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Rogue / Voodoo Update, Meet the Brewer Night and Cascade Blueberry Sour!

I know several of you have reached out to me with interest in splitting a case of Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.  I haven’t forgotten about you.  But, Lukas Liquor down in Lone Tree, CO, posted today that they expect to have it on their shelves sometime next month.  I’ve got another friend in the industry who’s trying to get some into his store in Parker, CO.  So keep your fingers crossed.  I’ll update you as I get more details, but it looks like we’ll be getting some out here after all.   

All hail bacon and beer!

Down in Gleneagle, (think Colorado Springs), the folks at Another Pint are putting together a Meet The Brewer Night with Doug Odell from Odell Brewing.  This will be their third installment in this series and is scheduled for Friday, March 30th at 7PM.  Doug will be on hand to talk about his beers, answer questions and share some of his creations with you. 

For this event, Another Pint will be pouring 90 Shilling, IPA, Myrcenary, Shenanigans and Footloose.  I mentioned Shenanigans in my post from yesterday.  It’s scheduled to be released later in the month.  Footloose is a barrel aged Brett and Lacto beer with a tropical fruit flavor.  This event will be pay by the pint.   

If you’ve never heard of Another Pint, I’m not surprised.  I was introduced to this place by a college buddy that lives down that way and they really seem to be flying under the radar.  I was blown away by their tap and bottle selection.  Everything from popular locals like Bristol and Avery to impressive and harder to get offerings from Dogfish Head and Firestone Walker.  Check them out!  http://anotherpint.net/

Samuel Adams has announced two new beers for their small batch series. 

Sahti Ale brewed with Juniper Berries.

Gose, with Salt and Corriander.

These should be making their debut in April or May.  Interesting and unique styles this time around.  For only $5.99 per 22oz. bottle, they’re worth a try. 

Lastly, a bit of news from up in Oregon.  Cascade, one of my favorite U.S. breweries, has been talking about releasing their Blueberry Sour for a few months now.  Today, they said it will go on sale at the brewery later this month.  Still no date has been set, but it’s coming!  This is a must try beer!  I can’t say enough good things about these guys.  If you’ve never had them and enjoy sour beers, you must, must, must seek them out.  You’re going to have to trade, travel or make a friend out there to get some, but it’s worth the extra effort. 

Cascade's Blueberry Sour, bottled, labeled and waiting for you.

Patti and I paid them a visit last October and couldn’t believe how many great sour beers they were pouring under their roof.  They keep things interesting and fun with their “Tap It Tuesday” series, where they continue to push boundaries and pump out one-offs and experiments every Tuesday night in their Portland based Barrel Room.  Tonight, they released a beer called Pink Pixie Sticks, which according to their Facebook page had hints of raspberries, grapes, lemon peel, cherries and sweet tart fruit.  These draft only beers are here today and gone tomorrow.  Do yourself a favor and check them out! 

Sippin' on some tasty sours!

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2 responses

  1. Anyone else think that Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale bottle reminds them of Pepto Bismol? That’s gotta be the oddest thing I’ve heard coming out of Rogue in years.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

  2. Yeah, you’re right Dave. Voodoo uses a pink box with artwork all over it to package their doughnuts. I think it says something along the lines of “good things come in pink boxes” on it. Pink is their thing. This beer was rough. I’ll write a little more once we get home, but sadly, it wasn’t a winner for me.

    March 15, 2012 at 9:01 am