Beer Deliveries 12-18-17

12-18-17.PNG

The new releases keep rolling through the door!  This past week was especially good in the sour department.   

Two new batches from the Firestone Walker Barrelworks series arrived.   Krieky Bones and Agrestic are both on shelves at all three Mike’s locations.  Krieky Bones was first brewed to celebrate brewery co-owner David Walker’s 50th Birthday.   It was so popular, it has become a regular addition to the barrelworks series.  

A mixed fermentation and foeder-aged Flanders Red Ale, it is aged on sour Montmorency cherries during secondary fermentation.   

Agrestic is a wild red ale that begins as DBA, Firestone’s first beer ever brewed.   Blended from different ages of barrel-aged portions of the base beers, Agrestic is a complex blend of flavors featuring oak, cherry, vanilla, lemon and spice, among many more.   Both are available in 375ml cork & cage format bottles at all three locations.

Shelton Brothers rolled through again, and you know they bring the goods!  We’ll knock the non-sour/funky one off first… Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! (2017) is now in stock!   This is their yearly holiday-spiced version of their already fantastic Bomb! stout.  This comes in the standard 12oz size, but the best Christmas things come in small packages, right?

The real bomb of this delivery though, was a bunch of awesome new/retooled Crooked Stave.  First of all, three words: CROOKED STAVE CANS.  Yes, CANS!  Three of Crooked Stave’s year round favorites are now available in 4pks of 12oz cans, and for a great price! ($8.99)  Wild Sage, St. Bretta and Hop Savant are available at all three locations now!  

A new addition to their Petite Sour series is here.  Petite Sour Reserva: Marionberry is in stock, 375ml bottle format.   I’m told this is a one-time brew, so quantities are extremely limited, don’t sleep on this one!  I tried a bottle already, and loved it. Sour, jammy, lightly funky, and brightly carbonated - i’ll be buying several more of these myself.

Three new 750ml sours from Crooked Stave also arrived.   Salvador Cybies is a  soured strong dark ale.   Mama Bear’s Sour Cherry Pie was in 375ml bottles last time around, so double up with the new large format!   Last in the trio is Baby Bear, a sour golden ale aged in a single oak foeder, with lactose and blueberries!   

Stay tuned for even more fun the next few days as we finish the year out!  And if you’re in the stores, keep your eyes peeled for a few special hidden gems that we’ll be sprinkling in here and there.   Don’t bother asking where or what they are, where’s the fun in that?!

Happy Holidays, and Cheers!

Jeremy Morton |  Beer Manager

Mike’s Wine & Spirits

Andy Doohan