Slow Beer

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Relatively short post today, though this doesn’t mean it has been a slow news week. While we know we are forever saying ‘it has been a busy week’ this time we mean it more than ever! Reason being is that we are soon to be launching our Slowbeer2go concept!

For some this concept may be unknown, while others may be well aware of its prevalence in the US. In essence, Slowbeer will be offering selected beers, fresh from the keg...though not as you know it!

Slowbeer2go bottles are refillable vessels that can be filled with any particular fresh, draught beer that we have on offer at the time. Further, we will solely be offering beers that are both limited releases & not available in bottles. This enables you to enjoy super fresh, draught beer wherever you desire. Whether that be home or sharing with friends. Slowbeer2go bottles can be kept refrigerated & unopened for about a week or so & once opened about 24 hours. The idea is to enjoy it as fresh from the keg as possible, so we have a feeling the bottles wont be full for long!

As mentioned above, the practice is very popular with craft breweries in the US. Basically, you head to the brewery, purchase a brewery branded glass growler (that’s what they call them - usually about 2L) with which you then own. Anytime you visit the brewery, bring your growler to be filled with whatever draught beer you choose & take it home to be enjoyed. Easy right?!

We hope to have Slowbeer2go operational in the next couple of weeks, so rest assured we will alert everyone when the first keg is tapped!

While you may have noticed the previous fanfare surrounding the arrival of these & brilliant beers, no doubt some have been scared off by the price tag. While we truly believe these Norwegians are among the best craft brewers in the world, it is always going to be hard convincing people to give them a go. So with this in mind we are running a crazy Nogne O special.


So to help seal the deal, here are recent tasting notes of the excellent beer in question!
Nogne O Imperial Stout 500ml $16.00 - Pours oil black with a rust colored head. Nose has masses of dark choc/coffee malt as well as some sweeter molasses notes. Palate has full blown dark, bittersweet roast. There are undertones of choc fudge and sweeter caramel/molasses but the dark malt prevails. Finish is long with lingering bittersweet malt notes, amost bringing a slight tang. There is some residual sweetness that lingers also. Carbonation is low and mouth feel is quite full, but nothing too excessive. Would certainly be an excellent candidate for time in the cellar, that is of course provided you have the will power! Truly brilliant imperial stout!

Swing by over the weekend for a chat & be sure to pickup some Nogne O's before they disappear!

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