Weekly Craft Beer Update









Stiegl Grapefruit Radler







The Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit is a mix of Stiegl-Goldbräu and fruit juice that is invariably natural and has no artificial sweeteners added to it. The grapefruit juice lends this a naturally cloudy appearance and a tangy fruit flavor, creating a succulent and fruity taste sensation with a refreshing finish.
Alcohol content: 2.5% ABV
Ingredients: 40 % Stiegl Goldbräu, 60 % lemonade







Sierra Nevada 

Barrel Aged Ovila Dubbel



97 on Ratebeer


Ovila Abbey Ales series of beers is a collaboration with the monks of the abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina California.  The monks there operate a winery, so it was a fitting choice to age this Abbey Dubbel in a blend of Red wine and bourbon barrels to add a new level of complexity to an already beguiling brew.  
Rich malt flavors of burnt sugar and caramel blend seamlessly with bright fruit notes from the wine barrels, while the bourbon oak lends a mellow hint of vanilla.  7.5%












Urfass Lager







The Bavarian URFASS PREMIUM HELL is a lager beer, which is fragrant in flavour with a particularly rounded bitterness. 
DLG award winner.  5.2%





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 Arcobrau Pale










Now In Stock





We are now carrying four of the beers produced by Flensburger Brewing; Pilsner, Gold, Weizen & Dunkel.
Flensburger Pilsner (4.8% ABV) – Flensburger’s flagship product is their renowned north German Pilsner.  Unmistakable in character and hoppiness, each round punctuated with distinctive “plop” of the next bottle’s swing top.
Flensburger Gold (4.8% ABV) – Flensburger Gold is a rich tasting beer, slightly less hoppy then our flagship Pils.  Flensburger Brauerei – who take pride in the high quality of their ingredients –brew their Gold with light caramel malt and the finest hops.
Flensburger Weizen (5.1% ABV) – Slightly stronger than the other beers in the Flensburger repertoire, the Weizen is an authentic “naturally cloudy” German wheat beer.  Can be poured or sipped straight from an ever-pleasing swing-top bottle.
Flensburger Dunkel (4.8 %) – With a dark color and smooth mouth feel, Flensburger Dunkel strikes a malty note, while retaining the bitterness that characterizes Flensburger Brauerei’s line of beers.
Since 1888, Flensburg beers have been brewed to a premium quality and in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. With a unique water for brewing, that originates from North Scandinavian underground glacier flows.
The typical 'plop' sound when the bottle is opened has long become the Flensburg trademark and stands for unique freshness and the good taste of Flensburg beers.









Oud Beersel

Oude Geuze


98 on Ratebeer 





Oud Beersel Oude Geuze is one of nature’s miracles. Oude Geuze is a blend of lambic from different years. One year old lambic is still readily fermentable. Two year old and three year old lambic main contribution is to the taste. Blending the lambic produces a sparkling beer that is made in accordance with time-honoured traditions. Oud Beersel Oude Geuze notable hop and fruit character is much appreciated by beer fans.
The taste of the Oude Geuze of Oud Beersel combines a pleasant bitterness with a sour yet smooth character. The first mouthful refreshes the tongue and opens the way to the wondrous world of the spontaneous fermentation with its complex subtleties.
























Stone Brewing

19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA

98 on Ratebeer 



But when our Brew Crew’s thoughts venture Down Under, they think of hops. It’s appropriate considering the plethora of amazing hop cultivars being grown in that country. Primarily through single-hop IPAs brewed on our 10-barrel brewhouse at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, our brewers have had the opportunity to really dig into the aroma, flavor and bittering characteristics of a number of Australian hops, using that knowledge to extract the best of what they have to offer into numerous beers brewed at our main facility. These hops have found their way into our regular brewing rotation, so when it came time to develop a recipe for our annual anniversary IPA, it was a quick and simple decision. We endeavored to create a hop-heavy beer celebrating Australia in a uniquely tasteful way. The result is Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA.








Founders Brewing

All Day IPA 15pks


95 on RateBeer
The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatic and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures. 








Abbey Style Quad






An Abbey-style Quadruple brewed with German Pils and Roast malts and dark candi sugar, hopped with German Tradition hops. Luscious and seductive, Ichor is brewed for both the body and the soul. This beer will improve with careful aging but is ready to drink now. 10% 









Gruffmeister Maibock







A German-style Maibock. Deep gold in color. Hints of golden syrup, flowers, grass and strawberry in the nose. Big malty sweetness with notes of lightly toasted bread, strawberry and grass balanced by a floral, lemony dryness.








Lazy Magnolia

Me and the Dev Ale

American Strong Ale






Me and the Dev-Ale is a rustic brew inspired by the MIssissippi Delta Blues and its folklore.  Our Autumnal release from the Lazy Magnolia Back Porch series is an 8% ABV Mississippi Strong Ale that pours a dark and sinister ruby red beneath a creamy off-white head.  The seductive caramel-sweetness is enveloped by resinous pine and citrus hops aroma, while delivering to the palate sweet biscuit, with a deluge of spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Find yourself at the ‘crossroads’ of alluring malt character and deviant hop backbone in this infamous ale, while celebrating the Blues Legends of the Mississippi Delta.









Lost Rhino Limited Releases

Bone Duster

Imperial Red

Ice Breaker





Bone Dusters, a collaboration between beer and science! On our never ending quest for new yeast strains, we decided to collaborate with Paleo Quest and dust some protocetid whale fossils found in Virginia near the Dismal Swamp now on display in the Calvert Marine Museum. A wild yeast was found, having fruity and very unique characteristics. We decided to brew an amber ale with this yeast, balancing the personality of this organism with a nice maltiness.  ABV: 5.5% 

This beer is an imperial red ale with a big hop character. Pine, resin, and citrus dominate with a solid malt backbone to support those flavors and the bitterness of this beer.  ABV: 8.5%
Our American-style Imperial IPA floods your palate with a heady rush of tropical fruit and citrus, steering toward a bone-dry finish with gripping bitterness. Powerful rush of tropical fruit, lingering bitterness  ABV: 9.2% 






Boulevard Brewing


Brewed with Grape Juice








Entwined Ale is the first production batch of a test beer formerly referred to as Nelson. While the recipe was adjusted slightly from the original tests, the use of Muscat juice remains the focus. The juice was combined with pale malt in the brewhouse for a beer that is light both in body and in color. It was hopped exclusively with a New Zealand hop variety called Nelson Sauvin, known for its tropical fruit and white wine-like aromatics. This unique session ale has a refreshing, slightly tart finish.








Boulevard Brewing

Last Splash

Wet Hopped Ale






Last Splash dips its toe into fresh hop flavor and aroma, employing wet Nugget hops straight from the field, along with Magnum, Cascade, Styrian Goldings, and Centennial. Delicate floral hop notes and a supporting dry bitterness are the result, balanced by a body of pale, pilsner, caramel, and Munich malts. C'mon in-the hops are fine!









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Great Lakes Brewing







Two Irish brothers with limited brewing experience. A city that shuttered its last production brewery in the early 80s. A neighborhood in serious need of a facelift. In 1986 when Patrick and Daniel Conway opened their fledgling operation in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood, the odds were stacked against them. Fortunately, they surrounded themselves with a staff of passionate, knowledgeable people, and from the start committed themselves to bringing a sophisticated, diverse selection of craft beer to their home state. Two decades, multiple awards, and a whole lot of stories later, Pat and Dan Conway celebrate over two decades of brewing exceptional beer for their adventurous and discerning customers.



        92 on Ratebeer - 100 for style

An award-winning Dortmunder-style lager which was originally named The Heisman after the famous football player and Cleveland native. It is GLBC's first beer, as well as the brewery's best seller.





        92 on Ratebeer

An India Pale Ale named in honor of American Naval Officer, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, whose contributions in the War of 1812 include the Battle of Lake Erie.




ELIOT NESS - Amber Lager

        94 on Ratebeer - 100 for style

An Amber Lager named after Eliot Ness, the famed prohibition agent and eventual Director of Public Safety in Cleveland. Ness frequented a tavern which is now the site of the GLBC's brewpub, and also has a connection to the Conway family: GLBC co-founders Pat and Dan's mother served as one of Ness's stenographers during his time in Cleveland





        95 on Ratebeer - 97 for style

An award-winning American Pale Ale named for the infamous 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River





        99 on Ratebeer - 100 for style

A Porter named for the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a ship that frequented Cleveland ports and sank in 1975 with many Northeastern Ohioans aboard. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is often named in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) as the most stylistically correct representative of a porter within the porter category







Ruination 2.0

Double IPA



99 on Ratebeer


Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas.
For the second incarnation of our groundbreaking India pale ale, we employed dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character.
We’ve also updated the name to reflect the imperial-level intensity that’s evident in every sip.
Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our “Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.”







Anderson Valley 

Hop Ottin' IPA


96 on Ratebeer






Hop-Heads, your dreams have come true! Hop Ottin' is Boontling for "hardworking hops," and they're surely hard at work in this brew. Hop Ottin' starts with a strong floral aroma, which winds into a deep and complex body. In an intriguing balance, honey-drenched malts coat rich hop undertones. At length, the hops prevail, with a satisfyingly crisp finish.












Avery Brewing




92 on Ratebeer 



The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of Sales Mgr. Tom Boogaard's grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. Tom was inspired by the life of his grandfather and wanted to create a tribute beer that contained his sterling traits.
True to both our "small brewery, BIG BEERS" philosophy and to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar.
It contains as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as the brewers could cram into our mash tun, and lots of Belgian dark candy sugar stirred into the brew kettle. A divinely complex and beautifully layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness.
Sinfully smooth considering the high alcohol content. Cellarable for 4 years.





Champion Brewing

Stickin' In My IPA


92 on Ratebeer 




This West-Coast style Rye IPA was made with the legendary punk band NOFX and is sure to stick. brewed with spicy rye and a boatload of Simcoe and Falconer’s Flight hops, this is one dank pale ale. 






De Troch

Fraise - Lambic Fruit Beer





Chapeau Fraise is a colorful and thirst-quenching brew made out of strawberries. This spontaneously fermented beer is flavored with natural juice of strawberry and matured in oak casks.  
Instead of significant sweetness, this beer has a great balance between sweet and acidy flavors. 3.5%











Foothills Brewing


92 on RateBeer
The recipe is simple. Take some hoppy. Add some yum. Nutty malts lend a surprisingly sweet base to copious additions of tangerine-y Simcoe™ hops. Great aroma, superior taste, clean dry finish. One sip will show you why this is our most popular beer . . . followed closely by a strong desire to take another sip.








Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA

Imperial IPA


97 on RateBeer




Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the death of Lenny Bruce: A Rye based double IPA. Brewed with an obscene amount of malts and hops. Shocking flavors - Far beyond contemporary community standards. The Most Radical Jewish Tribute Beer ever created. 10% 








JK Scrumpy

Organic Hard Cider

Now Available in 16oz CANS






Yes, there are many different styles of cider. There are the Spanish Cidres, Normandy Cidres, German Apfelwien, and The English Farmhouse Ciders.  There are also many mass-produced apple-concentrate ciders.
I consider Orchard Gate Gold as a unique Artisan Michigan Farmhouse Cider, somewhere between English Scrumpy and a Normandy Cidre.  The bottom line is that it could not be made anyplace else. It is reliant on the soil and the climate. Open a bottle and decide for yourself!
After the harvest, we press our organic apples and allow them to slowly ferment for up to six months. We then carefully hand-fill and label each bottle and let it age for several weeks to properly condition.
There are only two ingredients in our Orchard Gate Gold: Juice and Yeast . No artificial flavors or colours and - of course - no sulfite nor preservatives of any kind.
This is all a very time consuming process, but it is tradition and it’s the right method for us to produce this old world drink for your enjoyment.









New Holland Brewing

Monkey King - Saison






Pours a beautifully bright golden color. Aromas of banana, citrus and some herbal notes.  Fruity flavors of pear, peach and lemon with a bit of earthiness and coriander spice.
Suggested Food Pairings: shellfish, spiced cheeses and citrus- laden vinaigrettes.








Port City

Downright Pils


95 for style on RateBeer





The beer is a deep golden color and medium bodied, with a soft round malt profile and crisp and spicy hop character on the finish. This lager is brewed in the traditional Pilsner style, using authentic Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops.
Downright Pilsner gets its carbonation completely naturally as it lagers in our fermentation tanks for six weeks. A unique twist on this beer is the dry hop addition of Saaz hops. This additional infusion of hops gives the beer an extra refreshing bite on the finish.








Big Daddy IPA


 Rated 90 by Beer Advocate Bros



Big Daddy IPA is a hop-head's delight, a generously dry-hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off-white head that leaves a lovely lacing. The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit, and a some subtle notes of fresh bread.  6.5%
American comfort fare: Big Daddy is the perfect complement to buttermilk fried chicken and biscuits, a wood-fired sausage pizza or the classic bacon cheeseburger.
Bring out the spice: For those with a taste for heat look for Big Daddy's dry, hoppy bite to accent the bold flavors of curry dishes, cajun spice or tacos al pastor.
For a fresh catch: To bring out the aromatic citrus and floral notes pair with grilled salmon or fried calamari.







Straffe Hendrik


98 on RateBeer



Straffe Hendrik Quadruple is a rich and intense dark Belgian ale. It is brewed with a subtle blend of specialty malts, which give the ale an extremely dark color and a chewy, malty complex character. The quadruple combines a clean dryness with a warm full bodied mouth feel and essences of fruit. Secondary fermentation in the bottle creates a living ale that can be aged and will have an evolution of taste profiles over time. 11%
It is brewed by the last active brewery in the historical city of Bruges. The town archives first mention the brewery in 1546. Since 1856, the famous brewing family Maes-Vanneste has owned the brewery. 







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Anderson Valley

The Kimmie, The Yink &

The Holy Gose


89 on Ratebeer


With a bright, golden color and tight creamy head, the earthy wood undertones in our Gose develop into a light mineral aroma with a hint of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to a subtle fullness. Flavors of guava and peach are followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness that is enhanced by coriander and post-fermentation additions of salt. The finish is dry, effervescent, and lemon tangy, reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze.
FOOD PAIRINGS:  Smoked Salmon, Oysters, Pad Thai, Bitter Greens (Arugula, Mizuna) 





Anderson Valley 

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout


97 on Ratebeer






Aged for three months in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels, this luxurious stout has a deep ebony hue and a beautiful mahogany head.
The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.
Our exclusive partnership with Wild Turkey gives Anderson Valley a world class, consistent source of barrelage, allowing our brewers to explore new frontiers in barrel-aged craft beer.







Bell's Brewing



Designed as a flavorful session beer, Oarsman Ale uses a classic German brewing technique to impart a light, refreshing tartness. Oarsman Ale grew out of a desire to explore the tradition of session beers, trading intensity for finesse while still creating a worthwhile experience for the taster.
The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while light hopping lend citrus & herbal notes to the aroma. Fermented with Bell's house ale yeast, Oarsman comes in at 4.0% alcohol by volume.
Rather than being the dominant flavor note, the tartness in Oarsman takes on more of a palate-cleansing role, making it perfect with meals or purely on its own.






Funk - Blueberry Citrus Wheat

Morgazm - Grapefruit Zested Blonde






Funk, our 4.5% abv Blueberry Citrus Wheat Ale, is setting the rhythm with a soulful fusion of American wheat and hops, before unleashing a stunning encore with big notes of blueberry and Meyer lemon. You'll just dig it! 
Morgazm, our 5% abv Grapefruit Blonde ale, is dry-hopped with Citra to add citrusy notes of lemon; and infused with grapefruit zest for a tart, refreshing taste that will keep you in the mood all night. Get your juices flowing! 







Double Trouble DIPA


99 on Ratebeer



Double Trouble is whopper of an imperial IPA that has garnered a lot of attention from Founders supporters and IPA lovers alike. 
Off the nose you get all kinds of citrus fruits – tangerines, oranges, grapefruits – which really showcase the high IBU levels of the beer. Despite the large nose, this beer is very well balanced by malts.
While balanced, this is still a bruiser of an IPA. You’re going to get resin and citrusy hops throughout the drink and finish of this beer. Overall, this is a great beer for all manner of beer lovers. It’s a seasonal release, so come grab case while you can.  9.4%







Great Lakes Brewing

Commodore Perry - IPA

92 on RateBeer


English India Pale Ale- 7.5% ABV. The golden yellow color leads to citrus-like aromas with hints of pine. The slick mouthfeel delivers well balanced citrus and pine hops with malts. A bit of a sweet note on the finish.
Not over the top with hops; delicious and very drinkable.






Heritage Brewing

American Expedition

Freedom Isn't Free - IPA 





From sea to shining sea was once only a dream. This dream became a reality thanks to a band of 33 travelers who braved the western expanse of America. Lead by two of America’s greatest expeditionaries, they traveled over the mountains and valleys, through the plains and across the rivers, building friendships and narrowly escaping death from their enemies. Starvation nearly took them, but the steadfast devotion and help of a native woman brought them to eternal glory.
Let us remember the Corps of Discovery with the American Expedition, a light bodied American wheat ale. Bathed in farmers honey and spiced with ginger, it will give any traveler the fortitude and perseverance to carry on.
Pours a hazy golden color. Mild aromas of wheat, ginger, honey and spice carry to the flavors, where the honey really shines, with notes of clover. Lively carbonation keeps it crisp and refreshing.  4.5%
It is paid for with the tolls of heroes past and present, it is the backbone that our nation has held to since its inception and it is the air that we breathe and the dreams that we chase. This IPA is our representation of the powerful American hopped pales that we all love and cherish. As we cherish the freedom we hold dear to us, let us rise our pints to those who have paid for it and those who still protect it. God bless the USA.
Pours a clear copper color. Floral, earthy hop notes on the nose. Floral, piney hops carry the flavor on a grainy, bready malt backbone. Finishes dry.  6.2%








Shipyard Brewing




Smashed Pumpkin


95 for Style on RateBeer




SMASHED PUMPKIN is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg.
Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.
Smashed Pumpkin pairs well with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs.



Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg make this fall brew a flavor sensation.







A few reminders from last week






Victory Summer Love

American Blonde Ale

86 on Rate Beer




There are plenty of reasons to love summer, and here is one great one! German hops and pale malt blend beautifully to create this refreshing taste of summer. 
With the sublime, earthy familiarity of noble European hops backed up by fresh, clean German malts, Summer Love Ale ends with a surprising burst of lemony refreshment from fistfuls of American whole flower hops. Love Summer, now.   ABV: 5.2%
Food Pairings
Pizza, chicken and salads







Foothills Brewing

Jade IPA


97 on RateBeer





Jade. Exotic jewel of the orient. Now a gem of an IPA. Bold, citrusy Pacific Jade hops lend striking tropical fruit notes and a hint of peppery finish to this easy-drinking IPA. Dry hop additions of Chinook and Citra add heady aroma and bold flavor. A special beer to charm the hop lover in you. Go ahead. Get Jaded.








Jack's Cider

Conewago Orchard


96 for style on RateBeer





Made from the finest cider apples we grow at Conewago Orchard. These apples are pressed fresh off the tree and aged to perfection resulting in an off dry hard cider with just a touch of sweetness to complement the natural acidity and spiciness.  5.5%










Lazy Magnolia

Me and the Dev Ale

American Strong Ale 



Me and the Dev-Ale is a rustic brew inspired by the MIssissippi Delta Blues and its folklore.  Our Autumnal release from the Lazy Magnolia Back Porch series is an 8% ABV Mississippi Strong Ale that pours a dark and sinister ruby red beneath a creamy off-white head.  The seductive caramel-sweetness is enveloped by resinous pine and citrus hops aroma, while delivering to the palate sweet biscuit, with a deluge of spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Find yourself at the ‘crossroads’ of alluring malt character and deviant hop backbone in this infamous ale, while celebrating the Blues Legends of the Mississippi Delta.







Stone Saison 

86 on RateBeer



A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale stoked with lemon zest, plus lemon thyme and lavender straight from Stone Farms. This spring-to-summer saison is citric and herbal on the palate with a dry, peppery finish. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison—100% Stone.