This is the Snobby Beer Review of Life And Limb (2011) from Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada. Dogfish Head is located in Milton, Delaware and Sierra Nevada is located in Chico, California. This is the 2nd release of Life And Limb, and it was released in 2011 with limited availability. This beer is classified as an “American Strong Ale”, and is designed to age extremely well.
This is the Snobby Beer Review of the infamous CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) made by Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This Imperial Stout was aged in bourbon barrels that previously held pure maple syrup. Bottles of this beer were released for the first time in 2011 – and I FAILED at getting my hands on a bottle. I did, however, get to try a sample of the stuff at the Big Beers and Barleywines Festival in Dayton, Ohio.
I had to cut this review short, but at least I was able to film a review! Filmed on my iPhone 4.
Special thanks to Nick Decker for filming this, and Natalie Moore from Belmont Party Supply for hooking me up with a sample.
From the Founders website:
“There has been a great deal of anticipation and speculation regarding the upcoming release after the success of Blushing Monk, the series’ debut, earlier this year. Canadian Breakfast Stout is the epitome of why Founders launched the Backstage Series: it brings some of the brewery’s most sought-after beers, which have been available primarily at the taproom or at a few select events, to a much larger audience.
Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup. The final product has had stellar reviews and is currently the fifth highest rated beer in the world on www.BeerAdvocate.com.”
Questions? Suggestions? Let me know what you think! Grab a beer and leave a comment.
I, like many other beer geeks, was completely dedicated to getting my hands on a bottle of Canadian Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company. They have been one of my favorite breweries for awhile, and this has arguabley been one of the biggest beer releases in recent years. I called around to every beer store in the area with no avail. Luckily for me, Belmont Party Supply announced on Facebook (as they always do with new beers) that they were to be getting a case of the stuff. Unlike hoarding it for their “best” customers and employees, they decided to release it the day after the shipment came in, giving people the opportunity to be at the doorstep when they opened for the day at 6 AM on Thursday. I assembled my entourage (consisting of my good friend Robert), and made plans to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and wait in line at the door. Surely if we got there early enough, we would be among the first in line to grab the precious CBS since most of the less dedicated people would show up 10 minutes before they opened, right? Spoiler alert, this was not the case.