April Brew News

April always seems to be a good month for beer. And this April seems to be no exception.

Boulevard just released the draft-only release of “Tequila Barrel Lime Gose.” This south-of-the-border take on the traditional german sour comes in at 5.9% ABV. We just tapped a keg in Westport for the growlers; availability while the keg lasts!

In other fun growler news, we also just tapped 2 variants of Stillwater’s “Gose Gone Wild” series. Gose Gone Wild “Tijuana” is a gose with blackberries, hibiscus, smoked agave,  and mayan sea salt – and is available in Waldo til the keg blows!  We tapped GGW “Phuket” in Westport. This take sees the same base beer put on Thai Chilis and Mangos. But it’s not just goses on our taps recently, Founder’s KBS is on the menu in Brookside! Come get yourself some of their wonderfully popular imperial stout with coffee and chocolate!

And in case you missed the memo – every Monday is “Power Pour Monday,” which means 20% OFF ALL GROWLER POURS!

Prairie Artisan Ales brings us the bottled release of Paradise (finally!). You might have seen this huge stout with coconuts make a brief appearance on our growler stations last fall. We also saw the release of “Apricot Funk”.   This is the second fruited-sour from Prairie to bear the “funk” title (Cherry Funk came in 2014). Apricot Funk shows a good balance between “Funk” and fruit, and is a tasty addition to Prairie’s 2017 Lineup.

Jolly Pumpkin has kept up with their stellar lineup of collaborations recently. ‘Smashed, Grabbed, and Hop Dusted’ is their sour saison collaboration with Holy Mountain Brewing. ‘Apocolocynposis’ is a wild ale with blackberries and lime brewed in collaboration with Monkish Brewing. New goodies from Bruery/Bruery Terreux are in this month, too!  White Chocolate, Melange 3 and 2017 Tart Of Darkness are all available at all 3 Mike’s in limited quantities.

Last, a new brewery came to our market without much fanfare – but is very much worth a try if you are into wild ales. Le Sirene comes all the way from Australia via Shelton Brothers. They feature sour/wild/saison style ales and come in 375 ml bottles in the $8-12 price range. Not much Australian beer sees our shelves, but these guys are a quality recent addition to our inventory.