Wow! You sure did drink a lot of beer in 2018! Congrats!
We always strive to bring you the best, the newest and the coolest. When it comes to craft beer that can be a tall order–there are just so many new beers coming out almost every week. We obviously can’t bring them all in–that would just be overwhelming for everyone. But more importantly, we don’t really want to bring them all in. We bring in what we really think stands out. What’s going to make you go, “I gotta have that again.” That’s what we’re going for. We may not have the biggest selection, but I think that we certainly have a carefully crafted selection to make everyone happy.
I can’t believe how far our Craft Beer Department has grown in such a short time. I can’t wait to see what 2019 brews up!
Enjoy, and happy holidays to you all!
I love tasting new beers, but I don’t often bring that much beer home with me (usually wine and cocktails at happy hour for me). But you can typically find a six-pack of this Connecticut’s brew in my fridge! An easy and refreshing session IPA made with Azacca, Mosaic and Equinox hops. The result? Lots of tropical fruits, specifically passion fruit, grapefruit and apricots. Lil’ Heaven finishes with just enough toasted malt and character to balance. It’s a no brainer!
I’m not a hop head. Just not my style. But a good porter? Now that’s what I’m talking about! The robust porter utilizes a myriad of dark malts that impart coffee and chocolate notes. This roasty profile makes for a smooth and remarkably drinkable beer. Medium bodied, balanced and finishing slightly dry…great for multiple pints!
That “IPA is strong” stuff? Kind of just a myth. Low ABV IPAs have been around for centuries and nobody does it better than Notch. The Salem brewery uses Mosaic and Citra (two of my favorite hops) that gives this session IPA some passion and stone fruit aromas. Nice amount of citrus on the palate with a slight peppery finish…no wonder this was one of our top selling beers of the year!