News & Brews

A smattering of news this week, with the big item being…

The Utopias Lottery!

Yes, the Samuel Adams Utopias is coming to the LCBO and there is a lottery in place to distribute the seventy bottles at a price of $114.95 each. Full details have been extensively covered to such a great extent that you’d think Sam Adams was lining some pockets (they’re not, but merely proving that expensive beer with lots of alcohol makes for good publicity). I’d place a $100 bet right now that a brewer in Ontario will attempt something similar in 2011 just for the free marketing (and another $100 that the Nanny State of Ontario will try to stop them).

bar volo Brings out the Heavy Hitters

The fine folks at bar volo are putting a special lineup of beers on tap and in casks for the week after Christmas. From volo:

Monday, December 27th, 2010 (4pm-2am)

Mill St. Barley Wine 2010
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years Double IPA
Scotch Irish Jon By Imperial Stout 2010
Grand River Russian Gun Imperial Stout 2010
Duggan’s TBA [Announced on their Twitter feed as the #10 Belgian Tripel]
Wellington Russian Imperial Stout 2010
Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Imperial Stout 2010
Taps Belgian IPA
Granite Gin Lane Barley Wine 2010
Great Lakes Stalin’s Choice Russian Imperial Stout
Grand River Jubilation Ale 2010
Nickelbrook Belgian Double

The Church Key Barley Legal Barley Wine will also be available, once again according to Twitter

** All beers will be served in 300mL glassware.
** All beers are limited in quantity and subject to change

Friday, December 31st, 2010(4pm-2am)

Le Trou Du Diable Sang-d’encre Dry Stout
Le Trou Du Diable La Saison Du Tracteurs
Taps Belgian IPA
Hopfenstark Saison Du Repos
Denison’s Weissbier
Flying Monkey Smash Bomb IPA
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years Double IPA
Great Lakes Ace Of Spades Single Hop Black IPA
Hopfenstark Kamarad Friedrich Russian Imperial Stout
Dieu Du Ciel! Peche Mortel Coffee Imperial Stout
Dieu Du Ciel! Rigor Mortis Abt
Mill St. Barley Wine 2010
Hopfenstark Framboise

Black Oak Nutcracker Porter (Cask)
Volo / Biergotter “V” Black IPA (Cask)
Volo / Biergotter / Dieu Du Ciel! Lendemain De Veille (Cask)
Volo Johnny Boy Ontario IPA (Cask)
Volo Hip-Hop Series #1: “RUN ESB” Black Extra Special Bitter (Cask)

** No Reservations, pre-fix menu, dress code or door admission
** Regular food menu will be served plus daily specials
** All beers are limited in quantity and subject to change


December 20th-23rd:
12PM – 2AM
December 24th:
12PM – 5PM
December 25th-26th:
January 1st – 2nd:

Happy Holidays!!!

A Year of Beer! is now on Twitter

Now you can follow this blog on multiple social networking platforms! I can’t guarantee your life will be better because of it, but you can at least you’ll have another diversion to get you through work. Follow me @ayearofbeer! You know you want to.

Happy Holidays!

My best wishes to everyone through the holiday season. May you drink lots of delicious beer with family and friends, though don’t drink and drive. Thanks for reading this blog and making 2010 a pretty great year. All the best in 2011!


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