Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guess I Spoke Too Soon

I wrote earlier this week about new beers in town, but the day after I posted it, a couple of even newer beers arrived! First up is Rogue's latest "beer that used to be brewed under a different name"- Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale. This Red Ale used to go by the name Captain Sig's Deadliest Ale, but was changed before we ever got it in New Mexico. Maybe the "deadliest" part was scaring people away from the beer. Or maybe it was just the price- $7.99 a bomber. For a beer that is only 6.2% abv, the price is way too deadly.

Remember how sad you were when Sierra Nevada discontinued their Wheat beer? Yeah, me neither. But if you were among the few mourning the "loss" of the brand's only wheat beer, here's a pick-me-up for you: Kellerweis Hefeweizen has taken its place as a new year-round release. At 4.8% abv, the beer is a welcome addition to summer drinking choices. I tried it and liked it fine, but at $7.99 a sixer I think I would still go with Trader Joe's Hefeweizen. No offense to those Sierra die-hards out there (and there are surprisingly many. They are probably gathering in the streets to come get me right now).


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I love Rouge beers and I like to watch the deadliest catch but to have a beer named after one of the captain's of a crab boat is gay. I might try it, and to be honest I have moved away from the Rouge beers. You are right the prices are way to high. Maybe 4.99 to 5.99 for a bomber is more like it. But I still on the occasion get my dead guy fix.