawnier color, a more assertive palate, with an even richer fruitiness, with a hint of figs, and a dash more dryness to balance the finish.
Rochefort 10 (blue cap, 11.3% ABV). This brew has a deep red-brown color. A dense head; a more viscous body; and a profoundly strong fig and dark fruit like palate, with notes of bitter chocolate in the finish.
Grassroots is very excited to announce that we recently received a large amount of Stillwater Artisan Ales! It’s been over a year since we were last able to get our hands on any of these magnificent offerings. This ‘gypsy brewer’ from Baltimore, Brian Strumke, has been voted one of the best 100 brewers in the world by Ratebeer and won many other awards for his beers ,without actually owning his own brewery. When traveling, I personally track down any new offerings from Stillwater I can find. It goes without saying, I am a huge fan!
Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing.
Over the ages the term ’cellar door’ has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. Upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. Many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so the goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. Starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing an intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. To pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of Stillwater’s vision, they gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. Of course let’s not forget the house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.
This deep amber hued ale takes its inspiration from Germany while still nodding to the Belgian farmhouse tradition. The base is comprised of German two-row, wheat, Cara-Munich, and roasted barley. Generously hopped with a blend of Perle, Spalt, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh and fermented with a rustic Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. These elements together provide a mélange of earth and fruit aromas backed with hints of caramel with a dry clean finish.
Existent represents the philosophy behind Stillwater Artisanal. They strive to define themselves through a passion and sincerity while accepting that not all aspects of life are readily explainable. To manifest this ideology they present an ale of intrigue. Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma. This is an ale for you to define.
’and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’ –Nietzsche
A ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice. Hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz and fermented with a farmhouse ale yeast and 2 strains of brettanomyces to weigh in at 4.5% ABV
Of Love & Regret
For the first edition of the Stillwater Import Series Brian traveled to the village of Beerzel, located in the Antwerp province of Belgium. Here he teamed up with brewmaster Jef Goetelen to craft an authentic Belgian version of my liquid interpretation of the spring season. A recipe originally contrived a few years prior as a collaboration brew with his friend Paul Kretzer. The base is German barley & wheat, with a touch of Belgian aromatic; accented with grassy hops and an array of spring botanicals (heather, chamomile, lavender, & dandelion). Like a fresh meadow in spring.
This is a delicious Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The only description I could find on this tasty beverage is:
(fl) v. fol·lowed, fol·low·ing, fol·lows
1. To come or go after; proceed behind 2. To move along the course of; take 3. To adhere to; practice 4. To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at 5. To come after in order, time, or position 6. To occur or be evident as a consequence of 7. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand