Browse - By Brewer


Home
Latest LV Bev News
Back in Stock: All Things Crux
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 24 March 2017 18:23

Back in Stock: All Things Crux

It's not every day you come across a brewery that is equally adept at making bold, rich dark ales, beautifully fermented sour ales, hoppy beers with elegance, and solid, reliable lagered crushers.

But our friends at Crux are really good at making beer. We're reminded of that every time we pop one of their cans or take a swig off a pint. So when a shipment with pallets full of freshly-packaged beers from our favorite Benders (is that what they're called?) rolls through our door, we get excited.

We're excited. A shipment of Crux's finest has been received and it's ready for your ordering pleasure now. Check it out!

Now available:

Better Off Red
Better Off Red is a brilliant interpretation of the Flanders red style, made in true Crux fashion. It's a rich Belgian red ale that rests with an array of microflora inside Willamette Valley pinot noir barrels to take on a complex fermentation profile and serious depth of flavor. Malty, layered, tart and beguiling.
95 on RateBeer!
Now available in 500ml bottles.

Cast Out
Cast Out is a brilliant IPA abundantly hopped with Australian Galaxy hops for juicy, tropical, floral aromatics in bounds. Delicious, hop-forward, PNW IPA goodness, now in cans!
94 on RateBeer!
Now available in 12oz cans & 1/6bbl kegs.

Gimme Mo
Crux's newest canned IPA comes with a tagline: "not just another IPA"--it's designed to stand out from the pack. It's lower alcohol (about 6%), well-rounded, and aromatic from Mosaic and Citra hops. Smooth and tropical and extra crushable.
Now available in 12oz cans & 1/6bbl kegs.

Half Hitch
Half Hitch offers an even bolder IPA experience--it's a big double IPA with even mo' Mosaic. At 10% ABV, it's shockingly drinkable, with huge flavors of peach, guava, and citrus. A modern classic!
98 on RateBeer!
Now available in 500ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

PCT Porter
Named for (and benefitting!) the legendary Pacific Crest Trail, PCT Porter is Crux's newest foray into the less-hoppy realm. It's a dry, super-drinkable everyday porter with a satisfying roasty edge.
Now available in 1/6bbl kegs.

Pilz
Our camping trips and beachside lounging have not been the same since Crux started sending us Pilz in cans. It's a fantastic beer with crackery malts and floral European hop aromatics in perfect balance.
98 on RateBeer!
Now available in 12oz cans & 1/6bbl kegs.

Stout
Crux's aptly-named stout, Stout, is everything you want from the style. It's rich and complex with layers upon layers of malty goodness brought on by a recipe that includes chocolate, roasted, and dark crystal malts.
98 on RateBeer!
Now available in 500ml bottles.
 
New Collabs from Jolly Pumpkin!
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Friday, 17 March 2017 19:08

New Collabs from Jolly Pumpkin!

Few breweries do collaborations as well as Jolly Pumpkin. They seem to have a knack for neatly marrying their own brewing style with that of their collaborators, resulting in a product that represents the best each brewer has to offer. Oh, and it helps Ron has some pretty talented friends, too.

We're always excited when a Jolly Pumpkin collaboration rolls through our doors, and we've just received three (!) new ones that we're happy to share with you. They're excellent beers, made with friends new and old. Check 'em out!

Now available:


Apocolocynposis
Apocolocynposis represents the second collaboration between Jolly Pumpkin and Monkish, the follow-up to the excellent (and equally-unpronounceable) Cucurbitophobia. This time around, Ron and Henry have come up with a brilliant flaked oat ale tinged with lime and blackberry. Lush, bright, and beautiful.
Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Smashed, Grabbed, & Hop Dusted
Smashed, Grabbed, and Hop Dusted is the product of a collaboration with Seattle's Holy Mountain Brewing, made in honor of the latter's second anniversary. It's a delicious, heavily-hopped IPA brewed with Citra, Crystal, Simcoe and Southern Cross hops and aged for seven months in oak. It perfectly highlights what each of these great breweries does best.
Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.


Sobrehumano Palena 'Ole
Lastly, we've got Sobrehumano Palena 'Ole, an old favorite made in collaboration with Hawaii's Maui Brewing Company, returning after a five year absence. It's a barrel-aged sour ale (of course) that represents each brewery's home state, thanks to the inclusion of Michigan cherries and Hawaiian liliko'i. Dark, complex, tropical, and well-balanced.
Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.
 
A Monastic Classic
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Monday, 13 March 2017 16:36


A Monastic Classic

If you had to guess which Trappist brewery was the smallest, what would you say? Westvleteren? One of those new ones no one can remember? You'd be wrong.

The smallest Trappist brewery is Achel, and we happen to think it's one of the finest. Like many of the Trappists, Achel keeps it simple. They brew just a small handful of beers, and they brew them exceptionally well. In fact, they sell just three of 'em beyond the walls of their monastery, each with its own distinct character. These are genuine Belgian beer classics that have stood the test of time, with all the balance, elegance, and food-friendliness that earned Belgium its reputation as worldwide leaders in beer. Lucky for you, we've got all three of Achel's exports available now. Check it out!

Now available:

Achel Blond 8°
Some call it Achel's tripel, others just "Blond." Whatever you call it, it's delicious stuff. Yeasty and bright, Blond is hugely aromatic, with apple, pear, and white flower character leaping from the chalice. Peppery, highly carbonated, and refreshing. 8% ABV.
Now available in 330ml bottles.

Achel Bruin 8°
Achel Bruin has all the hallmarks of a perfect Belgian strong dark ale. It's strong but drinkable, light in body but not boring, and with malt and fermentation character perfectly married. Nutty, caramelly maltiness serves as a nice backdrop for raisin and banana-like fruitiness and a complementary clove and pepper-like spiciness.
Now available in 330ml bottles.

Achel Extra
Rich and potent at 9.5% ABV, Achel Extra is the brewery's strongest offering. This is rich and deeply complex stuff, packed with decadent flavors reminiscent of plum, red grape, licorice, and toffee. Alcohol sneaks in on the finish with a drying affect that boosts drinkability beyond what you'd expect from such a dense beer. Amazing.
Now available in 750ml bottles.
 
Liquid Gold
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Saturday, 04 March 2017 01:07


Liquid Gold

When we first tasted Prairie Gold four years ago, we knew that the fledgling Prairie Artisan Ales was a brewery we were going to enjoy working with. It was stunning stuff--refined, complex, and balanced in a way that you wouldn't expect from a tiny new Oklahoman brewery.

It turns out people agreed with us. Prairie Gold, Bomb!, Standard and the rest of the brewery's lineup quickly earned Prairie a big, dedicated following that continues to grow. The beers have only developed and improved in the last four years, and Prairie Gold has evolved into a series, with a succession of fantastic dry-hopped variants.

The "Funky Gold" series has always delighted us, and we're lucky to have two Prairie Gold spinoffs available now. Check it out:


Now available:

Funky Gold Mosaic
Funky Gold Mosaic starts with a base of Prairie Gold, which is heavily dry-hopped with aromatic Mosaic hops. These hops bring incredible tropical flavor to the table, complementing the base beer seamlessly. Think lemons, lychee, sweet orange peel, and pine.
Now available in 500ml bottles.

Funky Gold Citra
The newest release in this series is Funky Gold Citra, which--as you might have guessed--is dry-hopped with Citra hops, aptly named for their explosive citrusy aroma. The result is a beer that is juicy and pungent, with big time tangerine, grapefruit, and passion fruit-like flavors in spades.
Now available in 500ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.
 
Jolly Pumpkin + Anchorage
Written by Trent Thornberry   
Monday, 20 February 2017 17:55


Jolly Pumpkin + Anchorage

The history of American craft beer is rich with legendary bromances, but we're particularly fond of the one between Jolly Pumpkin's Ron Jeffries and Anchorage's Gabe Fletcher. They're both pioneers in the beer scene, Ron for opening the country's first brewery to focus exclusively on barrel-aged sour ales and Gabe for his early and unwavering dedication to fermenting his beers with the funkifying yeast known as Brettanomyces.

But some of the best beers to come from these breweries have been born out of their collaborative projects, starting with Calabaza Boreal (which has now been brewed several times at both breweries) and continuing on through the years.

We currently have three (!) beers born of their friendship. Each is delicious in its own way, with the complex fermentation profiles we've come to expect from these talented brewers. Check 'em out!

Now available:

No Ka 'Oi
No Ka 'Oi is a Hawaiian phrase meaning, more or less, "the best." While the name certainly could apply to this unbelievably delicious wild ale, we think it probably refers to Gabe himself, who is, indeed, the best. Jolly Pumpkin made this beer in honor of his birthday, which we think is pretty cute. However sweet the backstory, this is a dry and tart wild ale brewed with Michigan-grown hops, raspberries, and lime. Complex but gentle.
95 on RateBeer!
Now available in 750ml bottles & 1/6bbl kegs.

Matame Ahorita
Matame Ahorita is a tart gose brewed with Alaskan sea salt and a whole bunch of citrus peels, from yuzu, lemons, and limes. Smooth, bright, refreshing.
97 on RateBeer!
Available in 750ml bottles while supplies last.

Calabaza Boreal (Brewed at Anchorage)
A funky gem of a saison brewed with grapefruit, peppercorns, and Galaxy and Mosaic hops. Bracing, bold, sour and bitter.
99 on RateBeer!
Now available in 750ml bottles.
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 43