Crafted Newsletter #8 – Gotta Love Bacon

We’ve got some more great beer for everyone, and hope to continue getting in your requests!

Bottles and Cans

New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
Stone Brewing 16th Anniversary IPA
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry Beer
Thomas Creek Octoberfest Lager
Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Highlands St. Terese’s Pale Ale
Founders Porter

Currently on tap (Subject to change as kegs run dry)

Left Hand Milk Stout
Stone Ruination IPA
Steven’s Point Burly Brown
Boston Beer Co Sam Adams Octoberfest

Upcoming Kegs

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Foothills Hoppyum
Thomas Creek Up The Creek
Bottle Tree Blonde Ale
Westbrook IPA
Thomas Creek Octoberfest Lager
Sweetwater 420
Sierra Nevada Tumbler

We managed to get two very special arrivals in this week, and we hope people get a chance to enjoy them.  They’re both limited, so make sure you’re quick and get them while our supplies last.

First up, Stone’s 16th Anniversary IPA:

This year our brewing team was inspired by some exotic-ish additions of the lemony persuasion. Yes, it’s a Double IPA (can you really say you’re surprised?), but as we strive to do with all our Stone Anniversary Ales of the let’s-take-this-IPA-in-a-new-direction variety, we’ve brewed up a Stone-worthy divergence from tradition. The amount of rye malt we used isn’t quite enough to warrant the appellation “Rye IPA,” but it still adds hints of spiciness that contrast deliciously with the tropical fruit flavors and aromas of the Amarillo and Calypso hops. Add a few European specialty malts, some lemon verbena, and three more hop varieties to the mix, and you have a highly complex brew melding both bitter and fruity hop notes with rich toasted malt character punctuated by nuances of spicy rye and subtle lemon.

Followed by Rogue’s Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale:

Rogue Ales has collided with Voodoo Doughnut to create Bacon Maple Ale! This unique artisan creation contains a baker’s dozen number of ingredients including bacon and maple syrup from one of Voodoo’s signature doughnuts.

Founders Brewing Co Breakfast Stout is finally hitting shelves this upcoming week.  We’ll have it as soon as we can get in a delivery.  In honor of its release this year, we’re planning a stout tasting on September 12th.  Come out from 5-7PM and enjoy a sampling of four different stouts.  Hopefully you can find a new favorite for when the cold weather finally hits our area!

Our five new taps are finally installed, and will be ready to go shortly.  We’ve run into a few issues getting tap handles, and we’re finally getting our hands on another chalkboard so we can actually display all 10 selections and their pricing.  We apologize for all of the delays, but it’ll be worth it in the end when our selection has doubled.

We’re excited to be able to help fill your beer needs now and in the future.  If you’ve got any beer suggestions or ideas, or any feedback, we would love to hear it!  Keep an eye out for more emails in the future with updates about events, new beers, new kegs, and more!

Thanks again,

Carl & Vance
Facebook/Crafted, the Beer Store





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