Category Archives: Beer

Saison-al Offerings

It’s a great time to be our customers and fans of saisons.  Have you noticed the increase in saison selection on the craft racks?  Get your farmhouse fix from the following new arrivals and classics: Firestone Walker Opal Ommegang Hennepin Unibroue A Tout La Monde Stillwater Cellar Door Trinity Brewing’s Menacing Kumquat and Elektrick Cukumbahh Pipeworks […]

Dark City Goes Dark: Boom! Roasted – Coffee IPA

On the docket:  16oz. can of Dark City’s Boom! Roasted Coffee IPA Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country stemmed snulip S:  Hazy pale-gold with a merengue head.  Sustained retention.  Tiny, zippy bubbles wend their way to the top. A:  When taken in colder, the hops are definitely the dominant note.  Bright stone fruit notes of […]

Turn it Up to 11: Shoebelation

On the docket:  22 oz.  Clown Shoes/Schmaltz Brewing Collaboration:  Shoebelation   Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country stemmed snulip   S:  A deep honey-brown body sporting crimson highlights.  The head wells up in a mocha cap with good staying power (exact bottle date unknown, but on the fresher side).  Lacing left behind is leggy and […]

These are the Things I Can’t Do Without

For the children of the 80s who got that blatant reference, full credit.  To those who got the reference because you thought Disturbed wrote those lyrics, partial credit.  Despite the 80°+ temperatures these days, and the cut-with-a-knife humidity, sometimes I just want to pop open a bottle of viscous, obsidian, imperial stout.  People do Christmas […]

Paranormal IPA? Stone’s Ghosthammer

On the docket: 12 oz. can of Stone’s Ghost Hammer IPA Poured into: Wine & Whiskey Country snifter S:  A Lightly golden, somewhat hazy body stands beneath a white frothy head.  Decent lacing accrues on the sides of the glass, but the head dissipates, like a specter you’re not sure you saw.  Small zippy bubbles […]

Double Your Chocolate, Double Your Fun

On the docket:  Rogue’s Double Chocolate Stout Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country glass S:  Opaque umber liquid fills up the glass, topped by a thick, mocha head.  Minimal lacing and staying power.  This is certainly not a fresh bottle, though the age is undetermined.  Particulate settles on the bottom bowl of the glass. A:  […]

Oh, have you not Herd? It was my understanding that everyone had Herd!

On the docket:  Bolero Snort’s IV Anniversay, The Herd 750mL Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country glass with enough vigor to produce a head, but as not to disturb the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. Sight:  A deeply gingerbread body fills the glass with a quick-forming khaki head.  As dark as it is, there’s […]

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