"To have an exclusive beer made for us by Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur, vastly considered a god in the U.S. craft brewing industry, is quite a big honor. And then to have a 2nd exclusive from Cisco in the same month, well that’s just unheard of."
Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club will be featuring both the Saint’s Devotion, from the Lost Abbey, and Rantum Scoot Ale, from Cisco Brewers, as two of their featured May beer selections for Rare Beer Club™ members. Saint’s Devotion is a 6.6% ABV Belgian Blonde Ale with Brettanomyces created by brewing legend Tomme Arthur. This is the first time that Saint’s Devotion will be packaged in 750mL bottles. Rantum Scoot Ale, on the other hand, is of the latest Island Reserve Series, and is a 9.0% ABV American Brown Ale. Both ales were brewed exclusively for The Rare Beer Club™ and will only be sold through the club or in very limited quantities at the breweries and in Denmark.
Club members will be able to re-order both beers through the club’s online purchasing options. Club members will be able to order this beer in quantities ranging from two to twelve 750ml bottles.
About Saint's Devotion:
Compared to previous releases of the Saint’s Devotion, this one was found to be particularly dry and unique in it’s Brett character. One of the atypical characteristics of the beer is the foam; rather than being bitter and unpleasant, it’s actually delicious and carries a grassy, pine-like, lemon-peel twist. The aromatics of the beer are tropical, and hint at Kaffir lime leaves and a bit of sweet grapefruit. The presence of yeast in the beer adds a vanillas or almond-like note to the aroma and a slickness to the palate. In total, this new take on Saint’s Devotion is an energetic beer with a firm bitterness, a touch of spicy hops, and a snappy, toasty malt core.
About Rantum Scoot Ale:
Cisco’s Rantum Scoot Ale features an herbaceous quality aroma. The zesty, spearmint flavors alongside the floral notes hint at the use of Northern Brewer hops. However, the beer also features a phenolic-y quality and light acidity (especially when cold) that implies a brush with Brettanomyces. The ale’s aroma shows a nice, candied-fruit and fresh-apple sweetness with a hint of citrus-y acidity. As the beer warms, the aromatics add deep floral notes and the a mint-like pop. Eventually, a rose-like character occupies the general space with notes of leather and darker fruits. This red fruitiness and biscuit-y core expand, making the beer’s high alcohol percentage barely show.
On featuring these two beers in The Rare Beer Club™, owner Kris Calef commented, “To have an exclusive beer made for us by Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur, vastly considered a god in the U.S. craft brewing industry, is quite a big honor. And then to have a 2nd exclusive from Cisco in the same month, well that’s just unheard of. No other beer club, including ourselves, has ever done anything like it. Suffice to say, we’re pretty excited about it!”
Each month, members of The Rare Beer Club™ receive twelve 12-oz. handcrafted micro-brewed beers along with an informative newsletter which details featured selections, what to look for when tasting them as well as histories of the breweries that created them. Featured selections are chosen by an evaluation panel of certified beer judges for creativity, quality, and freshness from literally thousands of U.S. and international microbreweries and brewpubs.
If you're looking to join the club, you can save $10 on any 3 month or longer membership using the promo code: MD10.
About the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™:
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ offers four different options for consumers. From the very inception of our original domestic beer of the month club in 1994, we've focused on consistently providing three primary product characteristics: Quality, Variety & Freshness. And in that spirit, we now offer you four outstanding beer club options, each dedicated to those same principles. Our owner's favorite club, The Rare Beer Club™, features the finest the world of beer has to offer in limited-release, celebratory, artisanal beers from some of Michael Jackson's favorite breweries. Two different selections are presented each month in 750 ml bottles, often cork finished, and some individually tissue wrapped. Members experience bold U.S. and imported interpretations of Farmhouse Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Barley Wines, Belgian Abbey Ales, varied Imperial, Extreme, Strong Ale and Grand Cru offerings, oak-aged ales imparting bourbon and vanilla notes, and much more. Many selections are pushing the envelope of creativity, are not yet distributed in the U.S., and brewed such that they can be cellared and aged.