Monday, March 26, 2012

Next Up: Method Man Malt Liquor?

Why not? There is already a Dirty Bastard beer, and now, from Colorado's Twisted Pine, Ghost Face Killah. Twisted Pine seems to have a thing for beers with heat- they are the makers of the Billy's Chiles beer. If that beer wasn't torture enough, they also make Hoppy Boy IPA (zing!) and have raised the Scovilles with Ghost Face Killah, made with six different types of peppers: serrano, anaheim, habanero, jalapeno, fresno, and the ghost pepper, formally known as Bhut Jolokia. Just because this was recently dethroned by the Scorpion pepper as the world's hottest, don't think the ghost pepper is the Bhut of your jokes. You can buy a single 12 oz. bottle of this 5% ABV beer at the Kelly's on Juan Tabo for $3.

Also on the shelves at the Juan Tabo Kelly's is the 2012 version of North Coast's Old Stock Ale. A classic interpretation of an English Old Ale right down to the Fuggles and Maris Otter and other ingredients with weird British names. No Spotted Dick, I'm fairly certain. The ABV varies from year to year, with this year's hitting 11.7%. Last year's was 11.9%. Try the '11 and '12 side by side and see if you can taste the .2% difference If you are a fan of Barleywines, you should try this one out. And like a Barleywine, Old Stock ages very well. Four-packs are available for $13.99, and single bottles are available as well, selling for $3.49 each.

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