Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:
John Legend Wine: He sings. He plays instruments. He’s married to Chrissy Teigen. Oh yeah, and he makes wine. The nine-times Grammy and Academy Award winner, John legend, collaborated with Raymond Vineyard to create Legend Vineyard Exclusive, or as the bottle reads, LVE. the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon of Helena is available for a retail price of $85 per bottle only on the Raymond Vineyard’s website. All of you, loves all this wine…
Narragansett Big Mamie: Having just launched on Monday, the Big Mamie Indestructible American Pale Ale, is the latest in a series of Narragansett Brewing’s ultra-New England beers. While two kinds of American grown hops give the beer a distinctive flavor, the Big Mamie is a lot lighter than an average IPA and a easy beer to guzzle. Slapped with the same vintage picture of the Big Mamie used in collection boxes 50 years ago, the beer plays tribute to the major effort to bring the Battleship Massachusetts to its resting place in Fall River, Narragansett.
Sam Adams Utopias: This week Sam Adams announced the release of its most extreme beer to date–Sam Adams Utopias. The $200 beer is 28 percent alcohol by volume. Yes, you read that right. Truly a beer experience you don’t want to miss. But will you be lucky enough for a chance to even try it? Sam Adams will brew under 10,000 bottles across the US (of course, besides the 13 states it is banned from). A blend of malts, strains of yeast, and Utopia vintages from previous years, this one of a kind brew is one any enthusiast can’t afford to miss.
The Hop Concept: Following in The Hop Freshener Series footsteps, the Hop Concept IPA will be releasing a new set of exploratory beers each quarter. First up– Hull Melon and Hallertau Blanc. The series will vary in tastes and aromas in effort to educate consumers on various hop characteristics. Expect aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and grapefruit from the Hallertau Blanc and aromas of honeydew melon and strawberry from the Hull Melon.
Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale: The Dirty Dozen, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale’s 12-pack of 12 oz. cans, is taking the shelves this month for $17.99. Founders Brewing Company’s dark ruby beer is brewed with seven varieties of imported malts and a unique hop power. The Scotch ale has hints of smoke and peat, paired with malty richness to leave you with a complex finish.