Friday, January 20, 2012

Shelton Brothers Weekend at Jimmy's No. 43

When:  Friday, 20 January - Sunday, 22 January
Where:  Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E. 7th Street

What:  pay-as-you-go

Why a Shelton Brothers weekend? Because one day is simply not enough to enjoy all of these beers!  Drop by Jimmy's anytime this weekend for a selection of favorites and rarities. Or if you'd like a more structured tasting, come by on Saturday the 21st from 1-3 pm for a ticketed tasting and discussion about some of the beers and breweries. Tickets are $35 and available at Brown Paper Tickets. On Sunday, Jimmy's will hold their weekly Biscuit & Beer brunch  although there's much more than biscuits. Ale batter pancakes, anyone?

The draft list:
  • De la Senne Taras Boulba - one of our favorite hoppy Belgian beers 
  • Blaugies Saison d'Epeautre - brewed with spelt 
  • De Ranke Guldenberg - if you know it, you love it. If you don't know it, try this hoppy, abbey-style beer and fall in love.  
  • De Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva -  aged for over a year in port barrels 
  • Kerkom Bink Bloesem - brewed with locally grown pears and honey 
  • Mahr's Ungespundet - unfiltered German lager. Drink it by the liter.  
  • Kapuziner Weisse - best beer for breakfast (and hangovers) 
  • Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf - he's so bad, he missed Christmas 
  • Beer Here Hop Fix - very limited rye IPA from Denmark 
  • Mikkeller/Three Floyds Boogoop - not many kegs of this 10.4% buckwheat wine are available so drink some now 
  • Dieu du Ciel! Blanche du Paradis - new to the US from nos amis in Montréal, a Belgian-style wheat beer

The bottle list:
  • Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono - limited seasonal release with chestnuts. It didn't make it out of Michigan last year so enjoy now. 
  • Achel Extra - from the smallest Trappist brewery exported to the US. Unlike others which we won't name, the monks at Achel are still involved in the day-to-day brewing of their beers.  
  • Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - unsweetened cherry lambic. Nothing fake or artificial here; only loads of rare sour cherries and tart lambic.   
  • Au Baron Cuvée des Jonquilles - saison? bière de garde? Don't ask; just enjoy.  
  • EKU 28 - walk into a bar at noon in Kulmbach, Germany and ask for an 11% "28" and get ready for some stares. Drink that 28 and feel immune to anything. 
  • Huvila Arctic Circle - a Finnish beer with juniper and dark rye 
  • Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast - put it on your pancakes!
  • Ca l'Arenys Guineu Riner - this 2.5% beer (no, that's not a typo) blows any 5% macro beer out of the water with its full-on flavor 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Stouts at Spuyten Duyvil, Wednesday

Is your New Year's resolution to drink more beer? Then you're in luck! Spuyten Duvyil will be putting on the 6 barrel-aged versions of Mikkeller's Black Hole Imperial Stout. If you missed these last fall, or want to try them again (perhaps, after 6 imperial stouts, you can't remember which was your favorite?) head over to Williamsburg on Wednesday. Start the new year off right!

Black Hole Imperial Stout is a 13.1% stout brewed with malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, dark cassonade sugar, honey, hops, coffee, and vanilla. For the Barrel-Aged series, the beer was aged for 6 months in 6 different barrels: bourbon, peat whiskey, white wine, red wine, tequila, and cognac.

When: Wednesday, 11 January, 6pm onwards
Where:  Spuyten Duyvil, 359 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn