New Arrivals New Arrivals - Delavan 6/17/13

New Arrivals - Delavan 6/17/13

 
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice 6pk btl
Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is not just your average summer seasonal. This unique copper colored ale is smooth, malty, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor.


Breckenridge Summer Bright Ale 6pk btl
The brewmaster's goal: the perfect ale for summertime quaffing, nothing more. SummerBright is the result. The craftsman's touch combines white wheat, two row pale and munich malt with the pacific northwest's most intriguing hops to create a bright, clean ale ideal for picnicking, evenings on the screen porch and enjoying the whims of the summer breeze.
 
 
 
 
 
Abita Summer Lemon Wheat 6pk btl
Abita Lemon Wheat is a crisp, refreshing beer made with lemon peel for a fresh citrus taste and aroma. This unfiltered brew has a hazy, golden color and it made with lager and wheat malts. Centennial hops and Biere de Garde yeast.
 

BridgePort Summer Squeeze 6pk btl 
Meet your new Summer Squeeze. The refreshing brew infused with lemongrass and yuzu, the exotic asian citrus fruit. The result is bright and crisp with a complex citrus finish. Perfect for hot summer days.
 
EvilTwin Falco IPA 4pk 
RateBeer: 94

Grand Teton Old Bruin 750ml (To be delivered Thursday June 20th)
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Grand Teton Brewing. In celebration, we’re bringing back three of our favorite styles for this year’s Cellar Reserves. Our Oud Bruin was first brewed in 2007 and quickly became a brewery legend.
The “Oud Bruin” or “old brown” style beers, brewed in and around Oudenaarde, on the river Scheldt in East Flanders, are notable for their complex combinations of malt, long boiling times (which provide some caramelization of the wort), and multi-strain, top-fermenting yeasts, some with lactic and acetic character. These are often “provision beers,” bottle-conditioned for cellaring, to be brought out when they can be savored. Their thirst-quenching sweet-and-sour character makes them perhaps the most refreshing beers in the world.
Our Oud Bruin is firmly in the East Flanders tradition. We used American 2-Row barley and German melanoidin malt (for red color) as well as maize (to lighten the body). The wort was boiled in the kettle for four hours and hopped lightly with Idaho Galenas for balance.
We fermented with a Flemish blend of yeast and bacteria cultures, including lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces. It took six months at cellar temperature for the culture to achieve the style’s characteristic quenching sourness. Finally, we bottle-conditioned the beer according to the “methode champenoise,” so it can be laid down, to be brought out when it can be truly enjoyed.
Because of its lactic and acetic sourness, this is a wonderful beer for cooking and pairing with food. Unlike any wine, Oud Bruin complements vinegary dishes such as salads or even pickles. Its flavors will enhance those of shellfish, liver, rabbit, and game birds like quail. The acidity of the beer tenderizes beef and is ideal for braising—try it in the classic Belgian Carbonade Flamande.

New Holland Michigan Hatter 22oz.
Michigan Hatter celebrates our local agriculture with its Michigan-grown Cascade hops from the Leelanau Penninsula. Bright and aromatic, with delicious malt notes underneath a citrusy showcase of hops. Pairings: sharp cheddars, herb-roasted poultry and curry.
 
 
 

 
 

New Holland Rye Hatter 22oz.
RateBeer: 91
Rye lends spiciness to the caramel-malt base, while creating a creamy texture. Dry-hopping contributes a fresh citrus finish. Pairings: blue cheese, blackened seafood, herb-roasted poultry.

Oskar Blues CANUNDRUM Variety Packs 12pk
4 cans each of Old Chub, Dales Pale, and Mama Yella Pils
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 4pk
RateBeer: 100
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas. 

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous ‘new-school’ and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit – all culminating in a dry and lasting finish. 

Beer specs: 
  • ABV: 10.4%
  • Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
  • Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
  • Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
  • Color: Orange Amber
  • Bittering Hops: German Magnum
  • Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
  • Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
  • Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
  • Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
  • Yeast: Ale
 
New Holland Rye Hatter 22oz.
RateBeer: 91
Rye lends spiciness to the caramel-malt base, while creating a creamy texture. Dry-hopping contributes a fresh citrus finish. Pairings: blue cheese, blackened seafood, herb-roasted poultry.
 
 
Saint Francis Brewing Company
3825 S. Kinnickinnis Ave, St. Francis, WI
 
A little history….
Saint Francis Brewery opened in the Spring of 2009 to great popularity and success. Known for our hand-crafted beers, Brewmaster Scott Hettig has built upon our foundation of five beers: Kolsch, Amber Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Weiss and Oatmeal Stout to feature a Bohemian Pilsner, Double Red Ale, Belgian Triple and many more. These wonderful beers are complimented by the great food created by our executive chef. 
Scott Hettig is the Brewmaster at Saint Francis Brewery and Restaurant in St. Francis, WI. Like many Brewmasters, he began his career as a home brewer. In his late 30s, he finally decided what he wanted to be when he grew up and he turned his hobby into a career. A local brewer gave him his start as an apprentice brewer. From there he became a full-time assistant at a microbrewery in Ohio before landing at Saint Francis last year. As the Brewmaster he admittedly uses that title loosely, as “I still have a lot to learn. But, learn I will...one pint at a time!” 
 
And now some of these fine beers are finally available outside the brewery. Here is what we have so far..

Saint Francis Envy IPA 6pk btl (To be delivered Thursday June 20th)
England was the ENVY of the world in the 18th century. This style of beer was first referred to as “pale ale as prepared for India” (India… it was ours once, you know). Our English-style IPA shows a deep copper color with a luxurious head. Hops are at the forefront of this ale’s flavor and aroma, though it finishes with a nice malty backbone… very tasty. ABV: 6.8
 
 
 
Saint Francis Lust Weissbier 6pk btl (To be delivered Thursday June 20th)
We brew this traditional Bavarian beer with a generous amount of wheat and use a special strain of yeast that results in wonderful banana and clove flavors. Served “mit hefe” where the yeast is not filtered out, giving the beer a cloudy appearance and a bright white lacing head. ABV: 6.5
 
 
 
Saint Francis Wrath Amber Ale 6pk btl (To be delivered Thursday June 20th)
A variety of caramel and chocolate malts are added to a basic pale ale to produce a slightly darker color thus creating our Amber Ale. Richly amber in color, the balance of malt and four different Noble hops makes this filtered ale one of our most popularbeers. ABV: 6.4


 

Locations

Sonoma Cellars
1807 East Geneva St
Delavan, WI  53115
262-740-2200
Mon-Sun: 9am - 9pm

Sonoma Cellars II
1290 Summit Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI  53066
262-567-7500
Mon-Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm


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