Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Deschutes and Some Dubious Deals

Deschutes Brewery's seasonal DIPA, Hop Henge, has once again hit area shelves. And this seasonal release has actually come to us at the time the beer is supposed to be consumed, not months after every other state gets it. Hop Henge is an 8.5% DIPA that hits 95 IBUs thanks to the generous amounts of Centennial and Cascade hops in the beer. Hop Henge won the award for best Imperial IPA at the 2011 World Beer Awards. In other Deschutes news, the brewery has realized what a relevant beer city Albuquerque has become and has us penned in for a visit from their Beer Camp. Deschutes Beer Camp is a week of beer events that involves (from the press release) "Beer dinners, tastings, music, total tap takeovers and pint specials to help fans celebrate a love of craft beer". Count me in. Base Camp will be hitting Albuquerque from Oct. 22-27, and you know I will have plenty of info for you as the date approaches.

Whole Foods on Carlisle has cut prices on some very good craft beers. Problem is, a sale at Whole Foods is like offering me $1000 off a new Porsche. To be fair, Whole Foods has competitive prices on the beers they sell, but the beers on sale are pricy everywhere to begin with. For instance, Odell Woodcut #5 is down from $23.99 to $18.99 for a 25.4 oz. bottle. See what I mean? Other noteworthy cuts involve Nogne O's Imperial Stout, down from $10.99 to $6.99, and Jolly Pumpkin sours Luciernaga and Noel de Calabaza down from $14.99 to $11.99. If you've been eyeing these great beers, now is the time to pick them up. Should I add the Rogue Imperial IPA bottles, down from $7.99 to $3.99? I just did, but when you factor in the bottle is only 7 oz., I probably shouldn't have.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Where can we find the Hop Henge!? Love that beer! Favorite beer store in nearby is closed for a move so don't think I will be able to find it there...

endometria said...

Yes please, if you know where in ABQ Hop Henge can be found, please share!

ABQbeergeek said...

Sorry, Jubilation is where I saw it first.