Investigating the uncommon, unusual, and rare within the craft beer community.


Tired Hands Parageusia2 Release Sept 7

Parageusia2 The futuristic, quirky and slightly confusing world of Tired Hands/Christian Zellersfield is coming back into Earth’s orbit this month, featuring Parageusia2 on Sunday, September 7 at noon. Similar to the first bottle release of this ilk, this is a farmhouse ale fermented in Cabernet Franc barrels, packed with dry, grape, funky flavor and finishing at 8.3% ABV.

The details:

  • $16 per 500mL bottle
  • Limit 2 bottles per person
  • 520 bottles available
  • 10oz Parageusia2 glasses will be available (75 produced)

Tired Hands Brewing Company is located at 16 Ardmore Ave in Ardmore, PA.

Foothills Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate 2014 Release Sept 6

Foothills Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sexual ChocolateYou know it, you’ve heard all about it, and now it’s back again. The 2014 vintage of Foothills Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate is nearly upon us, debuting with all the typical fanfare and bottle-sharing frenzy you’ve come to enjoy on Saturday, September 6 at the brewery.

Foothills has laid everything out in painstaking detail, so here’s the skinny straight from the source:

- Foothills will host its traditional Bottle Share Pre-Release Party on Friday night September 5th beginning at 7:00 pm, in the brewery portion of our brewpub at 638 West 4th Street in Winston-Salem. Appetizers will be provided. Price of admission is a bottle or two (or three or four) of something rare, unique or coveted in the craft beer world. We leave the interpretation of that description to you; but show up with a 6-pack of Blue Moon and mocking is sure to commence.

- The line to buy bombers (22-oz. bottles) will begin on the sidewalk outside the front door of the pub. You’re welcome to queue up any time after we close at 2:00 am the previous evening. So for once you don’t have to actually go home at closing time.

- City police officers will be on hand overnight—this will of course prove to be completely unnecessary, since we all know what a well-behaved lot craft beer enthusiasts are.

- There’s a rumor that those nice officers will let you enjoy your own, um, refreshments until daylight. We can neither confirm nor deny . . . we will, however, refer you to the aforementioned good behavior. Wink wink nudge nudge.

- There will be portable restroom facilities in the back parking lot. You’re welcome.

- Around 7:00 am we will rouse you with a bugle for calisthenics. Just kidding. We’ll have our cheerful staff on hand at that time to distribute numbered wristbands that denote your place in line. (Captain Obvious says make sure you have your ID with you.)

- The pub will open its doors at 8:00 am, BBA Sexual Chocolate will be tapped and waiting. We’ll also have breakfast available for purchase. Actual food, not beer. Not judging though.

- Bottle sales will commence at 10:00 am. You’ll be summoned by your wristband number in groups of 50. Bottles are $20 each, limit of 6 to a person. Any questions about that? Then the answer is 20 and 6. (By the way, that is an increase from the 4 bottle max of the past. You’re welcome again.)

- IMPORTANT: there is a limited supply of this beer. Both bottles and draft will be gone fairly quickly. This is our polite way of suggesting that, if you want to partake in this beer, please please please plan accordingly. If you show up at noon and complain bitterly that there’s none left, you will only create bad karma for yourself. That and the staff will be doing impressions of you until next year’s release.

- No growler fills of BBA Sexual Chocolate. And no growling about no growler fills.

- We will have a limited number of Sexual Chocolate Teku glasses for sale, $15 each. No limit.

Foothills Brewing Company is located at 638 W 4th St in Winston-Salem.

Rushing Duck Anniversary Bottle Release Aug 30

Rushing-Duck-Anniversary-BeersHappy birthday Rushing Duck Brewing Co! Now with two successful years in business under their belt, the brewery is setting things off right with a pair of limited bottles dropping at the tasting room on Saturday, August 30 at 12pm.

First up is Coffee Bollocks, a 100% barrel-aged version of their English-style barleywine with locally roasted coffee. Rushing Duck Part II combines a tantalizing blend of an imperial stout and two barleywines that have spent over a year resting in bourbon barrels.

The details:

  • Coffee Bollocks – $15 per bottle, limit 6 per person
  • Part II – $17 per bottle, limit 6 per person

Rushing Duck Brewing Company is located at 1 Battiato Ln in Chester, NY.

Jester King 分 桃 Bottles Debut Sept 12

Jester King Peach SourPeaches are the theme for Jester King’s next fruit-filled wild ale which is slated to debut at the brewery on Friday, September 12 at 4pm. 分 桃, pronounced Fēn táo, was created by allowing the beer to age in oak barrels for a number of months, then racking into a foudre (oak tank) with hundreds of pounds of peaches from a local Texas orchard. After spending about a year fermenting, this crossed the finish line at 6.4% ABV.

The details:

  • $16 per 500mL bottle
  • Limit 1 per person per day
  • Approx 150 cases produced
  • No distribution

Learn more about the artwork and inspiration for 分 桃 on the Jester King blog.

Jester King Brewery is located at 13005 Fitzhugh Rd. Bldg. B in Austin, TX.

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Comb Bottle Release Aug 30

Plan Bee CombOne of New York state’s newest up and coming breweries is locked and loaded for their next bottle release, kicking off at noon on Saturday, August 30. Named after the beehives located on the farm-based Fishkill brewery, Plan Bee’s newest beer, Comb is a blend of the “funkiest oak barrels [they've] got.”

The details:

  • $20 per bottle
  • Limit 6 bottles per person

Plan Bee Farm Brewery is located at 14 Clove Rd (off of Rte 9) in Fishkill, NY. Keep your eyes peeled for the ‘Farm Fresh Beer’ sign.

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #10 On Sale Aug 27

Hill Farmstead Civil DisobedienceQuick taste coming out of Hill Farmstead this week, with Civil Disobedience #10 slated to hit the retail shop shelf on Wednesday, August 27 at noon. Each of these releases continue to push the blending, barrel-aging and farmhouse ale limits, with #10 being described as “a blend of barrel-aged beers including 2.5-year-old Art, Sankt Hans primary fermented in Phenomenology of Spirit barrels et al.”

The details:

  • $30 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Hill Farmstead Brewery is located at 403 Hill Road in Greensboro, VT.

Allagash Golden Brett Bottle Release Aug 25

Allagash Golden BrettBottles of Golden Brett are ready to return at Allagash Brewing Company, gracing the retail shop with its presence on Monday, August 25 at 10am. This will be the 2nd sale since bottles debuted back in April, although it appears there’s considerably less of this oak-fermented golden wild ale this time around.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 bottles per person
  • 348 bottles available

Commercial description:

Golden Brett is a dark golden colored beer, brewed with Victory, 2-Row and Red Wheat malt. It was lightly hopped with a blend of Northern Brewer and Simcoe hops. The beer started it’s primary fermentation in a stainless tank and finished fermentation in a 800 gallon oak foudre. The finished beer has fruity nose and flavors of citrus, apricot and bread crust. The mild tartness of the beer gives way to a long, clean finish. 7.2% ABV

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland, ME.

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