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Nat en Straf!
Written by Mike Reis   
Monday, 13 October 2014 16:45



De Dolle Brouwers is an odd little brewery. They make unclassifiable beers with goofy, cartoonish labels, often attached just slightly off-kilter. Their name translates to "the mad brewers," and they have a hardcore international following despite pretty tiny production numbers. Their case boxes arrive like little gifts to their purchasers, adorned with a bright red printed bow. They make some of the most intriguing and unexpected beers in the world, and they do it with a sense of humor and joy--you can't help but love them.
De Dolle's two year-round beers are in stock now.

Now available in 330ml bottles:

Oerbier was the first beer created by De Dolle, released for the first time in 1980. It has evolved quite a bit over the years, but remains a perplexing and unendingly delicious beverage. It's potent stuff at 9% ABV, a strength that necessitates a warning on the label: "NAT EN STRAF," or "wet and strong." Fresh, it's full of ripe fruit character--berry and stonefruit-esque flavors abound with a gentle finishing lactic tartness that provides balance. With a few years of aging, the beer dries out a bit, and the tartness comes forward. At any point in its life cycle, it's beautiful stuff--a cult beer worthy of its reputation.
99 on RateBeer!


Arabier is a bit leaner; it's a beer defined by lively carbonation, a biting hop bitterness, and a dry, aggressive yeastiness. It's sort of a Belgian pale ale, but calling it such sells it short. It's doughy, grassy, softly tart, and ages gracefully. At 7.8% ABV, it's strong but super refreshing.
97 on RateBeer!
AEppelTreow: Tough to Pronounce, Easy to Love
Written by Mike Reis   
Monday, 06 October 2014 17:00


AEppelTreow: Hard to Pronounce, Easy to Love

Okay, so it only looks hard to pronounce. Old English is pretty scary. Say it with me: "apple true." See? No big deal.
With that out of the way, let's say this: AEppelTreow Winery makes some damn fine ciders. The Wisconsin-based cidermaker always impresses us with their takes on classic French country ciders and their less-traditional experiments. They have a talent for creating drinks of depth and subtlety using heirloom cider apples, perry pears and a skillful hand.

We recently received a load of AEppelTreow's fine ciders, including a very limited number of kegs! We're pretty excited about that.

Now available:

Appely Doux
Tart, sweet, herbal, and spicy. A delicious sipper inspired by French country ciders.
Now available in 750ml bottles.
97 on RateBeer!

Appely Brut
An homage to the earthy and tannic ciders of France, Appely Brut is off-dry, balanced, and beautifully floral.
Now available in 750ml bottles.
96 on RateBeer!

Blackbird Berry-Apple Cider
A delightful cider tinged with the sharp and earthy flavors of black currant and elderberry.
Now available in 750ml bottles.

Barn Swallow
A simple and delicious cider built for drinkability. Session a few, will ya?
Now available in 5 gallon kegs.
90 on RateBeer!

Orchard Oriole Perry
A dry and biting pear cider with zesty, almost tropical flavors. Wonderful stuff.
Now available in 5 gallon kegs.

Tahoe Bottles!
Written by Mike Reis   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:23


Now available in 500ml bottles: Tahoe Mountain Provisions

As much as we here at Lime would like to carry a keg around with us everywhere we go, it just isn't all that practical.
The beers of Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company tempt us to do it anyway. Almost everything they make finds its way into a keg, and almost everything they make is wildly delicious.

But every once in a while, they bottle up some of their tasty wares, and our visions of pulling a kegerator around on a leash are (at least temporarily) dashed.

This is one of those times. We've just received a fresh batch of their "rustic, multi-grain saison," Provisions in 500ml bottles.

It's is a wonderfully drinkable beer with a chalky minerality, peppery phenolics, and a well-integrated hoppiness that is reminiscent of lemon peel and fresh-cut grass. It's dry and refreshing, and 500 milliliters of the stuff always disappears a little too quickly.

Tahoe Mountain beer: more portable than ever!

Introducing Perennial Artisan Ales
Written by Mike Reis   
Monday, 29 September 2014 17:58


Introducing: Perennial Artisan Ales!

Perennial Artisan Ales makes great beer. The St. Louis brewery is still young, but they've released some brilliant stuff in their three years of existence. Their interpretations of Belgian styles are some of the best made in the US right now, and their uniformly well-executed experiments (like the renowned spiced chocolate stout, Abraxas) are sending waves of excitement throughout the national beer scene.

We're proud to have just partnered with our new friends at Perennial to bring their stunning beers to the state of California for the first time. We've received a small shipment of each of their three flagship products that are available to you now, and we look forward to bringing in more and more of their exciting lineup in the coming weeks.

Now available:


Aria is a beautiful Belgian pale ale fermented with Brettanomyces. That should sound a bit familiar--it's made in the image of the iconic Trappist beer Orval. It's a more-than-worthy tribute. It's got grainy and gently fruity (think light banana, pear) aromatics that give way to a peppery, lightly bitter finish that's tinged with Brettanomyces. This beer evolves elegantly over time.
Now available in 1/6th barrel (5 gallon) kegs.

Saison de Lis
Saison de Lis is a dry and drinkable saison infused with chamomile. The herb adds a well-integrated complexity that complements the beer's yeastiness without beating you over the head with it's aroma. Amidst a growing group of American-made saisons, Saison de Lis stands out. It's delicious and one-of-a-kind.
Now available in 1/6th barrel (5 gallon) kegs & 750ml bottles.
95 on RateBeer!

Hommel Bier
Lots of brewers have done their best to marry Belgian yeast and American hop flavors in their beers. It doesn't always work. Perennial has pulled it off in a big way with Hommel Bier. It's an earthy, spicy, lightly citrusy and totally crushable Belgian pale ale that is dry-hopped with Chinook and Columbus hops. 
Now available in 1/6th barrel (5 gallon) kegs.
99 on RateBeer!

Written by Mike Reis   
Monday, 22 September 2014 17:08


Gigantic IPA is great...

...but what if it was even more Gigantic? Yeah, that does sound pretty good. It also sounds like it's time for a glass of Gigantic's freshest release: Ginormous Imperial IPA. Like the massive robot that graces its label, this is a powerful, imposing beer. It's 8.8% ABV and 100+ IBUs. It's malty as all get-out, and the seven hops used in its production leave the beer hugely aromatic.

It's intensely citrusy, with flavors akin to orange marmalade, pineapple and pine--a majorly flavorful interplay of bitter and sweet tastes.

Now available in 22oz bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.

94 on RateBeer!

Also available in 22oz bottles from Gigantic Brewing Company:

Gigantic IPA - 97 on RateBeer!

Gigantic IPL (India Pale Lager) - 98 on RateBeer!

Gigantic Firebird (smoked hefeweizen) - 98 on RateBeer!

Gigantic Volta (imperial saison)

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