Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's no April Fool's joke:  you, too, can take home a growler of beer that is brewed with coffee beans that have passed through the digestive tract of the civet cat.  We'll be sampling 5 drafts from Mikkeller at New Beer Distributors.  We hope you can join us!

When: Friday, 1 April, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Where:  New Beer Distributors, 167 Chrystie Street (between Rivington & Delancey)

Come on down to New Beer Distributors for a taste of Denmark's Mikkeller.  We'll be pouring samples of 5 of the gypsy-brewer's beers and you can purchase growlers to go (bring your own or pick one up there).  New Beer also has a mighty fine selection of Mikkeller bottles including the newly released Beer Hop Breakfast.

Green Gold - American-style IPA with aromatic Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade hops, 6.9% abv
The American Dream - legally we're not allowed to call this beer by its official name here and have changed it to "Danish Dream" for the US. It's a crisp lager with lots of American hops, 4.6% abv
US Alive - new version of "It's Alive!", a tribute to Orval with Brettanomyces yeast. The difference between the two is that US Alive is brewed with American hops, 7.5% abv
Beer Geek Brunch, aka Weasel - imperial oatmeal coffee stout brewed with civet coffee, 10.9%

Koppi - coffee IPA made in collaboration with the Swedish coffee geeks, Koppi.  Hopped with Tomahawk and brewed with Guji Natural coffee, 6.9% abv.  "Coffee IPA?", you ask? Mikkel's friend Thomas explains it for us:

Our Beery Entry into the Blogosphere

After a few too many CuvĂ©e des Jonquilles from Au Baron, the cheery daffodils on the label and impending spring season inspired us to launch a blog dedicated primarily to goings-on in New York City.  Here you will find information on beer events with our breweries such as tastings, brewer visits, and new releases.

Welcome to the world of Shelton Brothers beers where you'll find beer from small breweries from around the world, brewed by people who take seriously their passion for distinctive, natural, and traditionally-made beers.