Latest and Greatest to hit the shop so far this week. Call for holds. Swing by for grabs. Asterisk (*) denotes scarcity and should induce rapid heartbeat and fast finger dialing.

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Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate*

Cinnamon, Pasilla Negro and Ancho Chiles, and Cacao Nibs. What else do you need to know?

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Prairie Gold, Okie*, and Americana*

Prairie Gold is a dry, highly effervescent saison fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, lactobacillus and 2 strains of brettanomyces.

Okie* is an imperial brown ale aged in whiskey barrels. Notes of toffee and brown sugar are infused with sweet notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and molasses.

Americana* is a well dry-hopped Saison.

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Ommegang Joemmegang*

The beer begins as a malty brown ale, comprised of Belgian aroma, caramel malts, and oats. A bit of lactose adds body and some sweetness, and a heaping helping of cocoa nibs in the whirlpool provides further richness, and a deep chocolaty aroma.  Hop aroma is nonexistent, and bitterness is there just to keep the sweetness in check. Featuring Stagecoach Coffee.

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Left Hand Twin Sisters IIPA

This is no ale of singular dimension, for double doesn’t just mean double the hops, but double the malt in our book. The balance between these two siblings brings a complexity and depth far too often overlooked.

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Arcadia Shipwreck Porter*

The Baltic-style porter has a robust malt character and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Aged for 12 months in 10-year-old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels, this alluring dark liquid features appealing undertones of vanilla, oak, cocoa and coffee. The aging occurs in abandoned mines in Michigan, at a constant temperature of 45F.