Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout has arrived!
From Odell Brewing:
This limited edition offering begins with a full-bodied imperial stout that has notes of sweet milk chocolate, smooth vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Then things get interesting. We transfer it to Kentucky bourbon barrels where it’s aged for four months to let traces of oak and caramel come forward. The bourbon barrels have a remarkable effect on the beer. In turn, the beer has a remarkable effect on the senses.
10.5% Alc. by Vol.
“Our Nommo Dubbel has a brilliant deep amber color and a sweet caramel malt profile. This beer showcases the coriander, cinnamon, and star anise used in the kettle, complementing them with clove and banana notes contributed by the Belgian yeast. The rich complexity of Nommo’s flavor makes it a worthy partner to a variety of meats and game, as well as aged or aromatic cheeses. The name “Nommo” is derived from a Dogon word meaning “to make one drink.” No, really. Nommo, usually described as amphibious, hermaphroditic, fish-like creatures, were created by the sky god Amma, who caused them to multiply by splitting them into doubled sets of twins. Maybe it’s farfetched, but we think the story of the Nommo makes this whole enterprise a little more fun and interesting.”
Discussion : Amazing Taste on Sunday will benefit Angels’ Arms
Happy Labor Day everyone! We decided to use this special holiday to introduce a new feature for the Wine Department and solely on our website called Wine Department’s “Rogue’s Gallery.” The term “Rogue’s Gallery” comes to us from DC Comics and their way to describe the villains that oppose Batman. So when we received this new wine, the name just worked perfectly.
From the Stratton Lummis Winery in California, we intorduce to you “The Riddler” From the Stratton Lummis website:
“Lot One has all the varieties you would expect in a Napa Red. Our riddle for you is what are they? Hints of bright wild raspberries mix with fresh plums and violets. Red fruit flavors linger endlessly on your palette.”
So here is how “Rogue’s Gallery” will work: we will ask you a trivia question loosely pertaining to the featured wine. The first 5 people that come into Lukas Wine & Spirits and corrrectly gives the answer to either Tim or Jon will receive 8% off the wine. Limit one bottle per person. No phone calls will be accepted, you MUST be in person to receive the discount, and no further discounts will apply.
So our inagural trivia question is: In the Batman comics, what was the real name of the villain “the Riddler?”
Check out this fun, new limited edition beer that came in today from Nebraska Brewing Company. Here’s the description from their website:
Our first beer in the Reserve Series, Melange A Trois begins with a wonderfully big Strong Belgian-Style Blonde Ale and moves into the extraordinary category through an additional 6 month French Oak Chardonnay Wine Barrel maturation. The essense of Chardonnay permeates while a subtle sweetness remains from the Ale itself. Oak tannins combine to create a fascinating mesh of dry, sweet, and wine-like character. One of our favorites!
97/100 on Rate Beer
A- on Beer Advocate
One of our more favorite wines, in terms of taste and label, has returned to our shelves after a very delayed absence:
Bitch Wine is back. It is made using Grenache and while last time Bitch was made using Australian grapes, this time it is Spanish in origin. However, the front and back labels remain the same.
Bitch Wine makes a very funny gag gift, and the juice is actually pretty good. Pop in a grab a bottle today.
Come in and Grab a bottle before it’s Gone!!!
“Life & Limb is a collaborative effort, the brainchild of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong, dark beer that defies style characteristics- brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown on the Grossman “farm” at the brewery in Chico, CA. The beer is alive with yeast-a blend of both breweries’ house strains-bottle conditioned for added complexity and shelf life, and naturally carbonated with birch syrup fresh from Alaska.” -Dogfish.com