There’s some pretty awesome beers that should be hitting shelves any day now (at least in my area; ask your local beer buying for specifics pertaining to you).
The biggest, most awaited one for me is Drake’s Aroma Coma. This is a great IPA, and I was very lucky to stumble across one last year. This year, it seems to be seeing wider distribution, since I don’t have to drive to San Francisco this year to get one. A must hit for next year is the Aroma Coma release at the Drake’s Barrel House, which also saw the release of Aroma Prieta, a brewery only release.
A couple of Firestone Walker brews are also hitting this week. Double Double Barrel Ale (which actually hit shelves Friday) is an Imperial Bitter, a souped up version of their flagship, DBA. This is part of their barrel series, which also includes Parabola (best imperial stout on the planet) and The Beer Formally Known as Abacus. So don’t miss this one. Also, 4 packs (yes!) of Double Jack should be out as well.
The new Sierra Nevada Beer Camp set looks promising this year. This year’s set includes an Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Pilsner, Floral IPA and an Imperial Red. I had the Impy Pils on tap at the brewery, and it was very good.
Finally, Lagunitas released one of my favorite beers by them, A Little Sumpin’ Wild. It’s a slightly Belgian version of Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, brewed with Westmalle yeast, to give it a bit of a funky, earthy twist. Don’t miss it.
Beer lovers certainly will not go thirsty this week. And if you do, it’s your own damn fault.
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