Abu Nawas drops this week: FreeThought, Fat Orange Cat, Omnipollo, Jester King, + Introducing Garden Path Fermentation!

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I’m a little late to the party this week but we have some great brews coming from Abu Nawas and also a new brewery hitting our shelves….Garden Path Fermentation!

FreeThought

  • Free Thought Levitate 16oz CAN – Sour Ale with Pineapple, Tumeric, Lemongrass and Makrut Lime. Pours bright ocher. Opens with earthy aromas of turmeric countered by tropical fruit and citrus tones. Lively and delicately tart with notes of makrut lime, yellow curry and fruit loops. Finishes clean, dry and crisp. 5% ABV.
  • Free Thought Lucid 16oz CAN – Unfiltered IPA double dry-hopped with Amarillo flowers, pellets and lupulin powder. 6% ABV.
  • Free Thought Shibumi6/4/16oz CAN – IPA Cuvée with Cherry, Miso + Chamomile 5.5% ABV.🍒🍒***We had to get more of this cool beer! So Cool****
  • Free Thought Museum Dose 6/4/16oz CAN – Museum Dose is a botanical sour ale with strawberries, sarsaparilla + birch. It’s a celebration of Spring, an homage to nineteenth-century soda fountains + a total trip. 6% ABV. 🥤⛲
  • FREETHOUGHT Madcap 16oz Can – Madcap is a smoky sour ale inspired by campfires, s’mores + hot cocoa with the flavor profile of a mezcal sour cocktail. Brewed with raw wheat, flaked + malted oats, lapsang souchong, cocoa + tamarind. Hopped with noble hops + dry-hopped with simcoe lupulin powder. 6% ABV. 💖💖💖

Fat Orange Cat

  • Fat Orange Cat FOC All Cats Are Grey in the Dark 16oz CAN – White Stout – A light colored stout with a hint of coffee and strong notes of both chocolate and vanilla. 7.2% WE❤️This 🍺 & 🐈
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Blood Orange Billy 16oz CAN – Blood Orange NE-IPA. 6.66% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Someone In My Head 16oz CAN – Double Dry Hopped New England style DIPA with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, & Apollo. 8.8% ABV.
  • Fat Orange Cat FOC Remember What The Doormouse Said 16oz CAN – NE-Style IPA hopped with Eureka & Citra. 7% ABV.

Omnipollo

  • Omnipollo Gematria 16oz CAN – Nelson, Citra, Mosaic. Nuff said. 7.3% ABV.
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Lassi Gose ale brewed with peanut butter, lactose sugar, and strawberry raspberry jam. 6% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Andreas Oat 16oz CAN – Delicious New England Style Oat IPA 7% ABV.
  • Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose 24/16oz CAN – Blueberry maple pancake lassi Gose ale brewed with blueberries, lactose sugar & maple syrup. 6% ABV. 🍁 🥞
  • Omnipollo Devin the Dude 24/12oz (4-pack)- Beautifully made German-style pilsner. 5.2% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Omnipollo Hypnopompa 6/4/16oz CAN – 👀💣tall boy OMNIPOLLO®️ HYPNOPOMPA®️ MARSHMALLOW ☁️VANILLA COFFEE ☕️ IMPERIAL STOUT 11% ABV. It•was•all•a•dream.
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon16oz CAN – OmniPollo’s beloved, original Maple Syrup Imperial Stout is back and better than ever in 16oz cans. 12.5% ABV.

Jester King

  • Jester King Foudreweizen 12/750 ml Bottle – Farmhouse wheat beer fermented in an oak foudre. Collaboration with Austin Famed Live Oak Brewing Company. 5.6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Jester King Mad Meg 12/750 ml Bottle – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name.💗💗💗
  • Jester King Mr. Mingo 12/750ml – A farmhouse ale with roselle hibiscus. The inspiration was to make a simple beer with a subtle adjunct. 5.9% ABV. 🌺🌺🌺
  • Jester King Part & Parcel 12/750ml – A new American Farmhouse Ale brewed with 100% Texas grown and malted barley. 5.5% ABV. A true sense of Terroir!
  • Jester King Grim Harvest 12/750 ml – Farmhouse ale refermented with “spent” blackberries from Nocturnum Chrysalis. 5.8% ABV.

GARDEN PATH FERMENTATION

Our talented friends Amber Watts and Ron Extract left their positions at Austin’s Jester King Brewery to open their own venture, Garden Path Fermentation, in Washington’s Skagit Valley.
Garden Path Fermentation makes beer, mead, wine, and cider from hyper-locally sourced ingredients and 100% native Skagit Valley yeast. Fermentation takes place in open-top foudres and oak barrels, and each batch is custom blended to taste, with an emphasis on subtlety, balance, and nuance. Each edition of their products is a unique take on a similar theme; no two batches will ever be the same.

A garden path is a beautiful way to get someplace you may not have expected to go. Their products, the result of blending, aging, and curation, may take you to beautiful places you may not have expected to go but we hope you’ll enjoy.
All of their beers are naturally conditioned with blackberry honey from The Valley’s Buzz.
We have been asking them for some beer and they finally have some to send us. We are doing this as a pre-order as we don’t know when we can their wonderful product again, so order appropriately. You will see a separate list on the portal titled Garden Path Pre-Order. We expect this to reach us later in November. They are also willing to package things in 30L kegs which we didn’t list to keep it simple but inquire if you are interested.

Abu Nawas Drops this week! Jester King, Decadent, Hoof Hearted, Abomination + Browerij Kees!

Big drop of some great beers including a newish brewery hitting our market, Browerij Kees! Check out the list below and have a great weekend:

JESTER KING

  • Colonel Toby 750ml Bottle –  Light Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. Truly Delicious. 3.4% ABV. A Beer Worth Biking across the country for!💗💗💗
  • Mad Meg 750ml Bottle – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name. 💗💗💗
  • Foudreweizen 750ml Bottle – Farmhouse wheat beer fermented in an oak foudre. Collaboration with Austin’s Famed Live Oak Brewing Company. 5.6% ABV. 💗💗💗
  • Saison Americaine 750ml Bottle –  Jester king’s take on the modern-American, mixed culture Saison. 5.2%  💗💗💗
  • Snörkel 750ml Bottle –  Umami Exploration Project. Farmhouse ale brewed with Alderwood smoked sea salt and Texas-grown oyster mushrooms. 4.5% ABV. 💗💗💗

 Jester King Draft:

  • Colonel Toby 20L Keg – Light Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. Truly Delicious. 3.4% ABV. A Beer Worth Biking across the country for!💗💗💗
  • Mad Meg 20L Keg – Provision Ale, Golden Farmhouse Ales. A special beer that is suitable for extended storage and aging. 9% ABV. The name “Mad Meg”, refers to a peasant woman from Flemish folklore who leads an army of women to pillage hell. She’s famously depicted in Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s 1562 painting by the same name. 💗💗💗
  • Saison Americaine  20L Keg –  Jester king’s take on the modern-American, mixed culture Saison. 5.2%    💗💗💗
  • Correlation – Muscat Apfelbier 20L – Muscat barrel-aged beer refermented Texas Gala apples & chamomile. The beer is light, bright and spritzy. 6.3% ABV. 💗💗💗

DECADENT ALES

  • Decadent Ales Blackberry Cream Pop 16oz CAN –  Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 16oz CAN – Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Wildberry Sorbet 16oz CAN –  Sour Ale brewed with Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Raspberry. 5.8% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 16oz CAN –  All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.


Decadent Draft:
  • Decadent Ales  Blackberry Cream Pop 1/6 bbl Keg – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blackberries & Vanilla 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Elderflower Mochi 1/6 bbl Keg –  Mochi-Inspired Double Dry Hopped DIPA brewed with Elderflowers. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales S’mores 1/6 bbl Keg  –  All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.

HOOF HEARTED

  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best  Friends? (Amarillo&Simcoe) 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Amarillo & Simcoe.
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends?(Galaxy & El Dorado) 16oz CAN – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Galaxy & El Dorado.
  • Hoof Hearted Dorks of Hazard 16oz CAN – Double dry-hopped Galaxy & Mosaic IPA brewed in collaboration with Embassy Boardshop and #dudleyclips. 7% ABV.
  • Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca16oz CAN –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All  Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
Hoof Hearted Draft:  
  • Hoof Hearted Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Amarillo&Simcoe) 1/6 bbl Keg – Rotating dual hop series. 8% NE-Style DIPA with Amarillo & Simcoe.
  • Hoof Hearted Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Azacca 1/6 bbl Keg –  Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All Azacca Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.
  • Hoof Hearted Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Simcoe 1/6 bbl Keg – Rotating single-hop DIPA. 8% All Simcoe Double Dry-Hopped DIPA.

ABOMINATION BREWING

  • Abomination Wandering Into the Fog16oz CAN – Brewed with a heavy wheat and oat malt bill, hopped and double dry-hopped aggressively with 7+lbs per bbl of Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit and a ton of Galaxy! Fluffy, pillowy, juicy, dank, DDH goodness. 8.6% ABV
  • Abomination Bedtime Stories16oz CAN – Imperial Milk Stout with Graham Crackers, Flaked Oats, Vanilla Beans and Marshmallows. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Rotting Earth 16oz CAN – Double IPA with a blend of Ariana, Pacific Jade, Eukanot and Denali. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Shotgun Sour 16oz CAN – Sour Ale brewed with Black Currant, Apricot, & Peach. 6.1% ABV.
Abomination Draft:
  • Abomination Good As New 1/6 Keg – Double Dry Hopped NE IPA brewed with pale malt, flaked oats, and wheat. Hopped aggressively with an irresponsible amount of Summer, Styrian Dragon, Vic Secret, and Mosaic hops
  • Abomination Brewing Dystopian Galaxy 1/6 bbl Keg – DDH NEIPA brewed with flaked oats, and wheat. Kettle hopped with mosaic and then double dry hopped with an out of this world amount of galaxy and mosaic hops. 8.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Rotting Earth 1/6 BBL Keg – Double IPA with a blend of Ariana, Pacific Jade, Eukanot and Denali. 9.3% ABV.
  • Abomination Shotgun Sour 1/6 bbl – Sour Ale brewed with Black Currant, Apricot, & Peach. 6.1% ABV.

Browerij Kees!

  • Browerij Kees! Caramel Fudge Stout 33cl Bottle – Formerly known as Emelisse Crème brulée Stout. Caramel & Chocolate Imperial Stout. 11.5% ABV. This chocolate imperial stout will seduce you!
  • Brouwerij Kees! Barrel-Aged Caramel Fudge Stout 33cl Bottle – Woodford Bourbon Barrel Aged Caramel Fudge Imperial Stout. 11.5% ABV.
  • Brouwerij Kees! Double Shot 33cl Bottle –  Espresso Imperial Stout. 11% ABV..

Abu Nawas Drops: Decadent and more Jester King + Blank Brewing comes to Iowa!

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Another week of some tasty brews coming to us from Abu Nawas and among those is another new brewery from Brooklyn…everyone welcome Blank Brewing Company to Iowa! Here’s more on this week’s drop!

First up, Blank Brewing will be starting their time in Iowa with their stout, A Round on the House.

From the mysterious brewery: The purpose of this message is to announce the arrival of a new entity – one whose origins and whereabouts are currently unknown and shall be kept anonymous for the duration of its existence. The purpose of the entity in question is to create beers that you have never seen before. You may or may not be aware of who is involved here, but identities will not be revealed. To clarify, there is a reason you can’t see me: because unless the ideas seem either entirely youthful or utterly forward-thinking, this entity will not produce them. Labels by Mr. ZZZZ, beer from me,_______.
 Is it a secret brewing cabal? The Illuminati? We’ll never know, but what we can say is they make great beer.
  • Blank Brewing A Round on the House 16oz CAN – Outstanding and full of Secrets Cocoa Pebble Imperial Milk Stout. 8% ABV

Decadent Ales

  • Decadent Ales Coconut Citrus Citra 16oz CAN – Triple Dry-Hopped All-Citra IPA brewed with Coconut & Citrus Fruit. 10.8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin/Decadent Ales Decadent Delight #2 CAN – Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Imperial Stout. 11.8% ABV.
  • Evil Twin/Decadent Ales Decadent Delight #1 CAN – We sold out of this one so fast that we had to Restock. The first collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing. This imperial stout was brewed with pistachio. Coconut and cinnamon tie the nutty aroma with the roast and chocolate of the base. 11.7% ABV
  • Decadent Ales Bacon French Toast 16oz CAN –  IPA with Maple Syrup, Caramelized Sugar and Loads of Bacon. 8.4% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Blueberry Frosted Pastry  16oz CAN –  Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Blueberries & Madagascar Vanilla Beans. 8.6% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Coconut Almond Macaroon 16oz CAN – Double Dry-Hopped All-Mosaic IPA brewed with Coconut & Almond. 8.2% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Double Toasted Marshmallow  16oz CAN –  Dry hopped with a variety of hops featuring mosaic, Madagascar vanilla bean, marshmallows and a variety of candied, turbinado, coconut and other sugars create the mellow sweetness of campfire toasted marshmallow. 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Ectoplasmic Orange 16oz CAN – All Citra double dry hopped IPA, with tangerine and orange zest added.
  • Decadent Ales Peach Frosted Pastry 16oz CAN –  DIPA with peaches, cinnamon and allspice added. 8.6% ABV
  • Decadent Ales S’mores  16oz CAN – All Mosaic Double Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Graham Crackers & Marshmallows. 9.1% ABV.
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry French Toast 16oz CAN – DIPA with Vermont Maple Syrup, sugar burned and caramelized stove top, juicy strawberries, and a touch of cinnamon. Notes of dough and pancake batter round out the finish. Good for breakfast. Great for dessert. 8.6% ABV
  • Decadent Ales Strawberry Frosted Pastry  16oz CAN – Mosaic Dry-Hopped DIPA brewed with Strawberries & Madagascar Vanilla Beans. 8.6% ABV.

Jester King

  • El Cedro 750ml Bottles – Hoppy Cedar-Aged Farmhouse Ale! The resinous, slightly evergreen aroma of the cedar would meld well with citrusy American hops. The funk from our mixed culture ended up adding an interesting over-ripened fruit note. 6..5% ABV.
  • Le Petit Prince 750ml Bottles – Le Petit Prince is dry and bitter, showcasing the raw Texas Hill Country water and character of our mixed culture. It’s the Jester King beer by the people and for the people. A brewery Favorite and ours as well. 3% ABV.
  • Figlet 750ml Bottles – Farmhouse ale refermented with Texas figs smoked by our world famed friends at FRANKLIN BBQ. 5.4% ABV. Yup, yup that’s Aaron Franklin on the Label!
  • Simple Means 750ml Bottles – Simple Means takes inspiration from Altbier. This Farmhouse version is brewed with unfiltered, raw, Hill Country well water, malted barley, beechwood smoked malted barley, and hops. 100% naturally conditioned through refermentation in the bottle. 5.6% ABV Sleep Well Beast, Sleep Well!
  • Reposé 750ml Bottles – Inspired by the dusty, hay-filled stone barns of the Nord de France that likely gave way to the rise of Bière de Garde, we included a small portion of hay in the mash for this beer. Taking a further cue from the slow and steady winter fermentation of the style, we allowed Reposé to rest in brandy barrels for almost a year. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle-conditioned. 8.3% ABV.