What is TheFullPint.com Thankful For?
I don’t know about you, but every time I pick up a cold one, I am thankful for the invention of beer. In the last year, many things have happened that TheFullPint.com is thankful for. After reading this list, please feel free to comment on what you are thankful for as well.
Dogfish Head and Goose Island being shipped to California!
While the west coast is packed with craft breweries from top to bottom, we have not been able to easily get Dogfish Head or Goose Island beers. That isn’t the case any longer. Dogfish started sending out four packs of 90 Minute IPA, Palo Santo Marron, and Midas Touch to various specialty stores and beer bars, and the results were great. Goose Island started shipping possibly their best brew, Bourbon County Stout, in four packs. We will save Three Floyds and Surly for our Xmas wishlist blog post.
Barrel Aged and Wild Yeast Trends
Barrel Aged beers, as well as beers using wild yeast strains are popping up more and more, now that breweries such as Russian River, Lost Abbey, and Avery have had such success with them. Who wins? We, the beer drinkers do. Why? They usually don’t disappoint and the more popular this gets, there is a possibility the cost of making these beers will go down slightly.
Stone Beefing up on Special Releases
In previous years, Stone Brewing Co. fans are treated to Old Guardian, Imperial Russian Stout, Anniversary Ale, Vertical Epic Ale, and Double Bastard Ale. This year, we got a collaboration ale with Alesmith and Mikkeller, the return of Sawyer’s Tripel, Cali-Belgie IPA, and a collaboration ale with Jolly Pumpkin and Nøgne-Ø.
Russian River Start’s Bottling Blind Pig and Pliny The Elder
While I have not purchased either Blind Pig or Pliny the Elder in the bottle, this is exciting news for craft beer fans all around the country. Those who like to trade, can now seek out Russian River’s flagship hop bombs. While they aren’t available everywhere, you can find these 500ml bottles at finer beer stores across California.
Oh yes, I can’t forget, I am thankful you continue reading TheFullPint.com. Have a happy and safe holiday.
November 30, 2008 @ 8:38 am
Amen, Dan. I am thankful for the number and variety of craft beers and beer events and the fact that they are spreading and multiplying across the beer landscape at a phenomenal rate. And it is getting easier to find them and share information with blogs like yours. Thanks!
November 27, 2008 @ 8:59 am
Thanks for the Thanksgiving Thanks!
Yeah, we’re stoked to be cranking up the rate of smaller batch special brews. Of course, working with our compatriots in the craft brewing industry on the collaborations is a blast.
See you at next year’s Stone Winter Storm?