For the past four years, Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, Massachusetts, with a selection of over 1,500 beers, has been rated among RateBeer’s top 10 beer retailers in the country.
Collaboration Saison with Opa Opa:
With that kind of national recognition, it opens up the opportunity for a retailer like Julio’s to work with breweries for exclusive beers. Julio’s has done this already with Smuttynose and Opa Opa to name a couple.
Julio’s actually just released its third collaboration with Opa Opa, a Saison. There are still a couple dozen cases or so left of the beer, available only in 64 oz. growlers at Julio’s. Here’s the retailer’s write-up:
Saisons originated in Belgium and were brewed seasonally for summer consumption in farmhouses. The beer is complex with fruity aromas, earthy yeast tones, lots of spice and medium bitterness.
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat, Oats
Hops: Hallertau Hersbrucker
Store reps, Tom and Andy, actually worked with Opa Opa Head Brewer, Dennis Bates, on the brew.
What else is new?
Julio’s has embraced social media and uses it as an outlet to report on new in-stock beers virtually daily. A few recent arrivals:
Dark Horse Plead the 5th
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Belgo Anise Russian Stout
Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA
The Bruery Hottenroth
The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel
Dogfish Head Festina Peche
Dogfish Head Theobroma
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
Southern Tier Mokah
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