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Posted in Boston Beer Company, Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Rare Opportunity, Sam Adams

Savor Flowers

Looks like there might beer some bottles of the Sam Adams/Dogfish Head collaboration for Savor – “Savor Flowers.”   The beautiful label carries a Brewer’s Association logo on for the backside of the bottle.   Pure speculation, the bottles will be distributed to the BA members, VIP attendees to Savor, and brewery employees.

Savor Flowers is brewed with dried red & white rose petals, plus 2 other kinds of roses.  The hops are experimental, known only by a name “369.”  As if the beer needed to be a bit MORE unique, this floral offering is aged in a special whiskey barrel dear to Jim Koch, one he aged a triple bock in back in the ’90s.

Total production is limited to 30 barrels.  Debuts at Savor in Washington D.C. in June.

10% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Rare Opportunity, Sam Adams

Dogfish Head & Sam Adams Go Flowery

To cut straight to the point, Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Brewing & Jim Koch of Boston Beer Company are collaborating.  Sam made a trip this week up to Boston, MA for the brew day.

The resulting beer will only see the light of day at Savor in Washington D.C. in June.  According to the Wall Street Journal the beer has a name – “Savor Flowers” as it’s brewed with dried red & white rose petals, plus 2 other kinds of roses.  The hops are experimental, known only by a name “369.”  As if the beer needed to be a bit MORE unique, this floral offering is aged in a special whiskey barrel dear to Jim Koch, one he aged a triple bock in back in the ’90s.  Food Republic is reporting that Koch also added “a tincture –or extraction – that he [Koch] has nicknamed WTF, which smells and tastes a lot like lavender.”  Later, this WTF was revealed to also contain hibiscus & jasmine.

Total production is only 30 barrels, and only the lucky few that got tickets to Savor (before or after the server meltdown) will get to try it.  <Food Republic>

Posted in Cool Stuff, Dogfish Head, Rare Opportunity

Dogfish Head Ta Henket

Back on at the brewpub in Milton, Delaware is another interesting beer from Dogfish Head.  They have brewed it once before.  Ta Henket is the name, another beer meets archeology and history.  If you watched the Brew Masters series, you saw Sam and friends travel to Egypt in the episode “Ancient Ales.”  The yeast comes from Egypt, along with some very interesting ingredients.

DFH Backstory:
Working with our archeologist friend Dr. Pat McGovern, this beer was created to incorporate the ancient ingredients and techniques described in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It was brewed to 11.4Plato with Emmer (an ancient form of wheat) and loaves of hearth baked bread and flavored with dom-palm fruit, chamomile, and zatar. Fermentation was carried out by a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain captured by Sam and Floris during a recent trip to Egypt.

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Availability: Draft only at the brewpub. 12/1/11: Now Shipping on Bottles!

5% ABV

Posted in Beer News, Rare Opportunity, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada’s Liquid Sour Dough Brew

If you anywhere that isn’t San Francisco you probably won’t see this beer, but it sounds fun.  Sierra Nevada Brewing collaborated on a beer with the folks at San Francisco Beer Week (2/11-2/20).

No clue what it is, but sounds tasty.

Check out SF’s Beer Week’s Website —> http://www.sfbeerweek.org/

Posted in Now Tapping, Rare Opportunity, Stone Brewing Co.

Lukcy Basartd Tapping

Tonight at 7:30 Square Pub in Decatur will be tapping a rare keg of Stone Brewing’s newest release “Lukcy Basartd”.  Lukcy (yes, spelled correctly grammar nerds!) is an anniversary blend of all of Stone’s Bastard beers (Arrogant Bastard, Oak Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard) dry hopped twice!

Style: American Strong Ale

The Square Pub – 12/13, 7pm
115 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

Posted in Now Tapping, Rare Opportunity

Taco Mac Metro’s 12 Beers of Christmas

My apologies for being a couple of days late on this.  Taco Mac Metropolis is tapping a rare keg of beer (starting December 1st, OOPS!) and continuing one a day through December 12th.  It’s like a beer Advent calendar.  Cheers!

Without and FURTHER ado, here is your list….

Dec 1st – 2007 Lagunitas Gnarlywine
Dec 2nd – Founders Old Crumuddgeon
Dec 3rd – 2009 Avery Hog Heaven
Dec 4th – 2009 Weyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout
Dec 5th – 2008 Duck Rabbit Barleywine (Taps @12:30)
Dec 6th – Ommengang Cup o Kyndnes
Dec 7th – 2008 Stone Old Guardian
Dec 8th – Founders Backwoods Bastard
Dec 9th – 2007 Avery Czar
Dec 10th – 2009 Bells Expedition Stout
Dec 11th – 2008 Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy
Dec 12th – 2010 Sierra Nevada Jack n Kens Barleywine (Taps @12:30) Wont Last!

Taco Mac Metropolis
933 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Posted in Casks, Craft Beer Parties, Dogfish Head, Founders Brewing, Left Hand Brewery, Now Tapping, Rare Opportunity, Smuttynose Brewing, Terrapin Beer Company

CASK ALERT: Terrapin’s Moo Hoo

On Friday, November 12th, Taco Mac Kennesaw turns 3 yrs old.  To celebrate – they will be tapping a cask of Terrapin’s new “Moo Hoo” and a few other goodies.

Tap Rundown:

Terrapin – Moo Hoo CASK.  The new chocolate milk stout, gravity poured.

Founders – Breakfast Stout. Imperial Stout, XX% ABV.  Popular double chocolate, coffee, oatmeal imperial stout.

Left Hand/Terrapin – Oxymoron. – India Pale Lager, 7% ABV.  Latest edition in the Midnight Project.  Hoppy pale lager.

Brooklyn – Detonation. Imperial IPA.  Part of the Brewmaster’s Reserve Series.  Awesome hoppy DIPA.

Terrapin – Hopzilla.  Imperial IPA, 9% ABV.  Fresh hopped w/ Citra hops – this side project was here and gone quick.

Dogfish Head – Chateau Jiahu. Herbed Beer, 10% ABV.  This beer has an awesome story.  Read up on it.  Beer spotlight soon.

Red Brick – Vanilla Gorilla. Barrel aged Porter, 7.5% ABV.  Porter aged in JD barrels for 6 mos. Vanilla bean added too.

Bell’s – Sparkling Ale.  Tripel, 9% ABV.  Wildly popular seasonal tripel from Bell’s.  Look for it back on shelves soon.

Smuttynose – Really Old Brown Dog. Old Ale, 10% ABV.  One of the best old ales in the US.  The bombers came and went.  Draft is a rare find.

Taps flow Friday, 6 pm!

Taco Mac Kennesaw
600 Chastain Road NW # 600
Kennesaw, GA 30144