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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Black Tuesday Release

The most hyped beer release of the year was this past Tuesday at "The Bruery" in Placentia California. Black Tuesday has been climbing the ranks of top beers in the world on many web sites. The picture I took of the line was where I stood for over three hours. I tried to snag more than the 3 bottle limit but with the incredible turnout, I was lucky to purchase 3. There was a good vibe in the tasting room and I thought the staff did an amazing job of handling the crowd. This was their first big release so it was sort of a learning experience. I'm sure they'll alter a few things, like having a seperate line for people who want to just purchase bottles and don't want to go into the tasting room. Seems like we were waiting for people in the tasting room to finish up their samples. Thats 300 something people. My first sip of Black Tuesday and Chocolate Rain made me forget about how long I waited in line. World Class Beers. A big thanks goes out to The Bruery. Here's whats new on our shelf:

AleSmith Brewing Company - YuleSmith - 22oz
Lagunitas Brewing Company - Brown Shugga - 12oz 6 packs
Ballast Point Brewing Company - Sculpin - 22oz
Schmaltz Brewing Company - HeBrew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah 13th Anniversary - 22oz
Lost Abbey - Carnevale 2009 - 750ml
The Bruery - 2 Turlte Doves - 750ml

Thursday, October 22, 2009



Black Xantus is sold out at this time. Only a few cases made it down to S.D. We might get another wave. Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Nectar Ales Black Xantus has arrived at the Olive Tree. Very limited amount. One per person please.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fidy Is Back!

More Beer.

Alaskan Brewing Company - 2009 Smoked Porter - 22oz
Oskar Blues - Ten Fidy - 12oz single
Russian River - Pliny The Elder - 330ml
Big Sky Brewing Company - Big Sky I.P.A - 12oz six pack

Monday, October 12, 2009

Black Tuesday

Patrick, Brewer/Owner of The Bruery, myself and Black Tuesday.

I was fortunate enough to be able to try this amazing beer last Friday at Downtown Johnny Browns. Patrick generously poured me a sample of this intense Imperial Stout. Jet black color with a dark tan head. Head stood in place long after the pour. A great nose. Oak, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits. Could have just inhaled this all night. The taste? My palate has been thanking me ever since. Very complex flavors going on here. Everything I said from the nose. Perfectly balanced with a sweet, smooth, warm finish. Big and sticky mouthfeel. At a whopping 19.5% abv, the alcohol is very well hidden. I'm a big Port fan. I could see myself popping one of these on Christmas Eve rather than my traditional Taylor 20 Year Old Tawney. Time to start a new tradition. At this time Black Tuesday will not hit the Olive Tree shelves. This is a brewery release only. Hope to see you there. 99 and a half out of 100.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

In This Week

Allagash Brewing Company - Odyssey - 750ml
Port Brewing Company - High Tide - 22oz
The Bruery - Hottenroth - 750ml
Flying Dog Brewery - 12oz single
Shipyard Brewing Co. - Smashed Pumpkin(Pugsley's Signature Series) 22oz
La Trappe - Isid'or - 750ml
Mikkeller - Warrior Single Hop I.P.A - 12oz

Friday, October 2, 2009

More Posts

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I was in N.Y for two weddings. Of course, I picked up a few beers on the way. Have to say thank you to my friend Dave at Bellport Cold Beer and Soda. He really hooked me up with some amazing beers.
Here are some new items that have arrived this week:
New Belgium - Hoptober - 6pk
New Belgium - Transatlantic Kriek - 22oz
Grand Teton - Pursuit of Hoppiness - 1quart
Deschutes - Hop Trip - 22oz
Allagash - Fluxus - 750ml
Ayinger - Oktober Fest - 330ml
Mikkeller - Stateside IPA - 22oz
Spaten - Oktober Fest - 6 pk

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