Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Worth Risking Your Life

Nope, the picture is not of beers currently sitting in my cooler, though I do enjoy a Camo 16 High Gravity xxXxx served in a snifter as an aperitif. These beers are iced down for the colorful cast of customers who make their way to Bird of Paradise Discount Liquors after a hard day of stealing. While shopping there today I saw a guy pissed off and arguing because they wouldn't sell him any more St. Ides Special Brew "blue flavor". He was obviously drunk, though his argument made sense to me, "Come on, lemme git's HOT out there!"
Yeah, the place has its drawbacks, but there are some good finds there that you don't see elsewhere in town- Uerige Dopplesticke, Mikkeller Ris a la M'ale, and some bottles of Marble Imperial Red AND Reserve too! I also found a 2009 Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout. Finally, they have some craft sales going at malt liquor prices: a 355 ml bottle of Cuvee Rene for only $2.99 and bombers of Dogfather Imperial Stout almost half-off at $4.99 were a couple of the highlights, though getting out of there safe was the best part.


Matt said...

Did you snatch up the Odell BB Stout? Or is it possibly still there (and i should stop on my way home)?

ABQbeergeek said...

Sorry to get back to you late! There were still one or two there. Hopefully you got or will get one!

Matt said...

You didn't represent how absolutely awesome the craft beer is at this place. Sorry jubilations, but i've found a new best friend. (oh yeah, and now there is no more bourbon barrel stout; sorry)