Topic Archives: Sparkling Ale

Posted in Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Imperial Compass Added To Spring Lineup

Southern Tier Imperial Compass

Look out for this Spring from a new sparking imperial offering from Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, NY). Imperial Compass joins Plum Noir in new offerings this year. Compass is a bottle conditioned (expect lots of bubbles), with a hint of rose hips.

We rely on age-old tools in the brewery despite being surrounded by high technology. As sort of compass, we use the six pointed brewer’s star to help ravigate uncharted brews. The cardinal points of water, malt. grain, yeast, hops and a brewer make the baseline. From there anything goes. Sometimes the journey is as Important as the destination.

You’ll notice s slight bittemess In Compass derived from our use of rose hips accentuated by high effervescence. Drink it cold from a fluted or tulip glass and by all means, avoid sea serpents! 

Style: Sparkling Ale (Tripel? w/ Rose Hips)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Spring, 2013

9% ABV

Posted in Bell's Brewing, New Releases

New Bottles – Bell’s Expedition Stout, Java Stout, Sparkling Ale

Bells Java Expedition SparklingAs you may know by now, Bell’s has been in Georgia since May.   Since the initial launch, beers from Bell’s vast lineup have been trickling into the city.  The most recent was Two Hearted Ale IPA a couple of weeks ago.  Now there are 3 more on the shelves.

Expedition Stout — Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV.   Chocolate and coffee notes.  Caramel  also noted in tastings.  Roasted Malts.  Alcohol is slightly notable as it is 10.5%.  Complex taste.  Suitable for cellaring. Availability — November through April.

Java Stout — Stout, 7.5% ABV.   Stout with Sumatra coffee beans.  Chocolate and roasted malts.  Availability — January 1st through January.

Sparkling Ale — American Tripel, 9% ABV.  Sparkling Ale is a beer “glass of bubbly.”  Fruity in flavor, even citrusy.  Lots of carbonation, almost champagne like.  Availability — November 1st through November.


Each bottle of Bell’s Beer has a batch number on the back.   You can input that number on the bells website and it will tell you when that beer was bottled, and some info about it.   Here — try it for yourself here is a batch number — 9459.  Go to

Hop City  – All in stock

Tower — Researching…

Total Wine — Not yet

Greens — Expedition Stout in stock.