Surly Wet came and went really fast this year as the brewery wasn’t able to make nearly as much of it as they did in 2011. The online allotment that went up last week and this week each sold out in less than thirty minutes and that was without any kind of notice. Sorry! It also sounds like Surly Fest is done as well. Wow.
Two things standout in particular. 1) A bunch of vintage bottles of Alaskan Smoked Porter rolled into the shop. 2) Clown Shoes expanded distribution to Minnesota so France 44 has several beers from their portfolio in stock.
Below, a look at a dozen new arrivals and an update the top 25 overall. Info on shipping/ordering at the bottom of the post.
|Rank||Top Beer||Buy beer from…||Ratebeer Score|
|12||Widmer Brothers Reserve SXNW||Widmer Brothers||(NEW)|
|11||Odell Deconstruction Ale||Odell||(NEW)|
|10||Thornbridge St. Petersburg Imperial Stout||Thornbridge||96/50|
|9||Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA||Two Brothers||92/84|
|8||Hair of the Dog/De Proef Flanders Fred||Hair of the Dog||98/84|
|7||Tyranena Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale||Tyranena||91/96|
|6||Olvalde The Auroch’s Horn Aged On Rhubarb||Olvalde||91/96|
|5||Ommegang Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale||Ommegang||92/96|
|4||Fuller Vintage Ale 2011||Fuller's||95/97|
|3||Great Lakes Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale||Great Lakes||99/95|
|2||Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Black IPA||Clown Shoes||99/98|
|1||Alaskan Smoked Porter 2002||Alaskan||99/100|
Legend: WR = “RateBeer World Ranking” / RB = “RateBeer”
|Rank||Top Beer||Buy beer from…||WR||RB Score|
|25||North Coast Otsuchi Old Stock Ale||North Coast||99/97|
|24||Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA||Weyerbacher||99/97|
|23||Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pil||Boulevard||97/99|
|22||Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 yr)||Harviestoun||99/98|
|21||Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Black IPA||Clown Shoes||99/98|
|20||Mikkeller Dream Pils||Mikkeller||97/100|
|19||De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Imperial Stout||De Molen||100/97|
|18||Lagunitas Hop Stoopid||Lagunitas||100/98|
|17||Saison Dupont||Brasserie Dupont||99/99|
|16||Great Divide Yeti Oak Aged Espresso||Great Divide||100/98|
|15||Olvisholt Lava Smoked Imperial Stout||Olvisholt||99/99|
|14||Anchorage Galaxy White IPA||Anchorage||99/99|
|13||Traquair Jacobite Ale||Traquair||99/100|
|12||Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald||Great Lakes||99/100|
|11||Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga The Firefly||Jolly Pumpkin||99/100|
|10||Domaine Dupont Cidre Reserve 2010 Harvest||Dupont||99/100|
|9||Alaskan Smoked Porter 2002||Alaskan||99/100|
|8||St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout||St Ambroise||100/100|
|7||Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blue||Het Anker||100/100|
|5||Bell's Two Hearted Ale||Bells||100/100|
|3||St. Bernardus Abt 12||St. Bernardus||46||100/99|
|2||Stone Imperial Russian Stout||Stone||30||100/99|
|1||Rochefort Trappistes 10||Rochefort||9||100/100|
Here is a link to the Shipping Policy and list of states to which France 44 can ship beer.
Fill up your cart and then click on “My Cart” in the upper right corner. On the next screen (order screen), punch in your zip code in the Destination Zip Code input field in the lower right part of the order screen and hit enter on the keyboard. It will then calculate your shipping (without having to sign up or enter a credit card).
The optimal order where shipping cost is most efficient is 24 beers (or 48 or multiples of 24 from there). If you order a 25th beer, they have to add a second box which is an extra charge.
No international shipping.
New Arrivals/In-store Tasting Updates:
A Quick Word:
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. As with all of the businesses I feature here, supporting them is a great way to support BeerPulse (in this case, while even getting yourself some beer in the process). Carin and the rest of the crew are big on delivering great service so give them a try if you haven’t already. Got questions about ordering? Ask for Carin when dialing 612-278-4416 or send Carin an email at [email protected] Disclaimer: BeerPulse only acts as a conduit of information and takes no responsibility for the fulfillment of your order. You must be at least 21 years of age to order.