One Hell of a Beer
So far, most of the Halloween events I've been writing about are costume parties and haunted houses and such. Here's one for the beer connoisseurs: Brasserie Beck is having a fall clearance sale today. Beer sommelier Bill Catron is trying to get rid of his current lineup of draft beers (Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden, etc.) to make room for a slate of seasonal winter and Christmas beers that are going on tap next Tuesday.
What I'm more excited about are the bottles that he's trying to move. Catron has somehow stashed away 12 cases of Lucifer, a strong, spicy golden ale. After the Riva brewery, which produced Lucifer, was sold, its new owners stopped production of the beer, Catron said. But these three-year-old bottles look and taste great with age, and are just $5 each today. (A reminder: There are only 12 cases, so first come, first served.)
Those who prefer fruity lambic beers aren't left out: Catron has champagne-size bottles of St. Louis Framboise for $12, which, he proudly points out, "is less than you'd pay at Whole Foods." (He used to be the beer guy at the Clarendon store.)
Oh, and those draft beer specials? $5 each until the kegs kick, except for the Hoegaarden, which is $7.50 because it's served in extra-large half-liter glasses.
So stop in today for a Lucifer, then head back Tuesday for Delirium Noel, Scaldis Noel and other holiday drafts. I'll see you there.
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