Thursday, April 2, 2009

New SKA and Stone

You may remember a few weeks back when I wrote about SKA Brewing's Modus Hoperandi IPA that Marcus brought me from Durango. I guess that SKA has worked out things with their NM distributor because Modus is now in Albuquerque stores. It is a balanced IPA that should be a big seller in the upcoming warm months. You may want to make room in your golf bag for this beer alongside the Dale's Pale Ale, as this beer is only available in cans, and cans are the way to go when toting around unauthorized beer on the course(though unauthorized beer=the only beer with any taste you can have on a golf course). This 6.8% IPA retails for $8.99.

Spring winds notwithstanding, there is something to look forward to this season: Stone Russian Imperial Stout returns to town. This 10.8% beer is delicious fresh, though the alcohol makes it a little rough around the edges. I prefer to let it age a bit, and I still have some '07 and '08 versions on hand, but I can't seem to bring myself to drink them because once I do...what can I look forward to? I guess the '09 version will fin a place in the back of the fridge nest to the four year old salsa experiment. $5.99-$6.49 for a 22 oz. bottle.

1 comment:

Fitzerman said...

Beer is best when it's unauthorized.