Posts Tagged ‘ stout ’

Founders CBS Acquired – What More Can You Say?

Founders Canadian Breakfast StoutYup! You read it right. I am now the proud owner of a bottle of CBS – one of the lucky few in NYC.

I was debating exactly what to write in this post, but I can’t settle on anything thoughtful. I was going to share exact details of how I came to acquire this very sought after craft beer, but I don’t want to bore you with lengthy details.

A quick recap for those that are curious: after some online research, a couple of phone calls, an attempted bribe or two, and two visits to Whole Foods by my amazing little sister who completely supports my craft beer hobby, I am now in possession of this sweet, sweet nectar.

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout - One Tall DudeWhat’s funny is that since I’m away from NJ until Thursday, I have not yet held the actual bottle – I just know that it’s patiently waiting for me at home. Here’s to family members – people you can always rely on.

When Magda sent me these pictures of the bottle, I felt like a 60s kid at Christmas who just got a wooden horse. After all, kids now are brats and nothing is good enough – but man, a wooden horse in 60s, now that was a present worth getting excited about.

People in the craft beer community have been chatting about what they should do with their bottles of CBS – drink them or age them. Being that this is a special beer for me, it’s going right into the back of the aging fridge to hang for a few months.

I already have an idea of the special occasion when I’d like to open it — but that incredible day won’t come until next year!

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout

What’s your take on CBS and the buzz it has created?


Recent Pick Ups from @NoCoastBrewCo and @traquairhouse

Old Rasputin and Traquair Jacobite

Next up: Old Rasputin and Traquair Jacobite!

During a recent trip to the beer store, I picked up two craft beers I have yet to try and that absolutely delighted me on the store shelves.

North Coast (@NoCoastBrewCo) Old Rasputin is a craft that practically everyone has heard of and most likely tried. There has always been something very appealing to me about the beer.

Perhaps it is Rasputin’s face on the label or the fact that I am on a complete stout kick since recently discovering the style (can’t wait for Stout Day, Nov. 3rd, 2011).

Regardless of the reason, I am happy to have finally picked up a four-pack which I anticipate on enjoying immensely.

The second selection comes from a small brewery called Traquair House Brewery (@traquairhouse) in Scotland. Their Jacobite Scotch Ale clocks in at a hefty 8% and typically retails between $5 and $7 per 12oz bottle.

I’m really looking forward to popping the cap and will most likely choose this as my guest review for Chris’ blog (@scbeerguy). Be on the look out for my thoughts on this Scottish craft!

Have you recently picked up any craft brew from your local store that you’ve always wanted to try?