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Les Trois Mousquetaires Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique Bourbon and Brandy Barrel Aged

Warm up this weekend with a big, smooth, deep and delicious beer!les-trois-mousquetaires-grande-cuvee-porter-baltique-barrel-aged*** C’est manifique! ***

Our friends at Les Trois Mousquetaires sent us some of their brandy and bourbon barrel aged baltic porter this week and we are delighted to share it with you while we can.

Les Trois Mousquetaires baltic porter has won multiple gold medals at the World Beer Cup over the years so this barrel aged version is extra special, extra rare, and extra delicious!

100 Points Overall  |  100 Points Style
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  • FLAVORS
    Dark chocolate / Woody / Bourbon / Brandy / Nuts
  • NOTES
    Robust dark lager inspired by Porters from around the Baltic Sea region. This beer is luxuriously round with a mild bitterness. The malts contribute flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The use of cherry-wood smoked malt provides a subtle hint of smoke.
  • PAIRINGS
    Smokehouse meats / Chocolate / Pralines /Strong cheese
  • MALT
    85% Québec Malts.  Pilsner, Munich, Cara 60/160, Wheat, Oat, Carafa, Smoked malt
  • HOPS
    Perle, Centennial, Cascade, Cascade du Québec
  • O.G.
    24,7°P
  • F.G.
    6,7°P
  • ALV./VOL
    10,5%
  • SRM
    45
  • BITTERNESS (IBU)
    27
  • AGING
    3-5 Year(s)
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • PRICE
    $18.49

Fifty Fifty Eclipse Guide

 

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The long awaited release of Fifty Fifty Eclipse Barrel Aged Stouts are here!

Lavender = Coffee

Burnt Orange = Cognac – This did not come into Vermont

Purple = Elijah Craig 12yr.

Gold = Grand CRU

Tangerine = High West Bourbon

Lime Green = High West Rye

Ivory = Vanilla – LIMITED QUANTITIES

Blue Pearl = Woodford Reserve

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From http://fiftyfiftybrewing.com

What happens when you take an award winning Imperial Stout, put it in oak bourbon barrels, and then age it for six months? One of the most epic beer tasting experiences you will ever have: ECLIPSE™.

     Imperial Stouts are noted for being very rich substantial beers, and FiftyFifty’s Totality Imperial Stout does not disappoint on this fact. Brewed in small 300 gallons batches, our brewers lovingly craft this masterpiece once a year. Made with the finest malts, hops, fresh mountain water and yeast, over 18 separate ingredients lend their unique character to this beer.

     To become Eclipse, Totality is then aged for a minimum of 180 days in oak bourbon barrels. This time spent adds a plethora of flavors to the already rich Imperial Stout. At first taste there is a large presence of dark chocolate, espresso and warmth from the alcohol of the beer. Oak barrel character then comes into play with hints of vanilla and coconut, followed by mild bitterness from the hops, and then a nice long lingering finish with hints of tobacco, dark dried fruit and more chocolate. Eclipse is a wonderful companion with dessert. A beer meant for contemplation best enjoyed in a snifter and with a friend.

     Because of the extensive brewing and aging process, Eclipse is only released once a year.
March-April: Brew Totality
Mid April:Futures available
May: Begin aging in oak barrels
November: Bottle and keg
December: Official Release & Party

Limited Release Stowe Cider Smugglers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 001

We are delighted to announce that Stowe Cider Smugglers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider has arrived!  There is only one batch number 001 so get yours whilst able.

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Stowe Cider Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider Smugglers’ Reserve Batch 001

$5.99  |  6.9% ABV  |  375ml

1 per person of legal consumption age per day.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015

We have new release information about Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout!

goose-island-bourbon-county-brand-stoutWe don’t want you to wait longer than needed, we want you to have beer so here is everything we know:

  • Arrival:  The delivery truck *should* arrive Friday, November 27th sometime between 12:45-1:30p.  We just don’t know for sure but we will get it out ASAP.

  • Format:  500ml single bottles – no 4 packs this year

  • Variants:  None

  • Limits:  One (1) per person as there is less BCBS this year and the format has changed.  We wish there was more!

Lawson’s & Otter Creek Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing, the barrel aged barleywine collaboration between Lawson’s & Otter Creek has landed!

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$16.99/4pk  |  One (1) 4pk per person while they last!

From http://ottercreekbrewing.com/beers/double-or-nothing:

Limited / Maple Barley Wine
Double or Nothing

Our second collaboration creation with Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Double or Nothing is a devilishly sweet Barley Wine that’s aged on maple wood and brewed with a heavenly dose of Vermont maple syrup.

Enjoy fresh or lay one down for future indulgence.

  • Alcohol By Volume:  10%
  • International Bittering Units:  40
  • Color:  Dark Amber/Brown