Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Damn Dirty Apes Arrive

Nimbus beer out of Tucson, AZ, is now being distributed in Albuquerque. Tucson is famous for being the home of Adams College, with famous alumni such as Louis, Gilbert, Wormser, Poindexter, Booger, and Lamar. Nimbus Brewery's labels all feature monkeys on them for some reason, and I don't like the way they look at me. I'm gonna sic Brian Fellows on them if they excape from their labels. So far, the only beer Nimbus has here is the Oatmeal Stout, and only at Jubilation. It is a decent 5% ABV stout, retailing for $8.99 a six-pack. For the same price, though, I think I'd go for the heartier Left Hand Fade to Black. Or the free, but downright dangerous, Nimbus Pale Ale from 2006 that I found in a box of old beer in my laundry room recently.


Jason said...

I got this out in Phoenix once - it was fine, but nothing to write home about. Have you had any of their other beers?

ABQbeergeek said...

I had their brown and pale ales, but again, nothing special.

AboutBeverages said...

Overall, Nimbus beers are not too exciting. They are better if they are on tap. You mentioned the Fade To Black, which appears to be gone now as it is a seasonal beer. It is truly one of my favorite beers! My brother and I live in Tucson and do a blog/podcast that you can find at We tried it for one of our "Give It A Shot" segments and it was awesome! I saw your name and blog address on the wall at the 1st Trader Joe's in Albuquerque when we stopped there on our way up to Colorado last June. Keep up the good work and check out our blog if you get a chance.

Keith Behrens