France 44 returns to BeerPulse after a three-week hiatus. Let’s square this away before we go any further though…whatever order you place isn’t guaranteed to arrive for Christmas (if that is what you are hoping for). With that said…
Looking for last-minute gift ideas? You can get Surly Furious packaged up with a number of Minnesota craft breweries as part of a new Minnesota Craft Beer Gift Basket.
Did the statement from Schell’s Brewery about not being a “craft brewer” resonate with you? Want to show them some support or try their beers (or kill two birds with one stone)? Since the brewery can’t ship directly to customers, buying their beers fresh from a Minnesota-based retailer is the next best thing. Try their newest release, Chimney Sweep, or one (or more) of the other sixteen offerings.
Info on shipping/ordering can be found at the bottom of the post.
[table caption="Top 12 New/Featured Beers"]
Rank,Top Beer,Buy beer from…,Ratebeer Score
20,Ommegang Holiday 8-Pack,Ommegang,N/A,
19,21st Amendment Marooned on Hog Island Oyster Stout,21st Amendment,(NEW),
18,Grand Teton Coming Home Holiday Ale 2012,Grand Teton,(NEW),
17,Brash Item Nine Wheat IPA,Brash,(NEW),
16,Sea Cider Prohibition Bourbon Barrel Cider,Sea Cider,(NEW),
15,Ommegang Duvel Rustica,Ommegang,90/74,
14,Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 4: Rocky Mountain Black Ale,Left Hand,94/72,
13,North Coast Grand Cru,North Coast,95/80,
12,Crispin Bird on a Wire Cider,Crispin,84/97,
11,Epic Hopulent Double IPA,Epic,98/85,
10,Fuller’s Black Cab Stout,Fuller’s,89/94,
9,Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Porter,Clown Shoes,93/93,
8,Central Waters Sláinte Scottish Style Ale ,Central Waters,93/99,
7,Flying Dog Wild Dog BA Gonzo Porter 12 oz,Flying Dog,99/95,
6,Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin,Schneider,98/97,
5,Dark Horse Too Cream Stout,Dark Horse,98/98,
4,Gouden Carolus Noel,Het Anker,99/98,
3,Bell’s Double Cream Stout,Bells,99/99,
2,Bell’s Two Hearted Mini-Keg,Bells,99/99,
Legend: WR = “RateBeer World Ranking” / RB = “RateBeer”
[table caption="Top 25 Overall Beers"]
Rank,Top Beer,Buy beer from…,WR,RB Score
25,Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale,Summit,,98/99
24,Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 yr),Harviestoun,,99/98
23,Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Black IPA,Clown Shoes,,99/98
22,De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Imperial Stout,De Molen,,100/97
21,Tyranena The Devil Made Me Do It,Tyranena,,100/97
20,Lagunitas Hop Stoopid,Lagunitas,,100/98
19,Saison Dupont,Brasserie Dupont,,99/99
18,Olvisholt Lava Smoked Imperial Stout,Olvisholt,,99/99
17,Anchorage Galaxy White IPA,Anchorage,,99/99
14,Domaine Dupont Cidre Reserve 2010 Harvest,Domaine Dupont,,99/100
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,Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti,Great Divide,,100/99
9,Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout,Mikkeller,,100/100
8,St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout,St. Ambroise,,100/100
7,Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blue,Het Anker,,100/100
5,Bell’s Expedition Stout,Bells,,100/100
4,Surly Furious IPA,Surly,,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.