Freak Folk Bier Release | Lodestar + Cabin Bier | New Vermont Sour Beers
Don’t miss out on Freak Folk Bier – the newest, mouth watering / puckering / scrumptious / sour Vermont beers on the market!
Lodestar (white wine puncheon and red wine barrels) & Cabin Bier (single chardonnay barrel) are some of the best sour beers on our shelves.
There is a limited amount of these dazzling tart ales – claim your while you can.
From Freak Folk –
Cabin Bier– Mixed culture ale fermented and aged in a single chardonnay barrel before bottling and further aged 4 months now. This is our favorite barrel in our fermentation space and wanted to offer up its first fill for our first release. 5.8% ABV | 375ml
Lodestar– Blended mixed culture ale fermented in a white wine puncheon and red wine barrels. 5.8% ABV | 750ml
Looking for an awesome late-summer sipper to enjoy around the campfire? Treat yourself to the limited-release ROWDY MONK from Hermit Thrush Brewery!
Once a year (or less), we receive a small amount of this captivating barrel-aged sour brown quadrupel from the wizards of sour beer down in Brattleboro, Vermont. Beginning its life as a strong dark ale, this massive beer is mellowed by spending 12 months in wine barrels. At 14.5% ABV, Rowdy Monk is no crushable sour, and that’s perfect. It’s the ideal match for cooler late summer evenings, camping trips, and quiet contemplation (though we can’t promise things won’t get rowdy!!)
Rowdy Monk pours a deep amber brown, with a very light coffee-colored head that dissipates quickly. Notes of cocoa, woodsmoke, dark fruit and caramelized oranges tingle your nose. On the palate, the beer has assertive sourness that melds with flavors of maple toffee, dates and raspberries. It has a fine, dry mouthfeel and long finish, with lingering tartness.
Michael Jackson describes “Berlin White Beer” as having an “insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.” North Coast Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is made with the juice of Michigan Montmorency cherries, whose addition softens the lactic finish of the beer and gives it a springtime blush.
Vital Statistics: ~ Style: Berlin White
~ Color: Rose
~ ABV: 4.1%
~ Bitterness: 0 IBUs
Influential beer author the late Michael Jackson describes “Berlin White Beer” as having an “insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.”
North Coast Brewing’s Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse is made with the juice of peaches from California and passion fruit from Ecuador, a Pan-American take on the German classic.
~ Style: Berlin White
~ Color: Honey
~ ABV: 4.1%
~ Bitterness: 0 IBUs
Love Buzz | Saison w/ Brettanomyces | 8% ABV | 40 IBU’s | $14.99
A feeling overcomes, deriving of a most curious perplexity. A rich desire awakens to explore the contents of such delicate loveliness. Upon a deep connection with rounded lips, a bitter sweet complexity enters the soul…and so begins an amorous affair.
Heightened awareness envelopes the senses as the grandeur of such bold character develops. Caramel beauty exhibits itself, sprawling its full body widely upward, bubbling with excitement. Tantalizing effects of peppery bitterness grasps the tongue. Enchantment takes hold as a blanket of citrus slowly unfolds. As in any noteworthy love story, a subtle fruity sweetness of a rose emerges to the finish. A warm contentment grazes over, signifying a united marriage of balance and pleasure.
Fortitude has revealed itself to those who have encountered such an enriching experience. An experience so delectable, so defining, so unequivocal. An experience that is Love’s Buzz.
Deep within the tortured aberrations of a monk’s mind there lay a concept of a Holy Grail of beer — a beer oft imagined but never tasted, strived for but never achieved. It’s Belgian heritage manifested in its yeasty complexity, softened and rounded in its cooperage Français and made to sparkle like the stars first seen by his distant predecessor Dom Pérignon.
Bitter Monk Belgian Double IPA is such a beer. Redolent of citrusy hop bittering and massive malt infusion, this is a beer to ponder, to sip, and, even for a monk, to dream. Why then is the monk so bitter? What provokes that sly smile? What is he wearing under that flowing robe? A triple-fermented beer gives him three times the mystery. Remember, anything worth doing is worth over doing. Nothing exceeds like excess. Even for the cloistered.
And what rough monk, his hour come round at last, slinks slowly toward Brussels to be reborn.
In the cold and dark heart of winter, in the slightly twisted, yet brilliant mind of a local DJ, an ember slowly burned. How long, how hot, who knows? What we do know is that the ember grew into a flame and once released, grew legs, antlers and much more…A legend was born.
In a small office, not far away, a community festival struggled. After staggering debt was paid off thanks to community support, it was time to give Rondy back to the people. Time to bring it back to its Alaskan roots and reengage the vast majority of the community that had walked away from it.
Bob & Mark brought up the idea for an event so out there, so uniquely Alaskan that it was destined for success. All it needed was someone (enter Susan Duck, Rondy’s Executive Director) to round up some reindeer, a little planning and insurance… insurance that took nine months to find. Finally, the last company on the list, agreed to insure the event.
At that moment, the legendary Rondy Running of the Reindeer was born. Born of a trinity of minds just twisted enough to see the potential joy it could bring to all on hand. Bob & Mark added in the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots as their benficiary and to date we have raised over $30,000 for them.
Susan added in the costume element when she relayed to the registrants a challenge from one “Margy J.”, who “challenged everyone to show the world how Alaskans Run with the Reindeer – boas, sequins, etc.”. The gauntlet hit with a resounding thud and the costumes came out in force!
In 2012, Bob, Mark, KWHL 106.5 along with Susan and the Board of Directors and Staff of Greater Anchorage Inc. invite you to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Running of the Reindeer! We’ll see you March 3rd at 4pm on 4th Avenue!
Collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: Saison brewed with mosaic and galaxy hops. Fermented and aged in oak tanks with fresh grapefruit peel, peppercorns, and fresh grapefruit juice.
Whiteout Wit | 6.5% ABV | $12.99
This is a variation on the classic Belgian Witbier style, but aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels
Brewed with lemon peel, black peppercorns and corriander (sic).
Triple fermented – first in the tank with Belgian yeast, second in french oak Chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation.
Mosaic Saison | 6.5% ABV | $13.99
Mosaic hopped Saison with brettanomyces, aged in fermented in oak tanks.
If you have to experience the refreshing joys of To Øl LikeWeisse, this is your chance!
To Øl means ‘Two Beers’ and clocking in at only 3.8% ABV, you can certainly have 2 of them.
To Øl beers are only available to us on months out preorders which means we have limited access to them so once these popular beers are gone, we have no idea when they’ll be available again to snag yours whilst you are able.