The Holiday Season is upon us, and itís time to start thinking about the gifts for the beer drinkers in your life, or gifts ideas to give family and friends. Of course, here at NJWineSeller in Green Brook as well as in Cranford we have plenty of options. We have brought in some special gift boxes, one by Prairie Artisan Ales. This a 4-pack set with a glass containing 2 bottles of Bomb!, their imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla bean and chili peppers. Which I have to say is a wonderful stout that Beer Advocate gave 100 points (out of 100). I will digress for a second and tell you why I feel strongly about Prairie. Prairie is from Oklahoma, a state that I have lived in not once but twice. I was not fond of the state either time I lived there, and I had no intention of ever bringing in anything from Oklahoma. My representative from the distributor drop off a bottle for me to sample, and well not only did I bring that and their other stouts in I have also brought in their Sour Ales as well. One of their sours is for the holiday season called Seasick Crocodile, (do you know where that name came from...). Anyway the gift pack comes with 2 Bomb!s and 2 Christmas Bombs which is an imperial stout brewed with Cinnamon.(BTW Seasick Crocodile is from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)
We have been thrilled to help support local craft brewers both in cans in the store and also at the bar. I am trying to keep half of our taps dedicated to local brewers. It doesnít always work out that way be we are close. We have recently had Ghost Hawk brewing out of Clifton, Carton out of the Highlands, Icarus from Lakewood, Toms River from you guessed it Toms River, Magnify out of Fairfield and Lone Eagle to name a few. I am always looking for good local brewers. In fact, soon to come on tap will be Untied from New Providence and Jersey Cyclone from Somerset. Remember to check Beermenus.com to see what is currently on tap.
As always, if you have suggestions about beers you would like to see in the store or on tap please feel free to drop me a line at Eric@NJWineSeller.com. Or just stop by and let me know.
Thanks as always for patronage.
Your Beer Guy