Hello and welcome to Beer Porn #9 (aka #7 if you don't count empty bottles or merchandise!)... I was pretty psyched when I hit up the shop today. For some reason CBC's Heather Ale didn't show up in my part of da hood, even though I saw it two months ago just a half hour away, and every single other CBC brew has popped up on the shelf right upon release. So what's the deal with this one? I waited, figuring it would show up but I had given up hope this last week and decided to take a trip. This would be one of my 6 beers for the 15% off deal... until I almost forgot, that is.
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Pictured (from LtoR):
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA [My 3rd Bottle] (I reviewed one and mixed the second with WWS)
Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine [1st Bottle]
Wachusett Imperial Pumpkin [3rd Bottle] (Reviewed)
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking [5th Bottle?] (Reviewed and mixed the fourth with WWS)
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale [1st Bottle]
Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin [1st Bottle]
Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale [2nd Bottle] (Reviewed)
Cambridge Heather Ale [1st Bottle]
Breckenridge Christmas Ale [1st Bottle]
Avery Old Jubilation Ale [1st Bottle]
Walking into the
liquor store Craft Beer Shop, to me, is like a kid walking into fucking Toys-R-Us. What was the first thing to catch my eye? Hoppin' Frogs Barrel Aged Christmas and Pumpkin Ales! Did I want them? You bet your ass. It's all I can think about now as I sit here typing this. But the Christmas Ale was $20 and the Pumpkin was $15. I've already had both of the Regular Seasonal Versions (reviewed), but that is some steep cash dude. What in the fuck is up with those Hoppin' Frog prices!? Sure I had two orgasms while drinking the regular release version of their Frosted Frog Christmas Ale... but damn, $20 for 22 ounces?
There were also some great gift boxes to be held. Notable exception which I had never seen was a huge display for the Mad Elf Ale with a massive stand-up of the Elf himself (some 6 Feet tall). They had tons of Sixers, that Huge Ass Bottle of the stuff in a box, and even a Gift Set with one Bomber and a Glass (featuring the Elf and Logo on it). Even saw two bottles of Dogfish Head 75 Minute for $10 a piece. As I conspired a way to get locked inside the place overnight, I realized that I had obligations, and just ended up buying my six pack for $35. Will what I want be there the next time I go back? Could I have enough First World Problems? They're going to have to change the name of that term pretty damn soon, that's what I think (I mean, take a look around).