Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Memorable Beer Excursions

Wow. A great find. Incredible beer selection, knowledgable staff, beautiful draft system, appropriate glassware. We drank us some fine beers on a couple of different occasions, and heard us some err, not so fine singing by a duo, one of who was sporting the strangest "hair do" I've seen. Some highlights:
Bridge Rd Chevalier Saison
Coopers Extra Stout- on tap! Even better than anticipated.
Feral Brewing JME10, a limited release Shiraz barrel-aged Belgian-style strong ale.
Mountain Goat Rapunzel Tripel
James Squire Orchard Ale

Check out the draft list:


A second wonderful experience. We were treated like royalty, and drank of the establishment's finest. Matilda Bay's unfiltered Alpha Pale Ale, Murray's Extra Porter, Holgate UXB (a strong bitter brewed especially for Beer DeLuxe, and O! it was marvelous), Moonshine Scotch Ale, Holgate Beelzebub - a Pinot Noir barrel-aged dry-hopped barley wine, and later that evening, (after we returned from a quick one at the James Squire brewpub,

and our Mrs Parmas adventure,) Murray's Anniversary Ale, a French oak-aged barley wine that was elegant and nuanced.

And yes, that's Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale (2004- our anniversary beer) and Bell's Expedition Stout in the background. We took these, and a bottle of Founders Nemesis to share with the Beer DeLuxe folk. All were extremely happy and declared Nemesis to be one of the best beers they'd had. Once again I'll say that the staff at Beer Deluxe are truly fantastic. Their knowledge and passion for great beer is remarkable. Thanks (again) Barney, Wilson, and all the staff at Beer DeLuxe for a memorable 6th wedding anniversary.