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Friday, June 26, 2009

AleSmith - Decadence Anniversary Ale 2008 - 750ml
English Barleywine - 11.00%
San Diego, U.S

The Bruery - Papier - 750ml
Old Ale - 14.50%
Orange County, U.S

North Coast - Old Rasputin 12th Anniversary
Russian Imperial Stout - 11.2%
Fort Bragg, U.S

No notes at this time. Just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention because of the availability.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Bruery - Trade Winds - 750ml
Triple - 8.10%
Orange County, U.S
Interesting take on this style. Hazy, orange color with a medium size, off white head. Nice retention along with noticeable lacing. Very aromatic. Loved just breathing this in. Yeasty bread aromas along with spices, floral notes, and basil. Flavors of yeast, citrus, thai basil, with a finish of light hops. Nice and creamy with a lively mouthfeel. Recommended. 90 out of 100.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dogfish Head - Festina Peche - 12oz
Berliner Weissbier - 4.50%
Delaware, U.S
Really enjoying this style. I prefer the 1809, but I would never turn this down. Cloudy, pale yellow color. Getting whiffs of peach, wheat, and tartness. Nice zesty flavors of lemon and tartness of peach on the palate. A good amount of acidity. Very light and refreshing. Great for a summer afternoon.
88 out of 100. Recommended

Sierra Nevada - Kellerweis Hefeweizen - 12oz 6pks
Hefeweizen - 4.8%
Chico, U.S

Lagunitas - A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - 12oz 6pks
American Pale Wheat Ale - 7.3%
Petaluma, California, U.S
Burned through a lot of cases of Sumpin' last week. More than I would have liked because I didn't get to try it. Well stocked this week. Will have a session with this over the weekend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lightning Brewery - Ionizer Lager - 22oz
American Malt Liquor - 8.30%
Poway, California

Avery Brewing Company - Avery Sixteen - 22oz
Saison - 8.00%
Colorado, U.S

Deschutes Brewery - Green Lakes Organic Ale - 12oz six packs
American Amber - 5%
Oregon, U.S
I've had a few organic beers in my day. Mostly samples from reps. Wouldn't go out of my way to buy organic beer, but Green Lakes from Deschutes is quite tasty. It poured a radiant orange-reddish color. Great aromas of malt and hops. Tasty flavors of toasted bread and caramel along with plenty of hops and malt. Medium body mouthfeel. Very smooth and drinkable. This isn't just a good organic beer, it's a good beer all around.
86 out of 100.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I love when the whole family is able to come together.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Arrivals

Moylan's - Kilt Lifter - 22oz
Scotch Ale - 8%
Novato, California

Moylan's - Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout - 22oz
Russian Imperial Stout - 10%
Novato, California

Rodenbach - Grand Cru - 750ml
Flander Red Ale - 6%
This finally made it's way back to the Olive Tree. Dark reddish amber color. Small head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice film around the outer edge of the rim. Slight vinegar on the nose along with dark cherries and some wood. On the palate, dark cherries, currents, vinegar and oak. Lovely tart finish. At 6% and bottle cost at $9.69 I could drink this all day. Welcome back Rodenbach.

Russian River - Consecration - 750ml
American Wild Ale - 10%
California, U.S
New batch marked 002x1.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Big news for the beer section at the Olive Tree Marketplace! Starting June 1 you’ll be able to sign up for the exclusive OTM Beer Club. Here’s how it breaks down. There’s a membership fee of $25.00 a year, payable in store only. The day you become a member, you are eligible to receive a 5% discount on all beer purchases. That means any beer, all the time. OTM Beer Club members will also receive a 10% discount on cases of assorted 22oz and 750ml bottles. Plus, don’t miss blow out sales on selected items once a month, with savings up to 15%.

There’s more! The day you become a member you'll receive a free beer glass of your choice. We have Chimay, Delirum Tremens, St. Bernardus, and Duvel glasses to choose from. It’s easy to join. Just bring your ID when you sign up, and make sure to have it on you every time you want to make a purchase because your ID will also serve as your membership card.

You may have noticed a few changes around the Olive Tree lately. There will be more changes throughout the summer, and we’re focusing our efforts to bring you the best beers out there. We appreciate your business and hope the OTM Beer Club will be beneficial to you.

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