Craft Beers of April

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We have some great beers Ya’ll should try if you haven’t already!

Founders Double Trouble IPAAn imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.Sly Grog Price $ 8.99

Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutA extreme black with a latte brown foam. This is an Imperial stout of the epic kind. Roasty chocolate promise a lovely stout. Some sweetness and a coffee tone.  Oh.. coffee hits you, with a creamy sharp tone. Wonderful aftertaste of bitter, well rounded balance of malt and hops. Any stout fan will become joyous. A real treat for a good pri, well made stout!Sly Grog Price $ 12.00

Old Rasputin Imperial StoutProduced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.

New Holland Dragons’s Milk

Dark…black…thick…motor oilish…. you can taste the Bourbon right off…alcohol…vanilla is also present but is subtle. Smells sweet as well…sugary…caramel.With a name that conjures images of a fire-breathing beast nursing its newborn (well, maybe that’s just me), you might expect a beer that’s gentle yet deadly, a nurturing knockout. Let me tell you, Dragon’s Milk lives up to its moniker. The pinnacle of New Holland’s brewing portfolio is a strong ale that checks in at a you-better-share-it-with-friends 10 percent ABV, with a deeply woodsy aroma owing to a labor-intensive process.”We age our beer exclusively in bourbons barrel for a minimum of 90 days — often more than 100,” says New Holland’s president, Brett VanderKamp. Further complicating matters, New Holland only uses the bourbon barrels once for Dragon’s Milk, meaning the brewery is constantly sourcing truckloads of booze-drenched oak. “Second-use barrels don’t give the beer the same character,” VanderKamp explains. Thus, when you decant the ruddy Dragon’s Milk into a tulip glass or a snifter, you’ll be gobsmacked by the intoxicating scent of vanilla and toffee, bourbon and dark fruit. Drink it, and you’ll be struck by Dragon’s smooth creaminess: It slides over your tongue like silk, imparting rich, complex flavors of oak, vanilla beans, chocolate and bourbon, bourbon, bourbon.

Shmaltz He’Brew Messiah Bold

Overview there’s probably a long, meandering parable about Shmaltz founder Jeremy Cowan’s travels across the continent looking for a permanent place to brew his He’Brew ales, but instead we’ll just note that every He’Brew beer is, in fact, kosher.

Flavors and aromas Lots of caramel malt and a mild, coffee-evoking roastiness frame this smooth, mildly bitter beer. There’s also a touch of smoke to be found here in the roast. Our tasters were fond of Messiah Bold; one suggested a pairing with fish and chips. Perhaps it’s debatable whether this is really the Chosen Beer, but don’t hesitate to choose it at the store.

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