New Products January 29, 2015

The Commons Brewery – Fleur de Ferme

“Fleur de Ferme is the perfect combination of sunshine and darkness and it’s now available in BC! Hibiscus, lavender and chamomile are added at the end of the boil to produce a floral/herbal experience in this dark farmhouse ale. The subtle dark malt flavours and the silky full body from the spelt complement and support the flowers; while the Saison yeast adds a spicy, citrus-y complexity to the beer.” -beerthirst.com

 Double Mountain – Fa La La La La Winter Ale

 “This year’s Fa continues with bags full of Matt’s favorite hop, Centennials, to warm your heart and soul. It’s like a sweater for your insides! Brewed with Gambrinus Pilsner malt and a dash of crystal malts, this brew has a voluptuous malt bill to harmonize with the wealth of hops.” – doublemountainbrewery.com

HUB Motherland Russian Imperial Stout

“Motherland Russian Imperial Stout is rich and smooth and HUB states that this beer “is as black as a Siberian winter night but warming enough to weather it. Bittersweet chocolate flavors mingle with deep fig and plum fruitiness and it finishes with a lingering spiciness and heat.” –canadiancraftbeerenthusiast.com

 Worthy Brewing – Powder Keg

“The Powder Keg’s big without being heavy. We pack this puppy with an explosive amount of pure grade, highly volatile lupulin yellow cake, distilled from the ooziest of the oiliest Big C’s - - Centennial, Cascade, Chinook and Columbus. With a combustible quartet like that you’re thinking mushroom cloud but somehow, someway Master Brewer Chad has found a way to smarten the bomb so it empowers without overpowering.” –ratebeer.com

 Coronado Brewing Co. – Blue Bridge Coffee Stout

“Just as the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge connects our island home to the mainland, this java-tinged dry stout, brewed using dark roasted coffee beans from a local San Diego artisanal roaster, provides a bridge uniting craft beer drinkers with CBC’s rich, flavorful SoCal brewing traditions.”   –coronadobrewingcompany.com

 Bridge Brewing – Black rye IPA

“This dark twist on the IPA style also brings rye into the equation for what is surely a dark and spicy, well hopped brew. The beer emerges from the bottle as a thick, pitch black colour topped with three full fingers of dense, thick and heavily lacing head. The Black Rye smells of chocolate malts and a northwest, style piney hop.”                  -beermebc.com

 Rogue Ales – Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

 “This may well be my favorite bottled beer of all time; deeply roasted and creamy, with tantalizing bitterness; thick, smooth, and attractive; deeply satisfying.”                – Bob Klein, The Beer Lovers Rating Guide

 Oskar Blues – Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer. –ratebeer.com  

 Elysian – Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

Beer and coffee are Seattle siblings, jealously dividing the day. Split Shot combines the talents of Elysian’s brewers with a pound per barrel of cold-infused, Seattle-produced Lighthouse coffee. It’ll open your eyes to a delicious new beer. Split Shot is the official beer of 2012 Seattle Beer Week. -ratebeer.com

 Lagunitas – A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale

Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction 
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water. –ratebeer.com

 UV – Sriracha Vodka

Officially notated as a “chili pepper flavored vodka” made with all-natural flavors, the spirit really looks the part, bottled in imitation of the iconic condiment, packaged in a red bottle with a green stopper. The nose is surprisingly engaging — lightly spicy, with notes of tomato juice, olives, pickles, and — oddly — fresh lettuce. On the palate, sweetness arrives (much like in actual sriracha) to balance an initial rush of heat.  –drinkhacker.com

 Death’s Door Gin

Death's Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of juniper berries, coriander and fennel. Using juniper berries that grow wild on Washington Island with coriander and fennel sourced from within the state, Death's Door Spirits is able to showcase how complementary and complex simple expressions can be. –deathsdoorspirits.com

 Stolichnaya – Elit

Elit by Stolichnaya stands tall amongst its peers. And year after year, critics agree. The Beverage Tasting Institute has also awarded Elit gold medals for its exceptional purity and character. –elitbystoli.com

 Dalmore – The 12

Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being carefully divided. One half continues its maturation in bourbon barrels, the other half is transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks. Complex, yet balanced, The Dalmore 12 year old is the epitome of the Dalmore house style.             –thedalmore.com

 Dalmore – Cigar Malt Reserve

The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve benefits from a judicious selection of aged stocks drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. –thedalmore.com 

Posted on February 3, 2015 .