Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin

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Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin is here!

Pineapple Sculpin
India Pale Ale with Pineapple
Our Pineapple Sculpin IPA came from one of many small-batch cask experiments to enhance the flavor of our signature IPA. With so many tropical hop notes in Sculpin, how could we not try adding some sweet, juicy pineapple? The combination of fruity flavors and hop intensity definitely packs a punch.
Alc. By Vol.
7%

Bitterness
70 IBUs

$14.99/6pk

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado

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Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is here!

Watermelon Dorado
Double IPA with Watermelon
Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.
Alc. By Vol.
10%

Bitterness
90 IBUs

$14.99/6pk

Lawson’s February Beer News

For more information on Lawson’s Finest Liquids beer, visit their website: http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/

The following content is directly ripped from:  http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/retail/february-beer-news/

Lawson’s February Beer News:

January Beer News

For the weeks of February 11 and 18, all 22 oz bottle releases will be sold at The Warren Store, Hunger Mountain Co-op, and the Beverage Warehouse.

The week of 2/11 you will find Mosaic IPA (bottles and draft) – Brewed with copious additions of Mosaic, this single-hop American IPA features juicy tropical flavors of mango and grapefruit combined with herbal and earthy pine character.

The week of 2/18 you will find Jade IPA (bottles and draft) – Brewed with Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand and named after our youngest daughter, Jade. We hope you enjoy the unique aromatics and flavor profile of this new hop variety.

In Vermont and Connecticut the week of 2/2 you will be able to get your hands on a fresh batch of Super Session #2 (cans and draft). Sip of Sunshine IPA will be freshly released the weeks of 2/9 and 2/23. We allocate these fresh batches of Sip and SS#2 sufficiently throughout the month so that there is rarely a dry week in between!

Our merchandise supply is now re-stocked with various sizes of the Lawson’s Finest sweatshirt. You will be hard pressed to find a softer and more comfortable hoodie! Put your feet up with your favorite Lawson’s Finest Liquids and wrap yourself in our hoodie that you won’t want to take off! Also, our ever popular t-shirts are on back order and we expect to be fully stocked in all sizes and colors before March!

Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

stone-bitter-chocolate-oatmeal-stoutStone 20th Anniversary Encore Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

9.2% ABV  |  $7.99 22oz

Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Summer dreaming in late January…many of us do it. I am right now as I write this label. Planned to do the writing with a Stone Special Release beer from years past at Stone Winter Storm, which kicked off at the bistro today, but plans were side-railed by a cavalcade of like-minded folk. And they got the first dibs. I found myself not on the kick-back-with-a-beer side of the equation, but on the dutiful host side. It was too busy to even think about getting myself a beer, let alone have even a contemplative moment at the keyboard, so I talked with people, bussed glassware, etc. Customers first. Damn. That generally means a long while before I get MY beer. And so it was…the price of making working at an artisanal brewery your vocation. It puts you last in line as often as not as first. It was a nutty day, packed to the gills. Conversations everywhere comparing multiple years of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Stone Vertical Epic Ales, etc. Without a beer in my hand I felt like I was on the outside looking in! Hours later, it’s dark, and I’m finally home. A moment to contemplate. A moment to enjoy a hard-earned beer! Time to write the label and muse on the things at hand. And what immediately jumps to mind? Hops. Or lack thereof. Never before have we ever had to think to ourselves, “What if we wanted to brew another new, über-hopped beer, but couldn’t because the hops weren’t available?” Well, that’s exactly the scenario we’re faced with now. It’s a situation that’s traveled from rumor to semi-awareness to hard reality to panic to grim resolution in the brewing industry in the last six months. For many, the hops may simply not be there. Some brewers are faced with the prospect of literally paying 10 times what they did the year before. Even worse, for others, the hops are simply not there. And so we found ourselves in a very limited position of possibilities for the Stone 12th Anniversary Ale. What the hell are we going to brew if it’s not going to be a really hoppy beer? We only broke from brewing a big hopped beer once—the Stone 8th Anniversary Ale—and that time it was by choice. Fortunately, this time we actually had a predilection towards a style of beer that doesn’t require big hops, so there’s a lucky convergence between what we wanted to brew and what we actually could. Instead of the bitterness of hops, we turned to the decadent bitterness of chocolate (obtained with a little help from our favorite local artisanal chocolate guys at Chuao Chocolatier). Think big oatmeal and bitter unsweetened chocolate. Yum, especially considering it’s actually an oatmeal time of year right now. (Most people consider chocolate time to be any time, and when it’s artisanal chocolate at hand, we’re inclined to agree.) And when you open this, by virtue of this beer’s very nature, it will again be an oatmeal time of year. You can let a big oatmeal pillow (with a bitter chocolate placed “just so” on it) take you away and perhaps you can enjoy a little “January dreaming in late summer.” If such a thing even exists…

-Greg Koch

Stone Americano Stout

 

stone-americano-stoutStone Americano Stout has arrived!

8.7% ABV  |  65 IBU’s  |  $14.99/6pk

From stonebrewing.com:

Stone Americano Stout – Brewed with some serious beans
The coffee notes in Stone Americano Stout are bold, rich and full of American swagger. For each 120-barrel batch, we incorporated over 250 lbs. of artisanal espresso-roast beans into the mash and added in Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade hops to invigorate the coffee taste with a slight citrus and resin hop presence. When it came time to selecting our coffee, we chose the same local roasters who contributed to our sought-after 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout. Their fantastic beans helped us achieve this dark, hoppy and wonderfully aromatic espresso stout.