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Beer Club - Past Selections from 2012

Beer Club - Past Selections from 2012

 

Featured Beers for the December 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Lucky Bucket Brewing Company - Original America IPA Label

Lucky Bucket Brewing Co - Original America IPA

With a hoppy aroma of 4 different hop varietals including a very floral, resinous and grapefruit zest underneath is a strong pale and caramel malty aroma ......

Lucky Bucket Brewing Company - Pre-Prohibition Style Lager Label

Lucky Bucket Brewing Co - Pre-Prohibition Style Lager

Not your typical pale lager offering interesting aromas on the noe. Good fruity qualities and grassy hop profile.

Lakefront Brewery- Fuel Cafe Coffee Flavored Stout Label

Lakefront Brewery- Fuel Cafe Coffee Flavored Stout

Brewed with a coffee infusion from Milwaukee's Fuel Cafe coffee shop, a coffee stout is very dark and as you would expect strong notes on the nose of coffee with robust, earthy and roasted malt character and a touch of cocoa powder. Hops take a back seat !

Lakefront Brewery - Eastside Dark Label

Lakefront Brewery - Eastside Dark

An award winning Bavarian-style dark lager this beer is full of darkness. Coffee notes throughout, chocolate and hints of raisins packed with flavor with smoothness and character. Spiciness mixes with chocolate to create a unique fresh roasted barley.

 

Featured Beers for the November 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery - Milk Stout Label

Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery - Milk Stout

Duck Rabbit specializes in special beer in dark beers this one consists of milk sugar to add a faint sweetness to this milk stout. The balance of sweetness with dry roasted flavors makes this a delicious dark malt brew.

Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery - Amber Ale Label

Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery - Amber Ale

A medium amber-brown brew it is a laight colored beer and is on the darker side for an amber ale. With a touch of brown sugar this dark beer specialist offers a style of Belgian-sweetness.

Schmaltz Brewing Co - Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner Label

Schmaltz Brewing Co - Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner

This Mermaid Pilsner has hop varietals that are unique for this style of brew witha complex grain bill featuring rye malt, crafted more complex and satisfying without losing sight of the blance and refreshment of a good pilsner.

Shmaltz Brewing Company - He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale Label

Shmaltz Brewing Company - He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale

With an attractive light brown foam this brown ale pours with a lovely deep brown with notes of toasty grain and a bit of sweet chocolate with hops that embody a bit of herbal spice. A very good balance malt with notes of caramel.

 

Featured Beers for the October 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Florida Beer Co - Florida Lager Label

Florida Beer Co - Florida Lager

A new player in the microbrew world this beer is surpisingly aromatic and fruity on the first taste. Holds good caramel malt with a sweetly floral hop edge. A very unique aroma for a lager give it a whirl!

Florida Beer Co - Key West Sunset Ale Label

Florida Beer Co - Key West Sunset Ale

Sunset Ale is a Golden ale with a nice and mild fruity quality with some candied orange peel and a hint of candied ginger. This micro brew offers a light amber color and is a kick back style brew.

Grand Teton Brewing Co - Howling Wolf Weisse Bier Label

Grand Teton Brewing Co - Howling Wolf Weisse Bier

A Bavarian style Hefeweizen pours a pleasant golden color with a fluffy Cap of white foam. The German character offers nice spicy and peppery tones trom the hops and yeast with cloves. There is plenty of tanginess, earthiness and grassy hop with a touch of bubbly foam.

Grand Teton Brewing Co - Sweetgrass American Pale Ale Label

Grand Teton Brewing Co - Sweetgrass American Ale

A Gold Medal winner in 2009 at the Great American Beer Festival, This beer offers a lovely copper hue ad foaming lace. The aromas Include sweetly floral and herbal with minty character. Expect pine, earth and citrus with hefty hops with sold malt core and caramel bready notes.

 

Featured Beers for the September 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Cisco Brewers - Summer of Lager Label

Cisco Brewers - Summer of Lager

A summer seasonal lager with a malt that is clean and lightly bready for the hops leaving a very crisp beer on the palate with a mildly earthy herbal finish. Try pairing with chicken or pizza!

Cisco Brewers - Sankaty Light Lager Label

Cisco Brewers - Sankaty Light Lager

A light bodied beer that is ideal for casual drinking and warmer weather, offerning a crispness that cleanses the palate. With a very inviting aroma This beer is a bit spicy, sweetly floral and earthy with a touch of citrus. Pair with favorite grilling - Enjoy!

Fordham Brewing Co - Spiced Harvest Ale Label

Fordham Brewing Co - Spiced Harvest Ale

This microbrew would pair nicely with a homemade slice of pumpkin pie. A good pick for fans of autumn seasonal spiced ales the big aroma of spice is strong consisting of ginger and cinnamon spiciness with a touch of honey.

Fordham Brewing Co - Helles Lager Label

Fordham Brewing Co - Helles Lager

"Helles" is a German term for pale or bright and describes this microbrew from Fordham out of Delaware but became simply known as the Fordham Lager. But as the craft brewing industry took off and beer lover's have become more savvy it is now known as the Helles Lager. With a grassy edge and lemon citrus touches this brew offers a clean pale malt flavor that is a lovely balance.

 

Featured Beers for the August 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Flying Bison Brewing Co - Rusty Chain Label

Flying Bison Brewing Co - Rusty Chain

Using a hybrid lager/ale yeast, Flying Bison creates their version of a Vienna style amber beer. Flavors are nice toasted and bready with a hint Of cocoa. Featuring German hops for a bitter balance to the malt. A bit sweet upfront this brew dries out nicely with a crisp finish with a touch of spicyness.

Flying Bison Brewing Co - Buffalo IPA Label

Flying Bison Brewing Co - Buffalo IPA

The Galazy hops are an Australian variety known for the citrus aromas. Flying Bison's newest offering pours an attractive hazy orange capped with a creamy head. On the nose it engaged us right away with a sweetly fruity, floral character overlaying nice caramel malt notes. It's bitterness is balanced with malt sweetness without getting in the way of the fruity hops. Try it with spicy Thai food!

Sprecher Brewing Co - Hefe Weiss Label

Sprecher Brewing Co - Hefe Weiss

Made in a traditional Bavarian style, different from most American brewers. Also known as hefeweizen, meaning "yeast wheat, " there is a wheat flavor with fruity qualityies. The character offers wheat that jumps out along with clove. The yeast adds some spicy earthiness with a grassy and herbal quality. Try it with grilled chicken or spicy fish dishes!

Sprecher Brewing Co - Oktoberfest Label

Sprecher Brewing Co - Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest-style beers known as "marzen," are popular enough now To be produced all year. For Sprecher, their Oktoberfest is a seasonal brew available from July through December. On the palate it is a lightly toasty and mildly bready malt with a mild residual sweetness of caramel malt with a touch of hop spiciness. Being great at German-style beers It is a great version of an Oktoberest. Great with brats and sauerkraut! Cheers!!

 

Featured Beers for the July 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Foothills Brewing - Cottonwood Endo IPA Label

Foothills Brewing - Cottonwood Endo IPA

Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC) - A fast growing brewery located in Winston Salem North Carolina crating specialty beers since 2005 for this month we are featuring 2 of their famous selections.An easy to drink IPA in warmer weather and BBQs, this special brew has hops that are big and juicy with flavors of pale malt and alight caramel. Light on the palate for sure the nose is aromatic American hops with floral, Fruity and pine resin. The color of Endo is golden light with coppery hues with a big fluffy head.

Foothills Brewing - Carolina Blonde Label

Foothills Brewing - Carolina Blonde

Promoted as a Cream Ale, this one is interesting with a good German hop expression and wheat which helps maintain the smooth and refreshing nature found in this unique style of beer. The German hops really are the focal point with notes of lemon and a bit of mint and touches of lime. Well crated for the warm weather months of the year. Enjoy!!

Abita Brewing Co - Restoration Pale Ale Label

Abita Brewing Co - Restoration Pale Ale

Abita Brewing Company (Abita Springs, LA) - Just north of New Orleans , Abita Brewing is the oldest craft brewery In the Southeast. Currently Abita is brewing at a pace of 125,000 barrels annually. Their process for brewing is so pure taking from the protected artesian wells fit for brewing directly from the ground. The local Choctaw Native Americans believed the water to have curative properties as such they named the springs Abita which means healing waters.Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Abita first brewed this brew to raise Money for hurricane relief, raising half a million dollars in support. This meaningful Pale Ale is brewed soley with Cascade hops with a balanced blend of floral and moderate citric notes with moderate carame lmalt underneath. Try it with Asian style cuisine. Cheers!

Abita Brewing Co - Purple Haze Label

Abita Brewing Co - Purple Haze

One of Abita's most popular beers it is a unique animal. Abita adds raspberries to this craft brewed wheat lager crating an interesting effect. Pale malt forms the core of this brew with hops adding some floral tones and mild herbs. Enjoy with dessert such as cheesecake. Cheers!

 

Featured Beers for the June 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Woodstock Inn Brewery - Loon Golden Ale Label

Woodstock Inn Brewery - Loon Golden Ale

Woodstock Inn Brewery sits in the beautiful White Mountains and is one of the most visited country inn's in the state of NewHampshire. Out of which in 1995 the Brew Pub openedfor business. The brewery offers thirteen craft beers two of which we feature for the beer of the month in June. Loon Golden Ale With buttery notes this beer has a malt aroma that served cold really hits the spot. An excellent pairing with cheeseburgers the notes of pale malts and creamy caramel lingers with a bit of hop bitterness.

Woodstock Inn Brewery - Pig's Ear Brown Ale Label

Woodstock Inn Brewery - Pig's Ear Brown Ale

A compelling brew with rich brown color on the pour and red highlights and nice clarity. The hops add citrusy and spicy tones and a slight fruit undercurrent. Pairs well with ham and baked beans or apples and caramel.

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co - Deep South Pale Ale Label

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co - Deep South Pale Ale

From the Mississippi this pale ale is brilliant with clarity and a head that is lovely and full of lace. Big aromas of American hops are apparent with floral and citrus notes. There is an herbal quality that accompanies a citrus zestiness.

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co - Southern Pecan Label

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co - Southern Pecan

A Mississippi beer made with whole roasted pecans. Fairly sweet and nutty with hints of plum and gingerbread dough with citrusy hops. A nicely balance beer overall.

 

Featured Beers for the May 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Overlook IPA Label

Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Overlook IPA

A bright new Spring seasonal brew the Overlook IPA pours beautiful tones in golden copper. On the nose there is are sweet malty aromas combined with lightly fruity hops with herbal and spicy tones. A great pairing with fried calamari with mustard tartar sauce ...Cheers!

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Oak Barrel Stout Label

Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Kaiser Pils

This 2008 GABF Gold Medal winner in the German-Style Pilsner category has a zesty and extreme attitude for a Pilsner. This beer presents vibrant golden yellow color. A quite robust malt with pairing suggestions of grilled lemon-pepper chicken or shrimp.

Boulder Beer Co. - Sweaty Betty Blonde Label

D.L. Geary Brewing Co. - Hampshire Special Ale

Hampshire Special Ale has a malty aroman with a firm hop bite. Toasty, caramel and fruity notes. Geary's offers big fruity notes with malts offering a mild caramel flavor with a sweetness on the finish. As a full-bodied English Ale that is strong and a well rounded brew. Enjoy!

Madison River Brewing Co - Irresistible Amber Label

D.L. Geary Brewing Co. - Geary's Summer Ale

Geary's Summer Ale is a perfect companion to warm weathered months. A flavorful brew that hits the spot with lightly sweet malts and mild toastiness. Upfront fruity notes are apparent with hints of apple and herbal notes with a touch of lemony hops. Pair with those warm summer days!

 

Featured Beers for the April 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Old Dominion Brewing Co - Big Thaw Bock Label

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Big Thaw Bock

Brewed as a maibock or helles, meaning light bock, paler than traditional bock. Big Thaw Bock pours lightly with a hazy coppery color. A well balanced maibock, moderate level of hop bitterness to balance the residual sugars. Pair this with shrimp, crab dip or lobster, yum! Try a Kobe steak or London broil for meat lovers too!

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Oak Barrel Stout Label

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Oak Barrel Stout

On the darker side for sure Oak Barrel Stout is completely opaque and is rich and flavorful. Character is semi-sweet chocolate and rosty with a smoky quality. There is some caramel sweetness and subtle earthiness To provide a bourbon type impression. Pairing options include brie with chocolate, breads and strong cheeses or shellfish.

Boulder Beer Co. - Sweaty Betty Blonde Label

Boulder Beer Co. - Sweaty Betty Blonde

A wheat beer that pours with a bright straw color and offers a crisp white head. The quality of this unique brew provides a layer of yeast sediment on the bottom which is normal for this style and part of this beer's charm. Expect a big tangy flavor with wheat aromas and tartness with some herbal flavors. A touch of wheaty tartness along with bright carbonation offers natural refreshment. Excellent paired with warm weather and BBQs. Pairing combinations include grilled shrimp, spicy scallops, and summer grapes.

Madison River Brewing Co - Irresistible Amber Label

Boulder Beer Co. - Flashback India-Style Brown Ale

Brewed as the 3oth anniversary brew in 2009 this dark IPA offers classic brown ale notes. Flashback offers mild to moderate sweetness with toasty, grain like notes that is topped of with a big kick of American hops. As Colorado's first microbrewery, Bolder Beer company is one of the most influential breweries in Colorado's rich brewing culture. Founded by Two Colorado University professors, David Hummer and Stick Ware. It's original home was situated on a small farm outside of Boulder.

 

Featured Beers for the March 2012 Beer of the Month Club



RJ Rockers Brewing Co - Patriot Pale Ale Label

RJ Rockers Brewing Co - Patriot Pale Ale

RJ Rockers rocks with this all American pale ale. Loaded with exciting hops with Challenger and Cascade and sweet caramel finish.

RJ Rockers Brewing Co - Bald Eagle Brown Ale Label

RJ Rockers Brewing Co - Bald Eagle Brown Ale

A deep brown color from Chocolate and Black malts this beer from RJ Rockers Is a traditional English type brown ale with more body than expected. Enjoy the unexpected with this special brew.

Madison River Brewing Co - Salmon Fly Honey Rye Label

Madison River Brewing Co - Salmon Fly Honey Rye

As a light bodied drinking experience for beer lovers, Madison River Brewing Company presents a malt barley that is complimented by the sublte spiciness of rye. The bittering and flavor hop adds balance. With honey as an ingredient in the brewing process the flavor delivers a subtly sweet impression. Pair with crackers and cheeses.

Madison River Brewing Co - Irresistible Amber Label

Madison River Brewing Co - Irresistible Amber

Madison River has used a unique specialty blend of malts with choice hops giving us a twist with the original flavor influenced by biscuit and earthy characteristics. Flavors rich in caramel, mild fruit and toasted grain. Overall a great beer paired with a fire roasted pizza or Mexican cuisine.

 

Featured Beers for the February 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Granite City Brewing Co. - Duke of Wellington Pale Ale Label

Granite City Brewing - Duke of Wellington Pale Ale

Called a pale ale, this microbrew is made in the style of the India pale ale. Suggested to pair with BBQ this amber colored ale presents a fairly strong malt presence on the nose as expected From an IPA. This Duke is fairly light bodied excellent with a BBQ bacon cheddar burger. Ideally poured into a pint glass or mug.

Granite City Brewing Co. - Brother Benedict's Bock Label

Granite City Brewing - Brother Benedict's Bock

A crafted lager this brew offers notes of sweet, rich caramel with hops adding a touch of earthiness. Sweet on the palate with a very smooth and creamy medium body that has fine light carbonation. Bocks go well with nutty, earthy cheeses and a variety of German foods. Granite City brews old world, classic brews by purchasing malted barleys, wheats and ry from European and North America as supplied the industry for many years. Two methods of brewing are honored decoction and infusion brewing determined by the beer style. The entire process of transferring each beer from these time honred methods from three to twelve weeks depending on the style being produced.

Lancaster Brewing Company - Milk Stout Label

Lancaster Brewing Co. - Milk Stout

In the style of a traditional English Sweet Stout, milk stouts Offer an extra bit of sweetness to an otherwise dry brew. Bursting with roasted barley dryness, mellowed by the sugar Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and nuttiness come through on the palate. Milk stouts are yummy with chocolate cake and ice cream With caramel or chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

Lancaster Brewing Co. - Amish Four Grain Pale Ale Label

Lancaster Brewing Co. - Amish Four Grain Pale Ale

A multi-grain pale ale that is an unusual style for an American pale ale. This brew carries generous dry hopping of imported nobel Saaz hops, a Czeck varietal well-known for its spicy, herbal and earthy character. Lancaster has taken an interesting approach using not only barley malts, but rye, oats, and wheat as well. Cheers!

 

Featured Beers for the January 2012 Beer of the Month Club



Casco Bay Brewing Co. - Brown Ale Label

Casco Bay Brewing Co. - Brown Ale

Poured into a pint glass or mug Casco Bay's Brown Ale is one of the better browns ideal with a with a woody cigar or spicy dish. The rich and malty aroma offers light notes of chocolate, molasses and fig. Well balanced and medium bodied this Brown Ale from Portland Maine is earthy and richly balanced.

Casco Bay Brewing Co. - Riptide Red Ale Label

Casco Bay Brewing Co. - Riptide Red Ale

An American microbrew out of Portland Maine that exemplifies an Irish red ale, Riptide has a somewhat marzenbier-like impression and the hops are subdued but come through a bit grassy and mildly citric. A very clean and crisp like this lager is complex and robust for an ale. Riptide pairs with orange chicken or enjoy simply with green grapes.....enjoy! Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Mug.

Sweet Water Brewing Co. - 420 Extra Pale Ale Label

Sweet Water Brewing Co. - 420 Extra Pale Ale

An ideal pour in a pint glass or mug this West Coast style pale ale offers hops feature juicy floral and citric notes. On the palate it has excellent hop flavor not too bitter. The style balances fairly firm bitterness and malt sweetness. A 2002 Silver Medal winner at the GABF and ideal with lobster, mussels or clams. An easy to drink brew any time of day.

Sweet Water Brewing Co. - IPA Label

Sweet Water Brewing Co. - IPA

A modern day American IPA this brew is sweet and complex with juicy citric cocktail of orange and grapefruit with a touch of pine and floral undertone. Complex hops flavors allowing still a highly drinkable experience. Pair this IPA poured into a pint glass or mug with spicy food to enhance the bite!.





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