Thursday, December 11, 2008
New Beers This Week
A couple of new beers recently arrived for those of you always looking for something new to try. First up is a beer new to Virginia from Southern Tier brewery in New York. It's called Choklat and it's a stout brewed with, you guessed it, chocolate. But it's not just any chocolate stout. Click here to see what people on beeradvocate.com have been saying about it. Apparently (I say that because I haven't had a chance to taste it yet) it's one of the best chocolate stouts you can get.
Next up is another once-per-year release from Dogfish Head, the Olde School Barleywine. A barleywine is a type of strong malty ale. The style is British in origin, but the American versions are different enough to warrant their own style. True to Dogfish Head form, this one is particularly strong, with an abv of a whopping 15%. Tastes good now, but of course you can age these for years.
Both of these are in very limited quantity so I can't guarantee how long they'll be available.
Stop by either store on Saturday to taste the Southern Tier Choklat!