Beer of the Week

 

Week of November 19

Liquid Truth Serum IPA – ABV 7.0%; IBU:65
Dogfish Head has been experimenting with off-centered & innovative hopping techniques for years & now they’ve liberated a new truth by exclusively adding every single hop to this juicy IPA after the boil is complete.
Liquid Truth Serum is an unfiltered & aromatic IPA that’s bursting with ALL the hops! The unique hopping schedule incorporates four different states of hops: Whole Leaf, Liquefied, Pelletized & Powdered.

 

 

 


Week of November 12

SeaQuench Ale – ABV 4.9%; IBU: 10

“…may be the world’s most thirst-slaying beer.” – Men’s Health

SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose, and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt to make this the most thirst-quenching beer Dogfish Head has ever brewed.

When Dogfish Head opened their seafood restaurant Chesapeake & Maine in 2016, they wanted to honor its coastal roots by developing this sessionable, seafood-pairing beer that takes you to a place of briny seawater on sunny beach days.  Experimentation focused on three thirst-quenching styles with German roots, but no single style quite hit the mark and mood they were going for … so they blended them and the result was this tart and refreshing beer!

Partnering with the National Aquarium, they replicated sea salt sourced from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and added sea salt from the coast of Maine to honor the Atlantic coast.

In 2017, Men’s Health named it the ‘Best Low-Cal Beer!’

Quick Sip Tips by Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale


Week of November 5

60-Minute IPA

60 Minute IPA (ABV 6%, IBU 60) is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?) 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

In the Quick Sip Clip video below, Sam Calagione talks about the 60 Minute IPA. For some perspective, he compares this beer to its predecessor, 90 Minute IPA, and its big brother, 120 Minute IPA.

 

Quick Sip Clips by Dogfish Head: 60 Minute IPA

 

 

 


Week of October 29

Divine Shine

Designed using a distinct combination of ingredients, and brewed to attain a sessionable ABV, Divine Shine is a uniquely drinkable beer that showcases a bright hazy appearance, tropical aromas, and a velvety smooth finish.

This unfiltered, hybrid ale packs a full punch of flavors while keeping the appearance and creaminess of a Hefeweizen, the drinkability of a blonde, and all the hop aroma of a northwest pale.  ABV: 4.5%  IBUs: 20

 

 

 


Week of October 22

Bubble Stash                                                                  

The Hop Valley brewers reached into their secret stash of Mosaic Cryo Hop® resin to create a tropical dankness in this new age IPA. Cryo Hops® are a perfect example of science and technology entering the hop industry, driving new ways to implement hop flavors and aromas to the beers Hop Valley loves to brew.

Bubble Stash is brewed exclusively with late addition Mosaic Cryo Hops®, bringing a touch or resin and escalating Mosaic’s natural blueberry, tangerine and stone fruit characteristics to new altitudes.  So drink, drink, pass the stash!  ABV: 6.2%  IBUs: 45

 

 

 

 


Week of October 15

Citrus Mistress

A blend of northwest hops known for their tropical fruit and citrus characteristics, complimented by the addition of grapefruit peel, give this northwest IPA a peach/apricot nose that transitions to the bitterness of grapefruit peel on the finish.  Winner of the Bronze Medal in the 2014 World Beer Cup, Citrus Mistress sets the tone for citrus inspired beers everywhere.  ABV: 6.5%  IBUs: 80

 

 

 

 


Week of October 8

Hop Valley Alphadelic

Two Row and Munich Malt lay the groundwork for a simple, medium-bodied malt profile, while a combination of northwest hops and southern hemisphere hops add a tropical, citrus bouquet.  Let the character of the northwest enchant your pallet with this quintessential example of what hop country has to offer.  Alphadelic IPA – true northwest.  ABV: 7.2%  IBUs: 90

 

 


Week of September 24

Dale’s Pale Ale & Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Dale’s Pale Ale is Oskar Blues’ defiant, proud, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale. If you’re looking for a fistful of flavor, look no further than this hopped-up trail ride.  It delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from the first sip to the final swig (6.5% ABV and 65 IBUs). Dale’s Pale Ale is the beer that started it all.

Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, hand crafted version of the great Pilsner beers of Bavaria and Bohemia.  Unlike mass market pilsners diluted with corn and rice, Mama’s is built on pilsner and honey malt then hopped with Saaz and Aramis hops. While it’s rich with flavor, its 33 IBUs and 4.7% ABV make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher. It’s damn good, crushable beer. Take two and call us in the morning.

 

 


Week of September 17th 

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 65 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.

 

 

 

 


Week of September 10

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pills

MAMA’S GOT A BRAND NEW CAN.

Yaya raised a rebel who grew up to have dirt on his face, sweat on his brow, and beer in his blood. That’s why Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, hand crafted version of the great Pilsner beers of Bavaria and Bohemia.  Unlike mass market pilsners diluted with corn and rice, Mama’s is built on pilsner and honey malt then hopped with Saaz and Aramis hops. While it’s rich with flavor, its 33 IBUs and 4.7% ABV make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher. It’s damn good, crushable beer. Take two and call us in the morning.

 

 

 


Week of September 3

Oskar Blues Dale Pale Ale #Dalegating

THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BEER IN A CAN…SO YOU CAN

Dale’s Pale Ale is Oskar Blues’ defiant, proud, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale. If you’re looking for a fistful of flavor, look no further than this hopped-up trail ride.  It delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from the first sip to the final swig (6.5% ABV and 65 IBUs). Dale’s Pale Ale is the beer that started it all.

Dalegating is Oskar Blues’ spin on the standard tailgate – it’s for the folks who appreciate an elevated, quality and authentic experience.  The location, sport or occasion (NFL, NASCAR, rock concert, kids dance festival) is secondary to the main event – the Dalegate.  Enter today for your chance to win prizes from Oskar Blues, Big Green Egg, YETI Collers and Eaglesnest Outfitters.  Find the details at www.oskarblues.com.

 


August 2018

Cigar City Jai Alai

Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt whilst the ball travels at speeds up to 188mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball traveling at racecar speeds, “the merry game.” Tampa was once home to a bustling Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that Cigar City brews in tribute to the merry game. The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with beef empanadas, deviled crabs and other spicy dishes.

 

 


Week of July 23rd 

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon® Belgian White started when brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of July 16th 

Blue Moon Mango Wheat

Blue Moon Mango Wheat is a wheat beer created with mango and a hint of honey for a mild sweetness with a bright yellow-orange color and cloudy wheat haze.  Head brewmaster Keith Villa got the idea for this refreshing beer from spending time on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cancun where fruit vendors would bring freshly cut mangos and put them on a stick to enjoy in the sunshine.  This beer has consistently been the #2 selling beer at the Blue Moon Brewery, and won a Silver Medal for Fruit Beer at Great American Beer Festival 2016.  It was originally released nationwide as part of the Blue Moon Summer Variety Pack, but consumer demand was so high they decided to launch it as a stand-alone beer in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of July 9

Blue Moon & Mixology

The unique ingredients of Blue Moon Belgian White are versatile and lend well to being mixed with other ingredients.  By integrating the one-of-a-kind flavor and refreshment of Blue Moon into familiar cocktails you can create a special – yet approachable – drinking experience.

Blue Moon is always the predominant ingredient.  Add some vodka and lemonade and the carbonation from Blue Moon enhances the refreshment.  For something a little more tropical, try pineapple juice and spiced rum to complement the coriander in Blue Moon.  If you’re more of a whiskey guy, add whiskey plus a bit of lemon juice and simple syrup to your Blue Moon and ejoy how the wheat in the mash grain of the whiskey complements the Belgian-style wheat ale.

Check out the recipe cards here!

 

 

 


Week of July 2

Blue Moon Belgian White

The Blue Moon Brewing Company started brewing at the corner of 22nd & Blake in downtown Denver, Colorado, in the baseball stadium, at the beginning of the 1995 baseball season.  Originally called The SandLot Brewery®, the focus was on brewing craft beer for the fans at games. By the middle of the season, the roster of beers was ready to start pouring. It included Slugger Stout, Rightfield Red, and a fan favorite called Bellyslide Wit – which was eventually re-named Blue Moon Belgian White.

Blue Moon® Belgian White* was the first year-round release back in 1995.  It started with brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White.

 

 

 


Week of June 25

Luponic Distortion #10

The only constant with Luponic Distortion…is change.  A new recipe roughly every 90 days emphasizes the really sexy bits about hops…aroma and flavor.  Sure, anyone can dump a crap ton of hops into a beer and call it a day, but the real personality in those delicate flowers are how they smell, how they taste, not how bitter they can be.  So with Luponic Distortion, we only change the hops we use with each revolution, only using experimental hops.  How many different hops do we use?  Once again…change, we have been as low as 3 and as high as 9 and the sky is the limit because there are new hop cultivars being developed every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of June 18

Union Jack

Let’s talk about balance shall we?  It seems as though some breweries have strayed away from making beautifully balanced beers, where a malt backbone leads a riveting waltz along the vast dance floor with its lifelong dance partner…hop aromas, flavors, and bitterness.  BUT!! That’s the cool part about the awesome craft beer industry…everyone is making what they want to.  Even after 10 years of being on the scene, we believe we are still making the best balanced, double dry-hopped west coast-style IPA that can be found regularly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of June 11th 

Nitro Merlin Milk Stout

Nitro Merlin Milk Stout just screams out “you’re about to do something so very wrong to this can of beer”…or…”never ever shake the beerby”  Somewhere in Paso Robles, a group of mad scientists put their collective minds together to figure out how to can a nitogenated beer WITHOUT a widget. Yes its true, invert this can three times, pop open, pour straight down, admire cascade, and enjoy. Our milk stout is a variation on one of our classic seasonals, Velvet Merlin…take out the oat, add some lactose, make it fizzy with a different gas…and voila!! Nitro Merlin Milk Stout.  A mind-bendingly silky smooth dark beer at 5.5%. Master the surge pour with some close friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of June 4th

FW Lager


Firestone Walker Lager represents the resurrection of an 18 year old recipe from deep within the hallowed library halls of the brewery.  On a technical stance, it is a Helles Style Lager clocking in at an approachable 4.5% ABV.  The hardest beer to make and the easiest drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of May 21st 

LimeLeaf Summer Ale

LimeLeaf is SanTan’s spring/summer limited beer – a classic American summer ale with a twist.  Kaffir lime leaves are added to this traditional Cream Ale and provides a citrusy, herbal aroma. This refreshing brew is fermented at a colder temperature than a typical ale, giving a smooth flavor and clean finish.  Please note: this is NOT a fruit beer. ABV: 4.9%

 

 

 

 

 


Week of May 14th 

SanTan Brewing

SanTan Brewing was founded in 2007 in Chandler, and expanded to distribute to Tucson in 2009.  One of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries, their mission is to pair craft beer with craft food that inspires great conversation and good times.

All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are specifically brewed and designed for hotter climates and are designated as Southwestern Style Ales. SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including medals at the AmeriCAN Championships, US Open Beer Championship, and the Great American Beer Festival.

In Tucson, SanTan’s top-selling beers are MoonJuice IPA and HopShock IPA.  But be on the lookout for a new IPA coming soon


Week of May 7th

MoonJuice IPA, American Craft Beer Week

SanTan’s highly acclaimed IPA is available year round in 12-packs! An out-of-this-world IPA crafted with tons of Galaxy and Nelson-Sauvin hops that tr

anscends all Earthly pleasures, emitting an aroma of peach, apricot and tropical fruit.  ABV: 7.3%

Pick up some MoonJuice to help you celebrate American Craft Beer Week,  the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers spearheaded by the Brewers Association, now in its 13th year.  The weeklong tribute provides an opportunity for craft brewers to share their diversity, creativity and passion for the beverage they love – May 14-20, 2018.

 


 

Week of April 23

Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider

Angry Orchard Rosé uses a combination of fresh juice from rare red-fleshed apples sourced in France and hibiscus. This cider has a floral aroma, is apple forward in taste and complimented by refreshing light tannins, similar to semi-dry wine.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of April 16

Sam ‘76

Samuel Adams Sam ’76 is a revolutionary union of lager & ale: refreshing, flavorful. Craft.  This totally new beer style from the independent, American craft brewer Samuel Adams is brewed with a single goal in mind: to give you a beer that’s uniquely drinkable, flavorful and aromatic. The final recipe, made with ale and lager yeast, is the perfect balance of a light-bodied, smooth beer with a slightly juicy flavor and tropical & citrus aroma.

 

 

 

 


Week of April 9

Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider

Angry Orchard Rosé uses a combination of fresh juice from rare red-fleshed apples sourced in France and hibiscus. This cider has a floral aroma, is apple forward in taste and complimented by refreshing light tannins, similar to semi-dry wine.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of April 2

Sam ‘76

Samuel Adams Sam ’76 is a revolutionary union of lager & ale: refreshing, flavorful. Craft.  This totally new beer style from the independent, American craft brewer Samuel Adams is brewed with a single goal in mind: to give you a beer that’s uniquely drinkable, flavorful and aromatic. The final recipe, made with ale and lager yeast, is the perfect balance of a light-bodied, smooth beer with a slightly juicy flavor and tropical & citrus aroma

 

 

 


Week of March 26

Corona Family of Brands (Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Corona Familiar

Corona Extra – With a refreshing, smooth taste balanced between heavier European imports and lighter domestic beer, Corona is an even-keeled cerveza with fruity-honey aromas and a crisp, clean and well balanced flavor. 

Corona Light is a pilsner-style lager with a uniquely refreshing taste—brewed for outstanding light flavor with a crisp, clean finish – a favorite of those seeking a light beer that’s full of flavor.

Corona Premier offers the premium low-carb, light beer experience you’ve been waiting for: refined, crisp taste and even-bodied feel with only 2.6g of carbs and 90 calories. 

Corona Familiar embraces the bright, crisp taste Corona is known for with a slightly fuller flavor and higher ABV. 


Week of March 19th 

Corona Premier and Corona Light

Corona Premier is another extension of Corona, not a replacement for Corona Light.

Corona Light Corona Premier
18 IBUs

5g carbs

99 calories

4.1% ABV

7 IBUs

2.6g carbs

90 calories

4.0% ABV

The clean, crisp taste of Corona at only 99 calories The smoothest, most drinkable Corona with only 26.g carbs and 90 calories
Delivers the carefree enjoyment of Corona in a sexier, more upbeat way Offers a refined, premium light beer experience

 

 


 

Week of March 12th 

Corona Familiar, Jimmy V Partnership

The best beers are made to be shared. That’s why Corona Familiar embraces the bright, crisp taste Corona is known for with a slightly fuller flavor and higher ABV. With strong ties to authenticity and heritage, Corona Familiar is best served in small gatherings with close friends and family, using the tradition of sharing to create meaningful experiences.

Corona partners with the V Foundation with Hoops for Hope.  For the 9th year, Corona will once again team up with ESPN and the V Foundation creating a campaign that inspires consumers to help a great cause while having fun with friends. This year they’ve added a new social media viral challenge: #BUZZERBEATERCHALLENGE, a trick shot challenge inspired by  the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Enjoy Corona to help find a cure for cancer.

 

 

 

 


Week of March 5th

Corona Premier

The light beer you’ve been waiting for has arrived.  Corona Premier is raising the bar for what light beer can be with its smooth and perfectly balanced taste.  With only 2.6g carbs and 90 calories, Corona Premier refreshes you without weighing you down.  Corona Premier is a sophisticated new choice from the iconic Corona brand.  Lower carbs.  Lower calories.  Higher expectations.

*Drink responsibly.  Corona Premier Beer.  Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL.  Carb and calorie count based on 12 fl. Oz. serving average analysis: Calories 90, Carbs 2.6 grams, Protein 0.7 grams, Fat 0.0 grams.  Compared to 12fl. Oz. serving Corona Extra Calories: 149, Carbs: 14.0 graphs, Protein: 1.2 grams, Fat: 0.0 grams.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of February 26

Guinness 200th Anniversary Pack

The Guinness 200th Anniversary Pack offers four great beers in one easy pack: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and Guinness Stout should be familiar.  Guinness Antwerpen’s rich, smoky, malty taste is balanced with a sweet, fruity finish. Rounding out the pack is Guinness 200th Anniversary Stout is a commemorative Limited Edition Export Stout based upon the Guinness brewing records of 1817; ruby red with a frothy head, this beer smells of toffee caramel with slight chocolate notes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of February 19th 

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Fruit and caramel flavors begin, smoky notes and a vibrant bitterness follow. Where extra hops and a stronger alcohol percentage were once used to preserve the beer, allowing it to survive and thrive during long sea voyages, now they yield its bold taste and unique flavor profile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of February 12th 

Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale

Smithwick’s original Red Ale is a blend of mild hops, sweet malt and roasted barley. Like the castle at the heart of their Kilkenny home, it’s stood the test of time throughout Irish history, and earned its rightful place as Ireland’s most loved ale.  Smithwick’s Red Ale is the ruby red session ale with a gentle hop bitterness, sweet malty notes and a refreshingly balanced taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of February 5, 2018

Harp Lager

From the makers of Guinness, Harp is a gold colored Irish lager with a clean rich taste. Starting with the bright pale golden color and a fruity nose, this genuine Irish recipe is crisp and clean slightly bitter up front with a smooth aftertaste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of January 29, 2018

Blonde

Modeled after the bright, beautiful ales of Koln, Saint Archer’s interpretation has a clean, crisp malt character similar to a pilsner.  The authentic Kolsch yeast strain pairs perfectly with our unique blend of aromatic Noble hops from Germany. 4.8% ABV; 22 IBUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of January 22, 2018

White Ale

Saint Archer’s Belgian-style white is brewed with high quality pilsner and wheat malts, generously spiced with coriander and navel oranges.  Belgian yeast provides the traditional refreshingly tart, spicy and fruity flavor profile while the wheat and yeast give a customary hazy appearance and contribute to the flavor and mouth feel.  5.0% ABV; 12 IBUs

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of January 15, 2018

Mosaic IPA

At Saint Archer, we are excited to brew with one of our favorite hop varieties, Mosaic.  This Double India Pale Ale showcases the wonderful characteristics of this hop, giving you complex aromatic notes of citrus, berry, tropical fruit, and pine.  We have also layered in Amarillo, Simcoe, and Chinook to highlight the wonderful hop that is, Mosaic.  9.0% ABV; 85 IBUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Week of January 8th, 2018

 Saint Archer Brewery, IPA

The Saint Archer journey was founded on love and commitment.  A love of craft beer and a commitment to creativity and following the road less traveled.  From the beginning, we have always believed the craft beer experience happens where art and science meet: world-class brewers + artists and musicians + professional surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders… All coming together with passion and dedication to express our one true love: great, crafted beer.

IPA – Everything you’d expect from a great American India Pale Ale: hop forward, yet civilized.  Bitter but balanced.  Amarillo and Mosaic hops ring loud and clear with citrus/tropical notes that are backed up by a chorus of our other favorites – Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Smicoe and Citra.  7.0% ABV; 66 IBUs


Week of November 27th

Whetstone Wheat (Seasonal)

Whetstone Wheat—named after the Whetstone Mountains in Southern Arizona—is Dragoon’s version of a traditional German-style Hefeweizen. It is Pale, slightly hazy, and very refreshing. It is built on a base of Pilsner malt, with malted and raw local wheat for support, with just a dash of hop character from both Cascade and Hallterau hops for balance. The traditional Bavarian yeast strain provides a distinctive banana and clove character. Pair it with beet and goat cheese salad, brats mit kraut, or a sportsmatch game featuring your favorite teamsters.

 

 

 


Week of November 20th 

Santa Cruz’R

Santa Cruz’R is a pale, refreshing golden ale brewed with bright citrusy hops and lightly bready malts. It falls a bit outside of defined styles — lighter than a pale ale and hoppier than a blonde — but with its low ABV and crisp finish, Santa Cruz’R makes for a bright and flavorful session beer. Pairs well with lunch, bike rides, and a gentle breeze.

Santa Cruz’R is the newest addition to Dragoon’s year-round line-up, and can be found both on draft and in cans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of November 13th 

IPA / Stronghold Session 

Dragoon’s IPA is a true West Coast IPA – deep gold in color, featuring a dank, herbal, citrusy hop aroma supported by a sparse malt backbone. It is appropriately bitter, with a relatively high alcohol content (7.3% ABV). Pair Dragoon IPA with spicy dishes (like chile verde or phở), but if spice isn’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with any aged sharp cheddar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stronghold Session starts at a relatively low gravity, and thus finishes with a low alcohol content (about 4.8%). Make no mistake though, it is by no means a light beer. It is rich with roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of herbal hop flavors. It is made from a blend North American and British base malts with rolled oats, chocolate, brown and caramel malts. We finish it with a great big dose of earthy American hops. Both the Dragoon IPA and Stronghold Session are widely available in cans – look for them in a store near you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of November 6th, 2017

Santa Cruz’R (Live Broadcast from Tap Room 11/9)


Santa Cruz’R is a pale, refreshing golden ale brewed with bright citrusy hops and lightly bready malts. It falls a bit outside of defined styles — lighter than a pale ale and hoppier than a blonde — but with its low ABV and crisp finish, Santa Cruz’R makes for a bright and flavorful session beer. Pairs well with lunch, bike rides, and a gentle breeze. Santa Cruz’R is the newest addition to Dragoon’s year-round line-up, and can be found both on draft and in cans!

 

 

 

 

 


Week of October 23rd 

Guinness Draught

Rich and creamy. Distinctively black. Velvety in its finish. This iconic beer is defined by harmony. Sip after sip, sweet counters bitter as the malt arrives on cue to compliment a base of roasted barley. Just as the unmistakable white head sits flush atop the dark beer, so do the flavors counter and combine perfectly. This is our greatest innovation. Truly unique. Perfectly balanced. Made of More™.

Developed in 1959, this beer was the brewers’ celebration of Arthur Guinness signing his 9,000-year lease – a fitting way to mark 200 years of groundbreaking brewing. With a skillful pairing of nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide, the smooth, velvety texture was born. Distinguished by its legendary stormy surge upon pouring, Guinness Draught brewed up a storm all of its own. It established itself as the top-selling Guinness beer with lightning speed. Drinkers were instantly drawn to its complexity; its bold combination of flavors made a lasting impression. Guinness Draught was an unparalleled success.

 

 

 

 


Week of October 16th, 2017

Guinness Extra Stout

As deep as Guinness Extra Stout’s color is its taste. Crisp barley cuts through hops. A bite draws you in, bold flavors linger. Bitter marries sweet. A rich, refreshing taste. Brewed with skill. Built to last.

Guinness Extra Stout is based on a beer first brewed in 1821, when Arthur Guinness II set down precise instructions for brewing his Superior Porter. This beer has since become the precursor to every Guinness innovation you’ve ever enjoyed. Brewed at St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Guinness Extra Stout is crafted from finest quality malt, hops and Irish barley.

Sharp and crisp to the taste, it’s an entirely different experience from the smooth, creamy Guinness Draught and punchier Foreign Extra Stout, but the trademark Guinness flavors preside.

 

 

 


Week of October 9th, 2017

Guinness Blonde American Lager

Irish tradition meets American spirit in Guinness Blonde American lager. Complex and flavorful. Light, floral and alive with citrus. This beer is perfectly balanced with a lingering malt and biscuity finish. It’s the coming together of vibrant flavors, of character drawn from both sides of the pond. And it’s come a long way to get here.

Ireland and America go way back. Ours are histories that have crossed paths countless times. Our cultures may be totally different but we’ve still got a lot in common. One thing we can definitely agree upon is what makes a good beer. Whether it’s stout or lager, we demand the same things: quality, distinctiveness, character.  Guinness Blonde combines the best European brewing techniques – as well as our famous strain of Guinness yeast – with the finest American hops and malts. A collaboration between the Guinness brewers in Dublin and their counterparts at the Latrobe Brewery in Pennsylvania, the result is an American pale lager akin to that of the 1930s: a crisp, light beer that’s big on flavor.

 

 

 


Week of October 2nd, 2017
Guinness 200th Anniversary

This fall marks The 200th Anniversary of the first Guinness Export from Ireland to the US. To celebrate these 200 years of rich history, the brewers at Guinness have created a commemorative Limited Edition Export Stout based upon the Guinness brewing records of 1817.   Ruby red with a frothy head, this beer smells of toffee caramel with slight chocolate notes.  It is complex but smooth and mellow with a sweet, chocolate flavor. 

1817 not only marked the first Guinness export from Ireland to the U.S. but it was also a major milestone in Stout brewing.  This was the first use of roasted black malt which gives Guinness Stout its beautiful, dark color and lovely roast character. This fall, celebrate 200 years of brewing history and introduce your customers to a stout from the brewers who put stouts on the map.

 

 

 

 


The Husstler Milk Stout and Rice Pudding Porter (Winter Seasonals Coming Soon)

The Husstler Milk Stout, winner of a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, quickly has become a favorite among craft beer fans. The sweet milk stout pours dark brown, setting off a roasted aroma, then offering hints of chocolate and a smooth, creamy finish.  A perfect, silky smooth experience highlights the roasted malts, flaked oats, and milk sugars. Available October.

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Pudding Porter is a robust American spiced porter brewed with vanilla beans, brown rice syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Classic holiday spice notes are prevalent while chocolate, coffee and dark fruit linger with a smooth finish. Weighs in at 5.1% for your holiday enjoyment!  Coming soon to a retailer near you!

 

 

 

 


Week of September 18th

About Huss Brewing Company – What’s All the Huss About?

Huss Brewing Company is really two people with a lot of passion for Craft Beer.  Husband and wife team Jeff and Leah Huss are the owner/operators, and together they have over 25 years’ experience in the Craft Beer Industry.  Jeff “Ginger” Huss graduated from the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology and was the Head Brewer for BJ’s Brewery in Chandler for over Seven years.  Leah Huss graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute with a degree in Culinary Arts and has been the Managing Partner at the Papago Brewing Co. in Scottsdale since 2001.  Both share a love and passion for American Craft beer and its culture, and look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you!

 

 


Week of September 11th 

Scottsdale Blonde German Style Kolsch and Papago Orange Blossom

Scottsdale Blonde is a German-style Kolsch.  Based on the traditional beers of Colgne, Germany, this beer is Blonde in color, lightly hopped, and very smooth.  This beer has higher carbonation which makes it a great food beer.  Try it with roasted meats or as an aperitif.  German Hops are used to give it a milder bitterness and aroma. 

Papago Orange Blossom Ale – an Arizona icon since 2005! This light wheat ale starts out with hints of bright citrus and ends with a creamy vanilla finish. Serve tall with a fresh orange slice, Orange Blossom is the perfect relief from the Arizona heat.

Find these and other Huss brews now at Fry’s, Whole Foods, QuikTrip, Total Wine, BevMo, Sprouts, Basha’s, Albertsons and your favorite local bottle shops! 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of September 4th

Koffee Kolsch & Copper State IPA

Huss’s most popular beer here in Tucson, Koffee Kolsch is a traditional light bodied Kolsch cold steeped with caramel and hazelnut freshly roasted coffee beans. It’s an amazingly unique brew that drinks as light as any lager but packs a delicious coffee punch.

Huss Brewing’s flagship IPA. Copper State IPA is a celebration of Arizona! Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops provide a juicy, yet dry tropical fruit flavor with great bitterness for a truly balanced and enjoyable IPA!

Find these and other Huss brews now at Fry’s, Whole Foods, QuikTrip, Total Wine, BevMo, Sprouts, Basha’s, Albertsons and your favorite local bottle shops!

 

 

 

 

 


Week of August 28th 

Punkin Ale – ABV 7.0%; IBU: 28

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Dogfish Head brews their Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices.

Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videos of Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before Dogfish Head even opened our doors for business!

Since its debut, Dogfish Head has brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around Sept. 1 each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it’s usually gone by Thanksgiving.

https://youtu.be/9W6ZilHLh6o

 

 

 


Week of August 21st, 2017

Flesh & Blood IPA – ABV 7.5%; IBU: 45

Flesh & Blood began with a ton of real citrus including lemon flesh and blood orange juice—hence the name—plus orange and lemon peel. Then the brewers began searching for the perfect combination of hops to perfectly complement the citrus flavors. After trialing number of different hops one-by-one, they emerged with Warrior, Centennial, and a rare experimental hop.

So what does this focus on simple, pure unadulterated fruit mean in terms of the aromatics and flavors in this beer? Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive zesty fruitiness and subtle drying tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round.

https://youtu.be/AjWUaYbUXw8

 

 

 

 

 


 

Week of August 14th, 2017

DogFish Head SeaQuench Ale

“…may be the world’s most thirst-slaying beer.” – Men’s Health

SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose, and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt to make this the most thirst-quenching beer Dogfish Head has ever brewed.

When Dogfish Head opened their seafood restaurant Chesapeake & Maine in 2016, they wanted to honor its coastal roots by developing this sessionable, seafood-pairing beer that takes you to a place of briny seawater on sunny beach days.  Experimentation focused on three thirst-quenching styles with German roots, but no single style quite hit the mark and mood they were going for … so they blended them and the result was this tart and refreshing beer!

Partnering with the National Aquarium, they replicated sea salt sourced from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and added sea salt from the coast of Maine to honor the Atlantic coast.

In 2017, Men’s Health named it the ‘Best Low-Cal Beer!’

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nge-d-1V00s

 

 


Week of August 7th, 2017

60-Minute + 90 Minute IPA

Esquire Magazine calls Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA “perhaps the best IPA in America.” An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.

90 Minute IPA (ABV 9%, IBUs 90) was the first beer Dogfish Head continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent — but not crushing — hop flavor.

In addition to the continuous hopping, 90 Minute IPA is also dry hopped with the Dogfish Head ‘Me So Hoppy’ device during conditioning (check it out in the video below).

https://youtu.be/a0lXC8m3tnA

60 Minute IPA (ABV 6%, IBU 60) is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?) 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

In the Quick Sip Clip video below, Sam Calagione talks about the 60 Minute IPA. For some perspective, he compares this beer to its predecessor, 90 Minute IPA, and its big brother, 120 Minute IPA.

https://youtu.be/uf-Q2okZoSI


Week of July 31st, 2017

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16-day party. Samuel Adams’ version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel and toffee.   The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color – a rich, deep golden amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. The beer is kept from being overly sweet by the elegant bitterness imparted by the German Noble hops, creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating.


Week of July 24th

Samuel Adams Boston Lager® is the best example of the fundamental characteristics of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex. It is brewed using a time consuming, traditional four vessel brewing process that brings forth a rich sweetness from the malt, making it well worth the effort. Samuel Adams Boston Lager® also uses only the finest of ingredients including two row barley, as well as German Noble aroma hops. The exclusive use of two row barley not only imparts a full, smooth body but also gives the beer a wide spectrum of malt flavor ranging from slightly sweet to caramel to slightly roasted. The hops varieties add a wide range of floral, piney and citrus notes present from the aroma, through the flavor, to the lingering smooth finish.

Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise (a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century) to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.

 

 

 

 


Week of July 17th 

Sam Adams Summer Ale

SUMMER ALE: ENJOY THE COLORS OF SUMMER

Summer Ale returns for its 21st year with limited edition packaging that’s as exciting as a summertime adventure. From the blazing yellow of the afternoon sun to the fiery orange of an evening sunset to the electric blue tint of a summer night, the colors of Summer Ale and its crisp, citrusy flavor, are your perfect companion anywhere, anytime.


Week of July 10th, 2017

Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Boston Lager

“I knew that if I wanted to start my own company, I had to do something I was really passionate about. So, I turned to my receiver and tuned in to not only what I thought could be a great business but also a worthwhile pursuit that could make me happy: brewing.” –Jim Koch

Jim Koch named his beer after Samuel Adams because he shared a similar spirit in leading the fight for independence and the opportunity for all Americans to pursue happiness and follow their dreams.  In 1984 his instincts told him it was time to make his move; people were starting to crave something different in their beer.  With his great-great grandfather Louis Koch’s beer recipe in hand, Jim brewed the very first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen.

Samuel Adams combined pride, confidence, passion, and optimism in bringing Americans together to ignite the American Revolution.  With a similar spirit, Jim Koch helped start the Craft beer revolution when he first brewed Boston Lager over 30 years ago – a revolution that is going strong to this day with close to 5,000 independent Craft brewers nationwide. 

SAMUEL ADAMS BOSTON LAGER – This is the beer that started it all. Samuel Adams Boston Lager helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-flavored brews that are robust and rich with character.  Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used only the finest hand-selected ingredients to create this perfectly balanced and complex original brew.

 


Week of June 26th, 2017

Summer of Sculpin – Family

Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA was rated 97 out of 100 by beer drinkers at Beer Advocate.  A gold-medal winning IPA whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.  But it doesn’t stop at the original, try any one of these varieties of Sculpin: Grapefruit, Pineapple, Habanero or the new Unfiltered (for a limited time only).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of June 19th, 2017

Unfiltered Sculpin

Ballast Point’s trophy beer, extra-hopped and unfiltered.

Unfiltered Sculpin IPA packs extra hops into every sip, enhancing the classic Sculpin notes of fresh apricot, peach, mango and lemon with a slight haze and less bitterness. Freshness is key to every beer, but especially true for this extra-hopped IPA—store cold and drink soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of June 12th, 2017

Grapefruit Sculpin

Ballast Point’s  award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist.

Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on Ballast Point’s signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements this IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of June 5th, 2017

Summer of Sculpin – Original Sculpin

A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.

Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got them into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, they knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of May 22nd 

Summer Ale

A Sunny Pale Ale, Brooklyn Style – all the spirit and freedom of a Brooklyn summer, packed into a handy beer that’s light, refreshing and just plain good.  Brooklyn Summer Ale will leave no koozie neglected.  A light-bodied refreshing summer pale ale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of May 15th 

Sorachi Ace Saison

Powered by Hops – be amazed at the hop power of the one and only Sorachi Ace.  This unique saison transports you into a hoppy world of citrus, lemongrass and pure sunshine.  It’s a citrusy farmhouse saison featuring the rare Sorachi Ace hop.

  • 96% on RateBeer, 91% on Beer Advocate
  • “Outstanding beer” – Deadspin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of May 8th 

Brooklyn Lager

 

The Lager that Brooklyn Built – this true original stands tall as an instigator of the craft beer revolution.  If you’re looking for the dry-hopped amber lager that changed the world, look no further.   Don’t miss this caramel-forward Vienna lager with dry-hopped aroma.

  • #1 craft draft beer in New York City
  • Highly versatile when pairing with food, including pizza, burgers, omelettes, wings, sushi and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of May 1st, 2017

BROOKLYN BREWERY INTRODUCTION

In 1984, Steve Hindy ended a five and a half-year tour as the Middle East Correspondent for the Associated Press. During his years in the Middle East, Steve befriended diplomats based in Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law prohibits alcoholic beverages. The envoys were avid homebrewers and happily plied Steve with their flavorful beers. Returning to live in Brooklyn, Steve started brewing at home. Eventually, he enlisted his downstairs neighbor, banker Tom Potter, and they set out to establish the Brooklyn Brewery.  Steve and Tom raised $500,000 from family and friends, personally persuading each to share with them in their plan. 

In 1988, Steve and Tom delivered their first cases of beer.  Today, the Brooklyn Brewery is continuing to thrive, spreading good beer around the world. Bars and restaurants from Texas to Sweden to Australia proudly pour Brooklyn beer and display the iconic logo in great cities and far-flung reaches.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of April 24th, 2017

LUPONIC DISTORTION REV #5

Revolution No. 005 is driven by a mix of five different hop varieties, led by an emerging American cultivar from the Yakima region. Together, these hops deliver a complex spectrum of ripe tropical fruit aromas with notes of guava, mango, pineapple, orange, blackberry, green tea and Meyer lemon. In true Luponic Distortion fashion, bitterness is moderate but snappy, with a balance of light malty-bready sweetness and a soft mouthfeel.

 


Week of April 17th, 2017

EASY JACK

 

Easy Jack came about when Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain top and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of newer hop varieties from Germany, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, surprising dimension, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of April 10th, 2017

LEO v URSUS – FORTEM

The first release in the Leo v. Ursus chronology, this unfiltered Imperial IPA has a brilliant golden amber color with strong tropical fruit notes of mango and lychee with a crisp, medium body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of April 3rd, 2017

Union Jack 

This originator of our “Jack” IPA family is double dry‐hopped to create bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors, all contrasted by pale malt sweetness to rein in the intensity. The result is a tribute to—and a twist on—the IPA style that put the West Coast on the craft beer map.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of March 27th 

Saint Archer White Ale

Brewed with high quality Pilsner and Wheat malts, generously spiced with coriander and fresh orange peel.  Belgian yeast provides the traditional refreshingly tart, spicy, and fruity flavor profile.  Wheat protein and yeast gives a customary hazy appearance and contributes to the flavor and mouth feel. ABV: 5.0% IBUs: 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of March 20th 

Saint Archer IPA

Hop-forward, yet civilized. Bitter but balanced. Citrus/tropical notes from Amarillo and Simcoe hops backed up by a chorus of Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Citra Hops. ABV: 7.0% IBUs: 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of March 13th

Hop Valley Citrus Mistress IPA

This seasonal IPA features 4 different hops with the addition of grapefruit peel for a citurs, peach and tropical bouquet plus enough Munich malt to give it a classic burnt-orange color. ABV: 6.5% IBUs: 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of March 6th

Hop Valley Alphadelic IPA

You can run, but you can’t hide from the hops in this true northwest IPA.  Pretty golden yellow and aromatic, this IPA is brewed by hop lovers, for hop lovers.

ABV: 6.7% IBUs: 90

 

 

 

 

 


Week of February 20th 

HopShock IPA and Tap to Top

HopShock IPA is A Southwestern IPA that jolts your senses with a bolt of exotic Nelson-Sauvin hops,  dosing out an intense aroma of apricots and peaches. Pairs excellently with spicy foods and strong blue cheeses.  ABV: 7.1%

SanTan Brewing is teaming up with the Southern Arizona Forest Foundation to raise money to preserve and protect the National Forests of Southern Arizona.  Over the next couple of months, we will be donating a portion of sales to the Southern Arizona Forest Fund.  More specifically, the money will go towards improvement and preservation projects at Sabino Canyon.  Look for more information on posters wherever SanTan beers are sold, or you can donate directly by visiting TapToTop.org.

 

 


 

Week of February 13th 

Moonjuice IPA

SanTan’s highly acclaimed IPA is now available year round! “For years our fans begged us to make more MoonJuice available. We’re happy to finally say we can now share this amazing Galactic IPA with everyone” – Anthony Canecchia | Founder + Brewmaster

An out-of-this-world IPA crafted with tons of Galaxy and Nelson-Sauvin hops that transcends all Earthly pleasures, emitting an aroma of peach, apricot and tropical fruit.  ABV: 7.3%

MoonJuice Grapefruit IPA is SanTan’s out-of-this-world IPA crafted with a splash of Arizona grown grapefruit juice on top makes for a delicious thirst quenching ale. ABV: 6.6%

 

 


 

 

Week of February 6th, 2017

Grapefruit Shandy

A delicious blend of locally sourced Arizona grapefruit juice and an American Ale. Perfect any time a crisp, citrusy treat is desired.  ABV: 4.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of January 30th, 2017

San Tan Brewing | AZ Beer Week preview

  • About SanTan Brewing:
    • Founded in 2007 in Chandler – expanded to distribute to Tucson in 2009
    • One of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries
    • Their mission is to pair craft beer with craft food that inspires great conversation and good times.
    • All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are specifically brewed and designed for hotter climates and are designated as Southwestern Style Ales.
    • SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including medals at the AmeriCAN Championships, US Open Beer Championship, and the Great American Beer Festival
  • AZ Beer Week
    • February 9-18, 2017
    • In the seventh year, Arizona Beer Week 2017 will deliver a variety of craft beer events that you won’t find any other time of the year. The goal of Arizona Beer Week is to entice patrons to explore the local craft beer scene and indulge in many of the special events planned by brewers and restaurants.
    • Tap Takeover Event  Thursday, February 9th at Tucson Hop Shop
      • Devils Ale
      • Arizona Farmhouse
      • Mellow Pocatello
      • Cherry Vanilla Gordita

 

 


Week of January 16th, 2017

Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale

voodoo_ranger_8_hop_6_pack_bottles_sidePart of the new Voodoo Ranger Series, 8 Hop Pale Ale is crafted with – you guessed it – 8 different hops for a crisp fruity flavor and tropical aroma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of January 9th, 2017

Voodoo Ranger IPA and Imperial IPA

voodoo_ranger_ipa_6_pack_side_perspectiveBursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing sublime finish.  Voodoo Ranger IPA will be replacing New Belgium Ranger IPA at all your favorite retailers.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

voodoo_ranger_imperial_ipa_6_pack_bottles_sideNewly repackaged Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA (formerly Rampant) pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand up this IIPA and the finish is bone dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of January 2nd, 2017

Dayblazer

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New Belgium’s new Dayblazer Easygoing Ale is a beer to enjoy with friends: a deliciously refreshing golden ale brewed with the finest malts and hops giving a sweet, crisp citrus finish with just a hint of honey.  Look for it on shelves now!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of November 21st, 2016

Fade to Black – Foreign Stout *limited release

left-hand-brewing-fade-to-black-logo3X GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL® IN THE FOREIGN-STYLE STOUT CATEGORY.

That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self-loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships.

 

 

 


Week of November 14th, 2016

Wake Up Dead Nitro – Russian Imperial Stout *limited release

left-hand-brewing-wake-up-dead-nitro-logoSUPER SMOOTH TRIFECTA OF COCOA, DRIED FRUIT AND LICORICE NOTES.

To make Wake Up Dead mega-smooth, Left Hand Brewing snuck in nitrogen.  Poured hard, this beast of a black beer emerges into a smooth companion with velvety chocolate cake aromas and the perfect flavor trifecta of cocoa, dried fruit and licorice. Don’t let the initial sweetness fool you; this beer will tumble around your taste buds before collapsing down the back of your throat with hops and some serious ABV.

 

 

 


Week of November 7th, 2016

Bittersweet Nitro – Imperial Coffee Milk Stout *limited release

left-hand-brewing-bittersweet-nitro-logoTHIS BIG STOUT GETS AGGRESSIVE WITH A BOOST FROM ALLEGRO COFFEE’S EXOTIC MOCHA JAVA BLEND.

The coffee’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the rich milky sweet stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue. Bitter then sweet.   Sweet then bitter. It’s bittersweet.

 

 

 


Week of October 31st

Milk Stout Nitro *available year-round

left-hand-brewing-milk-stout-nitro-logoSUPER SMOOTH WITH SOFT ROASTINESS AND MOCHA FLAVORS.

Taking America Back. Dark & delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness.

 

 


Week of October 24th, 2016

Dia De Los Muertos

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Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Deas, is a traditional holiday celebrated in the Mexican culture on November 1st and 2nd honoring the lives of those who have passed on.  Modelo Especial wants to respectfully honor this important aspect of Mexican culture and invites you to authentically celebrate the occasion with festivities that include food and drinks and the use of typical decorative elements such as candles, skulls and marigolds.  Be a part of this authentic tradition with Casa Modelo.

 

 

 

 

 


Week of October 17th, 2016

Beer Cocktails 

beer-cocktailsFor years, bold and creative bartenders have been using Modelo Especial as their secret weapon.  Its crisp and balanced flavors make it ideal for crafting stellar beer cocktails.  Casa Modelo enlisted the help of bartenders from across the U.S. to share their inventive Modelo Especial cocktails. Whether it’s reimagining a classic or creating a brand new concoction, every drink is the perfect mix of flavor, creativity and craftsmanship. Here are a couple of easy beer cocktails you can make at home:

Michelada: Rim a 12 oz. glass with a mixture of salt and pepper.  Combine ice, ¼ oz Maggi Jugo, ¼ oz Worcestershire Sauce, ¼ oz Valentina Salsa Picante and ¾ oz lime juice in the glass. Top with Modelo Especial and serve the remainder of the12oz  beer alongside the Michelada.

Campechana: Combine equal parts Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo. Serve in your favorite glass.

For more cocktails and some food recipes, visit https://www.modelousa.com/en-US/recipes.

Week of October 10th, 2016

Casa Modelo – Modelo Especial & Negra Modelo 

casa-modelo-smallExperience a union unlike any other as Modelo brings its entire portfolio under one roof: Casa Modelo.  Under Casa Modelo, all Modelo beers have the same great tastes you’ve come to love, now in newly redesigned packaging true to Modelo’s heritage and standard of high quality.  Welcome to Casa Modelo.

Modelo Especial – brewed as a model of what good beer should be, this rich, full-flavored Pilsner-style Lager delivers a refreshing, well-balanced taste and light hop character with a crisp, clean finish. Modelo Especial is characterized by an orange blossom honey aroma with a hint of herb.

Negra Modelo – a medium-bodied lager with slow-roasted caramel malts, Negra Modelo is brewed longer to enhance the flavors.  This Munich Dunkel-style Lager gives way to a rich flavor and remarkably smooth taste.

 

 


Week of October 3rd, 2016

 Corona,  Corona Light & Jon Gruden

corona_grudenCorona Extra has been brewed and bottled in Mexico since 1925, was introduced in the United States in 1981, and became the fastest growing imported beer in U.S. history. Corona’s refreshing, smooth taste offers the perfect balance between heavier European imports and lighter domestic beer. The aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side. Corona’s superior taste profile is due to the fact that the brewers take great care to use only the best ingredients available: the finest quality blend of filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn and yeast.

Coach Jon Gruden is once again partnering with Corona to remind you that once the lime drops, it’s time to enjoy the game.  For a chance to win a Corona Cooler full of gameday gear, check out CoronaUSA or CoronaLightUSA on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 


Week of September 26th

Rice Pudding Porter

Jrice-puddingeff and Leah Huss wanted to create a winter seasonal that took them back to their days growing up in the Midwest. Brewmaster Jeff Huss put his thinking hat on and Rice Pudding Porter was born! A robust American Spiced porter brewed with Vanilla Beans, Brown Rice Syrup, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves. Classic holiday spice notes are prevalent while chocolate, coffee and dark fruit linger with a smooth finish. Coming soon to your favorite neighborhood store. ABV: 5.1% IBUs: 18


Week of September 19th 

About Huss Brewing Company

huss-brewingHuss Brewing Company is really two people with a lot of passion for Craft Beer.  Husband and wife team Jeff and Leah Huss are the owner/operators, and together they have over 25 years’ experience in the Craft Beer Industry.  Jeff “Ginger” Huss graduated from the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology and was the Head Brewer for BJ’s Brewery in Chandler for over Seven years.  Leah Huss graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute with a degree in Culinary Arts and has been the Managing Partner at the Papago Brewing Co. in Scottsdale since 2001.  Both share a love and passion for American Craft beer and its culture, and look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you!

Huss is a Quality Lager and Aleworks Brewery with focus on American Craft Beer, located in the now defunct Rio Salado Brewery in South Tempe.  Many of their beers – including Koffee Kolsch, Scottsdale Blonde and The Husstler are available year-round at your favorite grocery store or bottle shop!

 


Week of September 12th 

Scottsdale Blonde German Style Kolsch and The Husstler American Milk Stout

koffee-kolsch_originalScottsdale Blonde is a German-style Kolsch.  Based on the traditional beers of Colgne, Germany, this beer is Blonde in color, lightly hopped, and very smooth.  This beer has higher carbonation which makes it a great food beer.  Try it with roasted meats or as an aperitif.  German Hops are used to give it a milder bitterness and aroma.  Available now at Fry’s, Whole Foods, QuikTrip, Total Wine, BevMo, Sprouts, Basha’s, Albertsons and your favorite local bottle shops!   ABV: 4.75% IBUs: 16

 

 

 

 

 

the-hustlerThe Husstler Milk Stout, winner of a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, quickly has become a favorite among craft beer fans and a permanent tap at the brewery. The sweet milk stout pours dark brown, setting off a roasted aroma, then offering hints of chocolate and a smooth, creamy finish.  Available now at Fry’s, Whole Foods, QuikTrip, Total Wine, BevMo, Sprouts, Basha’s, Albertsons and your favorite local bottle shops!   ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 12

 

 

 

 

 


Week of September 5th

Koffee Kolsch – Specialty Coffee Ale – ABV: 4.7% IBUs: 18

koffee-kolsch_originalHuss’s most popular beer here in Tucson, this traditional light bodied Kolsch is cold steeped with caramel and hazelnut freshly roasted coffee beans. It’s an amazingly unique brew that drinks as light as any lager but packs a delicious coffee punch.  Available now at Fry’s, Whole Foods, QuikTrip, Total Wine, BevMo, Sprouts, Basha’s, Albertsons and your favorite local bottle shops!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of August 29th

Punkin Ale – ABV 7.0%; IBU: 28

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A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Dogfish Head brews their Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices.

Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videos of Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before Dogfish Head even opened our doors for business!

Since its debut, Dogfish Head has brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around Sept. 1 each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it’s usually gone by Thanksgiving.

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Week of August 22nd 

Flesh & Blood IPA – ABV 7.5%; IBU: 45

Dogfish Flesh & Blood SMALLFlesh & Blood began with a ton of real citrus including lemon flesh and blood orange juice—hence the name—plus orange and lemon peel. Then the brewers began searching for the perfect combination of hops to perfectly complement the citrus flavors. After trialing number of different hops one-by-one, they emerged with Warrior, Centennial, and a rare experimental hop.

So what does this focus on simple, pure unadulterated fruit mean in terms of the aromatics and flavors in this beer? Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive zesty fruitiness and subtle drying tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round.

 

 

 


Week of August 15th, 2016

60-Minute IPA – ABV 6.0%; IBU: 60

Dogfish Head 60 Minute_Web SMALL60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?) 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it’s the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

Every Beer Has A Story…

In the Quick Sip Clip video below, Sam Calagione talks about the 60 Minute IPA. For some perspective, he compares this beer to its predecessor, 90 Minute IPA, and its big brother, 120 Minute IPA.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

 

 

 


Week of August 8th,2016

90-Minute IPA – ABV 9.0%; IBU: 90

90 Min SMALLEsquire Magazine calls Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA “perhaps the best IPA in America.” An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.

90 Minute IPA was the first beer Dogfish Head continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent — but not crushing — hop flavor.

In addition to the continuous hopping, 90 Minute IPA is also dry hopped with the Dogfish Head ‘Me So Hoppy’ device during conditioning (check it out in the video below).

Quick Sip Clips by Dogfish Head: 90 Minute IPA

 

 

 

 


Week of July 25th, 2016

Blue Moon Celebrates Its 21st Anniversary with Craft Your Glass Events

 

Craft Your Glass

July marks the official 21st birthday of Blue Moon Brewing Company.  Blue Moon started brewing at the corner of 22nd & Blake in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the beginning of the ’95 baseball season. Blue Moon® Belgian White* was the first year-round release back in 1995.  It started with brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.

To celebrate, we’ll be hosting “Craft Your Glass” events around Tucson now through the end of the year.  These events give customers the chance to  add their personal touch to pint glasses we hand out using glass-writing markets and custom designed stencils. Like Finley Distributing on Facebook to keep on top of Craft the Glass events near you.

 


 

Week of July 18th, 2016

Blue Moon’s New Look

Blue Moon_New LookAfter 21 years Blue Moon decided to update the look of its packaging.  Blue Moon Belgian White is a perfect invitational craft beer and freshening up the look just helps you find it better in the grocery store.  The goal of our redesign is to recruit the next generation of beer drinkers into craft by modernizing the Blue Moon look & feel while also reinforcing the assets that have made the product as popular as it is today: a bright, refreshing golden beer garnished with an orange slice.

 

 

 

 


 

Week of July 11th, 2016

Blue Moon Partnership with Roy Choi

Roy ChoiBlue Moon Brewing Company has partnered with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Roy Choi to bring you fresh takes on food and beer combinations.  Roy Choi is a Korean American chef who gained prominence as the creator of the gourmet Korean taco truck, Kogi.  He is a chef who is celebrated for “food that isn’t fancy” and is known as one of the founders of the food truck movement.   With the help of Roy Choi, Blue Moon will bring the creativity behind food truck culture to grocery.

 

NEW summer seasonal recipes, developed by Roy Choi, will mix cultural flavors and ingredients together to make quick, playful meal solutions that pair with the creative ingredients in Blue Moon beers.  Find recipes like BBQ Beer Sauce, Corned Beer Beef, Roast with the Most and more at http://www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.com/roy-choi.

 

 

 


 

Week of July 4th, 2016

Wagered Item: Blue Moon Belgian White 

Blue Moon_21st Birthday SMALLJuly marks the official 21st birthday of Blue Moon Brewing Company.  Blue Moon started brewing at the corner of 22nd & Blake in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the beginning of the ’95 baseball season. They only call out baseball because the brewery is located in a baseball stadium. They were called The SandLot Brewery®, and they focused on brewing craft beer for the fans at games. By the middle of the season, their roster of beers was ready to start pouring. It included Slugger Stout, Rightfield Red, and a fan favorite called Bellyslide Wit – which was eventually re-named Blue Moon Belgian White.

Blue Moon® Belgian White* was the first year-round release back in 1995.  It started with brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.


 

Week of June 27th, 2016

Wagered Item: Rebel IPA – sneak peek at Truly Spiked & Sparkling

Rebel IPARebel IPA – the first West Coast style IPA from the same brewers that started a craft beer revolution in 1984.  Rebel IPA is brewed with 5 varieties of West coast hops: cascade, simcoe, centennial, chinook, & amarillo. It’s everything we love about West coast style IPA’s:  big citrus & grapefruit flavors with subtle pine notes for a flavorful refreshing brew.

Introducing Truly Spiked & Sparkling: A New Way To Drink Sparkling Water… Spiked!  Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a new clean, crisp and refreshing spiked sparkling water is hitting shelves soon. With just 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per serving, Truly Spiked & Sparkling (5% ABV) is the lowest-calorie and lowest-carb spiked sparkling water available, and it’s gluten-free.

Every batch is crafted with simple ingredients, using absolutely no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Truly Spiked & Sparkling contains alcohol made from cane sugar. This isn’t the sparkling water you grew up drinking— Truly Spiked & Sparkling takes the timeless classic and gives it a modern, grown-up, spiked twist, also with a touch of fruit.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling will be available in three delicious styles:

  • Colima Lime: Some of the world’s best limes are grown in Colima, a small state on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, including those used to make Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime. This style is slightly tart with a crisp, but subtle sweetness.
  • Grapefruit & Pomelo: This style has a fresh aroma of citrus on the nose, followed by tart and tangy notes. Pomelo, a lesser-known citrus fruit, contributes an undercurrent of sweetness to balance the grapefruit.
  • Pomegranate: Pomegranates are known for their juicy sweetness, complemented by a slight tart flavor. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate is clean, crisp and refreshing with a hint of this juicy super fruit.

 


 

Week of June 20th, 2016

Wagered Item: Coney Island Hard Sodas – Root Beer, Orange Cream
Website: www.ConeyIslandBeer.com


Coney Island Root Beer Coney Island Orange
Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice, and birch, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.

Buckle up, passengers, and hang on to your hats; we’re on a steep track to bring you back to the boardwalk.  Some rides are deceiving, but this one is all there. Coney Island Hard Orange Cream Ale is an amalgamation of orange, vanilla and spice inspired by the deliciously unexpected concoctions you only find on the boardwalk.  Are you tall enough to ride?

 


 

June 17th, 2016

Wagered Item: Angry Orchard – Crisp Apple, Summer Honey

Website: www.AngryOrchard.com

Angry Orchard Crisp SummerAngry Orchard Crisp Apple has a bright, crisp apple flavor, just like biting into a fresh apple. It is a perfect balance of sweetness and bright acidity from culinary apples and dryness of traditional cider making apples, resulting in a complex, yet refreshing, hard cider.

Only available for the summer, Angry Orchard Summer Honey is light and refreshing with a fruit-forward apple taste. Made with a touch of wildflower honey, this seasonal cider is bright and not overly sweet. It’s the perfect choice for hot summer months.

 

 

 

 


 

June 10th, 2016

Wagered Item: Samuel Adams, Summer Ale

Boston Lager Summer Ale

Website: www.SamuelAdams.com

The Boston Beer Company is America’s leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® craft beers using the time honored traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world’s finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the last five years than any other craft beer brewery in the world.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager – this Go To Beer™ helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character.  Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used only the finest hand-selected ingredients to create this perfectly balanced, complex and full-bodied original brew.

Samuel Adams’ summer seasonal “Summer Ale” is crisp and tangy with refreshing lemon peel and a hint of pepper from rare Grains of Paradise.  Golden, hazy, & thirst quenching, this American wheat ale balances bright citrus, Noble hops & spice for a lively brew that’s perfect on any hot day.

 

 


May 27th, 2016

Wagered Item: Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale 

Not Your Father's Vanilla Cream Ale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

May 20th, 2016

Wagered item: Small Town Brewery Old Tankard Ale

Old Tankard Ale

 


 

May 13th, 2016

Wagered Item: Small Town Brewery’s Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale

Not Your Father's Ginger AleBrewer Tim Kovac’s fond memories of his family’s homemade ginger ale and hard lemon candy inspired him to spend several years painstakingly refining his recipe for a sessionable, alcoholic ginger ale with a nuanced, yet refreshingly familiar taste and aroma. NOT YOUR FATHER’S GINGER ALE presents a masterfully-balanced ginger and citrus body, with hints of black currant lending complementary floral and fruity spice notes. The end result is a pioneering craft specialty ale that delivers what we believe is a truly worthy and unparalleled evolution of another beverage icon.

Tasting Notes: Driven by passion for American heritage and ingenuity, Small Town Brewery’s founder and brewmaster, Tim Kovac, is forever experimenting with cherished classics.

 

 


 

 

May 6th, 2016

Wagered Item: Small Town Brewery’s Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Not Your Father's Root BeerNOT YOUR FATHER’S ROOT BEER is a category-defining craft specialty ale brewed with unique spices. Brewer Tim Kovac’s creativity and painstaking commitment to flavor complexity results in an unmistakable offering that masterfully blends hints of sarsaparilla, wintergreen, anise, and vanilla. A smooth and balanced Ale, NYFRB has broad appeal – from discerning craft beer drinkers to non-beer drinkers.

Tasting Notes: Silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor.  It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique.

 

 

 

 


 

April 29, 2016

Wagered Item: Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale

Double Barrel AleA California classic comes to Arizona with DBA by Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

DBA is the trailblazing flagship beer that started it all for Firestone Walker exactly 20 years ago.  Partially fermented in the brewery’s patented Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system, DBA offers a smooth caramel malt character with a nod to traditional British ales. And it’s coming soon in nitro, too.

If you want to take a break from hoppy ales, Firestone Walker’s malt-forward DBA is your next beer.

 

 

 

 


April 22nd, 2016

Wagered Item: Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA

FW Easy Jack IPAAn acclaimed taste of the California coast comes to Arizona with Easy Jack by Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

Easy Jack is a different kind of session IPA.  Brewed with a globetrotting selection of exotic hops from Germany, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest, Easy Jack is loaded with fresh hop character but remains devilishly drinkable at an ABV of just 4.5%.  In other words, it’s that rare full-flavored IPA that allows you to keep your cool on a hot day.

Easy Jack: Taste what Men’s Journal called a Top 100 best beer in the world.


 April 15th, 2016

Wagered Item: Firestone Walker Union Jack

FW Union Jack IPAAn acclaimed taste of the California coast comes to Arizona with Union Jack by Firestone Walker Brewing Company.   Union Jack rings all the bells of an aggressively hopped West Coast IPA, but with an astonishing balance that sets it apart.

This beer is double dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe and four other hops, creating bold aromas of citrus, pine and tropical fruit.  The result is both a tribute to—and a twist on—the IPA style that put the West Coast on the craft beer map.

Firestone Union Jack: Taste what DEADSPIN called “the best widely available IPA your money can buy.”


 April 8th, 2016 

Wagered Item: Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion

FW Luponic Distortion

 

A mind-blowing new taste of the California coast has arrived in Arizona with Luponic Distortion by Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

Luponic Distortion is designed to showcase an ever-evolving mix of experimental hops, resulting in a hop-driven beer like you’ve never tasted before.  Best of all, a new batch of Luponic Distortion is released every 90 days.  Each batch is identifiable by the unique revolution number on the label, and it’s all starting right now with the release of Revolution One.

Luponic Distortion: Drink it fresh and be ready for the next.

 

 

 


 April 1st, 2016

Wagered item: Guinness Blonde American Lager

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Irish tradition meets American spirit in Guinness Blonde American lager. Complex and flavorful. Light, floral and alive with citrus. This beer is perfectly balanced with a lingering malt and biscuity finish. It’s the coming together of vibrant flavors, of character drawn from both sides of the pond. And it’s come a long way to get here.

Ireland and America go way back. Ours are histories that have crossed paths countless times. Our cultures may be totally different but we’ve still got a lot in common. One thing we can definitely agree upon is what makes a good beer. Whether it’s stout or lager, we demand the same things: quality, distinctiveness, character. The first fusion beer in the Guinness Discovery Series, Guinness Blonde combines the best European brewing techniques – as well as our famous strain of Guinness yeast – with the finest American hops and malts. A collaboration between the Guinness brewers in Dublin and their counterparts at the Latrobe Brewery in Pennsylvania, the result is an American pale lager akin to that of the 1930s: a crisp, light beer that’s big on flavor.

 


March 25th, 2016

Wagered Item: Guinness Nitro IPA

Guinness_Nitro IPAGuinness Nitro IPA is everything you’d want from an English-style IPA balanced with everything you’d expect from Guinness. Using their peerless expertise in nitrogenation, they’ve re-imagined the IPA to create a smoother, creamier texture and a whole new way to enjoy the flavors and aromas of the style. A complex mix of five hop varieties yields a strong body with citrus flavors and pine notes. Berry sweetness arrives. Bitterness lingers. Fusing over two centuries of brewing heritage with a proud legacy of innovation, the Dublin-brewed Nitro IPA is an inventive brew indeed. A pale ale made with Guinness yeast, it features a unique blend of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to balance out the profusion of hop flavors.

“Guinness perfected nitrogenated beer almost 60 years ago, so we believed we could really add something new to the style,” explains Luis Ortega, the brewer behind the beer’s unique recipe.

After pioneering nitrogenation in the 1950s, Guinness then dreamed up the award-winning widget: a groundbreaking device that allowed for the creation of the same surge and settle effect of draft beer… but in a can. It’s this innovation that allows Guinness to bring you an India Pale Ale with the qualities of a classic Guinness pint: perfectly balanced flavor and aroma, impossibly creamy texture and a long-lasting head of dense bubbles. It’s IPA but moving forward. Being a brand with a restless soul, it’s a fitting addition to the family.

March 18th, 2016

Wagered Item: Harp & Smithwick’s

Harp & SmithwicksHarp Lager is a delicious, continental lager first brewed in 1960 by Guinness. Brewed using pure water from the Cooley Mountains in Ireland, the beer has retained its trademark crisp taste, with a slight buttery aroma. Mix Harp with Guinness Draught to create the authentic Half & Half.

Smithwick’s is Ireland’s favourite ale, from a tradition of ale brewing founded in 1710.  Refreshing and clean, Smithwick’s is a gentle balance of bitterness from the hops added early in the boil, sweet and malty notes from the ale malt, and a hint of roast/coffee from the roasted barley.  Reading about Smithwick’s is however no substitute for its personal enjoyment.  Discover Smithwick’s today.

 


March 11th, 2016

Wagered Item: Guinness Draught

Guinness_WebRich and creamy. Distinctively black. Velvety in its finish. This iconic beer is defined by harmony. Sip after sip, sweet counters bitter as the malt arrives on cue to compliment a base of roasted barley. Just as the unmistakable white head sits flush atop the dark beer, so do the flavors counter and combine perfectly. This is our greatest innovation. Truly unique. Perfectly balanced. Made of More™.

Developed in 1959, this beer was our brewers’ celebration of Arthur Guinness signing his 9,000-year lease – a fitting way to mark 200 years of groundbreaking brewing. With a skillful pairing of nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide, the smooth, velvety texture was born. Distinguished by its legendary stormy surge upon pouring, Guinness Draught brewed up a storm all of its own. It established itself as the top-selling Guinness beer with lightning speed. Drinkers were instantly drawn to its complexity; its bold combination of flavors made a lasting impression. Guinness Draught was an unparalleled success.

 


 

February 19th, 2016

Wagered Item: SanTan Mr Pineapple

Mr. PineapplePineapple is a refreshing and fruity traditional Wheat Ale. 2011 silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival and 2011 and 2013 Best local beer by Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic. Originally created as a signature craft beer for SanTan’s annual Luau celebration, Mr. Pineapple’s popularity among craft beer lovers grew rapidly in his first few years of production. To keep up with demand, SanTan now offers Mr. P on tap and in cans year round. Brewed with Rainforest Alliance Certified Pineapple Juice for a more sustainable, socially conscious and tasty can of craft beer. Fresh pineapple is added during the primary fermentation then crushed and cooled to allow the natural flavors to infuse the traditional wheat beer for a refreshing twist.

Mr. Pineapple Quick Facts

  • Style:    Pineapple Wheat
  • Malt:    2-Row, White Wheat, Caramel, Munich
  • Hops:   Columbus
  • Yeast: House
  • OG:      13 Plato
  • ABV:    5%
  • Color: Hazy Straw Gold
  • IBU:      15
  • Availability: 365 thirst quenching days per year, in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, Southern California, and Texas.

 

February 19th, 2016

Wagered Item: SanTan MoonJuice

MoonJuice IPAMoonJuice is a Galactic IPA available year round in Arizona, California, Texas & New Mexico. An out-of-this-world IPA crafted with tons of Galaxy and Nelson-Sauvin hops that transcends all Earthly pleasures, emitting an aroma of peach, apricot and tropical fruit, MoonJuice Galactic IPA will quench even a universal sized thirst.

MoonJuice Galactic IPA Quick Facts

  • Style:    Galactic IPA
  • Malt:    2-Row, White Wheat, Munich, Vienna
  • Hops:   Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin
  • Yeast:   American Ale
  • ABV:    7.3 %
  • IBU:      65
  • Availability: Year Round

Tucson Craft Beer Crawl / Arizona Beer Week

  • SanTan is participating in the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl during Arizona Beer Week
    • Saturday, Feb 20th from 1-5 p.m.
    • Tickets are available online at tucsoncraftbeercrawl.com
    • GA is $45 and VIP tickets are $80
  • At the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl, SanTan Brewing will pour our award-winning HopShock IPA, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer and our brand new spring seasonal, Grapefruit Shandy – a delicious American Ale blended to perfection with Arizona grapefruit juice.
  • If you’re headed to Chandler tomorrow, SanTan is hosting our annual Bicycle Brews Cruise
    • Saturday, Feb 20th from 2- 6 p.m.
    • Tickets are $25
    • Visit SanTanBrewing.com for all the details

 


 

February 12th, 2013

Wagered Item: SanTan HopShock IPA

HopShock IPA2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship Gold Medal winner. HopShock is a Southwestern IPA that jolts your senses with a bolt of exotic Nelson-Sauvin hops, dosing out an intense aroma of apricots and peaches. Pairs excellently with spicy foods and strong blue cheeses. This is the perfect brew for any hophead!

HopShock Quick Facts

  • Style:    HopShock IPA
  • Malt:    2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80, Munich
  • Hops:   Columbus, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy
  • Yeast:   American Ale
  • ABV:    7.1%
  • IBU:      85
  • Availability: Year Round

 


 

February 5th, 2016

Wagered Item: SanTan Grapefruit Shandy 

Grapefruit ShandyBrewed for the southwest, SanTan Brewing Company’s new spring seasonal beer is Grapefruit Shandy. Shandy is a delicious American Ale blended to perfection with locally sourced Arizona grapefruit juice. There are no artificial flavors, concentrates or extracts are used, just 100% natural grapefruit juice. The aroma is fresh with grapefruit and a hint of malt, perfect for any beer mimosa fan. SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer. Shandy is now available at craft beer establishments on tap and in cans in Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico.

 

 

Grapefruit Shandy Quick Facts

  • Style:   American Ale
  • Malt:   2-Row, Wheat, Munich
  • Hops:  Columbus/CTZ
  • Yeast:  American Ale
  • ABV:   4.7%
  • IBU:      15
  • Availability: February – April

 

January 29th, 2016

Wagered Item: Rampant Imperial IPA

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Burly and bitter, RAMPANT IMPERIAL IPA , pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand up this IMPERIAL INDIA PALE ALE, and RAMPANT IPA’S  finish is bone-dry. ABV: 8.5%

 

 

 


 

January 22nd, 2016

Wagered Item: New Belgium  Side Trip Belgian Pale Ale

Side Trip

Sometimes it’s a side trip that makes the journey. During their last anniversary retreat to Belgium, New Belgium brewmaster Peter Bouckaert embarked on a sensory excursion to find the perfect yeast strain for his next creation: SIDE TRIP BELGIAN PALE ALE, coming your way in January 2016.  It all started while sampling a beer from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche, a family-owned brewery in Herzele, Belgium. Bouckaert’s fondness for the beer led him to the brewery’s in-house Buffalo yeast strain (named after American icon Buffalo Bill, and used to create beers like Buffalo Stout, Buffalo Belgian Bitter and Buffalo 1907). Bouckaert asked if he could use the yeast, and the family happily shared it, setting the foundation for his first seasonal beer of 2016. Beyond the yeast, Side Trip also incorporates other Belgian ingredients, including Belgian Chateau Abbey and Cara Ruby malts from Castle Malting, the oldest malting plant in Belgium; as well as Belgian Magnum, Saphir and Target hops. The culmination of the ingredients builds a bready, caramel-sweet wash with traces of stone fruits, and a balanced herbal bitterness for a pleasantly dry finish. Take a break from your journey with a Side Trip. ABV: 5.7%

 

 


 

January 15th, 2016

Wagered Item: New Belgium Slow Ride

Slow_Ride_6_Pack_Side_Perspective.jpgKicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time, and a few pals.  SLOW RIDE SESSION IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of eight hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodied and extra quaffable, this sessionable India Pale Ale brings the finish line to you.  ABV: 4.5%

 

 

 

 


 

January 8th, 2016

Wagered Item:  New Belgium Citradelic  Tangerine IPA

Citradelic 6pkTune on, tune in, and hop out with the newest addition to New Belgium’s IPA family – CITRADELIC TANGERINE IPA. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical fruity pleasure. Accompanying Cita on the hop bill is tangerine touched Madarina Bavaria, tropical Azacca and fruity Galaxy. Grounded by just of touch of malty sweetness this IPA is not the status quo.  Expand your palate with a Citradelic experience. ABV: 6%

 

 

 

 


 

Week of December 21st, 2015

Wagered Item: Green Flash Jolly Folly

Jolly Folly IPA is Green Flash’s seasonal release for the 2015 holiday season.  This happy accident came about when one of the Green Flash brewers got overly excited and a very merry mix up occurred.  The beer is dominated by resinous, spicy hops, resulting in a winter spice flavor.  This limited release IPA is available in 22oz bottles and on draft – 7.7% ABV, 71 IBU.

  • Appearance — Deep straw color with light white beer foam
  • Aroma — Spicy resinous hop aroma dominates, woody notes
  • Flavor — Full bodied hop punch, woodsy dryness, and allspice linger in the finish

 

 


 

Le FreakDecember 18th, 2015

Wagered Item: Green Flash Le Freak

Le Freak is a Belgian-Style Imperial India Pale Ale, and Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival 2015 in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category.  It is the first-ever hybrid ale of its kind: the convergence of a Belgian-style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA.

Le Freak is brewed with Summit and Nugget hops, and dry-hopped with Amarillo and bottle conditioned.  Malts include pale malt and British Crystal.  It is available year-round in 22oz bottles and on draft –  9.2% ABV, 101 IBU.

  • Appearance—Orange gold with yellow white beer foam
  • Aroma—Orange, passion fruit with sweet bready malts
  • Flavor—Zesty orange marmalade, citrus fruit pith with a lingering firm finish

 


 

December 11th, 2015

Wagered Item: Pure Hoppiness & Alpine

 

Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company was established in 1999. Since its inception, this tiny brewery located in the Cuyamaca Mountain foothills has developed a cult-like following for their highly-acclaimed ales, lagers and sours. Green Flash began brewing Alpine beer in November 2013 at its San Diego facility and officially acquired the company in November 2014.

Pure Hoppiness Double IPA is mega-hopped in true West Coast-style.  It remains one of the most highly regarded and sought after offerings in the Alpine lineup, has earned a score of 100 on RateBeer.com and is consistently ranked as among the “top IPAs” in the US. Brewers use hops in the boil, more hops in the hop-back and an absurd amount of dry-hopping to achieve the beer’s signature, cutting-edge “hop bite.”

Resinous with a pale golden hue and a bright white beer foam, the aroma presents pine notes that are dominated by sweet citrus with some perfume like qualities.  The bold hop character is balanced perfectly by the caramel malt sweetness. It is this distinct balance that makes a typically unbalanced style reach the pinnacle of Pure Hoppiness. 8.0% ABV

*Prior to this first national release, Pure Hoppiness had been nearly impossible to find outside of San Diego. After this limited run, Pure Hoppiness will return to a draft-only offering in California, with plans to release 6-packs nationally each November, as a way to commemorate the Green Flash and Alpine union.

 


 

December 4th, 2015
Wagered Item: Green Flash West  Coast IPA & Soul Style

Green Flash West Coast & Soul StyleWest Coast style Double India Pale Ale is Green Flash’s flagship beer, and their most popular and most recognized brand.  It exemplifies the Green Flash spirit of adventure and discovery.  This full-flavored, medium bodied beer includes 5 layers of hops (Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, Citra and Cascade) plus pale malt and British Crystal malts.  It is available year-round in bottles and on draft – 8.1% ABV, 95 IBU.

  • ACarppearance—Orange to copper with off-white beer foam
  • Aroma—Sweet tropical passion-fruit, pungent grapefruit citrus and pine
  • Flavor—Assertive, grapefruit zest bitterness supported by notes of dark caramel from British Crystal malt, finishes floral with dry woodsy hop notes

Soul Style is the Green Flash brewers’ effortless and pure manifestation of the Single IPA.  Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops are layered, allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus and floral notes to break gently on the palate.  It is available year-round in bottles and on draft – 6.5% ABV, 75 IBU.

  • Appearance—Orange gold with bright white beer foam
  • Aroma—Very floral with tropical fruit, mango, clementine, and a hint of orange blossom honey
  • Flavor—Starts with a mellow pale malt sweetness then transitions to pungent hop flavors with grassy notes and a lingering but clean bitter finish

 


 

November 27th, 2015 

Wagered Item: Lost Coast Downtown Brown Light Brown Ale

Downtown BrownDowntown Brown is a smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.  ABV: 5.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

November 20th, 2015 

Wagered Item: Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Ale

Tangerine WheatA refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle hops.  ABV: 5.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

November 13th, 2015

Wagered Item: Lost Coast Sharkinator White IPA

Sharkinator_Logo_FINSharkinator is the hip brother of Great White. Well, maybe hop brother would be a better description. Sharkinator is Great White taken to the next level by dry hopping it with Cascade, Crystal, Chinook and Citra hops, providing a wonderful citrus aroma and refreshing hoppy flavor. This is a Session IPA, grab some friends and drink all you want, we’ll make more! ABV: 4.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

November 6th, 2015

Wagered Item: Lost Coast Great White

Great WhiteLost Coast Great White is a Crisp beer with a hint of citrus, made with two-row malted barley, unmalted wheat, a secret blend of Humboldt herbs, crystal clear mountain water and ale yeast.  ABV: 4.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

October 30th, 2016

Wagered Item: Oskar Blues PINNER Throwback IPA

How do you cramPinner IPA as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too? That’s the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA. At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of PINNER. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.

 


 

October 23rd, 2015

Wagered Item: Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro

Old Chub Nitro Can

 

OLD CHUB NITRO takes you deeper into the rich, malty flavors of the original brobdingnagian Scotch Ale, while the nitrogen widget liberates a cascading, uber-silky smooth oral experience only the CAN provides. This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (6.9% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub Nitro features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.


 

October 16th, 2015

Wagered Item: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Dale's Pale AleThis voluminously hopped mutha delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish. Oskar Blues launched its canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale in the Lyons, ColoRADo, brewpub. America’s first-craft-canned mountain Pale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way craft beer fiends perceive portable beer (6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs).

 

 

 

 

 


 

October 9th, 2015

Wagered Item: Oskar Blues IPA

 

Oskar Blues IPA

A Metamodern IPA conceived of hand selected hops from down under.  Malt barley and red wheat combine to create a clean malt backbone with foolproof flavor and mouthfeel to support the main act of Enigma, Vic Secret, Ella, Topaz and Galaxy hops.  The hops strum juicy and sweet aromas with headline notes of passion fruit, raspberries, pineapple and citrus.  This straight-up strain is Oskar Blues IPA (6.43% ABV).  To each their own til we go home.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

October 2nd, 2015

Wagered Item: Dragoon IPA

Dragoon IPAThis is a true West Coast IPA–it is pale in color, with bracing bitterness, high alcohol content (about 7.3% ABV) and a fruity/floral/citrus hop aroma. It is made from a simple malt bill: North American base and pale caramel malt. Dragoon uses copious amounts of Northwest hops all throughout the boil, with most of it going in within the last 15 minutes. After fermentation is complete, it is dry hopped with approximately 1 boatload of each of the same hop varieties.

Dragoon IPA’s bright hop character and crisp bitterness make it an ideal match for spicy dishes, especially chile verde and phở (Vietnamese noodle soup). The bitterness and carbonation also work really well with sharp cheddars. It must also be said that IPA and pizza are absolute soulmates, a match truly made in heaven.

 


 

September 25th, 2015

Wagered Item: Tap Room

Dragoon Flight CardDragoon Brewing Company’s IPA is widely available throughout town.  You can also find the Stronghold Session Ale, and the most recent seasonal at a watering hole near you.  But Dragoon produces so much more than that – and you can try it all at their Taproom.

Like Lazarus (available only at the Taproom) – it’s the biggest, most complex beer Dragoon has ever produced (ABV 13.3%). It began life as an American Barleywine, and was then aged with Brettanomyces in Downslope Distilling barrels for 13 months. The result is a soft, complex, toasty and slightly chocolatey delight, with just a hint of alcohol warmth.

Or go lighter with Flashdance – a recipe that’s been in the works since Brewer Wes celebrated his 1st year in the brewhouse. It is a bright, hoppy lager, made with a blend of Euro and North American malts, and tons of hops grown in the Pacific Northwest. Try it with grilled chicken tacos con mango habanero salsa, and bright queso fresco.

The Taproom doesn’t serve food, but there’s usually a food truck parked right outside the front door.  Of course you can always bring your own food – or even have it delivered!

 

The Dragoon Taproom is located at 1859 West Grant Road (between I-10 and Silverbell), and is open Wednesday-Friday 3-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-5pm.  Find out what’s on tap at www.DragoonBrewing.com.

September 18th, 2015

Wagered item: Stronghold Session Ale

 

Dragoon Stronghold SessionThis beer starts at a relatively low gravity, and thus finishes with a low alcohol content (about 4.8%). Make no mistake though, it is by no means a light beer. It is rich with roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of herbal hop flavors. It is made from a blend of North American and British base malts with rolled oats, chocolate, brown and caramel malts. It is finished with a great big dose of earthy American hops (Sterling, Willamette, and Northern Brewer).

 

 

 


 

Dragoon Half MoonSeptember 11th, 2015

Wagered Item: Half Moon Dunkel Weisse

Half Moon Dunkel Weisse is a traditional German-style dark wheat beer, named after Half Moon Tank in the Dragoon Mountains. It’s brewed with White Sonora Wheat and Midnight Malted Wheat, along with Munich, Wheat, and English Crystal Malts.  It’s perfect for a Southern Arizona fall – bready and malty, with just a touch of spice and banana fruitiness.

This is a beer born for fall foods. Try it with fresh baked pretzels and cheesy mustard sauce, bratwurst mit sauerkraut, und zee ultimate German fare: schnitzel!

 


 

August 28th, 2015

Wagered Item: Shiner White Wing

White Wing is a delightfully odd bird from Shiner.  After 104 years of brewing beer, Shiner was excited to take on their first Belgian white.  Authentic Belgian yeast along with the addition of coriander and orange peel blend to deliver the spice, citrus aroma and taste distinctive of a true-to-style Belgian wheat ale.  Barley and wheat malts and Saaz hops create the right flavor balance, while the light carbonation gives a delightful finish.  The result is a slightly sweet and delightfully drinkable witbier, with 4.7% ABV, 15 IBU and a personality all its own.

Two Texas legends, Shiner Beers & Texas Original Pits team up to bring you Shiner & Smoke – your chance to win your very own Shiner-branded smoker.  These firebox-equipped smokers are some of the best in the business and are great for both grilling and smoking.  And because of the quality that Texas Original Pits puts in each and every one, they’ll be enjoyed for years to come.  Find out more at shiner.com.

 

August 21st, 2015

Wagered Item: Shiner Redbird Redbird

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The perfect beer anytime of year.  This crisp, refreshing beer is made with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit, the signature citrus of the Rio Grande Valley.  Tartness from the grapefruit juice and a delightful kick from the ginger combine for a taste that’s perfect anytime of year.  Its deep gold color and full body come from pure Munich malt and Mt. Hood, Citra and Cascade hops balance the flavor well.

Two Texas legends, Shiner Beers & Texas Original Pits team up to bring you Shiner & Smoke – your chance to win your very own Shiner-branded smoker.  These firebox-equipped smokers are some of the best in the business and are great for both grilling and smoking.  And because of the quality that Texas Original Pits puts in each and every one, they’ll be enjoyed for years to come.  Find out more at shiner.com.

 


 

August 14th, 2015

Wagered Item: Shiner Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest SmallIn Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070), they’re suckers for tradition.  Which is why this award-winning Oktoberfest brew is made with the highest quality two-row barley, Munich and caramel malts, along with German grown Hallertau Tradition and Hersbrucker hops.  It’s their way of honoring their ancestors and the beer they loved to celebrate with.  So raise your stein to tradition and enjoy this utterly classic brew – also a European Beer Star Gold medalist.  Prosit!

Two Texas legends, Shiner Beers & Texas Original Pits team up to bring you Shiner & Smoke – your chance to win your very own Shiner-branded smoker.  These firebox-equipped smokers are some of the best in the business and are great for both grilling and smoking.  And because of the quality that Texas Original Pits puts in each and every one, they’ll be enjoyed for years to come.  Find out more at shiner.com.

 


 

 

August 7th, 2015

Wagered Item: Shiner Bock

Shiner Bock SmallThe Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX (pop. 2,070) is the oldest independent brewery in Texas.

They’ve been brewing Shiner Bock for over 100 years (since 1913), and it is their number one selling brew. Lightly-hopped with a sweet finish, hints of grain and a clean flavor make this American-style dark lager very drinkable and satisfying. And its medium-brown color and tan head bring out the subtle beauty of roasted malts.  Originally a seasonal beer, fans have demanded it year-round since 1973.

ABV: 4.4%
Bitterness: 13 IBU

Two Texas legends, Shiner Beers & Texas Original Pits team up to bring you Shiner & Smoke – your chance to win your very own Shiner-branded smoker.  These firebox-equipped smokers are some of the best in the business and are great for both grilling and smoking.  And because of the quality that Texas Original Pits puts in each and every one, they’ll be enjoyed for years to come.  Find out more at shiner.com.

 


 

July 31st, 2015 

Wagered Item: Blue Moon Belgian White – the original that started it all

 

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Blue Moon Brewing Company started brewing at the corner of 22nd & Blake in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the beginning of the ’95 baseball season. They only call out baseball because the brewery is located in a baseball stadium. They were called The SandLot Brewery®, and they focused on brewing craft beer for the fans at games. By the middle of the season, their roster of beers was ready to start pouring. It included Slugger Stout, Rightfield Red, and a fan favorite called Bellyslide Wit – which was eventually re-named Blue Moon Belgian White.

Blue Moon® Belgian White* was the first year-round release back in 1995.  It started with brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.

 


 

July 24th, 2015
Wagered Item: Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale

Blue Moon Cinnamon HorchataFor this beer, the brewmaster reached back to his roots and found inspiration in the traditional agua de horchata. Blue Moon Brewing Company’s cinnamon-spiced ale is his interpretation of this delicious Latin beverage.  It’s brewed with natural long-grain rice for a creamy texture to complement flavors of cinnamon, making it the perfect treat for a get-together with friends.

 

 

 

 

 


 

July 10th, 2015
Wagered Item: Blue Moon White IPA

Blue Moon White IPA

For their white IPA the Blue Moon Brewing Company brew masters wanted to combine the citrus flavors of an IPA with the smooth, balanced malts of a Belgian white Belgian-Style Wheat Ale. They began by experimenting with hop after hop until they found the perfect combination of four hops, including a rare German hop called Huell Melon. The result is a pronounced citrus and fruity hop taste, perfectly balanced by wheat, coriander, and orange peel. Hoppy. Unfiltered. Balanced. It brings the best of two styles together to craft an IPA with a unique twist.

 

 

 


 

July 10th, 2015
Wagered Item: Blue Moon Belgian White & Summer Honey Wheat

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Blue Moon® Belgian White* was the first year-round release back in 1995.  It started with brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.

In addition to Blue Moon Belgian White, the summer seasonal was one of the first beers they brewed at the Blue Moon Brewing Company. Back then, they called it Honey Blonde Ale, and it was a favorite of baseball fans coming to a game during the heat of the Colorado summer. It took an extended summer break in 1999, reappearing in 2006 in time to win a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival® under the name Blue Moon Honeymoon in the Specialty Honey Lager or Ale Category. And then again in 2010 as Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat Ale. And now, to answer the plea of adoring fans, it has been brought back, once again, for the summer of 2015.

 


 

June 26th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: Dos Equis

Dos Equis Lager: A crisp, golden, and full-bodied lager taht offers just the right blance of flavor and refreshment. This pilsner-style beer has light taste, smooth composition and clean finsih that balances a rich meal. Click here for some fun facts!

Dos Equis Ambar: A full-flavored, yet surprisingly smooth, amber-colored lager. It’s rich, subtle hints of caramel and burnt sugar roll pleasingly off the tounge. Light to the taste and deliciously drinkable. Dos Equis Ambar is a one-of-a-kind Mexican beer that pairs well with a wide variety of hearty cuisine. Click here for some fun facts!

June 12th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: New Belgium Slow Ride

Ready. Set. Go Slow.

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of seven hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodies and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA bring the finish line to you.


June 12th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro

OLD CHUB NITRO takes you deeper into the rich, malty flavors of the original brobdingnagian Scotch Ale, while the nitrogen widget liberates a cascading, uber-silky smooth oral experience only the CAN provides. This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (6.9% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub Nitro features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer. CLICK HERE check out their YouTube.

June 5th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA

ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


May 15th, 2015
Wagered Item: Woodchuck Hopsation

They start with their original small batch hard cider and infuse cascade hops to impart their sensational pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of their signature hard cider balances perfectly against the bitterness of the hops. Some may just call it a hopsational cider.

Check out Woodchuck HERE


May 15th, 2015
Wagered Item: Woodchuck Amber

Amber was the first cider crafted in Woodchuck’s two-car garage back in 1991. The recipe remains the same today as that first hand-filled bottle. Amber is a traditional cider boasting big red apple taste. Expertly crafted with a medium body, golden hue, and refreshing clean apple finish.

Can’t decide which style to try because they all sound so good? Well guess what, Woodchuck thought of that too…

Now you can try a bunch of award winning ciders in their handcrafted variety 12 pack, Clusterchuck! This variety pack includes 3 Amber, 3 Granny Smith, 3 Seasonals, and 3 Chuck’s choice! Variety is truly the spice of life. We hope you enjoy these cider styles as much as they enjoy making them.

Check out Woodchuck HERE


May 15th, 2015

Wagered Item: Woodchuck Summer Time

Summer time is the exact right time for sipping cider. Woodchuck Summer Time delivers a crisp apple cider topped off with a touch of blueberry juice. A cider crafted to be as refreshing as a summer day is long.

Can’t decide which style to try because they all sound so good? Well guess what, Woodchuck thought of that too…Now you can try a bunch of our award winning ciders in their handcrafted variety 12 pack, Clusterchuck!

This variety pack includes 3 Amber, 3 Granny Smith, 3 Seasonals, and 3 Chuck’s choice! Variety is truly the spice of life. We hope you enjoy these cider styles as much as they enjoy making them.

Check out Woodchuck HERE.


May 8th, 2015
Wagered Item: Woodchuck Gumption

Woodchuck Gumption

Legendary showman P.T. Barnum once noted, “Everyone drank cider-spirits called ‘Gumption’.” Woodchuck Gumption™ celebrates the spirit of P.T. Barnum and those with the Gumption to follow their own path. Just released, Gumption is handcrafted in Vermont using a blend of fresh juice from common eating apples and dry European bittersweet cider apples for a unique drinking experience. This cider has a sweet apple aroma with fresh apple upfront taste and dry finishing notes. Gumption is now available for purchase year-round, with an ABV of 5.5%. Just like all of their ciders, Woodchuck Gumption is naturally gluten-free. Check out Woodchuck HERE.


May 1st, 2015
Wagered Item: Mama’s Little Yella Pills

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While its rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.


April 17th, 2015
Wagered Item: Pinner Throwback IPA

How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too? That’s the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA. At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of PINNER. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.


April 17th, 2015
Wagered Item: Old Chub Nitro

OLD CHUB NITRO takes you deeper into the rich, malty flavors of the original brobdingnagian Scotch Ale, while the nitrogen widget liberates a cascading, uber-silky smooth oral experience only the CAN provides. This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (6.9% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub Nitro features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer. CLICK HERE check out their YouTube.


April 10th, 2015

Wagered Item: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Dale’s Pale Ale

This voluminously hopped mutha delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish. Oskar Blues launched its canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale in the Lyons, ColoRADo, brewpub. America’s first-craft-canned mountain Pale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way craft beer fiends perceive portable beer (6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs).

Check out what else this brewery has to offer here: www.oskarblues.com


March 27th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA

ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


March 20th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA

ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


March 11th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA
ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


March 6th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA
ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


February 27th, 2015

Wagered Item: Devils Ale, Sunspot, Hefeweizen

Devil’s Ale – West Coast Pale Ale – Devil’s Ale – SanTan’s flagship brew! Devil’s Ale is a new breed of West Coast American Ales. Deep golden maroon in color, Devil’s Ale is defined by as delicious citrus hop character derived from Cascade and Centennial hops grown in the Pacific Northwest and balanced firm caramel malt flavor. Devil’s Ale pairs wonderfully with salmon and pork (i.e. BACON!!) and goes best with sharp cheeses such as Cheddar and Colby. Arizona’s highest rated pale ale! 96 Points- Draft Magazine

Sunspot Gold – Golden Ale – SunSpot Golden Ale is a traditional Blonde Ale showcasing light flavor, deep, rich golden color and a delicious crisp finish. Brewed with light amounts of hops and American Pale Barley, Sunspot Gold has a deep, rich golden color and delicate hop character.  The Brewers say they were just looking for something to go great with pizza!

HefeWeizen Wheat – An unfiltered Bavarian wheat beer, effervescent and crisp. Citrus notes of orange and lemon peel with a touch of sweetness, starts with an unmistakable banana-clove character. Refreshing and delicious!  The fruitiness of Hefe pairs perfectly with curries and sweet dishes as well as fresh cheeses such as Mozzarella and Chevre


February 20th, 2015

Wagered Item: Vault MAD CZAR

Russian Imperial Stout: Rich and silky smooth, full mouth-feel delivering rich malts that can evoke chocolaty, coffee, caramel, toasty, roasty and/or burnt aromas and flavors.

It’s Arizona Beer Week – Check out SanTan Brewing as part of the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl Saturday, February 21stwww.TucsonCraftBeerCrawl.com

Click here to check out San Tan Brewing on Facebook and see where you can find Mr. Pineapple!


February 12th, 2015

Wagered Item: San Tan’s Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer

Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner,  Mr. Pineapple was originally conceived for SanTan ’s annual Luau Day. Hazy straw gold in color, SanTan adds natural pineapple juice (Rainforest Alliance Certified) to a traditional wheat beer creating a refreshing tropical flavor. The pineapple is subtly balanced with a firm malt character and a slight hint of clove.

Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer – ABV 5%, IBU 15

Click here to check out San Tan Brewing on Facebook and see where you can find Mr. Pineapple!

Winner: Mike


February 6th, 2015

Wagered Item: San Tan’s HopShock IPA

HopShock IPA

American Indian IPA – Warm copper amber in color, with an intense bitterness derived from the distinct citrus/pine flavor of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand Hops. A dry, crisp malt character & aggressive alcohol dominate our I.P.A. and make this bitter beer a hop-head’s passion!  It’s SanTan’s most popular beer in Tucson!

Click here to check out San Tan Brewing on Facebook and see where you can find HopShock IPA!

Winner: Mike


January 29th, 2015

Wagered Item: Fat Tire

New Belgium’s Fat Tire

Fat Tire Amber Ale was born from a well-planned bicycle trip through the beer-loving Belgian countryside. Like its Belgian brethren, Fat Tire pours brilliant amber and settles a strong white head atop. The aroma is all biscuit and caramel apples. Fat Tire’s flavor goes toasty and gentle, with a flash of bitterness to round things out. This beer stands up in a perfect balance of malt and hops as it enhances every occasion and meal. Grab some bottles to share because Fat Tire pairs best with people.

Winner: Mike


January 23rd, 2015

Wagered Item: Slow Ride

Ready. Set. Go Slow.

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of seven hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodies and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA bring the finish line to you.

Winner: Mike


January 16th, 2015

Wagered Item: Portage Porter

 A great porter just feels right in your hand. And carrying a glass of portage porter is no different. An opaque, brown pour, this beer presents with coffee and chocolate aromas, with hints of toast and smoked almonds. The taste follows suit, ading an upfront sweetness and a slight, roasty bitterness to back it up. Creamy and wonderful, this porter sips a medium body and finsihes dry and delightful. Portage Porter carts itself towards perfection, just tip your glass and keep smiling.

Winner: Kevin


January 9th, 2015

Wagered Item: Slow Ride

Ready. Set. Go Slow.

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of seven hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodies and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA bring the finish line to you.

Winner: Kevin 


January 2nd, 2015

Wagered Item: Tecate & Tecate Light

TECATE: Citrus notes and bittering hops give golden-colored Tecate its distinctive and highly aromatic character. From the first pour, the scents of rich earth and roasted malt gently assert themselves. Pairs well with chicken fajitas, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy appetizers. Fun Fact: Tecate was first brewed in a town of the same name in 1944.

TECATE LIGHT: Tecate Light is a golden-colored, refreshingly smooth and crisp-tasting light beer. Tecate Light is growing at the speed of light and is currently one of the fastest growing light beers in America.

Winner: Mike 


December 24th, 2014

Wagered Item: Heineken & Heineken Light

This holiday season Heineken wants to inspire you to bond with friends and family.  Celebrate by sharing a cold, well-deserved premium Heineken with those who matter most.Heineken is brewed using the same method developed in 1873 and takes the better part of a month to brew – around twice as long as regular beer. The extended “lagering” gives Heineken its distinctive flavor and clarity.

And if you’re looking for something short on calories but big on flavor?  Try a refreshing Heineken Light – winner of the Best Tasting Light Beer at the 2013 World Beer Championships. Spark your holidays with Heineken or Heineken Light – the world’s most international premium beer.  Look for the festive green bottle with the red star at a store near you.

Check it out at Heineken.com or on Facebook

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December 19th, 2014

Wagered Item: Newcastle Brown Ale

Golden brown in color and with a rich, full-bodied flavor, Newcastle is a dark beer like no other. It’s best served at 38 degrees fahrenheit to retain it’s smoothness and slight caramel sweetness.

A little history lesson: 
In 1927, Colonel Jim Porter was the first brewer to combine two seemingly incompatible malts: English pale and dark caramel. The risk paid off in 1928 as Newcastle Brown Ale won the International Brewery Awards. The gold medals from these awards are still featured on the label.

Winner:  Kevin


December 11th, 2014

Wagered Item: Dos Equis

Dos Equis Lager: A crisp, golden, and full-bodied lager taht offers just the right blance of flavor and refreshment. This pilsner-style beer has light taste, smooth composition and clean finsih that balances a rich meal. Click here for some fun facts!

Dos Equis Ambar: A full-flavored, yet surprisingly smooth, amber-colored lager. It’s rich, subtle hints of caramel and burnt sugar roll pleasingly off the tounge. Light to the taste and deliciously drinkable. Dos Equis Ambar is a one-of-a-kind Mexican beer that pairs well with a wide variety of hearty cuisine. Click here for some fun facts!

Winner:  Mike