April 2011

Carolina Blonde
Dominion Millennium Ale
Evolution Exile ESB

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Anderson Valley BOONT Extra Special Beer

Product - Anderson Valley Boont ESB
Self-Defined Style: 
ESB
Strength (ABV): 
6.8% ABV

We like to think Anderson Valley is an extra special place, so we created Belk’s ESB (or Extra Special Beer).

Bigger than your typical ESB, this ale is an innovative take on the style. A four-time gold medal winner, Belk’s ESB is deep gold in color, with a spicy hop aroma. Like all of Anderson Valley’s beers, Belk’s ESB is wonderfully balanced—here a big, malty foundation is finished with a refreshingly bitter bite. Try it alone or with heavily spiced meals, like Mexican, Indian or Thai.

As with all of our products, Belk’s ESB is never sterile filtered nor heat pasteurized.

Best With: 
Boont Extra Special Beer is excellent alone or as an accompaniment to your favorite well-seasoned meals (such as Mexican, Korean, Chinese, Indian, or Thai, cuisine).
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Troegs Nugget Nectar

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Brewed By: 
Tröegs
Self-Defined Style: 
Imperial Amber Ale
Strength (ABV): 
7.5% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
93 IBU

Squeeze those hops for all they're worth and prepare to pucker up: Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

Best With: 
This IPA's generous hop character makes it an ideal pairing with spicy foods such as barbecue, dry-rubbed ribs, or ethnic cuisine such as curry based Indian food, wasabi based Japanese dishes, or spicy Thai entrees.
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Left Hand Milk Stout

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Brewed By: 
Left Hand Brewing
Self-Defined Style: 
Milk Stout
Strength (ABV): 
6.0% ABV
Color (SRM): 
47º L
Bitterness (IBU): 
25 IBU

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America's great Milk Stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment. Udderly delightful.

Best With: 
Roux-based dishes, dishes with cream or milk bases. Various desserts.
Awards: 
2006 & 2008 World Beer Cup Gold for Sweet Stout
2008 GABF Silver for Sweet Stout
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Lagunitas Lucky 13

Product - Lagunitas Lucky 13
Brewed By: 
Lagunitas
Self-Defined Style: 
American Strong Ale
Strength (ABV): 
8.3% ABV

Lucky 13 pours red with an orange tint and foamy, off-white head that diminishes slowly. The initial flavor includes combinations of caramel, citrus, and plenty of sweet malt. Flavor shifts to be dominated by the hops with its medium body, light carbonation, and lots of warming from the alcohol.

ABV 8.3% Special Seasonal Release

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Bass Pale Ale

Product - Bass
Brewed By: 
Bass
Self-Defined Style: 
Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.0% ABV

Brewed with English malts, aromatic hops, and water rich in essential salts and minerals, Bass has a malty, lightly hoppy taste, that combined with its slight burnt roast aroma, creates a full-bodied flavor of the highest quality.

Best With: 
This English Pale Ale pairs nicely with clear broth based soups, salted almonds, game birds and all sorts of seafood. This brew also offers a nice balance to spicier Indian and Cajun foods.
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Product - Samuel Adams Boston Lager 2
Brewed By: 
Samuel Adams
Self-Defined Style: 
Vienna Lager
Strength (ABV): 
4.9% ABV

Complex and balanced, with a beautiful hop aroma. This deep amber to golden colored full bodied lager displays caramel sweet notes balanced with distinct citrus and piney notes. A strong, smooth finish and mouth feel.

Best With: 
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is an outstanding food beer, with a huge variety of complimentary pairings. In particular, this beer is fantastic with medium weight meals such as glazed hams, cured meats, smoked fish, chicken, turkey and Cornish hen dishes. This beer would also work well fresh grilled steak, burgers, or chicken, and works great with salads made with almonds or walnuts.
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Flying Dog Tire Bite Kölsch

Product - Flying Dog Tire Bite Kolsch
Brewed By: 
Flying Dog
Self-Defined Style: 
Kölsch style Golden Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.1% ABV

Refreshing golden colored beer fermented with ale yeast at cool lager temperatures for a crisp bite.

Best With: 
With classic Kölsch characteristics this beer can accompany almost any dish but truly shines with seafoods, tempura and curry seasoned Indian dishes.
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Victory Helios Ale

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Brewed By: 
Victory
Self-Defined Style: 
Saison
Strength (ABV): 
7.5% ABV

(Re) Introducing Helios Ale. We’ve rebranded and repackaged the former V-Saison and now introduce Helios Ale. This bottle conditioned, Belgian-inspired ale remains the same refreshing ale that you enjoyed as V-Saison, however, in a more approachable, less expensive 22 oz capped bottle. Helios Ale has an earthy, aromatic hop start and shifts into aspects of lemon peel and black pepper. This is a quenching, invigorating ale, despite its substantial strength.

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Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Product - Anderson Valley Boont Amber 2012
Self-Defined Style: 
Amber Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.8% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
15 IBU

Balance. It’s what makes our Boont Amber Ale so unique: rich, crystal malts give this beer a deep copper hue and contribute a slight caramel sweetness while the herbal, spicy bitterness from carefully selected whole-cone hops impart a crisp, clean finish. Hints of sun toasted grain, toffee, and fruity esters compliment the mellow, noble hop aroma.

Best With: 
FOOD PAIRINGS: Onion rings, grilled steaks, roasted chicken, pasta Bolognese, poached pears CHEESE PAIRINGS: Herbed goat cheese, Romano
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Flying Dog Double Dog

Product - Flying Dog Double Dog
Brewed By: 
Flying Dog
Self-Defined Style: 
Double India Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
10.5% ABV

Double Dog Double Pale Ale is a generously hopped ale with a deep red color and pours with a nice frothy head. The abundance of hops will conjure some provocative aromas with hints of raisins and citrus.

Best With: 
Great with spicy Cajun dishes or St. Louis style barbecue ribs.
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Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Product - Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Brewed By: 
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Self-Defined Style: 
India Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
7.0% ABV

India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

Best With: 
With a bold emphasis on hop bitterness, India pale ales are the ultimate beverage pairing for spicy dishes. The sharp hop presence in most India pale ales can stand up to even the most devilish of spices in Cajun, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian, and Mexican cuisine.
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Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale

Product - Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale
Brewed By: 
Lagunitas
Self-Defined Style: 
American Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
6.4% ABV

We at the Lagunitas Brewing Company hope you enjoy this genuinely handmade ale. A lot of hard work and enthusiasm go into every aspect of brewing this Mondo Ultra Mega Super Premium Ale. From building the brewery itself to putting the cap on each and every bottle, virtually every step was done by hand. Thanks for your trust and as always:

Think Globally, Drink Locally

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Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale

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Brewed By: 
Left Hand Brewing
Self-Defined Style: 
American-Style Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.0% ABV
Color (SRM): 
9º L
Bitterness (IBU): 
36 IBU

Sane or senseless? Harmless or harmful? Sometimes it takes awhile to get to know a stranger.
Initial impressions are not always reality, so you must delve deeper. Beyond the initial floral hop aromas, malt sweetness is revealed, yet with a spicy undertone that exposes a very rye sense of humor. Take your time to get to know the Stranger. It’s strangely satisfying.

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Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

Product - Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
Brewed By: 
Flying Dog
Self-Defined Style: 
Belgian-Style India Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
8.3% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
60 IBU

Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Uncap it. Release it…stand back! Wallow in its golden glow in a glass beneath a white foaming head. Remember, enjoying a RAGING BITCH, unleashed, untamed, unbridled – and in heat – is pure GONZO!! It has taken 20 years to get from there to here. Enjoy!” – Ralph Steadman

Best With: 
Generally speaking, Belgian ale is a gastronomic miracle. The delicate spicy and fruity nature of these ales, accentuated by the distinctive Belgian yeast strains, pairs beautifully with lamb, mussels, and semi-soft cheeses such as gouda, havarti, and tilsit.
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Left Hand Fade to Black, Volume 5

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Brewed By: 
Left Hand Brewing
Self-Defined Style: 
Foreign/Export Stout
Strength (ABV): 
8.5% ABV

Summer is over, but cheer up pretty people, it's time for the newest installment in our Fade to Black Series.

Best With: 
The roasted and burnt malt notes of stout and its typical hearty nature make it an exceptional compliment to raw or steamed oysters, however stout is also at home with most chocolate or cream based desserts.
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

Product - Hefe-Weissbier
Brewed By: 
Franziskaner
Self-Defined Style: 
Hefe-Weisse Hell
Strength (ABV): 
5.0% ABV

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell is noted for its agreeable level of carbonation and its natural cloudiness. It is brewed from wheat malt, barley malt, hops, top-fermenting yeast and water according to a time-honored Bavarian recipe. Deep golden color. Natural cloudiness, with yeast Crispy, refreshing, spicy and fruity.

Best With: 
This excellent unfiltered wheat pairs beautifully with sausage, pretzels with mustard, vegetable pate, Crab Lois and is perfect for brunch.
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Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA

Product - Flying Dog Snake Dog Ipa
Brewed By: 
Flying Dog
Self-Defined Style: 
IPA
Strength (ABV): 
7.1% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
60 IBU

Big bold hop character balanced by a smooth maltiness. Hopped with Columbus and Warrior. Tons of citrus fruit on both the nose and palate.

Best With: 
The Snake Dog IPA is barking at the chance to be enjoyed with a steak dinner, a Mexican dish or a spicy Cajun dish. Contrasts with flavors such as avocado and pairs with walnuts on a more informal level.
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Bell's Oberon Ale

Product - Bell's Oberon Ale
Brewed By: 
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Self-Defined Style: 
American Wheat Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.8% ABV

An American wheat ale brewed with Saaz hops. Spicy and fruity, Oberon is the color and scent of a sunny afternoon.

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Founders Double Trouble IPA

Product - Founders Double Trouble IPA
Brewed By: 
Founders
Self-Defined Style: 
Imperial India Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
9.4% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
86 IBU

An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish.

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Left Hand Good Juju

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Brewed By: 
Left Hand Brewing
Self-Defined Style: 
Herb/Spice Ale
Strength (ABV): 
4.5% ABV
Color (SRM): 
10º L
Bitterness (IBU): 
20 IBU

A little Juju voodoo – fresh ginger kisses the lithe malty body, copulating with the hop in this pale ale ancestor. Emancipate yourself from the dead of winter, none but the vernal equinox can free the light. A refreshing frivolity. Hey mon. Shuccha fwangaa! Better a witch doctor than a trouble maker. Quit yor’ bitchin’ an’ get to witchin’.

Best With: 
Asian foods, stir fries, spicy curried foods, pastas with garlic/red pepper.
Awards: 
GABF Honorable Mention 1994
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Victory Hop Wallop

Product - Victory Hop Wallop
Brewed By: 
Victory
Self-Defined Style: 
Imperial IPA
Strength (ABV): 
8.5% ABV
Best With: 
A general rule of thumb with this beer is 'the spicier the better.' The impressive hop bitterness in this beer can stand up to just about any degree of spiciness in dry rubbed ribs, Cajun cuisine, curry based Indian food, or wasabi spiced Japanese fare.
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Samuel Adams Noble Pils

Product - Samuel Adams Noble Pils
Brewed By: 
Samuel Adams
Self-Defined Style: 
Bohemian Pilsner
Strength (ABV): 
5.2% ABV

Samuel Adams® Noble Pils is brewed with all 5 Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste. Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pilsner. The honeyed malt character from traditional Bohemian malt is balanced by delicate yet pronounced citrus, floral, and piney notes from the Noble hops. The winner of our 2009 Beer Lover’s Choice® election, this beer was chosen by over 67,000 drinkers for its crisp complexity and refreshing taste.

HISTORY

Best With: 
Bruschetta Smoked Salmon Smoked Salmon is a flavorfull and rich fish that needs a moderate to full hop character to contrast. Boston Ale, Samuel Adams Latitude 48, or Noble Pils would all be excellent choices. Bruschetta can be a difficult pairing with its combination of flavors so it calls for a balanced and flavorful beer like Samuel Adams Boston Lager or Noble Pils. The initial maltiness works with the bread while the Noble hop finish helps cut through the cheese and acidity of the tomatoes. Lasagna The malt base in Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Noble Pils match the seasoned beef or sausage used in this sauce. The citrusy and floral hops will also complement the tomato's acidity and help lighten the taste of the cheese and pasta that often accompanies this sauce.
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New Belgium Ranger IPA

Product - New Belgium Ranger IPA
Brewed By: 
New Belgium
Self-Defined Style: 
India Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
6.5% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
70 IBU

Ever met a New Belgium Beer Ranger? They are our beloved folks out in the field. Spanning all 26 of our states from the Pacific to the Atlantic, our Beer Rangers do their best to protect, to pour and to partake. And explore many a beer from many a brewery, they do. The fellows up in the Northwest kept calling for “more hops!” Soon it became a common theme across the land. Rangers, fans and craft lovers everywhere were searching for hoppier beers.

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Corona Extra

Product - Corona
Brewed By: 
Corona
Self-Defined Style: 
Lager
Strength (ABV): 
4.6% ABV

This bright golden colored lager beer pours brilliantly clear, with spritzy effervescence and a slight head. The beer tastes clean and refreshing with some mild cereal notes and some delicate hop bitterness. The finish is clean and relatively swift.

Best With: 
The flavor of Corona is complimented with a slice of fresh lime. Carbonation makes this beer excellent with milder Mexican dishes.
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Harpoon IPA

Product - Harpoon Ipa
Brewed By: 
Harpoon
Self-Defined Style: 
India Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.9% ABV

The high hopping of Harpoon IPA is not only noticeable in the nose but especially in the finish. The lingering bitter finish of this beer is not harsh or astringent, but crisp and pronounced. This is created, in part, by dry hopping - a technique that involves adding fresh hops to the conditioning beer to provide a fresh hop aroma.

Best With: 
Grilled seafood, Thai food, spicy chicken.
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Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Product - Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
Brewed By: 
Lagunitas
Self-Defined Style: 
American Wheat Beer
Strength (ABV): 
7.7% ABV
Bitterness (IBU): 
64 IBU

Way smooth and silky with a nice wheaty-esque-ish-ness. Just the little sumpin' sumpin' we all need to kick Summer into full swing!

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Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale

Product - Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale
Brewed By: 
Dogfish Head
Self-Defined Style: 
Ale brewed with lemons
Strength (ABV): 
10.0% ABV
Color (SRM): 
10º L
Bitterness (IBU): 
100 IBU

2011 marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever. Working again with our friends at Sony Legacy (yup, the same folks we did our Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew with), Dogfish Head pays tribute to this blues legend by gettin the hellhounds off his trail and into this finely-crafted ale.

Best With: 
With a bold emphasis on hop bitterness, India pale ales are the ultimate beverage pairing for spicy dishes. The sharp hop presence in most India pale ales can stand up to even the most devilish of spices in Cajun, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian, and Mexican cuisine.
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Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale

Product - Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale
Brewed By: 
Dogfish Head
Self-Defined Style: 
American Pale Ale
Strength (ABV): 
5.0% ABV

This is our original brew and our most approachable beer. It's brewed with a premium barley and whole-leaf Glacial & Warrior hops. Our Shelter Pale Ale has a fine malt backbone and a slightly nutty flavor. A versatile, quaffable beer. The Shelter Pale Ale is available exclusively in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Best With: 
Great with burgers, pizza, earthy mushrooms, hummus & cheese.
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Lagunitas Undercover Ale

Product - Lagunitas Undercover Ale
Brewed By: 
Lagunitas
Self-Defined Style: 
Imperial Mild
Strength (ABV): 
9.7% ABV

Our oxymoronic 'Imperial Mild' - A redux to remember the '05 St. Paddy's Day Massacre. Defiant as to style ... We can say for sure it is unforgiven and unrepentant.